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Buying a van

Buying the right vehicle for your camper van conversion is the 1st step on your journey towards van life.

Whether you’re buying a pre-loved camper or an empty shell prime for conversion, these guides help you make this step a success.

DIY Campervan Conversion Kits | Furniture Modules to Kit Out a Van, Fast

Converting a van into a camper takes a lot of accomplished DIY skills. You’ll need to be a carpenter, metalworker, electrician and plumber. At times you’ll wish you were a magician! If you have all of these skills in abundance, a conversion might be relatively straight forward. Not everyone knows how to build a camper …

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DIY Campervan Conversion | A 10 Step Guide to Converting a Van

Undertaking a DIY campervan conversion project is one of the coolest, rewarding and exhausting things we’ve ever done! We spent 2500 hours converting our van into a camper and have lived in her ever since. She’s a 2005 Mercedes Sprinter 411cdi.  Her long wheel base give us enough space for an onboard bathroom and with …

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Overland Build | The Ultimate Guide to Overland Vehicle Mods

Overland builds and vehicle modifications are an expensive business. The shows are full of after-market off road product sellers, all selling gear for your own overland build. But do you know where to start? Do you get excited and inspired by all the kit on display at the shows? Me too! I’ve built half a dozen expedition vehicles and …

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Buying a Campervan | What to Look For & What to Avoid

After reading our guide on choosing the best van for a camper conversion and to live in and saving up enough money, you’re in the market for buying a campervan. You might be buying a campervan to live in full time, travel in for a couple of years or for weekend camping trips.  You may …

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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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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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