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101 Camper [SOLD]
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Author:  RogerH-C [ Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  101 Camper [SOLD]

For Sale, RHD 101GS 24V 96100116A converted to Camper.

My much travelled 101 is for sale. I've had it since 1992, and driven
it over 100k miles, including a four week traverse of the island of
Iceland, where (apart form changing a wheel bearing) it behaved
faultlessly, and was surprisingly agile.

I have made the hard body, from welded 38mm x 38mm x 3mm aluminium box
section, and 1.6mm aluminium sheet fixed with 3M VHB tape. The inside
is insulated with Cellotex rigid fire-retardant closed cell foam
insulation, and marine ply lining. Interior roll frame fitted just aft
of the B pillars, made from 50mm dia 5mm wall CDS tubing, with a
single brace on the drivers side, bolted through to the chassis,
replacing the standard roll frame.


Engine is Perkins Phaser 4-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, fitted new
in 1994. It has done only 100k miles, and starts on the first turn
every time. Lifetime mean fuel consumption is 21mpg, the lowest I've
ever had it was 18mpg when crossing central Iceland: 200km of low
ratio driving. The best is about 25mpg, doing about 45mph. Realistic
range on the standard size stainless steel fuel tank is 500
miles. Another 100 miles is available using the rear-mounted jerry can.

Axles are 3.54:1 ratio, to compensate for the 2600rpm governor limit
of the engine.

Propshafts are specials from GKN Driveline using HS180 UJs, to cope
with the higher torque from the engine, compared with the petrol V8.

Gearbox(es) are standard.

In the position one would fit an overdrive, there is a PTO outlet,
driving an air compressor. There is a 10l reservoir, and a PCL outlet
for tools or tyre inflation.

The front axle has air helper springs, controlled from the cab.

Stainless 76mm diameter exhaust.

"TyrePal" tyre pressure monitor fitted.

Spare wheel mounted on a pole that is raised into position on the back
of the vehicle by a hand winch. This is then bolted and padlocked into
position for driving.

All pioneer tools fitted, with new canvas straps. There is no starter
handle: a) because there is no starter dog on the engine, and b) you
wouldn't be able to turn it over even if there was one!

Front doors and tops have galvanised frames, and twin sliding lights
in the windows.


Bed is raised by an electric winch into the over-cab roof space when
not in use. The bedding is stored in the "luton" space above the

Propane cooker with two burners and a grill. Gas cylinders (one in use
and one spare) externally mounted under the near-side floor.

Two 110AH 12V batteries wired in series for "domestic" usage, with 4
off 20W solar panels on the roof to keep them topped up.

Stainless steel sink with electrically pumped hot and cold water, and
filtered cold drinking water. This comes from two 35l tanks mounted
above the rear wheel arches.

Ebespacher D4L diesel fuel burning heater fitted, heating the engine
coolant, which pre-heats the engine, supplies heat to the heater
matrices (second heater matrix in the camper body) and heats water in
the 35l hot water tank. The control panel for this heater is placed
next to the radio above the windscreen so the it can be operated from
the driving seat or the bed (so you can get up to a warm vehicle when
camping in frosty weather!)

Ample cupboard space for food, clothing, rucksacks etc, with lightweight
aluminium doors.

LED lighting in the cabin.

Side access door, with a clip-on step ladder (utilising the drop side

Rear-mounting 2-bike rack, to take normal gents bikes with a
horizontal top tube, with number plate and lighting board, that plugs
into the 12-pin NATO light socket.

The vehicle had recently had a re-paint, with the chassis bead-blasted
and repainted with commercial vehicle chassis black, the body in
two-pack semi-gloss NATO green.

Located in northern Somerset.

Offers in the region of £12500
PM me for more details


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Author:  bash185 [ Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:05 am ]
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Could you upload some photos of the interior please?

Author:  Graeme [ Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:06 pm ]
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Oh no - Roger - dont do it!!!

Author:  RogerH-C [ Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 101 Camper

OK, here are some pictures of the inside.

Yes, I know, Graeme, I shall regret selling the truck, but the problem is a little tiny "2" on the chassis plate. If the towing limit was 3 tonnes, like every other chassis-built land rover, I would keep it!


File comment: View from side door, with table and steps secured for travel. Above them just below the ceiling is the control panel for the solar panels.
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File comment: Rear body with table set out. Flush LED lights illuminate cooker and table. Large cupboards on LHS of vehicle (to the right in the picture) with room for lots of clothing and rucsacks etc.
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File comment: Bed latched up into the ceiling out of the way. Bedding lives behind the curtains in the "luton" above the windscreen.
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File comment: Bed is lowered from the ceiling with an electric hoist. Curtains clip round the windows.
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Author:  Jubber [ Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:35 pm ]
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Hi where in Somerset are you I would like to come and see your 101.



Author:  RogerH-C [ Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:38 pm ]
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Author:  Tog [ Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 101 Camper [SOLD]

If you are wondering who the bloke on the motorcycle was near Dunsfold this afternoon - it was me. Do you live near here?

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