Campervans are becoming increasingly popular, as they are a cheap way to travel around and even live. If you are thinking about converting a van into a campervan then you need to make sure you are buying one that is particularly good to do this. Below we have outlined all of the best vans to convert and why they are popular.
The Ford Transit is a popular van to convert into a campervan because of its roomy interior and sturdy structure. It is also very easy to drive and inexpensive to run. Ford transits are quite popular already, so there should be a lot of these used vans available for you to choose from.
Ford Transits are smaller than other vans, so it isn’t ideal for families, but if there will be just one or two people using it then it will be perfect. As it is smaller it is a lot easier to manoeuvre around and get into parking spaces and drive down small roads, which is why it is quite popular for those who are going to do a lot of travelling in it.
Another great van to convert into a campervan is the Mercedes Sprinter. It is very roomy and could easily be used for a family or for those who need more space for sports kit or travel equipment. This van is great for off-roading and more difficult terrains, which makes it a perfect van for travellers.
One of the biggest disadvantages of a Mercedes Sprinter conversion that can put people off buying them is that they have higher costs than other vans.
The Vauxhall Vivaro is bigger than the Ford Transit but smaller than the Mercedes Sprinter, so it offers up a roomier campervan, but is still easy to drive around and park.
It is a great van if you want to have a comprehensive kitchen and perhaps even a bathroom. It is very economical to run and feels similar to a car when driving.
The Iveco Daily is a large campervan that has been around for over 40 years. It is a great choice for those who want a tough and robust vehicle.
The Iveco can be converted into a roomy campervan which is perfect for couples, families, or solo travellers. It is also very economical and is designed to be 10% cheaper to run.
The Iveco is one of the only vans to have a separate chassis to the body so it can carry heavier loads. This means you are able to carry any sport or travel equipment you want.
The Peugeot Expert is a medium-sized vehicle that is ideal for couples or solo travellers. It is extremely easy to drive and park, which makes it perfect for those inexperienced with driving vans. It is also small enough to drive as an everyday vehicle.
The Renault Trafic was voted the Medium Van of the Year in 2020 at the annual Fleet World awards. The van is very easy to use and feels like you are driving a car. The van has a pop-top structure means that there is extra space inside, so you have more options on how to design the inside.
There are plenty of different vans that can be converted into campervans. Do your research and ensure the van you do eventually buy is in good condition and will be the correct size for your needs.