Fans of Ford base vehicles have plenty to cheer about at the moment: the eagerly awaited new Transit will underpin several 2015 motorhome ranges and Wellhouse Leisure’s Terrier, based on the Ford Tourneo people carrier, launched to wide praise last autumn. 

Another Ford conversion, the Auto Campers Leisure Van – this time on the short wheelbase Transit Custom, which is the same size as the Tourneo – debuted at the February NEC show. Conceptualised and designed by Roy Wood Transits in Berkshire (a firm that has enjoyed a 44-year relationship with Ford), the Leisure Van starts from an eye-catching £29,995 – £10,000 less than the Terrier’s base price.