What is a van converter and how do you find the best campervan builders? Expert advice from Daniel Lopez-Ferreiro, co-author of Camper Van Life.
You may have been considering purchasing a brand new campervan but found that you can’t get what you want within your budget. At the same time, you don’t want a used camper that has old furniture, questionable fittings and none of the luxuries that you really want. So why not consider a van conversion – a campervan? Use an experienced and reputable campervan builder.
A campervan conversion can be manufactured to your specification, has new fixtures and fittings and won’t suffer the same kind of depreciation that a new campervan will. Better yet, it will cost you less than half the price of a brand new camper from a campervan builder or converter.
There are a number of factors that you will need to consider when buying a van conversion. Our free download – The Essential Campervan Buyers Guide – explains these in detail, but in short, safety should always be your biggest concern. First and foremost you should ensure that the gas and electric fittings have been completed by a certified technician to the appropriate standards, GasSafe, Part P
Secondly, make sure that you consider how you will be using your campervan and how many people will be using it. If you get stuck inside on a wet day a camper can quickly become a very confined space if there are too many people. Use a quality campervan builder or camper van converter. Think about how many belted seats you will need, how much storage space and what technology you will require.
At Sussex Campervans we take great pride in what we call our “brand new, secondhand campers”. We take nearly new vans that have had one previous owner – usually they will have been used commercially by a company with a good track record of looking after its vehicles – and create a camper van, based on one of our current models, tailored to meet our customers’ exact specifications.
We are always adding new camper van conversion models to our line and they all come with a warranty and the very best after-care. We are specialist campervan builders who are excellent at converting vans. We are campervan converters.