van conversion guide

We hope our van conversion blog can be a step-by-step guide on how to convert a campervan, giving you ideas and advice for your own DIY campervan conversion and answering any questions you may have. After struggling to find a reliable source of information in one place throughout our build, we wanted to share we learnt throughout our build. As a result we’ve distilled all of the information we learnt to create a resource for others looking to do the same. So read on, and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Planning your van conversion

Before you start converting your own campervan, it’s important to do some research. There are many considerations to bear in mind before you commit to a converting a campervan, from the van that you should use as your base vehicle to how much it might cost you. So we’ve written a series of blog posts aiming to help you plan your van build and give you the confidence to start building.

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Designing a campervan

It can be hard to come up with van layout ideas off the top of your head. There are many considerations when designing your campervan layout, from how you plan on using your campervan to how many people it’s for and how much gear you have to store. So we’ve built a campervan layout configurator to help you decide on a layout for your van. Fill in your requirements and it will suggest a van layout based on exactly what you need.

Shopping for your van conversion

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If you’re ready to start shopping for your campervan conversion, it can be hard to know exactly what you need to buy. Our van conversion shopping list tool will help you figure out exactly what you need to start your van build. Input your budget and track your spending with some useful graphs. This van build spreadsheet is completely configurable to your own conversion using a series of filters, and contains useful tips and links suggesting where to purchase everything online.

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Building a campervan

We’ve broken the build section of our van conversion blog down into several categories focusing on different areas of the build. Under each category is a series of blog posts written to help you with all of the different aspects of your van build, from installing windows to building a campervan kitchen.

All van conversion blog posts