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Paradise SX

My unique take on the traditional campervan layout

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This is a bit different to other campervans. It has two distinct zones – a central living, dining and sleeping area, and a full rear kitchen

If you love fine food and wine, as I do, perhaps you enjoy cooking the delicious local produce that you discover on your travels. If so, how would you like a well equipped kitchen in your campervan, that’s separate from the sleeping and lounge area, accessible day and night? This kind of kitchen often appeals to families and couples upgrading from caravans to our sleek, easy-to-drive campervans.

With foodies and families in mind, I decided to break away from the classic side-kitchen campervan layout and create the Paradise Compact SX (short wheelbase) and Paradise Twin SX (long wheelbase), two really well specified campervans with rear kitchens. At last, you don’t have to share your living and dining space with the hob, sink and fridge. This layout means that there’s always a handy place for the portable loo, day or night.

It offers the ultimate family campervan experience, with plenty of comfortable seating. At night you can make up either two single beds or one large kingsize bed. You can even add an optional double bed in the elevating roof. A good night’s sleep is vital, so please ask us for a hard or soft bed or one topped with memory foam, to replicate what you have at home. Even the seating is flexible – if you have the three-seat cab option, you can transport five passengers on belted seats. I love our unique take on the standard ‘room’ layout – and I am sure you will love the Paradise too.

All our new campervans come with our latest SX system – an underslung LPG tank and heater, with an external BBQ point. The LPG tank powers the heating and twin-burner hob.  Plus there’s a fantastic new user-friendly control panel. From this control panel you can switch the LED lights on and off individually, turn the gas supply, fridge and heater on and off. There are dials to tell you how much LPG is left in the tank, and also the condition of both the vehicle and leisure batteries. There are even twin USB ports and a 12V cigarette lighter style socket, and circuit-breakers on the panel – it’s all so easy to use. Solar panels are now an option, too.

Based on the superb Renault Trafic-Vauxhall Vivaro base vehicles. These vans come with the latest technology: power steering, sat-nav, Bluetooth and DAB. This means that these campers are a real pleasure to drive. The Paradise Compact (short wheel base version) is less than five metres long; shorter than most estate cars, and I just knew it would make a wonderful campervan.

I can build your Paradise Compact SX (SWB) from £36,995 (“brand new secondhand”) or £41,995 (brand new), and the Paradise Twin SX (LWB) from £37,995 (“brand new secondhand”) or £42,995 (brand new). 

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Paradise Compact SX


Paradise Twin SX


Key features

  • Pop-top roof
  • 4 or 5 belted seats
  • 2 to 4 berth
  • LED lighting
  • Single or double swivel seat
  • 50L fridge with freezer compartment
  • SMEV hob & sink unit
  • Optional privacy glass
  • Under-slung LPG tank
  • External LPG barbecue point
  • USB and 12V battery sockets
  • User-friendly control panel
  • Optional solar panel
  • Mains hook up & 12v system with leisure battery
  • Hand-finished furniture & upholstery

The vehicle

Sample specification (Highline)

  • Engine 1.6 litre Twin Turbo dCi 145 Energy
  • Transmission Manual, 6-speed
  • Power/Torque 340 Nm
  • 0-62 mph 10.9 seconds
  • Top speed (where law permits) 112 mph
  • CO2 160 g/km
  • Combined MPG 46.3 mpg
  • Braking system Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Safety feature Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Security Factory-fitted immobiliser
  • Height with pop-top (down) approx. 2m
  • Short wheel base version length 4999 mm
  • Long wheel base version length 5399 mm
  • Width including mirrors 2.28m
  • Width without mirrors 1.95m


Take to the road in a Paradise SX

  • Your Paradise can be fitted with a choice of alloy wheels for a comfortable ride.
  • The elevated driving position in the Paradise makes driving a breeze, with everything in easy reach as well as great visibility.
  • The Paradise’s large wing mirrors give a clear view to the sides. For extra peace of mind, we can install a reversing camera to help squeeze into those tight spots.
  • With built in radio, sat-nav and bluetooth, driving off on your adventures couldn’t be easier in your Paradise! (selected models only)


Take a look inside The Paradise SX campervan

  • Once the front seats (either two or three) have been swivelled round – there is now plenty of space for up to 5 people to relax and dine.
  • Even with the bed made up – you still have access to the fridge And it’s just as quick in the morning to turn your bedroom into your breakfast room!
  • The kitchen and cabinetry are now all in the back of the campervan – thus creating distinct areas or ‘rooms’. You can have the bed made up and be able to cook in the kitchen at the same time.
  • The zipped roof can be adjusted to allow for ventilation or be fully closed to block out the light. Blackout curtains are fitted as standard for a great night’s sleep.


