Campervan Conversion Guide(Last Updated On: November 19, 2017)
Van Life is incredibly appealing for a number of reasons, we believe campervan owners are some of the friendliest people you’re ever likely to meet. Van-Life is a great way to get out and explore whats around you.
We are lucky here based in Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland we have some amazing places for trips out and regularly escape in our own campervan for a long weekend away or out to the French Alps for a long winter break.
Never ignore the need to explore…
What vehicle to choose for your Campervan..
The first job is to find the perfect van for your lifestyle, so what are you going to be using it for and how many people do you want to seat or sleep in the van. Is it a SWB or LWB vehicle your needing.
Do you need a poptop roof so you can sleep upto 4 adults or children, 2 up in the roof and 2 on the 3/4 bed/seat giving you a 4 berth campervan.
How much storage are you going to need i.e do you have lots of sports equipment you want take away with you and will you get all of it in a SWB vehicle and if not then it’s going to be a LWB.
We always recommend purchasing a panel van a blank canvas this way you can work it into whatever you want and it’s more cost effective.
Most of our conversion work is based on a VW transporter SWB panel van however there are other options such as the Renault Trafic, Mercedes Vito and the Vauxhall Vivaro, it all depends on your budget.
Its good to remember that if your purchasing a Volkswagen panel van your never going to lose that much money on it as your adding value to the vehicle with a Campervan Conversion and it’s the most popular of vehicle’s for Campervan use.
Campervan First Steps layout..
Campervan layouts vary from swivelling cab seats, a forward-facing rear bench seat/bed a compact kitchen running along one side and at the rear cupboard storage.
We are able to offer you a range of campervan layouts and designs. We can fit the layout of your choice into a long or short wheelbase vehicle.
We offer three pre-designed layouts as standard – The Highline layout, The Trendline layout and the Comfortline layout which is more of a day to day van with less space taken up by the camper facilities, this opens up the camper into a Spacious, Comfortable and functional Campervan.
Taking your own transport gives you the freedom to explore wherever you want and at your own pace, with a little planning you’ll soon be ready to hit the open road.
Every conversion is built using the highest quality products from recognised brands from all over Europe to ensure longevity and piece of mind that your conversion is built to last.