Added: 27 August 2021
More often than not, when wanting a VW camper, people will look for vans that have already been converted. However, it is possible to simply purchase a VW van and then get a specialist conversion company to carry out the conversion for you. When doing so, you will be able to ensure that the camper is perfect for all of your individual needs and, arguably, this is a much better way to invest in a VW camper van.
When it comes to finding a camper conversion company, as you may expect, some will be better at converting vans than others and it is important to ensure that you’re enlisting the help of specialists. To help anyone who is currently trying to choose a company to convert their VW van, below we have put together a list of important things to look out for and to double-check before you hand over your van to any old ‘specialist’.
Various camper conversion options
When choosing a camper van conversion company is it essential to ensure that they offer the type of conversion you’re interested in. Ideally, you should look for specialists that are able to carry out everything from Kombi conversions through to roof conversions, so you can trust that they will be able to complete any work that may be required during your conversion project.
The use of high-quality and hard-wearing materials
The materials that a company uses will make the difference between a stunning conversion and an average one. So, it is important to double-check what materials are used for things such as the lining, flooring and cabinetry during a conversion. It is also worthwhile looking into the brands which are used for different parts of the conversion too for additional peace of mind.
Safety being at the forefront of the conversion
With some companies, safety can take a backseat but it can’t be stressed enough how important safety is for any VW camper van conversion. You should look for a company that abides by Gas Safe regulations and that has all gas and electrical work independently signed off and certified by a qualified technician. Also, look for companies that use things like M1 crash tested beds and safety glass as well.
Images of their VW camper van conversions
Of course, you should never hand your van over to a company without looking at some of their previous work, so ensure that you browse through any galleries and watch any videos of conversions they have completed in the past. This is the best way to get a feel for the standard of the camper van conversions a company provides. If they don’t have any images or videos available, this is a big red flag.
Reviews from previous customers
It is always worthwhile reading some of the reviews that a company has received from their previous customers too and this will give you an insight into what it is like to work with them on your conversion project. Ideally, you should look for VW camper van conversions specialists with lots of positive reviews and happy customers.
Additional services for campers
You may find that you will need additional services when you’re converting your van into a camper, so you should double-check how else a company is able to help. Look out for services such as exterior styling and re-upholstering, they can come in very handy, and also smaller things such as being able to install bike racks, roof carrying systems and multi-rails too.
Finding a VW camper van conversion specialist
It is fair to say that there are numerous benefits to converting your own VW van rather than purchasing a pre-converted camper and it is always worthwhile considering. Hopefully, if you decide to go down this route, the information above will be beneficial and you can ensure that you’re choosing the right company to assist you with your conversion rather than wasting your money on ‘specialists’ who won’t complete the job to the standard you’re expecting.
Whenever you’re searching for a VW camper van conversion company that you can rely on, be sure to contact us here at Wessex Vans. We really are conversion specialists and we are passionate about helping our customers create the vehicle of their dreams. Unlike other companies you may come across, we always listen to our customers’ needs and develop their conversions around their requests, and we can assure you that all work will be carried out to the highest standard. As a result of this, we have countless happy customers and you can trust that your van will be in safe hands with our team.