Since VW popularised the concept of camper vans in the 1950s, camper vans have been converted and produced by a number of different companies. Today there is a great range of conversions using a wide range of base vehicles.
The Mercedes Sprinter is a popular and reliable panel van, chassis cab and minibus. Launched in 1995 to replace the Mercedes T1 van. The Sprinter is sold throughout the world, and has become the most popular new van.
The VW Type 2 is the classic old-school camper van that popularised the compact leisure vehicle industry. VW Transporters are still made today, currently as the T5 model.
Known as the Eurovan in USA and Mexico, or Transporter in UK, Ireland & North Europe.
The Fiat Ducato is a popular panel van and good for camper van conversions. The Ducato chassis has long been used by motorhome builders.
The Fiat Ducato is the same van as the Citroen Jumper and the Peugeot Expert, with all three vans being made in factories in Italy and Brazil.
Ducato’s are reliable and well made. Parts are easily available and well priced.
A motorhome or motorcaravan offer the best in luxury and space. Generally fitted with everything one needs, including a shower and toilet. With a motorhome you are self sufficient and can do without campsites.
The Ford Transit is a popular range of panel vans, minibuses and pickup trucks. The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years. In Britain and other countries the term ‘Transit’ often refers to any van of Transit size.
Camper van breakdown recovery is a great investment if you intend to travel for a long period of time or if you have an old vehicle that can be unreliable. The cost of having a vehicle recovered to home is expensive. Think hundreds of pounds, dollars or euros, or even thousands if you are abroad.
It is important to prepare your campervan or motorhome for the winter months. This is especially true if you live in an area where you receive frost or snow, as damage can quickly happen to an unprepared vehicle. This guide covers preparing the living area of your vehicle, and mechanical tips as well.