Example Campervan Conversions
When converting your own campervan pictures of other peoples conversions are invaluable. Our members conversions should provide ideas and inspiration to help you with your own conversion.
Micro campers are becoming more and more common. For those that need a very economical daily driver, that can be used occasionaly for camping, a micro camper is perfect. I haven't converted a micro camper yet, but here are some links to other peoples micro campers.
A lovely camper using natural woods
A great conversion, based on Ben Sutton's conversion. Uses parts from an MPV
A nice simple camper from a standard Ford Escort van.
A very compact and fresh conversion.
A compact campervan with pop-top roof
Converted in 2011, using B&Q cabinets to save time.
Here are the conversions done by the members of CamperVanLife.com
Well I have finally done it :) I have just got myself an LDV Convoy Extra High Roof, which I intend converting to a camper, but which can also take dogs. Read more »
Surf van. This was my very first coversion and she's my lil baby. Read more »
Work so far as of 17/03/2012.
Elevating roof fitted, flush privacy glass to sliding doors, dumped dual seat and fitted single, both front seats fitted on swivels, 2nd battery with split charging and inverter fitted, 6 gang 20amp 12volt power supply fitted. Dometic combi cool installed. Smev 5044 combination unit fitted, sorting gas connections asap. need help to find gas locker.
Black. Aero City Runner. Read more »
Beautiful fully furnished 1998 2.5tdi long wheel base converted camper. Sad to sell but dont get the chance to use it enough.
The Van; Read more »
Me and my girlfriend are currently doing up our van - a '83 Ford Transit MkII diesel dubbed flyboy(thanks to the licence plate) , and preparing to drive it from Essex in the UK to Sydney NSW Australia. Its a bit of a fixer upper, but its spacious, comfortable and above all , runs perfectly. will post more info as it happens :)
Brought as a basic conversion. Fully insulated & carpeted. Rock & roll bed, some basic storage & leasure battery on a split charge system.
Plans for it so far -
Add more storage
new LED lighting
240v electric hook up
fit curtains to the windows
repaint current furniture aswell as fitting doors.
Fit cooker / sink combo Read more »
After time in beloved T25 and as single mum I decided to set up my own business so I could fit work around caring for my daughter. I set up Katy's Campers with my T25 last year, I now have a unit and have expanded to three new, Danbury t2's. Its exciting and things are going ok with bookings coming in. Read more »
We have hired a "NOMAD" motorhome and are planing to travel in Europe for part of the trip and looking for sites in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and then back to the UK.
I'm travelling with my 2 adult sons (who will be my drivers) and we don't want to be trapped in very commercial sites that remind me of a theme park. Read more »
This the VW just after we bought it for £900 we have since spent £2,500 on loads of new running gear we have all the receipts. We have done nothing inside and I have only just started on the outside. Any engine work has been carried out by Manchester air cooled except for the on occasion where I broke down in Malvern where I had to use a local garage to get some new brake pipes fitted. Read more »
Lap of the Baltic Sea in "Clarence":
* Harwich Ferry Terminal
* Denmark (crossed N-S) (+ sidetrip to Hamburg one weekend)
* Norway (halfway up N)
* Sweden (back down again)
* Finland (crossed W-E)
* Karelia (now crossed by the Russian border)
* Estonia (crossed N-S. Tallinn, home to the world's most beautiful girls)
* Latvia (crossed N-S)
* Lithuania (crossed N-S) Read more »
This is the second build in this van as the first was very basic and done in a week for a trip to wales.... in winter. Problem has always been that i still needed to use the van for work, so fitting a sink, and propper cupboards wasn't really an option as I needed to have a flat bed for carrying large boxes Read more »
Surfer Andy came to us with his VW T5 looking for a full camper conversion but still wanted enough space to carry his surfboards. Before we started with the conversion we fully insulated, soundproofed, ply lined and carpeted the van and lined the floor with heavy duty waterproof Altro vinyl. Next job was to fit a high quality Cannon’s Forge rock n roll bed complete with seat belts. Read more »
Peppermint is a T2 VW Campervan, she was born in May 2011 so is a baby in the current Volkswagen world! She's looking forward to lots of exciting adventures and playing a part in some very special moments, she is looking forward to you hiring her!
So what can she offer...
Sleeps four - Two adults in a double rock and roll bed, and pop top bunk that can hold up to 16 stone in weight. Read more »
Horton is our T5 Campervan. Named 'Horton' as he was purchased from Horton in Slough.
We brought him home as an everyday builders van, we had been looking for the perfect vehicle that we could convert into a camper.
In 6 months, Horton went from being your average white van, to our perfect campervan! Read more »
Just brought this, been half converted Poorly, in need of a respray and little tarting up. Interior has been clad with pine cladding with polysterene behind walls, just about to start stripping everything out, and starting again. just trying to get my head round it!
Jan 2012 - Have ripped out all of the interior, just starting to aqquire plywood, tools, consumables to start converting
Just starting the conversion, took out the wooden bulkhead and interior shelving that was left by the last owners, next onto fixing the bed in from the last van I had, recycle recycle I say.
Got some free pink! carpet which I think i'll use for the floor and try to find some less garish colour for the walls.
