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Camper van conversion guide

How to Choose the Best Van for a Camper Conversion

Choosing the best van for a camper conversion can get tricky. It’s a critical decision to a successful build and how the van works for you.  It needs to suit your living needs, travel style and budget too. There’s so many vans on the market. If you’re new to the van life movement, knowing where …

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Camper Van Insurance | How to Protect your Camper Van Conversion

Camper van insurance is a legal requirement in the UK as well as in most countries around the world. If you’ve bought a pre-loved campervan, insuring it is straight forward once you’ve decided what protection you need. But what if you’ve bought a van to convert?  It’s not a motorhome or RV in the traditional …

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Camper Van Conversion Guide | How to Build a DIY Camper

So you want to build a camper van? Great idea!  Whether you’re preparing to live in a van full time, planning a short getaway, a long road trip, or have exciting overland travel plans, converting a van to a camper is a perfect way to go. Undertaking a camper van conversion is a mammoth project. …

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Best Campervan Toilet Options for Living in a Van

Should you have a campervan with a toilet or without?  Many van dwellers adapt to living in a van without an onboard toilet. Others wouldn’t leave their drive without a fitted toilet. Whether you want a full size bathroom, an emergency use only solution or something in between boils down to the size of your …

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DVLA Campervan Conversion | How to Meet the Requirements

Paperwork! Not the most exciting subject but it’s important to understand applicable regulations governing your camper van conversion so you don’t breach any laws. This article is specific to DVLA campervan conversion reclassifications in the UK. If your camper is registered in another country, check with your driving licence & vehicle authority before starting your …

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200 Watt Solar Panel Wiring Diagram & Kit List

This is a 200 Watt Solar Panel Wiring Diagram with a complete list of DIY parts needed and kits available. Use this as a guide to fitting your RV, campervan, motorhome or caravan solar set up. We’ve designed the diagram so it’s simple to understand for newbies to campervan electrics. Campervan electrics can be dangerous …

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Sprinter Camper Van Conversion Review | A Year on the Road

We’ve been living in our Sprinter camper van conversion, Baloo for over a year already. Less than 2 years ago she was still a 4×4 ex British military minibus and looking a little sorry for herself. After 2500 hours of conversion work over 8 months, she was reborn as our camper van conversion, home and …

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A Guided Tour of our 4×4 Sprinter Van Conversion

If you’ve been following along on Facebook, you’ll know we sold Mowgli the Unimog and bought Baloo, a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van in 2017. When we bought the campervan, Baloo was an ex British military minibus, complete with 16 military issue vinyl covered seats, robust grab rails and dirty luggage racks. But no more. Today, …

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