Let’s settle down for the night in our patented Rock ‘n’ Roll beds

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To transform the belted rear seat into a double bed, just pull the lever and back rest towards you, then when it’s down slide the top section of the bed towards the back, closing the gap. It takes just a few seconds – voila!

How easy was that? And it’s just as quick in the morning to turn the bedroom into your breakfast room.


Becoming the proud owner of your own custom campervan is a lot easier then you think

Choose our Built To Order service and we'll prepare a specification for your approval

Once you're happy with your order, we'll ask you to sign it and pay £1,000 to book the workshop time for us to build your new campervan.

Half the price of your campervan is payable when we purchase your new vehicle.

The remainder is payable once your camper is released from the workshop to our pre-delivery inspection (PDI) team.

As soon as your camper passes its PDI we'll send the details you need, so you can tax and insure the van from the day you're coming in to collect it. On that day we'll give you a full handover to explain how everything works.

And once you have purchased your campervan – we offer a full range of servicing and after care, including repairs, MOTs, Winterisation Service and Habitation Service.

Think you may want some extra modifications or upgrades later? We're here to help you with that, too.

Help with your campervan purchase

Purchasing your campervan through Sussex Campervans couldn't be easier, with our finance partner. Just a 10% deposit will secure your vehicle and we can tailor a finance package that best suits your needs – for example you may be considering financing just the vehicle and you may wish to pay for the conversion yourself. We can be very flexible in what we can offer and will work with your monthly budget and deposit requirements. Just ask us for more details.

We will also accept your current vehicle in part-exchange against the purchase of your campervan.

After-care service

As the proud owner of one of our Sussex Campervans you gain peace of mind – we're just a phone call away and happy to give you advice. We offer:

  • 24-hour helpline
  • MOT
  • Repairs
  • Courtesy car during servicing

Extendable warranty for peace of mind

Every vehicle is fully warrantied, we give a 12-month warranty on the vehicle (if it is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty) & 36-month warranty on everything we've built, for your complete peace of mind. You can extend this for a further 3 years for a small premium.

Keeping you on the road

We offer a complete servicing and repair package, as well as your recommended yearly habitation check. Talk to us about 25% off your first year's habitation check.

Winterising your campervan

Using your campervan over winter is the best way way to look after it but sometimes this is not always possible and you may not get a chance to get out in it for several months. Preparing your van for winter is really important to ensure the longevity of your vehicle and its components. We can make those necessary safety checks to the water and heating systems for you to ensure you can make a quick getaway when spring arrives! Talk to us about 25% off your first year's habitation check.

Next steps

The road to ownership

Come and visit us at our workshop and see our work for yourself – you're welcome to visit us as often as you wish and stay as long as you like!

We have a lovely range of stock vehicles ready to buy – one might be perfect for you.

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How we make your campervan dreams come true


During your visit, we'll show you our stock vehicles to start with. If you'd like to buy one of them just as it is, we can prepare it for you quickly. If you'd like different upholstery, this can be arranged too.

Alternatively, if you'd like our 'Built to order' service (see above, left), let's talk about how you want to use your campervan. We will show you all the gorgeous fabrics and furniture colours that you can have. If you have a hobby or specialist equipment to get on board, perhaps we can customise the campervan to make life easier? After our discussions we'll prepare a specification for your approval.

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Our customers
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We were impressed
The team were hard at work carefully fitting out two bespoke campervans, and it was good to see work in progress. We had not made an appointment but were greeted enthusiastically and shown the two vehicles available, and were very impressed by the layout of the Paradise range, where the front seats turn round to form the foot of the single beds. There are some great ideas at Sussex Campervans, and the workmanship in the vans is of a high quality. Having just sold our high quality Swedish yacht, we are really looking for a land version of this. We are used to living in a small area, where every space is utilised, so we were impressed with the way this is done in these vans.
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