General Campervan Questions

Everything you need to know about choosing your camper

When you're looking to buy a campervan, we've found that a lot of our clients want to know more about the vans we have available and how our services can benefit them. That's why we have put together the following collection of frequently asked questions and answers regarding our van conversions. You can see them all further down this page.

Still can't find what you're looking for? This is just FAQ's on how to choose the right campervan, so you should be able to find answers on our main FAQ's page. Alternatively you can directly contact one of our experts for support or guidance.

Or if we’ve left anything out, please ring us on 01403 336 369 or email - for a chat or to book a visit - and let us know how we can help you in your quest for the right campervan.

We're looking forward to meeting you in person when you visit Sussex Campervans. Thank you for making an appointment so that we can have the right person available to answer your questions during your guided tour. We're keen to find out more about you, so that we can create the perfect vehicle to suit your lifestyle and make your dreams a reality.

Which campervan is right for me?

Choosing the perfect camper

Which is the best van to convert into a campervan?

There are hundreds of different base vans for you to choose from. Our experts have selected the best of these to be used in our workshops at Sussex Campervans. This is done through a complex and indepth process designed to select base vans based upon a number of vital factors. Each of our different van models offers something different and unqiue. We have put together a short video showing you the best base vehicles for campervan conversions.

How do I decide which camper is best for me?

It's a big decision when it comes to selecting your dream campervan, that's why we want to help as much as possible. Check out our campervan buyers guide. Once you feel a bit more clued up, book an appointment with us and one of our campervan team will work with you to find the right van and design for you.

Should I buy an electric campervan?

Electric vehicles have been developing rapidly over the last few years and the infrastructure is building by the day. For more information on electric vehicles, see our Electric Campervans page.

Which motor caravan - coachbuilt or van conversion?

We have put together a video showing you the pros and cons to coachbuilt and van conversions. The answer to this depends on your preferences!

Rear barn doors or tailgates? What's best for campervans?

Both have different advantages and disadvantages! It depends on how you plan to use your camper and where you plan to take it. We have a really useful video and article all about barn doors and tailgates.

What automatic vehicle options are there?

We converted one of the first automatic Renault Trafic vehicles into a camper and now provide this as an option, meaning that the whole Sussex Campervans range is available with a choice of automatic or manual gearboxes. Take a look at our video that explores the pros and cons of automatic camper vans.

What's the difference between your models?

Each of our campervan models provides something different. See a full breakdown of the different campervan model conversions we offer.

Can you convert my van?

While we don't convert vans you may already own, we can offer you something better. Take a look at the following article that explores Converting Your Van.

Can I buy your Rock 'n' Roll bed for my van conversion?

Due to such high demand for bespoke conversions, we are unable to accommodate partial conversion work and providing parts for van conversions.

How much can I personalise my conversion?

The sky is the limit. At Sussex Campervans we pride ourselves in providing built to order camper van conversions. You can choose from plenty of colours, fabrics and wood finishes to completely customise your campervan.

How do I choose a campervan converter?

When you’re looking for a camper van conversion – whether brand new or what we call a “brand new, second hand camper van” – you will come across a lot of people claiming to be great campervan builders, but many won’t be the experts that they claim to be. In our guide we tell you the main things you should be looking for when choosing a reputable campervan builder.

Can I Hire a Campervan?

Sadly at the moment we do not offer the option to hire. We do offer Sussex Campervans Finance Options to help as many people as possible achieve their dream of traveling in a campervan. However, we may soon be offering the chance to hire. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date.

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