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Tips For Converting Your Van for Travel and Exploration

October 1st, 2022

Vans are a great way to get out and see more of what this world has to offer. Whether you’re sleeping on a secluded beach or enjoying a vibrant campsite with your friends, a converted van is a perfect way to do it. When you choose to convert a van yourself, you call the shots. So you can decide how much you want to do and what budget you want to spend. Go all out or keep it simple, that’s the joy, it’s completely up to you!

Here are our top tips for converting your van.

Be clear about what you want

In the initial planning stages, it’s important to be sure of what you want from your van and all the details you require. What you want will ultimately impact what van you buy, what conversions you do and how much it will cost.

Consider the following questions:

  • How many people will be using the van? Will it just be you or a partner or a whole family? Will you be bringing your dog?
  • What will you be taking with you? Are you heading out on winter adventures or just sticking to the heat? Do you need it to be practical for activities such as surfing, paddle boarding or kayaking?
  • How will you use your camper? Are you intending on wild camping, living off-grid or sticking to campsites?

Is camper conversion right for you?

Before you get stuck into this big project, ask yourself if it’s right for you. There are plenty of great converted campers on the market, so you may not even need to do the hard work yourself. Converting a camper can be a timely project, so you need to have the schedule to get it done. However, some people really enjoy the challenge, so maybe converting a camper is ideal for you.

If you don’t think it’s right for you, you can always use a van conversion company that will convert a van for you, exactly how you want it. Van conversion kits are also great as they provide everything you need to kit out your van in a flatpack fashion.

Keep your budget in mind

Many people attempt a van conversion as it can often be cheaper than buying a ready-made campervan. However, it’s important to keep your budget in mind. If you have the skills and experience, you may be able to complete your van conversion for under £1,000, not including the cost of the van. Although, some more extensive van conversions can cost up to £5,000, or even more depending on what luxuries you want. Keep reviewing your budget throughout the project and cut back if you need to.

If you’re looking for new van deals to start your conversion, Van Sales UK is the place to look. We’re new van dealers in Bristol and across the country, offering a wide range of quality new vans. From Volkswagen to Mercedes. Get in touch today to learn more.


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