An interior view of Vanlife Conversion's Rudi model

Rudi

Available in a 6m or 7m base vehicle

Inspired by a traditional motorhome layout, Rudi provides a refreshing approach. This layout maximises space by utilising the cab seats for a sociable dining area with views out of the sliding door. It has our largest shower room and drying room. The sleek kitchen leads the way to the fixed bed with a full 190cm premium mattress.

Inspired by a traditional motorhome layout, Rudi provides a refreshing approach. This layout maximises space by utilising the cab seats for a sociable dining area with views out of the sliding door. It has our largest shower room and drying room. The sleek kitchen leads the way to the fixed bed with a full 190cm premium mattress.

Key Features

Looking for an overview of our conversions key features? See below.

Optimised Base Vehicle

We have carefully selected the Fiat Ducato as our premier 6m base van, voted the top motorhome base vehicle for the 16th consecutive year. Its generous width allows for a full-width bed, maintaining manoeuvrability for urban driving and parking ease. For our 7m variant, we proudly offer the Mercedes Sprinter, renowned for its award-winning status and unmatched performance, providing ample additional space for a family. Both options come in manual or automatic transmission, with an extensive array of customisable upgrades to suit individual preferences. Other base vans are also available for conversion.

Premium Quality

Our vans are handcrafted by expert craftsmen with traditional joinery techniques and precision engineering. Incorporating authentic wood and hand-painted finishes, they stand out amidst conventional motorhomes, distinguished by their attention to high-end detailing.

Stylish Interiors

Drawing inspiration from dream homes, our interiors redefine contemporary elegance, driving the future of motorhome luxury. Infused with inviting touches like wooden windowsills, genuine kitchen tiles, and domestic taps, every detail ensures that you feel at home while on the road.

Market-leading Appliances

Our vans boast top functionality, using premium appliances and market leading technology from trusted brands such as Victron, Truma and Thule providing ultimate reliability and top tier performance.

All Seasons

Experience comfort in every season with our vans, crafted with a blend of four insulation materials to adapt to any climate. Paired with the thermostatic Truma combi heating system, enhanced ventilation, and the option for air conditioning, you'll stay cosy and comfortable, regardless of the elements outside.

Off-grid Ready

Our vans are fully equipped for off-grid adventures, offering you unparalleled freedom wherever you decide to take it. With roof-mounted solar panels and powerful alternator chargers, the Lithium batteries stay charged using an advanced 12-48V Victron setup. Allowing you to disconnect from the grid and connect to nature.

Gasless Available

Our gasless options enable ultimate off-grid independence without the need for LPG. Heating and hot water are provided by the diesel-powered Truma D6E and our upgraded 48V electrical systems facilitate the use of modern cooking facilities. Induction hobs, air fryers, and microwaves can all be powered by energy captured from solar panels and driving.

Key Features

Looking for the key details? See below.

Optimised Base Vehicle

We have carefully selected the Fiat Ducato as our premier 6m base van, voted the top motorhome base vehicle for the 16th consecutive year. Its generous width allows for a full-width bed, maintaining manoeuvrability for urban driving and parking ease. For our 7m variant, we proudly offer the Mercedes Sprinter, renowned for its award-winning status and unmatched performance, providing ample additional space for a family. Both options come in manual or automatic transmission, with an extensive array of customisable upgrades to suit individual preferences. Other base vans are also available for conversion.

Premium Quality

Our vans are handcrafted by expert craftsmen with traditional joinery techniques and precision engineering. Incorporating authentic wood and hand-painted finishes, they stand out amidst conventional motorhomes, distinguished by their attention to high-end detailing.

Stylish Interiors

Drawing inspiration from dream homes, our interiors redefine contemporary elegance, driving the future of motorhome luxury. Infused with inviting touches like wooden windowsills, genuine kitchen tiles, and domestic taps, every detail ensures that you feel at home while on the road.

Market-leading Appliances

Our vans boast top functionality, using premium appliances and market leading technology from trusted brands such as Victron, Truma and Thule providing ultimate reliability and top tier performance.

All Seasons

Experience comfort in every season with our vans, crafted with a blend of four insulation materials to adapt to any climate. Paired with the thermostatic Truma combi heating system, enhanced ventilation, and the option for air conditioning, you'll stay cosy and comfortable, regardless of the elements outside.

Off-grid Ready

Our vans are fully equipped for off-grid adventures, offering you unparalleled freedom wherever you decide to take it. With roof-mounted solar panels and powerful alternator chargers, the Lithium batteries stay charged using an advanced 12-48V Victron setup. Allowing you to disconnect from the grid and connect to nature.

Gasless Available

Our gasless options enable ultimate off-grid independence without the need for LPG. Heating and hot water are provided by the diesel-powered Truma D6E and our upgraded 48V electrical systems facilitate the use of modern cooking facilities. Induction hobs, air fryers, and microwaves can all be powered by energy captured from solar panels and driving.

A classic layout with a modern approach

Rudi creates two separate zones. There is an inviting living area extending into the cab space and utilising the cab swivel chairs with a kitchen overlooking the sliding door and a cosy sleeping area at the rear of the van, with an expansive garage underneath. In the middle of the van is a spacious shower and drying room with a space-saving sliding door.

