With lockdown measures continuing to ease, many of us Brits are looking to holiday within the UK. As hotel rooms become harder to find a camper van is the perfect way for couples and families to travel up and down the country – but, they can be expensive to buy.
However, another option is to convert an existing van. Converting an existing van is a great way of saving money and allows you to add your own flare to your camper. You can do it yourself, however we would recommend getting help from a professional. There is a wealth of used vans available to purchase that can provide you with a solid base for you to work from. Here is list of some of the best.
A relative of the iconic VW Camper, the Volkswagen Transporter is one of the most popular for camper conversion. With its easy to maintain layout, attractive looks, and comfortable ride it’s no surprise it has been a hit with the camping community. The Transporter is available in a variety of different lengths and specifications which means that there is something for everybody.
A consistent British motoring heavyweight, the Ford Transit is a go-to van for campers. With a vast variety in load lengths and roof heights, they are a great starting point for conversion. If you are looking to purchase an older model, be sure to check for any signs of rust, in particular around wheel arches and sills.
This smart-looking van has bags of potential for a camper conversion. Renault’s unique styling makes you stand out from the panel van crowd and, with plenty of space in the back, it allows you to get creative with your designs and layout. It may not be your first thought but fitted with a rugged dependable engine, the Trafic is definitely a van worth considering.
Looking for a van with some badge appeal? Then the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the van for you. Sporting the three-pronged star on the bonnet, the Sprinter provides loads of room for converting, so you can easily put your own stamp on it. Its excellent turbo-diesel engine gives you the reassuring power-train to base your conversion on.
The Fiat Ducato is a main base model for many full-blown motor-homes, which shows how solid and reliable this van is to work on and convert. Used Ducatos also represent excellent value for money, which means you will have some cash leftover for them much needed finishing touches.
After you have purchased your favourite camper converter van, Contact Duffy Motors and we will be happy to give your van a thorough service and check for any faults.