The Beast
Sheila & Gary’s long-term project.

The van we call the Beast is a  1988 RHD Syncro caravel camper conversion. original a petrol 14″ but now fitted with a Subaru EE20 diesel and 16″ wheels, plus quite a few other changes, and a lot more to come.
See What’s been done? for a summary of the work so far,  Work in progress for an idea of where we are heading, also the reviews section for the kit we use.

As the links bar suggest we hope to give an overview of the van, the work on it and its modifications, plus reviews of the kit we use and the places we’ve been which we hope will one day be the biggest section. (But it may take us a while). Hopefully the site will grow to one day be of use to others.
We would have welcomed comments and suggestions but we have had to turn off the comments due to the amount of absolute rubbish and adverts we get  (its a shame a few spoil it for all). we are still learning how to use Word Press, so may be able to turn comments on if we can find a way to filter the rubbish.


The Van Dolly.

Whilst the van is with Doug to get the gearbox removed (see link), the opportunity to get the removable parts under the van galvanised has arisen. However, this will mean the van is immobile and stuck on the ramp for some time, so to avoid this problem I have constructing a trolly for the van.

Kit Reviews.

A few comments and personal thoughts on some of the bits of kit we have used.
Not many yet, but I will add more ASAP

Permanently fitted or Available.

        Parts permanently fitted.
        Maintenance & spares.
        Basic toolkit.

        Recovery kit.   
General use & Camping    


        For general use with the van.
        General camping kit.

Modified kit & Equipment.
       Custom tools & Kit Modification.
       Custom tools
      Spares & tools for longer trips.
Toys & Follies.