Sorry late reply to an old post....
In answer to some of the questions below.....
Although we work with Drivelodge we have no connection to Leisure drive and both these companies have been trading years, 30+ in Leisure Drives case and know more about building camper vans than we or others ever will.
Re Drivelodge, they get lots of calls from people wanting to "change the world" doing conversions and have had there roof copied by others mentioned on here like we have and Devon have, so sometimes if they like us get a call from someone maybe quoting prices from another converter who has copied there roof then it will get there back up.
David and Joanne at Drivelodge are 2 of the most hard working and honest people you can meet and yes Joanne can be "firm" on the phone but if someones quoting prices of copies of there roof it will of course get there back up. Also Derek at Leisure Drive has had his conversions copied by one of the others mentioned on here.
We have had our Reimo roofs copied but the copy is of such poor quality Reimo just said let the quality do the talking which it does. We have had 2 people come to us and have there current roof (copy of Reimo roof) replaced with a Reimo roof and the famous last words was "we thought it was cheap" Drivelodge have had the same problems with there hi-tops and there is now a very similar roof to the Devon. Its easy for these new start ups to by a roof and take it to a fiberglass company and have it copied but they don't have the guts to spend the thousands it costs to develop a roof from scratch.
All I would say to anyone looking at vans is VISIT THE CONVERTER and decide which offers the best quality and the after sales, and when we say visit ask to see the vans in build, the spares they keep as back up, how they fit the roofs, the frames they fit and do the research on forums. You can build a van via E-bay but you get what you pay for. Anyone that knows what they are doing should have a decent lead time, were currently booked up till April 2011 and that's building 12 per month.
As for UHT milk, we have no excuse and sincerely apologize and we now have fresh milk in the fridge and McVities biscuits on request and can assure everyone our conversions are better than our tea facilities.