Build a camper – van conversion guide
So you want to build a camper van? Great idea! A conversion is a mammoth project so we’ve dedicated this section of the blog to it. Use this guide to help you through every stage of your own conversion and build a camper with success. Your van life is within touching distance!
We’ve built a few overland vehicles over the years. Our last truck was Mowgli, a Unimog camper. We bought Mowgli ready built but did lots of work to upgrade her during the time we owned her. In readiness for our South American adventure, we converted a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van called Baloo.
This section of our overland travel blog gives you advice on every stage of your camper van conversion. You too can build a camper with these hints and tips on buying a base vehicle, help you make informed decisions on design details and offer detailed how to guides.
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Camper van installation guides
Building your own camper van is a big job. If you plan to do most of the work yourself, it’s going to take many hours to complete and an unhealthy dose of blood, sweat and tears. No doubt, you’ll spend some of those hours researching ideas and installation guides on various aspects of the build. So watch this space for our detailed installation guides on how we converted our 4×4 Sprinter van, Baloo.