Will post some pics of the progress being made...
Spaceships are new to the UK with their custom built vehicles which drive like a car but with all the great features of a normal campervan!
Our 2 and 4 berth vehicles are insurance and include breakdown cover for travel anywhere in the UK and Europe from £20 a day.
Every Spaceship includes:
- Large Double Bed (4 Berth is a fixed 2 man tent on the roof)
- Water Pump Read more »
Stealth Ford Transit. Fully insulated to survive the Irish/English weather, no windows so I can work and park in city centres without suspicion. Carpeted inside, obtained nearly everything for the interior from a donor caravan (went to the kids section in IKEA for the rest) 125ah leisure battery in the back controlled by relay switch, LED lights, gas cooker, 100,000 miles and counting.
Recently bought this van to self convert. have completed the kitchen area with crammer hob and sink fitted also about to get an electrolux 3 way fridge fitted.... Getting the 12v and mains all hooked up by a qualified installer and will run all this throu a zig cf8 unit. have got everything for it just need to get it installed properly... seating area and sleeping area all completed. Read more »
Our old Talbot Express Pilote R380 did us proud for 12 years but the bodywork was getting beyond us - spent over three thousand on just dealing with the rust over the 12 years but it needed doing again.
Now converting the Relay to sleep two. We don't want all the usual fittings, full size fridge, kitchen size cooker etc; we didn't use the cooker once in all those years. Read more »
Christened Big Nige by a former owner, our Renault Trafic is a rather well done "home" conversion which has done us proud at festivals and nights away since we got him in March. We are now planning a trip through France in September, and are a bit apprehensive about potential breakdowns! Read more »
At present it's just a van!
Plan is to fit a set of folding seats in the back 2m of the van that can be used as either 2 single beds, 1 big double bed, seating and eating area and bike storage when folded up!
Rest of the van - well cooking area and a load of cupboards along the tops and a small wardrobe. MAYBE a toilet with small sink in it but not sure. Read more »
This was our first campervan. We got it in September 2009 to try touring as we have dogs and it so expensive to find accommodation for them. We have enjoyed hols in Weymouth, Derbyshire, Wales and, most recently, in the Lake District with this van. We love it so much we snapped up a newer version. Read more »
Hi all i am Darryl and i brought my bus from e-bay in march 2009 it was a 1985 Nissan diesel school bus with a 6 cyl turbo diesel and a 6 speed manual it was registered and in good condition and seated 35 people it is 30 foot long and easy to drive .Ive pulled out all the seats now and making it into a motor home .its got so far queen bed in rear ,bunks full size shower separate toilet L shape lou Read more »
I am a swiss rockclimber. In fall 2010 I will go to the USA for a rockclimbingtrip together with 2 friends. We will start our trip in New York on September 5th and end it on October 30th also in New York. The first month we will be climbing in Rumney, New Hampshire and the second month in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Read more »
After thinking about building another campervan for a while, I was looking online at vehicles in the Cornwall area. I saw a few that looked good, especially a Blue Sprinter very near by. I went and had a look. It was in good condition, an ex Transco van that had a few bruises as all work vans do, but a full service history and brand new MOT. Read more »
Repowered with an Isuzu Diesel and power assisted steering. The brakes have been changed to air over hydraulic. The floor has been lowered to give more head room to the sides of the original main saloon. Under the floor on the left had side are fresh water, gray water, and black water tanks. Plus the generator and main toolbox. Read more »
I've just spent the last 12 months converting an old Transit Minibus into a camper van. One of the main objectives was to try and keep the cost down to an absolute minimum but without compromising too much on quality, comfort and style. All in all the conversion cost less than £500. Take a look at my blog for more details and pictures.
I have a renault Kangoo estate which I would like to convert the spacious back into a mini camper.Any Tips and advice would be welcome.I will have to start with blacking out the side windows Im not sure the best way to go with this whether to use blinds or blackout film maybe even a curtain can anyone help Thanks.
1978 Dodge 318 cu. in. automatic transmission. This is very similar to the van I had, it was a very good runner and I lived in it when I was in Seattle WA 1986-87. It had the large windows like these on both sides. I used black velvet material at night to hang flat (ungathered)in front of the windows. Read more »
My first camper conversion. but had great fun doing it. Well after chopping the end of my thumb off on a bench saw I finally got busy on the van again
Its been to wales, anglsey, skeggy, scarborough, bridlington and a few other places.
only problem I have had upto now was a fan belt which was a easy fix. Some arsehole knocked my mirror of Read more »
The Van is due to have it's roof elevated next week.
After that will have four bonded windows and then we hope to fit the interior to a modest standard with bed, sink, cooker and some storage.
Hope to spend weekends until I am too old to enjoy the basic life. Better than a tent !!! Had an old VW camper in 1980s but it gave up!! This one is low milage so I am very excited. Sylvia Read more »
In 2006 I converted a cheap Mercedes Sprinter 208D van into a comfortable campervan. I had no previous experience, but found enough information, and used enough imagination to make a lovely little campervan. I packed away my possessions, and took off on a road trip, expecting to be away for 2 months. I came back 9 months later. I was hooked on campervan'ing. Read more »