The Prospector's Wagon



Reuben Hayward runs Drifters Conversions, a bespoke campervan and panel van conversion service, based in west Wales, has just put up his build The Prospectors wagon up for sale on ebay. Here's what he says about it:
I built this caravan for my family 2 years ago while my converted classic coach was off the road. We used it for 1 summer and then put it away as the coach is now in good health. Last year I bought the caravan out of the barn, I striped it right back and started a full rebuild and refit, keeping the original trailer, end walls, windows,roof frame and the roof supports. It's built on an Ifor williams 16' twin axle trailer, all sides are removable to expose the wooden side panels. The structure is externally wrapped with breathable membrane, the side and end walls are clad with timber and it has just had a brand new canvas fitted, I’ve used top grade canvas for this which is fire and rot resistant.
Features include a kitchen with two-ring cooker/grill, solid oak worktops, an oak dining table which converts into a large bed, insulated floor with reclaimed floorboards, woodburning stove, all with 16 amp mains power hook up plus battery and inverter if you want to live off grid.

"At the front by the towing hitch there is a storage box, which houses the gas bottle," says Rueben. "I tow this with my Mitsubishi shogun. Being built on an Ifor Williams trailer it tows fantastically and is very stable. I would recommend a 4x4 or a large van for towing."

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