Renault Trafic Camper Conversion

The Manhattan offers a more spacious version of the classic campervan layout, with its side-kitchen and Rock and Roll bed.
The Perfect Family Campervan.

We designed the Manhattan range to fill the need for a well specified modern family campervan for two to five people. The Manhattan Compact and the more spacious Manhattan MPV are based on the brilliant Nissan NV300 or its twin, the Renault Trafic. These vans are wonderful to drive and are an even better boxy shape for conversion than the Volkswagen T6. Just like the VW Caledonia it has a side kitchen, with a Smev two-burner hob and sink unit and useful cupboards. You can have up to three travel seats in the cab and two on the back seat, which transforms easily into a Sussex Campervans rock and roll bed, designed in-house and independently tested for safety.

All our new campervans have an underslung LPG tank to power the hob and heater, with an external BBQ point. The user-friendly control panel has USB and 12V sockets and operates the lights, gas, fridge and heater. Gauges show when to top up the LPG tank or charge the vehicle and leisure batteries. Solar panels are an option, too. Two adults can sleep in the pop-top roof on an elevating bed or on a set of padded roof boards.

The Manhattan MPV often appeals to families, since it has more floor space for a dog’s bed or an ottoman behind the cab seats, which can be used as a small bed for a child. There’s also the Manhattan Solo layout with a single bed and more floor space. It’s the perfect camper for one person, or even couples, with or without a dog.


The Manhattan (SWB) starts from from £59,995 for a built-to-order Manhattan. The Manhattan MPV (LWB) starts from £62,995.

Van Features

Key Features

  • Your choice of upholstery, wood and flooring
  • Pop-top elevating roof with unique panoramic window
  • 4 or 5 belted seats
  • Single or double front swivel passenger seat (MPV option does not swivel)
  • Sleeps 2-4
  • Rock n Roll bed
  • Classic side kitchen layout with additional under-bed storage and flyover cupboards
  • LED lighting
  • USB and 12V battery sockets
  • SMEV 2-burner gas hob and sink unit
  • 50L compressor fridge with freezer compartment
  • External LPG gas BBQ point
  • Thermostatic gas heating system with built-in underslung LPG tank
  • User-friendly stainless steel control panel
  • 240V electric hook-up and 12V leisure battery

Optional Extras

  • Upholstered roof panels
  • Microwave
  • Solar panel
  • Inverter system for 240V power off-grid
  • Slide-out Porta Potti under bed
  • Additional ottoman with storage (MPV only)
  • Marine gas hob and oven upgrade (MPV only)

Sample Vehicle Specification

Engine1.6l dCi, 95-145PS
FuelEuro 6 Diesel
Combined MPG46.3 MPG
Braking systemAnti-lock Braking System
SecurityFactory fitted alarm & immobiliser
Height with pop-top downApprox. 2040mm
SWB Version Length4999mm
LWB Version Length5399mm
Width (inc. mirrors)2280mm
Width (ex. mirrors)1950mm


A couple sitting in front of a campervan
A couple sitting in front of a campervan

Extendable warranty for peace of mind

We give a 12-month warranty on the vehicle (if it is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty) & 36-month warranty on our conversion work, 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 annual habitation check.

Winterising your campervan

Using your campervan all year round is the best way to keep it in good condition. But if you know it will be parked up for a while we can prepare the water and heating systems for winter to ensure you can make a quick getaway in the spring!

Next Steps: Call Us

Book a visit and we'll show you around our stock vehicles – one might be perfect for you. 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, 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 and quote for your approval.