Ducato / Relay / Boxer

2
Berth
2
Seatbelts
6.0m
Length
3.5
Tonne Rated

Sprinter / Crafter / MAN TGE

2-4
Berth
2-4
Seatbelts
7.0m
Length
4.2
Tonne Rated

Exclusive Client Portal

Feel involved at every step with our dedicated client portal. You can log in and track the conversion progress with weekly updates, photos and videos creating a detailed timeline to share with family and friends.

We believe true fulfilment comes from enriching experiences and deep connections with loved ones, community, and the outdoors. As you embark on your vanlife adventure, we will guide you through every step, listening to your vision, crafting your dream van customised to your needs and style, and supporting you on your onward journey. Enjoy a new view every day while sipping gourmet coffee and tucking into a sumptuous meal prepared in your fully-equipped kitchen.

Take a look at one of our previous Rudi builds

Specifications

We like to work closely with each of our clients to ensure every van is optimised for your needs. These specifications provide the starting point for you to customise and tailor the van to your requirements and style.

These specifications are based on a L3H2 Fiat Ducato. Please contact us for more information about conversions based on Mercedes Sprinter.

Base Vehicle
  • New Fiat Ducato L3H2 in manual transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear visibility camera
  • Cruise control with variable speed limiter
  • Uconnect 5” DAB Radio Bluetooth USB
Cab
  • 2x single vinyl  upholstered seats with swivel plates on both
Exterior Design
  • A privacy bonded opening window on the sliding door and the driver’s side opposite
  • 2x bonded fixed privacy windows to the rear doors
  • 12V Maxxair fan with Maxxshade above bed space and wall vent in shower room
  • Vanlife Conversions branded graphics
Insulation & lining
  • Butyl sound deadening with 4-season insulation
  • Smooth white walls and painted plywood ceiling (no slats)
  • LVT flooring in the living area
  • Recesses at the head and foot of the bed to give 188cm or 192cm length
  • Hexa board lining in garage space with storage
Water System
  • Insulated, underslung 83L fresh water tank and 62L waste water tank
  • Composite domestic sink and tap with an extendable hose with fresh water filter
  • 12V water pump, filter and accumulator
  • Shower room with shower riser, mixer bar and choice of wall panels with inset storage shelf
  • Wooden shower duckboard
  • Removable Thetford 565 Excellence Portapotty
Gas System
  • Refillable underslung LPG tank 25L with electrical on-off switch and level gauge
  • Single hob burner
  • Truma combi 2e, providing hot water and thermostatic heating
  • Carbon monoxide alarm, LPG alarm and smoke alarm
Electrical System
  • 2kWh/160Ahr Lithium leisure battery
  • 360W solar panel array and 30Amp Victron Smart Solar MPPT
  • 30Amp Victron Orion DC-DC charger
  • Victron Energy Multiplus 800VA inverter / 35 Amp mains charger with two double 240V sockets in the living area (kitchen and seating area) and one double socket in the garage
  • Victron Cerbo GX and colour touch display
  • Electrical hook-up point
  • 4x 12V ceiling spotlights, 2x reading lights with USB socket, 1x LED light in the garage and 1x LED light in the shower room, 2x touch-sensitive spotlights - 1x above the kitchen unit and 1x above the seat
  • 1x double USB socket on the near-side overhead
  • A high level 70-litre compressor fridge
Furniture
  • A fixed double bed with luxury foam mattress and memory gel top
  • Heated garage area with durable hexa board and wheel arch box storage
  • A box seat opposite the sliding door which will also house the Truma boiler
  • The table on Lagun swivel leg
  • Kitchen worktop with sink insert, flip-up worktop extension over the sliding door and small tiled backsplash
  • Storage including a cutlery drawer with a divider under the raised fridge, 2x deep drawers, 2x drawers under the hob, under the sink cupboard and small bin cupboard
  • 1x overhead cupboard above the kitchen and a shelf with controls
  • 2x overhead cupboards above the seat
  • 3x overhead cupboards above the bed
  • Small bedside shelf and signature windowsills on all 4x bonded windows
Soft Furnishings
  • A blackout curtain to separate the cab from the living area and a pair of short curtains by the backdoors
  • Custom seat cushion with removable cover and backrest
  • Magnetic window cover for the universal vent window
  • Made to measure blind to the sliding door window and window opposite
  • 1x kitchen spice racks, 2x hanging solutions in the shower room
Certification
  • Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC)
  • Gas Landlords Certificate
  • Weighbridge Certificate
  • 1-year conversion warranty
Customisable Options
  • Bed length - (188 or 192cm)
  • Cupboard front style - (plain / shaker / routered)
  • Cupboard front colour
  • Shower door colour
  • Shower head/bar - (black / chrome)
  • Wood tone - (oak / walnut / ash)
  • Floor colour
  • Shower room - (plastic panels or tiled half-wall options available)
  • Kitchen tiles
  • Ceiling colour
  • Cushion fabric colour
  • Curtain colour
  • Blind colour
  • Handles colour and style
  • Fridge colour - (black / grey)
  • Sink colour - (black / white / grey)
  • Tap colour - (black / chrome / gold)
  • Reading lights - (black / chrome / gold)
  • Sockets and light switch - (black / white / chrome / wood)
  • Shower door handle - (black / chrome / gold)
  • Hooks - (black / chrome / gold / white / copper)
  • USB type
  • Dog tie points
  • Cab seat colour

2 paint colours included.

We have a selection of tiles and fabrics available. You can also choose from outside this range, there may be an additional charge if it exceeds the amount budgeted.

Interested in designing your own Rudi?

Get in contact today to find out more!