Better than a VW California? Ford’s Campervan now comes with a toilet


The new Ford Nugget Plus takes all the best features of the original Nugget – Ford’s own in-house campervan – and gains extra space and a built-in cassette toilet. It also has twin sliding doors, a hot water system and outdoor shower. Is that enough to make it a better buy than VW’s best-selling California?If you would like to see more videos like this you can help and support us by giving us a thumbs up, leaving a comment or subscribing to our channel.◼️ REVIEWED BY: Peter Vaughan, Group Motorhome Road Test Editor for MMM magazine and What Motorhome magazine Editor. Peter has been writing about motorhomes since the age of 14, has a love of touring France and is mad about old Italian sports cars.◼️ ANY QUESTIONS? We love reading your comments so don’t forget to leave a comment and we will do our best to answer your questions.◼️ VISIT OUR WEBSITE: for the latest on motorhomes and campervans and how to get the very best from your life on the open road.◼️ MMM MAGAZINE This video is by MMM magazine, which has been Britain’s best-selling motorhome magazine for every one of the past 53 years! To find out more about this fantastic magazine, which is packed every month with motorhome reviews, inspiring motorhome and campervan tours in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, all the latest motorhome news, technical tips and DIY projects to improve your ’van and the latest buying advice and tips just follow the link above.◼️ WHAT MOTORHOME MAGAZINE Our team of experts also produce What Motorhome magazine, which is packed every month with detailed information on new motorhomes and campervans, as well as expert buying advice and tips to help you find the right motorhome for you.◼️ CAMPERVAN MAGAZINE We also create Campervan magazine each month, which is for those who enjoy life on the road in a more compact home from home. Each month Campervan magazine features superb tours, campervan reviews, the latest camper news and views and top technical and buying tips.◼️ MORE INSPIRATION Join in the motorhome chat on our social channels too

28 thoughts on “Better than a VW California? Ford’s Campervan now comes with a toilet

    1. If you want five belted seats or a built-in toilet it beats the California and you don’t have to let your kids out in the middle of the road as it has sliding doors on BOTH sides…

  1. A ford transit is of an inferior design and build quality than almost every other van based platform from my experience as a mechanic. The conversion is down to semantics.

    1. Hardly semantics, it’s the conversion that is the basis of most campervan buying decisions.
      As for the Transit Custom, it’s Britain’s best-selling van, so it’s hardly surprising that you might see more in for repair. If it was that bad, it wouldn’t be so popular.

    2. @MotorhomeCampervan sorry but the manufacturing quality of the interior and exterior trim is miles apart from Mercedes and VW, also the engineering of the mechanical parts also have a noticeable difference in quality as is the overall ride comfort,. I also drove a sprinter and a transit for extended periods and there is a huge difference in handling and load carrying comfort but some people just like them but it’s the same with every van, if you look after it well then it will last but I found the Mercedes has less faults over time. I drive a VW at the moment.

  2. You don’t by the vw camper because it’s the best you buy it as it’s trendy and to impress others. What they have don with this layout is very clever

  3. My 5 bedroom, 3 bath, house in California, cost me $200,000k. So, Ford wants almost half the cost of a family house, for a van?
    And, oh boy, 2 sliding doors, well why didn’t you say so in the beginning? Insane

    1. Not sure what’s insane about two sliding doors!
      Price is comparable with other campervans and a lot less than some “luxury” SUVs. Maybe things are cheaper in California?

    1. My comment on the Nugget Plus was to do with the pop roof being initially difficult to push up before the gas struts took over and in the reverse operation hard to roll up fabric without it coming down hard on your head. Anyone else had this problem ? Alan Hobbs

    2. Yes, you always have the initial heave before the gas struts take over. There are a very few electric roofs on the market which get around this issue but it’s not a bit problem for most buyers.

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