Camper vans There are a lot of things to consider when buying, building your own, equipping or using a camper van. The articles below should help. Sections Choosing and buying a camper van Building your own camper van Gas bottles In vehicle entertainment Parking Saving money on your trip Sports equipment - storage tips Bicycles - storing Stealth camper vans Gear BicyclesEntertainmentEquipmentFor sportsGas bottlesParkingStealth camper vans Share this post Author Darren Comments (21) jessicaspedding reply Darren, do you know much about Leyland Daf Convoy campers - am looking to buy a van, was going to go with safe and easy to replace parts of a mercedes but there is a nice looking one on gumtree that i'm going to check out tomorrow. our plans are to travel europe so want a reliable van and one that can be fixed, parts replaced etc if necessary whilst away anywhere from croatia to poland to spain. any thoughts?!! Feb 18, 2008 Anonymous (not verified) reply buy a transit mate Feb 17, 2011 Darren reply I've not owned a Leyland DAF, but I had thought about buying one. I do know that they are much more basic inside than other vehicles, such as Mercedes, but they are therefore much easier to fix should a problem arise. I see a lot of old ones on the road in the UK, and have seen many people recommending them on the internet. The Royal Mail and the Army use them in the UK. That is surely a good recommendation. I would test drive a few, and if you like the way they are I would go for it. Parts should not be too big a problem, but you may not find quite as many Leyland parts in Croatia as you would Mercedes. Feb 18, 2008 Nicky (not verified) reply I'm looking to hire a camper-van for a short break in August, even better if it could be a VW. A trial before we buy test-run. Can anyone advise on hire companies near London? May 23, 2008 Anonymous (not verified) reply Have you tried Camperking? (www.camperking.co.uk) based in Stratford-Upon-Avon May 20, 2011 nick (not verified) reply This comment has been moved here. Jan 01, 2009 racheldori reply Hello, I don't have a camper van yet and really want to borrow one just for 4 days (July 29th to Aug 2nd). I can't seem to find a single site where you can borrow one - except a site which does 'retro' camper vans at enormous prices. Are there any 'camper-van-sharing' sites - or places where you can just hire one from an individual rather than from a huge company? If anyone out there has one we could hire we'd be really grateful. We're very responsible and would take good care of it. Thanks, Rachel Feb 18, 2009 Tim Aldiss (not verified) reply I've written up a post on the current options for choice when thinking about the new continental style range of fixed rear bed high tops there are on the market as a useful resource for people like myself in the market for one. As there doesn't seem to be a central resource for this kind of thing I thought I would try and become one! I'm an ex-converter myself and appreciate the effort you have out into this site. I would also happily welcome any constructive criticism of the resource that I have put together here: http://www.loftsites.co.uk/fixed-bed-high-top-campervan.html Mar 02, 2009 Darren reply Hi Tim Have visited your site many times. It was a source of inspiration for my own conversion. Thanks for the great resource. I shall link to it on other relevant pages on this site soon. Mar 03, 2009 Anonymous (not verified) reply is an oven a useful item in a camper-van. Jul 06, 2010 Darren reply If you are a keen cook, and spend a reasonable amount of time camping then it can be a good idea. If you only spend small amount of time in your camper if might not be worth it. Ovens use a far amount of gas, take a bit of room, and weight a bit. So careful consideration is needed. Jul 06, 2010 stoneyuk (not verified) reply Our Brazilian T2 (Danbury) came with oven fitted - would not be without it now. Dec 28, 2010 leebean reply My answer is no. i fitted an oven when i converted my camper 3 years ago, and in truth we have used it about five times. it doubles up as a spare cupboard which seems to be its main purpose, If you dont plan on using it i would save the effort and spend money on something more usefull. Leebean. Jan 30, 2012 seanfergal o'keeffe reply Hi I have just got a lovely Campervan, a Peugeot expert where the roof lifts up and down, has anyone got any good tips ie where to park up and sleep at night etc anyone interested in having a weekend away to try it out etc Nov 22, 2010 Darren reply Are you looking for places to wild camp? There is a great forum here: http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/ with places to stay See also my tips on wild camping: http://www.campervanlife.com/camping/free-camping If you're looking to stop in residential areas you need to be discrete. You raising roof will give the game away if you put it up, but you could keep it down when in towns. Nov 23, 2010 Jon (not verified) reply Had any luck yet? Would be interested to see the conversion... Jon May 02, 2012 Abi (not verified) reply Hi I'm a student at the University of Westminster in Harrow, studying TV Production and we're in desperate need of a Campervan to borrow to be part of our in studio set. We don't have much money and were wondering if anyone knew a way we could make this happen? Any ideas much appreciated! Abi Dec 01, 2011 bart (not verified) reply merc 1990 for sale . cheap good condition.4000 ono. Mar 05, 2012 peppercat45 reply Can I run a m/w oven off electric hook-up or a leisure battery, does anyone know please. Also is there a best buy for a leisure battery or are they all good, help needed for beginner please Aug 06, 2012 Van (not verified) reply The more you pay for your leisure better, the more likely it will be a high quality battery that lasts well Mar 31, 2013 Scottselv (not verified) reply Just take a look at our luxury accommodations that ranges in T5 Campervan Rental, T5 Rental, VW Hire and Motorhome Hire. Mar 01, 2014 Leave a comment Your name E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Homepage Subject Comment * More information about text formats Text format Plain textFiltered HTML (anon, limited) Plain textNo HTML tags allowed.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Filtered HTML (anon, limited)Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Allowed HTML tags: <a> <img>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.