Rusty The
Off-Grid VW

The competition took place in July – August 2021 where a total of 7,900 tickets were sold. The Draw took place live on the 27th of August 2021.

Rusty The Off-Grid VW

The competition took place in July – August 2021 where a total of 7,900 tickets were sold. The Draw took place live on the 27th of August 2021 and went to a very deserving winner.

We also hit our maximum ticket sales target so decided to donate £1000 to Scottish Wildlife Trust due to the incredible trip we had in Scotland, visit our charity page for more info.

Winner of Rusty
The Off-Grid VW

Lottie Cooper from Chorley won Rusty The Off-Grid Camper! Lottie purchased just two tickets for £15! We were blown away by how grateful Lottie was for this opportunity to have her own Camper and honestly believe that fate definitely had a part to play with Rusty and Lottie finding each other!

Here are Lottie’s first words after we delivered Rusty

‘So yesterday was probably one of the most amazing, emotional and overwhelming days of my life. Those of you who know me know that a few weeks ago, on a flipping on a single raffle ticket, I had won my absolute and ultimate dream van. I’ve been wandering around in a dream-like state since getting that phone call; but yesterday it happened. I’m still in shock and I can’t believe this is mine. So, without further ado, meet Rusty!

Again, those who know me know how it’s been my absolute dream since I was a wee nipper to live in a van, selling paintings, drawings, t shirts on a beach somewhere. Now that dream is one step closer. I can’t wait for this new chapter of my life to begin. The last few weeks I’ve sat and said to myself “what did I do to deserve such good luck” because, if I’m honest, I’m used to quite the opposite. Maybe 28 years of piss poor luck has all been leading me to this!? I am so, so thankful, either way!

@landpirateconversions, words will never be able to describe how utterly thankful I am of you both. I can’t comprehend how much this means to me and has changed my life. You’re both the kindest, friendliest and most talented people, like I’ve said; every inch of Rusty is so perfect for me. I’ve never felt so at home already.

So last night was spent in the middle of nowhere, with the best company, celebrating with some good food cooked in my van (oh my god I can’t believe I’m saying that!!) Some good drink and watching the fire under the stars. My first night away in Rusty was an absolute success. Also, couldn’t not have Lord of the Rings as my first watch in there, could I?

Jack and Elise, thank you. So, so much. You’re both bloody amazing humans and I hope to see you guys soon. Here’s to many more adventures!
Lots of love, Lottie, Luna & Rusty xxx’


Rusty Build Specification

Make and Model – 2014 LWB High Top VW Crafter CR35

Milage – 118,000

Full Service – June 2021

MOT – May 2021

Van Weight – 3000kg

Appliances & Electrics

Solar – 4 x 120w Solar Panels Mttp Solar Charger

Leisure Batteries – 4 x Hankook XV110 Deep Cycle 110ah

TV – 19″ Bush TV with built in DVD player, Roof ariel and USB sockets.

Awning – Fiamma F80s 340cm winch awning.

Split Charger – Durite 0-727-33 voltage sensitive/intelligent Split Charge Relay

12V to 240V Inverter – KRIËGER 2000 Watts Power Inverter

240 sockets – 1 Single Socket (for TV) 2 x 240 Double Socket (1 double socket behind fridge).

240v hook up – Hook Up For Campsites Powers 1 x Double Sockets 3 x single sockets (1 behind fridge, 1 for TV and 1 for the combi boiler).

Heating and Hot Water – 10 L Truma 4e Combi Boiler powered by LPG when off grid, or electric hook up when power is available.

Main Lights – LED Spot Lights, Dimmer Remote.

Shower Lights – LED downlight.

Shower Fan – 12v Large wall extractor fan.

LED Strip Lighting Under Over-Heads – 2 x 12V LED Strip Lights. Various colours controlled by remote or phone app.

Shower – Heated using the Truma 4e Combi Boiler 30 psi shurflo pump and Pressurized Accumulator Tank

Water Tank – Fiamma 75L water tank.

Hob – SIA 2 Ring Glass Hob Burner.

Gas Tanks – 2x Campingaz R904. (One for Combi Boiler and the other for the Hob)

Fridge – Russell Hobbs 65L Fridge With Mini Freezer A+ Energy Rating, Black.

Sink – 10L Sink bowl with 25l Grey tank

Roof Hatch – 2 SEITZ HEKI skylight 400 x 400 mm


Sound Proofing/Deadening – Squares Applied To Walls and Ceiling.

Celotex Insulation Board – 25mm Floor, 40mm Ceiling and 50mm Walls.

Insulation Roll – Dial recycled plastic insulation for Filling Cavities.

Vapour Barrier – Bubble Foil and Foil Tape.

Van Features

Flooring – Grey Vintage Oak Hardwood Topped Click Flooring

Cladding Walls –  8mm Cladding Stained with red brick wash and danish oiled.

Roof Cladding – 8mm Cladding danish oiled.

Overcab Storage – Large storage for bedding. Carpeted inside.

Overhead Cabinets – Painted Hardwood Plywood with Piston Stays.

Bathroom/Wetroom – Red Metal Effect Shower Board Panels, Large Shower Tray and Antique Brass Shower Head, Taps, Toilet roll holder, Mirror and Shower Caddy.

Kitchen Cabinetry – Painted Hardwood Plywood with Shaker Rattan Style Doors & Soft Close Hinges.

Kitchen Worktop – 27mm Maple Blockboard Oiled.

Seating Area – Large L Seat with Lift up storage section and single seat with shoe storage shelves .

Full Size Double Bed – Bed Slats on Heavy Duty Easy Slide Drawer Runners. 

For additional van build videos and photos, please click here for our Facebook page and here for our Instagram.

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