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Van Camping In Winter

January 5th, 2023

For van lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and happy campers alike, winter camping presents a number of exciting opportunities and can be an incredibly enjoyable experience. This is, of course, dependent on one thing, preparation.

Ever heard the phrase ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’? This couldn’t be more true for winter camping, so it’s crucial to think ahead and get a good idea of the equipment and essential items you’ll need to stay warm and comfortable. If you’re considering a midwinter trip to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you might be wondering how to prepare.

Here at Van Sales UK, we’ve compiled a brief list of essentials for van camping in winter. Read on to hear our thoughts.


First things first, ensuring you have a suitable source of heat is a must. After all, there’s nothing exciting about hypothermia. Sure, that’s unlikely, but you’ll certainly want to be comfortable.

When it comes to heating your van, there are a few options to choose from. Commonly, campers will opt for gas powered or electric heaters as these are simple to operate and require no installation. Whichever option you choose, make sure it is safe to use in a confined space and that you follow all manufacturer’s instructions.

Layers, Layers And More Layers

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s a theme developing. Staying warm is a top priority for winter campers; if you can nail this, you’re sorted. Before hitting the road and embarking on your frosty adventure, be sure to pack an array of warm blankets, duvets and most importantly, sleeping bags. Investing in a high-quality sleeping bag is well worth the money and will serve its purpose for years to come.

A Good Van

Obviously, no list of van camping essentials would be complete without mentioning the importance of the vehicle itself. There are a huge number of great vans on the market today that are ideal for conversion, such as the VW Transporter, or Ford Transit. Whether you’re on the lookout for a trusty camper for solo missions, or something larger to call home on the road, you’re sure to find the perfect fit here at Van Sales UK.

It’s always a pleasure watching happy customers drive away in the best vans on the market. So, if you’re on the hunt for van camping ideas, look no further. Get in touch with us today.


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