Homer

2011 VW Transporter T5 4Motion

Homer is a small van but he packs a punch! He is a total adventure camper with 4WD (with diff lock), upgraded suspension and all terrain tyres, and is ready for any winter driving conditions.

The solid oak cupboards are incredibly practical and give you masses of storage for all your winter gear. A locking ski rack mounted on the spare wheel will securely carry up to 6 sets of skis or snowboards without taking up space inside. Having a high-top roof means you get plenty of head room and also allows for the optional 3rd berth that lowers from the ceiling should you want to use it.

Eberspacher diesel heater, lithium batteries, solar panel, gas hob and a portable toilet means you can be completely self contained and immerse yourself in an off-grid ski holiday.

Essential Information

  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Outside Shower
  • Bike Rack
  • Pet Friendly

Vehicle Spec

  • Vehicle Type: campervan
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Transporter T5 4Motion
  • Year: 2011
  • Vehicle Length: 5.3 metres
  • Vehicle Height: 2.5 metres
  • Max Laden Weight (MAM): 3350 kg
  • Payload: 650 kg
  • Transmission: manual
  • Fuel Type: diesel
  • Registration: emailed when you book

About the van

Winter Upgrades:
Homer has a top of the range 2200W Eberspacher D2L diesel heater that takes fuel from the main tank and can run 24 hours a day if needed, keeping the living space at a comfortable temperature even in extreme climates – tested at altitudes up to 3000m and at temperatures down to minus 20 Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit). Walls, ceiling and floor are insulated and thermal blinds provide additional insulation for windows and cab area. Hot water is supplied from a 10 litre Calorifier tank which heats up while driving or can be plugged in at a campsite. Homer is based on the rare 4WD model with diff lock, and we added BF Goodrich all terrain tyres (3PMSF certified) and uprated the suspension, giving you the confidence to explore away from the main roads and campsites. Lithium batteries, solar panel and internal water tanks complete the winter upgrades to allow for off grid living for up to a week at a time.

Description of Beds:
Homer can sleep 3 adults in the main living area. The main bed measuring 190cm x 120cm is very simple to convert from the L shaped sofa. It is also possible to further extend the main bed out of the back doors by 60cm utilising heavy duty rails. Perfect for sleeping under the stars on a warm night! The second bed hangs from the ceiling using heavy duty cord and carabiners, it’s been weight tested to 200kg. It measures 190cm x 60cm and we supply a self-inflating camping mattress. If you prefer not to take it down each morning then it is possible to hoist it up to the ceiling out of the way.

Description of Seating:
Homer can legally carry 3 people while travelling, with all seat belted seats in the front cab. The living area will comfortably seat 4 people. A sturdy table folds down from the side cupboard units to create a dining or working space.

Cooking Equipment:
Homer has a 2-burner gas hob built on heavy duty rails. The unique inside/outside mechanism means it is possible to slide it out of the side door for outside cooking when weather permits, or you can simply lift the lid and cook indoors. We provide various pots, pans and cooking utensils, and enough plates, bowls and cutlery for 4 people. There is also a large Moka Pot for fresh espresso, an additional milk frother for creamy lattes, and a 1 litre kettle.

Water Facilities:
Homer has a winter proofed 50-litre fresh water tank under the main bed, plus an additional 24 litre tank connected to the filtered drinking water system. The 70-litre grey water tank is underneath the van. There is a hot-water shower that connects to the kitchen tap and extends out of the side window; hot water is from a 10 litre calorifier tank which heats up while driving, or can be plugged in at a campsite. A portable toilet can be provided as an optional extra; it is stored underneath the bed. All chemicals will be included.

Extra Information:
Homer comes with full insurance, EU wide breakdown cover and unlimited mileage. Optional extras include airport collection/dropoff, bedding and towels, portable toilet and prepared meals. Ski/snowboard/MTB rentals can be arranged on request.