Converting a Van into a Motorhome.

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by glob@l, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. glob@l

    glob@l Member

    Has anyone ever fancied owning a motorhome and ended up converting a van instead?
    Motorhomes seem to hold their value so presumably converting a van would be cheaper than buying a ready made motorhome?
    Some considerations would includes van type, fuel consumption, interior height and available space, layout etc
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    What did you put on your floor in the end under the vinyl?
     
  3. glob@l

    glob@l Member

    Not sure what to do with that yet!
     
  4. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Have a think about buying a used Ambulance,they have a lot of the kit already installed that needs putting in when converting a van.
     
  5. Fantastic hobby, very rewarding. I've done two myself both began as VW T4 transporters. Now that I have kids my next would be a Mercedes sprinter or crafter conversion.
     
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  6. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Done my T5 planning on giving proper run out this summer
     
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  7. glob@l

    glob@l Member

    Good point about the ambulance.
    The T4/T5's are sought after motors and can be expensive to buy, even second hand.
    So, did the conversions cost a lot and did they turn out as planned?
     
  8. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Got mine done by a company in York I didn't have the time to do it myself, went for pop up up roof swivel seats crash tested bed, sink, oven, refrigerator reupholstered seats, some pics on the car forum on this site, cost £12000 but worth it as it's a quality job
     
  9. glob@l

    glob@l Member

    Surely that cost didn't include the T5. Depending on the condition etc , you could pay the same again for the motor.
     
  10. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Bought the van from new used it for work then had it converted it 2013 model
     
  11. glob@l

    glob@l Member

    Aw well just the cost of the conversion then really.
     
  12. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Yeah but reckon I won't lose any money if I decide to sell, it still very low miles on it, just bought an awning with a wood stove roll on the summer
     
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