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How to Plan a DIY Camper Van Conversion

Planning for most things is a wise move but it is essential when it comes to a campervan conversion, saving a lot of time, money and effort in the long run. Making sure you have campervan insurance could be a life saver if anything were to go awry.

One of the first aspects to consider is your budget. This will be the deciding factor when determining the design possibilities and the overall task ahead. Separating each process into categories will help with budgets and will allow you to work out how much is needed for each part and process. There is no minimum or maximum you can spend it is all down to personal preference but it can broken down into sections to help make your budget stretch a little further.

Base Vehicle – As with any conversion you will need a base vehicle to kick start the work. If you have yet to purchase your base vehicle a realistic price you will pay for a very basic van will be around the £500 mark. Setting a limit to £3,000 will buy you a great used van and if your budget affords it anything over the £10,000 price will get you a very new van.

Fittings – Be realistic for your budget. Luxury items come with a price tag so bear in mind your budget when planning your fittings. Everything from the bed to the kitchen sink will have a different value depending on the retailer and its origin but remember to work with your campervan and fit it accordingly.

Tools –If you are handy at some DIY then perhaps you would already have the tools needed for the job, however some of us aren’t blessed in that department and so you will need to hire or buy the appropriate tools. It will be a good idea to check out local DIY stores as well as national shops to see where offers are on and available.

Legal stuff – Remember it is vital to insure any road worthy vehicle if you are planning on some trips. Specialist insurers such as do the comparing for you to offer the best, most suitable policy. Added to this is the notion of inspection from road authorities. It may need re-categorising from a van to a campervan.

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