The Ford Transit is a wonderful base vehicle, and the Trendscout certainly has eye-catching looks. It’s basic but offers good value.
Good quality interior construction; innovative storage ideas.
Small, poorly equipped kitchen.
This is where the layout of the camper really comes into its own – that sociable rear lounge with its U-shaped lounge conversion option. The ’van has squab and backrest cushions stashed away, and a simple wooden insert rests between the side sofa boxes to fill in the U.
The Trendscout also comes with a free-standing table for the UK market, as opposed to the heavy-based or fixed tables that many German manufacturers seem to prefer.
Merely a two-burner hob and a stainless steel sink do the job in the kitchen. There are wire storage racks under the sink, an extendable worksurface and a small, old-style fridge across the galley. Subsequently, the space saved here is of benefit elsewhere in the ’van.
Here there is a ceiling rail for hanging wet (or dry) clothes and towels, and the tap doubles as a shower-head. It’s one of the few ’vans in its class to boast a swivel toilet.
Integral blinds are built into the cab windows. The slatted sofa bases meet at the centre and the backrests slot into place; they have Velcro add-ons (to make higher backrests) that must first be removed. The side windows get blinds and voiles which, because of the Transit’s rather pronounced tumblehome, tend to hang vertically unless they’re tucked behind the cushion backs. The driver’s side single bed extends to 2.3m.
Storage space is not the Trendscout’s strong point. The seat bases are hinged for storage space access, and you can open the rear doors for access to plenty of storage space in the second floor under the lounge area (you’d use it for spare wheels, repair tools and any other heavy gear that needs to be low down). Other than the rail in the washroom though, there’s no dedicated wardrobe.
|Shipping Length||5.68 m|