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Buying and Selling Camper Vans

Buying a camper van should be the start of a new and exciting experience.  But, there are things to be aware of when buying a used or new camper van.  See the guide to buying a camper van.

If you're selling your camper can there are a number of things you can do to get the right price for your vehicle, and ensure the new owners have the best experience they can. See the guide to selling a camper van.

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  • John Shields's picture

    hi i have a mercedes 311cdi lwb looking for a conversion to a 4/5 bed with shower room and kitchenette please email me with possible designs and prices

    thank you for your time

    Jan 08, 2010
  • Anthony's picture

    hi John where in the country are you, I,m near exeter Devon. I have started to insulate my sprinter van but have had to stop for a while due to work commitments. Have you start yet or are you just gathering info so far. Do you intend to convert her yourself?

    Sep 23, 2012
  • warren 's picture

    hello, i am trying to find a second hand camper van to buy from spain, more so in madrid. can anyone direct me to any decent internet sites to help me in this, and offer any advice about the prices-value etc, and also any potfalls with any weird spanish laws? very grateful....

    Jan 17, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    yeah learn spanish, buy a local paper and look in the for sale section!!!

    Jan 02, 2011
  • Anonymous's picture

    and what is a potfall? or would you be that policeman off "ALLO ALLO" by any chance?

    Jan 02, 2011
  • justin lamnea's picture

    dont want bay window style must be other type called split screen i have a love and are looking for a vw split screen van no rust if possible not over 8 thousand pounds cash sale please call justin if have anything and we can chat further xxxxx.

    07401134109

    Jul 22, 2010
  • razzbrown's picture

    we are in Lisbon trying to sell a UK registrered fiat ducato campervan. Anyone know a good internet site to sell it on?

    Jul 27, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    I am interested. you dont mention the price. would you consider px with portuguese opel astra estate diesel 11 month inspection and tax? thanks John also where are you at the moment - we are just north of porto

    Aug 15, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    Is it a LHD or RHD. In the first case... I am interested. Please contact

    Jan 07, 2011
  • Luke Nunn's picture

    Looking to sell a FORD TRANSIT VAN 1998 currently travelling through south of France, Italy & Austria.
    Urgent sale needed.
    Please contact email for details and interest.

    Kind Regards

    Luke Nunn

    Aug 12, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    THE TIME HAS COME TO SELL OUR BELOVED CAMPERVAN WE HAVE HAD LOTS OF DAYS OUT AND WEEKENDS AWAY BUT WE ARE LACKING IN SPACE SO WE ARE HAVING TO SELL ! THIS IS THE ONLY REASON WE WISH WE COULD KEEP HER

    SHE HAS DONE 43,000 MILES WE HAVE SERVICE HISTORY AND LOTS OF OLD M.O.T.S AND RECEIPTS SHE HAS 3 MONTHS TAX LEFT AND WE HAVE JUST HAD HER M.O.T SHE IS IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION BUT YOU WILL NEED TO VIEW TO APPRECIATE HER THERE IS A SLIGHT BIT OF RUST ON THE WHEEL ARCH

    1.7 PETROL SHE IS GOOD ON FUEL AND LOVELY TO DRIVE EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO POWER STEERING BUT ITS STILL QUITE LIGHT THERE IS A 2 RING GAS BURNER WITH GRILL, SINK WHICH RUNS OFF THE WATER TANK AND ELECTRIC PUMP THERE IS A 240V ELECTRIC HOOK UP ALL THE WINDOWS HAVE CURTAINS INCLUDING TIE BACKS

    THERE IS PLENTY OF STORAGE UNDER THE SOFA WHICH PULLS OUT INTO DOUBLE BED SHE ALSO HAS A CAPTAINS CHAIR WHICH TURNS ALL THE WAY ROUND AND A TABLE THAT COMES UP

    IN THE REAR THERE IS A SEPERATE AREA WHICH HAS A DOOR WHICH CAN BE CLOSED HERE THERE IS ALSO A SINK FOR WASHING ALONG WITH A PORTABLE TOILET

    PLEASE COME TO VIEW AS SHE IS A LOVELY CAMPERVAN AND ANYBODY WHO BUYS HER WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED !

    ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL ME 07739026674

    Aug 15, 2010
  • Chris's picture

    Well after 3 years of shall we or shall we not,we now both have the job insecurity to make us decided to sell up and get a nice big american RV and try a bit of touring, working our passage in europe in the winter and possibily the UK in the summer ( we have not planned routes yet, its still early days)but I am worried that I am looking at this idea with rose coloured glasses, so what are the downsides ( there must be some)

    Aug 19, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    have only toured france and italy,one slight downer is the price of toll roads,they add up. get camping vouchers online, saves a packet in april-may was £12 p/night for two of us with elecy ntowing a boat. check your laws, eg, high viz vests ect. safe journey and enjoy...

