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Campervan Conversions

Camper Van Conversions

Camper Van Conversions

It’s never been easier to build your own camper van. With the reduced cost and increased availability of parts, tools and used vehicles you too can make your own dream camper van, at a fraction of the cost of buying a professional conversion.
Planning a Camper Van Conversion

Planning a Camper Van Conversion

Planning any camper van conversion is essential.  If you don’t you could find yourself undoing work you have already done, wasting time and materials.  You’ll also save yourself more than a few headaches.
Choosing a base vehicle for a camper van conversion

Choosing a base vehicle for a camper van conversion

Choosing the right type of vehicle for your campervan conversion is critical.  You need a vehicle that matches your camping requirements, budget and vehicle maintenance skill level. Choosing the right vehicle from the start means …
Buying a Base Van

Buying a Base Van

Choosing a used panel van The best and most popular base vehicle for a camper van or motorcaravan conversion is an empty panel van. There are a few options to consider when choosing the make and model of van, what the van has previously been used for, and from where to buy it.
Camper van conversion example layouts

Camper van conversion example layouts

Below you will find many example and ideas from other camper van and motor homes. Hopefully these will give you some good ideas also. Example camper van interiors A VW T4 with a stylish black …
Preparation – tools & parts

Preparation – tools & parts

Sealants Sikaflex – Perhaps the best adhesive/sealant available.  It has a wide range of uses such as fixing windows and roof lights.  It is also great for securing solar panel brackets to van roofs without needing to use screws or bolts, which could lead to leaks.  Sikaflex 221 or 252 are very good.  252 is quicker setting with a harder consistency.

Buying and Selling

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.
Choosing and buying a camper van or motorhome

Choosing and buying a camper van or motorhome

There are several things to consider when choosing and buying a camper van or motorhome. Below are the most important things to consider, and some advice for each. Considerations Budget As with most things in …
Camper Vans For Sale

Camper Vans For Sale

Finding a good camper van to buy can be a tricky and time consuming task. You want to buy a solid vehicle at the right price. This guide tells you the best places to look to find your dream camper.
VW Camper Vans For Sale

VW Camper Vans For Sale

Looking for a classic Split Screen or Bay Window VW camper? Or a new T4 or T5? Here are the best places to find and buy a VW camper van.

VW Mini-Buses For Sale

VW vans are one of the most popular vehicles used in campervan conversions.  Mini-buses are perhaps the best vehicles for camper van conversion, for families or those who require more space.
A Guide to Selling Your Camper Van

A Guide to Selling Your Camper Van

Here are my tips to selling your camper van, to ensure you sell it quickly and get a good price. Preparing Clean everything – inside and out.  People will be turned off otherwise. Fix anything …

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 Pedal-Powered Washing Machine that Needs No Electricity
GiraDora

$40 Pedal-Powered Washing Machine that Needs No Electricity

A great human pedal-powered washing machine from GiraDora. Aimed at areas of the world without regular electricity, but would work well for anyone on a long-term wild camping trip in their campervan. To be honest, …
campal.co.uk – a great looking system that turn cars into campervans easily

campal.co.uk – a great looking system that turn cars into campervans easily

campal.co.uk is a great looking unit that fits into the back of van like cars instantly giving a cooking area, seating unit and a bed. This is one of the best ways of instantly converting …
Sealander, a towable trailer that’s both a camper and a boat

Sealander, a towable trailer that’s both a camper and a boat

Sealander is a amphibious caravan and yacht in one. I love how you can camp by the lake, and then take to the water during the day.  I love taking a pedalo on a lake, and diving …
Tag along with Landtreks off-road trips

Tag along with Landtreks off-road trips

Since 2004 Landtreks have been running 4×4 tours in the Pyrenees; a stunning region to explore, with some of the best scenery Europe has to offer. Now they are offer a chance for campervan and …
New by-laws affect wild camping in Scotland

New by-laws affect wild camping in Scotland

New seasonal by-laws have come into force restricting wild camping around Trossachs National Park. Whilst wild camping is still permitted, four managed zones will now require permits for camping between March and September. Read more at the …