Panel vans are one of the best vehicle's for camper van conversions. They are large, come in many formats, are easy to drive, and in recent years have become more reliable and affordable.
Since Westfalia started converting VW Transporter vans in the 1950s many different types of panel van have been used for camper van conversions. The VW Transport dominated the camper van market for decades. Meanwhile for Ford Transit van become very popular in the light goods transportation market. The Transit was powerful
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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. Read more »
Mercedes Benz have long had a tradition of making commercial vehicles, and were one of the first companies to offer a commercial diesel engine. Read more »
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. Read more »