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Things To Consider When Purchasing A Converted Camper Van

Added: 08 September 2021

With staycations rising in popularity and lots of people wanting to explore what the UK has to offer rather than travelling to different countries, it is no surprise that there has been a dramatic increase in the interest in leisure vehicles. Instead of booking hotels or holiday homes when touring the UK, many are looking for a more convenient accommodation option and it is fair to say that it doesn’t get more convenient than having your accommodation on wheels.  

Even though there are lots of different types of leisure vehicles to choose from, converted camper vans are still one of the most popular options available and many will be looking to purchase a camper this year. As you may expect, you will be spoilt for choice when doing so and there are so many campers to choose from these days. To help you narrow down the market and choose the perfect camper, below are some important things to consider.

The type of conversion you’d like 

Many people don’t realise, but there are actually lots of different types of conversions. When purchasing a camper van you will be able to choose between things such as a Caravelle conversion, a Kombi conversion or, of course, a full conversion. Take some time to look into these options and think about which would be most suitable for your converted van.  

The number of people the camper needs to sleep 

Not all camper van conversions are able to sleep the same amount of people. Generally speaking, the most common types of campers only sleep 2, but if you choose a van with a roof conversion, this will be able to sleep an additional 2 adults, or children. So, make sure you know how many people you’d like the converted camper to be able to sleep. 

The number of passenger seats you need

In addition to thinking about how many people will be sleeping in the camper, you also need to think about the number of passenger seats you need as well. It goes without saying that you will need to ensure that everyone can travel safely in the van, otherwise you may have to take another car with you when you’re exploring new places in the UK. 

The amount of time you’re going to spend in the van 

Depending on the amount of time you’re going to be spending in the camper, you may find that your needs will differ. For example, if you’re going to spend a lot of time on the road, then having a fridge and a cooking area will be very useful, whereas if you’re going to be staying on campsites with local pubs and restaurants, this might not be as important. So, consider what your needs are likely to be in this regard. 

The exterior and interior design 

There is a wide range of campers to choose from and the vans will come in different shapes and sizes. Think about what you’d like the overall appearance of the camper to be like and any small details that are important to you. Not only do you need to consider the exterior styling, but you also need to think about your preferences for things like the upholstery, flooring and cabinets.

The budget you have for the camper

Of course, the cost of camper van conversions can differ quite significantly and some campers will be much more expensive than others. For this reason, it is always worthwhile having a budget in mind when you’re looking at different vans. When considering how much you have to spend, think about the running and maintenance costs as well as the upfront cost. 

Searching for camper van conversion companies in the UK 

There really is no denying that a converted camper is one of the best investments you can make when you’re wanting your very own leisure vehicle and you will get so much use out of this van. Hopefully, by taking the time to consider everything mentioned above, you will have a much better idea of what your individual needs are for a converted camper van and you can ensure that the van you end up purchasing is perfect for you. 

When searching for camper van conversion companies in the UK, be sure to visit the Wessex Vans website. We specialise in camper conversions and we have a brilliant range of converted vans available to purchase. You can find out more about all of the T5 and T6 VW Transporter campers we currently stock over on our website and we are sure that you will find the perfect van for you. Unlike other camper van conversion companies in the UK, we also offer high-quality bespoke conversions too, feel free to contact us today to discuss these in more detail. 

Why Choose Wessex

At Wessex all our conversions are carried out to the highest standards by qualified technicians in a secure fully insured unit. Electrical & gas work comes with safety certification.


Over the years we have listened to our customers needs and developed many of our conversions around their requests. We are passionate about making sure our customers leave us with the vehicle of their dreams rather than compromising as we appreciate how much of a commitment and lifestyle choice it is.

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