    Dec 07, 2010
  • KLS's picture

    FOR SALE
    RENAULT TRAFIC CAMPERVAN
    T1300 DIESEL
    LWB – HIGHTOP 2068cc
    MILEAGE – 129,791
    HOLDWORTH CONVERSION
    3 BERTH/ 3 SEATBELTS
    12 VOLT/ MAINS HOOK-UP/ LEISURE BATTERY
    CD PLAYER/ SWIVEL SEATS/ FITTED BLINDS
    BLOW-AIR HEATING
    ON-BOARD WATER TANK AND ELECTRIC WATER PUMP
    4 RING HOB/ COOKER AND GRILL
    FRIDGE/ SINK WITH RUNNING WATER
    TOILET AND HANDWASH BASIN
    WARDROBE/ PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE
    TOWBAR/ FREE-STANDING AWNING
    MOT MARCH 2011/ SORN
    OUTSIDE CONDITION - FAIR DUE TO AGE
    INSIDE CONDITION - EXCELLENT, CLEAN VAN
    £3,500 ono
    This well loved campervan called the POD has been part of the family for the past 5 years and all the family have had great fun in her!! My teenage son has unfortunately lost interest and it is therefore time to pass her on to some other lucky family to have even more great times - please e-mail for further details

    Nov 13, 2010
  • KLS's picture

    REDUCED TO £500

    Jan 01, 2011
  • Jero's picture

    Are you still there? Do you still got it? I'd like to see some pics of it...

    Feb 20, 2011
  • kls's picture

    now reduced to£300

    Apr 10, 2011
  • Clark Smith's picture

    do you have any photos of the van I am interested as my wife and I are looking to do some touring as we have both retired and have a great little dog ( Lhapa apso )and we find it very difficult to get accomodation hence the need for a reliable campervan also what area do you live in.
    I await your reply.
    Clark Smith

    Oct 07, 2011
  • Anonymous's picture

    Hi we are a Kiwi couple looking to travel through UK Europe May next year. We are interested in purchasing a small camper and quite like the look of the Renault Trafic. However,we don't know the history of the vehicles (reliability etc) as we don't have them in Nz. Have seen plenty on e-bay but also wondering if there are any 2nd hand vechicle markets or auctions?

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Many thanks

    Nov 16, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    horrible things avoid them like the plague, parts are rare even service parts are getting hard to source no power steering and if your engine goes bang? forget it you will have trouble finding one uuuuugh

    Dec 28, 2010
  • Chantelle's picture

    Hello,
    My husband and I are an Aussie couple from Sydney and have just spent the last 6 months travelling around Europe in our fab motorhome. We are heading back home and are selling the van - perhaps you might be interested. Have a look at the van up on Ebay

    Or we could arrange something privately if you prefer. We are also looking at May to sell the van, which will need to take place in the Czech Republic, where my husband has family.
    Get in touch if you have any questions! Happy travels - you will have an absolute ball, best thing we have ever done!
    Chantelle

    Apr 07, 2011
  • silvana's picture

    Hi, where is the motorhome now?
    Would you be interested in rental fo 15 days?

    Apr 13, 2011
  • allan's picture

    i am a retired opal miner over the years have top black and boulder opal am thinking of travlling to europe if interested will exchange opal for van

    May 16, 2011
  • Anonymous's picture

    Just an update. We did buy an 1987 Renault Trafic. Wow , we traveled to the isle of Mann for the Tt racing through the Uk, Scotland onto France Spain Italy Germany for 5 months. Over 38,000 klms later, our Little Renault never skipped a beat, only advice would be......get a diesel, as the petrol costs were huge, and power steering, and fridge you can access without having to wake your partner to fold up the bed haha...

    great site thanks

    Jan 10, 2012
  • Darren's picture

    Good advice. Thanks.
    Sounds like you had a great trip.

    Jan 17, 2012
  • graham123's picture

    transit hitop camper van for sale or swap lwb diesel hitop needs little work to finish long mot and tax van is in hampshire slight leak on pump any easy fix or replacement pump supplied drives ok a really nice conversion not a usual mouldy van comes with parts to finish, recent new battery and is mot,d till sepember 2011 tax end march a decent diy,er /mechanic could finish in a weekend or less (all the hardwork has been done) £2200 ono or swap for a defender 110 or 90 obviously dont mind one needing work but if no mot you bring to me 07732678951

    Dec 28, 2010
  • graham123's picture

    just had the fuel pump fixed now ok no leaks

    Dec 31, 2010
  • Anonymous's picture

    bloody timewaster

    May 15, 2011
  • graham123's picture

    now taxed till december please if interested please phone or txt as not on pc much also now have use of lorry if you have a swap but cant tow/transport thanks

    Apr 10, 2011
  • sadhita's picture

    Hi, I live in Spain and want to swap a rover 200 1999 with low mileage spanish plates but right had drive for a small camper van. This car is in great nick, although has a dent to the left wing. Van must be Spanish registered.

