Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bespoke Van Gallery

“The Broadcaster”

Red handed crafter interior

It’s not every day a hulking great LWB VW Crafter trundles into the yard – especially one destined for such great things as the Broadcaster. This wasn’t to be a camper, or your everyday work van. TV production company, Red Handed, were looking for an OB truck to share their sports and events coverage from anywhere in Europe with the world (OB means Outside Broadcast truck in TV speak). We literally needed to get the show on the road… while helping the van rise to the more menial challenge of carrying 6 members of staff and all their kit the length of a continent.

Once we’d wired the electrics and sorted out connections to all the right satellites, we fitted 3 reclining, removable rear seats, all rotating to face a rear editing suite and director’s chair. Then we installed a load of lights (for all the job’s late nights and early starts), finishing up with a generous number of plug points (to prevent office power-source struggles).

It seems to have done the trick. Red Handed have told us contentedly in an email:

“With this amazing van we can broadcast anytime, any place, anywhere! Anything’s possible 🙂 “.

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Since starting his career in TV, the Broadcaster’s traveled further in a year than some of the Cambee staff in a lifetime – a factory in Naples, a Clementine Orchard in Valencia, an Olive grove in Seville, a salmon farm on the Isle of Mull, so on and so splendidly forth. Fortunately, Red Handed are sending us a few snaps so we can at least live vicariously (coming soon).

Bed Gallery

David’s Grey Musa Triple Flex

David Gregorys Vivaro bed

Before he came to Cambee, David had a cheap and cheerless IKEA sofa in the back of his Vauxhall Vivaro – but with a 2nd child on the way, he decided it was time to invest in a crash tested R & R bed so that all the family could drive safe. Fitting into a Vivaro just as easily as a T5, the Triple Flex was up to the job. David opted for a grey Musa fabric so that it would also agree with his interior.

He tells us it will soon be carrying the family far and wide, as they take a year out to roam.

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Sarah’s Grey Vinyl Triple Flex

Sarah Foats bed drawer

We sold on the existing seats in Sarah’s Kombi for her and put the proceeds towards her Cambee Triple Flex – in grey to match her VW fabric-ed front seats, and vinyl to minimize the damage her toddlers could inflict. As storage space is the backbone of a family van – we completed the package with an almost van-width underbed drawer colour and print-matched to her cabinets.

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