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- Included travel distance/week:
- 1750 km
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Take yourself on your very own adventure in Ivanka our VW Crafter Van. Ivanka is ready to roam, the generous double bed is made, the essentials are on-board (teabags, coffee, sugar, herbs, seasoning, olive oil) and the on-board battery is fully charged. She comes with a comprehensive manual and you will be introduced to all her corners personally. You can pick up Ivanka from South Devon ( Totnes), or delivery can be arranged at an additional cost.
She sleeps two in a large double and you have lots of room to store a tent for two more. There are 4 belted seats, the two at the table would be a squeeze for two adults but great for kids.
Ivanka is a 2014 VW Crafter, with a whole load of custom systems inside her to keep you warm,fed and sleeping comfortably. It is really important that you know how the systems work, so you can get the best out of her.
She’s a big van, with a long wheelbase. Allow plenty of space when turning corners, and beware of her length when parking. There is a reversing camera that engages with reverse gear. Make sure you adjust the mirrors - you’re going to need them
She’s heavy as well - allow space for stopping, and don’t expect lightning acceleration. She will get to 70mph, but expect to use the gears and slow down on hills.
However, besides the massive view you get from being so high, she’s just like a car to drive. The tank will be full when you set off, please bring her back full as well.
Ivanka can run off-grid, with a solar panel on the roof and a large battery on board. She can also be hooked up to mains power, which will charge her batteries, and make the 240v sockets on the cooker unit work.
Using Ivanka off Grid
Managing the battery is the key to living off-grid - balancing consumption and usage so the battery maintains charge. To do this, you need to know what draws the most power and manage that. The fridge is the big user of power, followed by the inverter in the back. With both of those on, and no sunshine or driving, the battery can drain. Our recommendation: after 24 hours off-grid, aim to recharge. For those with more interest in power management, download the VictronConnect app, and monitor charge levels from there.
Using Ivanka on Grid
By hooking Ivanka up to a mains power socket, using the long blue cable in the garage (and an adaptor if you need it) she will run the fridge on mains power, charge the battery and run power to the 240v sockets. The hookup is under the van at the back right corner. The socket with the lid is the end to use, and it only goes in one way round.
Ivanka has an onboard propane supply under the sink. We recommend turning it on and off at each usage. It is a screw-down for off valve (clockwise)
- Kitchen unit
- Hot water
Suitable for tall people
Side facing seats
- Dining area
- 2 Berths (Queen bed)
If you want to talk about having your pets on-board we are happy to discuss. We have had lots of great experiences but one not so good!Show more Show less
Third party liability + Comprehensive insurance
United Kingdom and Europe
Alternative transport and Roadside assistance
The security bond for this vehicle is $1,500. The bond will be refunded after your trip ended and needs to be authorized at least 2 days before your trip starts.
able to cook all meals in the van with no issues whatsoever. It was warm, comfortable and overall very satisfying. The owners were lovely and accommodating. Would definitely hire again and recommend to others.