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Which Sussex Campervan is for me? People often ask me what's the difference between all our pop-top campers, so here's a quick guide to Sussex Campervans' latest models.

 

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We have a selection of stock vehicles for you to see when you visit - and we can also build to order

 

Volkswagen Caledonia SX (from £39,995) versus the Manhattan SX (from £34,995) 

Both the Caledonia and Manhattan ranges have a classic campervan layout - with a side-kitchen, a rear seat that turns into the Rock ‘n’ Roll double bed, and an optional double bed in the pop-top roof.

Shared highlights:
4 or 5 belted seats
Front passenger seat options - swivelling single or double seats
Sleep 4 or 5
Rock ‘n’ Roll double bed 3’9” x 6’ (7’ with extender panel)
Pop-top roof with optional double bed
Side kitchen with integrated sink/hob
50L fridge with ice box
Under-body 12-litre/ 6kg LPG tank powering hob and heater
Gas gauge
Under-body thermostatic heater
External BBQ point
Leisure battery 
Electrical hook-up point
Gauge for both batteries
LED lighting
240V, 12V and USB sockets
Optional solar panel
Portable cassette loo
Hand-finished furniture and upholstery in a range of colours and textures
Ottoman (LWB)
Microwave option.

Differences between the Caledonia SX and the Manhattan SX campervans
The Caledonia SX is based on the Volkswagen T6 panel van range.
The Manhattan SX is based on the Renault Trafic panel van range or its twin, the Vauxhall Vivaro.
Both have Euro 6 diesel engines and manual gearboxes, but VW offers a DSG autobox option.
The VW Caledonia has a smaller pop-top roof bed area, due to the tapered shape of the van.

The Volkswagen Caledonia SX is our take on the iconic VW camper - available in long and short wheelbase versions

 

Dimensions:
VW Caledonia SX:
Length: 4.9m (SWB), 5.3m (LWB). Width: 2.29m incl mirrors. Height: approx 2m. 
Rock ‘n’ Roll bed: 3ft 9ins x 6ft. (6ft 10ins with optional extender panel)
Pop-top roof bed area: 8ft x 4ft (259cm x 122cm).
Pop-top roof bed option: 6ft 8ins x 3ft 9ins (203cm x 112cm)  (3 upholstered roof boards plus overcab area) 

Manhattan SX: Length: 5m (SWB); 5.4m (LWB). Width: 2.28m (incl mirrors). Height: approx 2m.
Rock ‘n’ Roll double bed: 3’9” x 6’ (7’ with extender panel)
Pop-top roof bed option: 2.7m long x 1.5cm wide
Ottoman bed for a child: 19ins x 5ft 2ins (47cm x 158cm). Option on LWB only.

 

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The shape of the award-winning Renault Trafic, and its twin the Vauxhall Vivaro, makes it a fantastic campervan

 

The NV200 CamperCar SX (from £29,995)
“Like a VW camper that’s shrunk in the wash.”
The CamperCar SX has the same layout and facilities as the Manhattan and VW Caledonia, but is smaller, so it sleeps 2 or 3. It’s as easy as a car to drive, and fits in most garages and under most height barriers.

Base vehicle choices:
Nissan NV200 Tekna or Acenta
Diesel engine and manual gearbox, with barn doors at the rear
Petrol engine and automatic gearbox, with tailgate
Dimensions:
Length: 4.4m; Width: 2m (incl mirrors); Height: 1.95m approx.
Rock ‘n’ Roll bed: 3ft 4in x 6ft (not counting the front swivel seat)
Pop-top roof bed option: TBA

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This Sussex Campervans Nissan NV200 CamperCar is the petrol engine version, with an automatic gearbox, pop-top roof and a tailgate


The Paradise Compact SX (from £36,995) and Paradise Twin SX (from £37,995)
The ingenious Paradise SX layout makes the most of the front seats, swivelling them round to join the extended rear seats, forming a sleeping platform the width of the van. The Paradise Twin - the LWB version -  has lots of extra storage in the rear kitchen.
Highlights:

4 or 5 belted seats
Kingsize bed 6ft x 5ft (1.83m long x 1.48m wide)
(Or use as twin single beds)
Pop-top roof bed option: 6ft 8in long x 4ft 9in wide (2.03m x 1.45m) SWB
Pop-top roof area: 8ft 10in long x 4ft 11in wide (2.7m x 1.5cm) SWB; 9ft 11in long x 4ft 11in wide (2.82m x 1.5m) LWB 
50L fridge with ice box
Under-body 12-litre/ 6kg LPG tank powering hob and heater
Gas gauge
Under-body thermostatic heater
External BBQ point
Leisure battery 
Electrical hook-up point
Gauge for both batteries
LED lighting
240V, 12V and USB sockets
Optional solar panel
Portable cassette loo
Microwave option
Hand-finished furniture and upholstery in a range of colours and textures

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The Paradise SX range has a separate rear kitchen and a full-width kingsize bed at the front


The Venturer SE (from £24,995)
Like the California Beach, our Venturer SE is aimed at those who love a simple outdoor life, with a comfy bed. 
Highlights:
5 belted seats
Rock ‘n’ Roll double bed
Pop-top with double bed options
Side-kitchen with water on tap
12V sockets in cab and kitchen unit
Portable cassette loo
Based on a Renault Trafic
Dimensions:
Length: 5m. Width: 2.28m (incl mirrors). Height: approx 2m.
Rock ‘n’ Roll bed: 3ft 9in wide x 6ft long (6ft 8in with extender panel)
Pop-top roof bed: 2.7m long x 1.5cm wide

All sizes are approximate.

 

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I hope that this guide to our latest models is helpful. The best ways to decide which of our bespoke van conversions is right for you are to browse the 'Our campers' pages on our website, complete with video tours of each model, then come and visit us!

We're open six days a week - Monday to Friday, 9-5, and Saturday, 10-4. Just let us know when you're hoping to arrive, and we'll put the kettle on.

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