    Jun 27, 2011
  • Gary's picture

    Hi all, I am new to this site, and have found it very usefull. I will shortly be selling my Winnebago Chieftain RV which is in Andalucia Spain. We travelled from Scotland and toured throughout Spain before deciding to buy a property in Andalucia. The RV is a big 'un , 26ft and has all conveniences associated with the Winnebago brand of RV. She is 30 years old and has only 65k miles on the clock. We have re-fitted the interior to a high standard spending quite a few quid in the process. Will be putting her on Spanish plates. Watch this space for more info or drop me a note .

    Aug 23, 2011
  • flipd's picture

    Selling my treasured Convoy which I've owned since 2006, being the second owner of the vehicle. I have self converted the van into a 2/3 berth campervan which includes:
    Fully insulated, carpeted roof, vinyl floor, Solid wood worktop, plenty of storage, sofa seat which pulls out into large double bed, leather passenger swivel seat, 12v fridge, Seperate 100a leisure battery connected via relay to main battery (so charges when engine running but will not drain van battery when electricall appliances in use), lights and power sockets connected to leisure battery, pull out Gas stove with 2 hobs & grill, 2 7kg gas bottles with regulators: 1 UK compatable & 1 Euro Compatable. Rear double doors give access to full height 'Garage' area with air circulating vent fitted in roof, this easily houses 3 bikes, surfboards, plenty of spares, camping chairs, tools, etc. The rear doors are fitted with a Kryptonite lock. Plus other camping accessories.

    I race mountainbikes around Europe and use the van for me & my girlfriend to live out of over the summer months. As of this reliability is paramount to us and the van has been kept in outstanding mechanical condition and will easily do another 100,000miles. All receipts kept to prove what work done. There will be a full 12 months MOT at point of sale.
    The van is a SWB standard height van with single rear wheels at the rear (G.L.W of 3.1T) therefore goes through the standard car MOT & is relatively fuel efficient. The engine & gearbox are Ford Transit as fitted from manufacture meaning good reliability & parts are easily sourced.

    This is going to be a bargain to the lucky buyer as you will struggle to find a van more than a few years old in this condition. Unfortunately we will be emigrating which forces the sale of our beloved mobile home.

    If you require any further information, photos or questions please do not hesitate to contact me on 07874875968.

    Oct 06, 2011
  • Hamish's picture

    Hi there,
    My girlfriend and I are looking to buy a van for the summer to travel around Europe in and like the look of your van. We were wondering what you were looking to sell it for? Also where are you based for pick up?

    Apr 05, 2012
  • Emma Ware's picture

    T4 camper for sale!
    I love this van and am very sad to have to have to sell because of the London Low Emission Zone.

    1.9 TD 800 Special
    £3800
    SWB Diesel Manual with immobilizer
    Red panel van, ‘Stealth Camper’ 1997 R reg.
    130,000 miles
    Rear tailgate

    Van in London
    1 years MOT, tax til end Feb.
    Just had full service, 2 previous owners, I have part service history.
    Good runner, starts first time every time even in snow, bit of smoke when it first starts but burns off straight away. Small dent in panel on drivers side and on rear corner.

    Converted at Calypso Campers
    Full width Rock n Roll bed, very very comfortable, folds up into seats with 2 seat belts
    Fully insulated and carpet lined
    Mains hook up
    Auxiliary batt for interior lights

    Nov 04, 2011
  • Ritch's picture

    Hi Darren,

    We are (permanently) moving to France in Sept and want to buy a camper van before we go, partly to help with moving many of our belongings. Is it better to buy in France, so we don't have to go through all of the importation issues later, especially with possible expense if the van we buy doesn't conform to French standards? Or is buying here, in terms of choice/literally 'being here' to be able to look at/inspect lots of vehicles, the way to go.
    We're going round in circles deciding the way forward!!
    Cheers.

    May 08, 2012
  • Darren's picture

    I would definitely buy in France.

    1. This will avoid having to import and re-register a UK vehicle in France
    2. You will have a left-hand drive vehicle, rather than right-hand drive
    3. You will have a vehicle you can sell much more easily in France.

    May 08, 2012
  • Ritch's picture

    Thanks for the speedy reply. Any tips on buying in France?
    I'm aware of site like http://www.leboncoin.fr but just curious
    of any experiences...buying first van bytheway...!!

    May 08, 2012
  • Anthony's picture

    Hi John this is the first time for me.happy to have found another person who i can possiabley bounce ideas off..
    I also have a merc 311 lwb sprinter that I am starting to convert, I would be happy to recive any info,ie pitfalls warnings that merc converters have come accross, we are a family of four, needing beds and a shower etc. please if you are able, pass on any good suppliers, or referance works.especialy forum websites.
    thanks Anthony

    Sep 23, 2012
  • Winterhawk's picture

    I have a seat swivel surplus to requirements. I think it comes from a vw but not sure. Am open to offers or swaps as I sorted my own swivels

    Oct 23, 2012

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