The following specifications are typical for Campers that we create. However, if you are supplying your own base van or would like something different then we can work with you to create something special to your own style & budget...
Van Specifications & Styling
We use the VW T5 & T6 for most of our conversions, a good looking van, drives like a car & fits in a normal parking space. There is a balance of power, fuel economy and with low tax and insurance it is the most popular choice for camper conversions across the board.
Air Con for us is a must have in a camper for cooling in summer and reducing condensation in winter. Therefore all our Vans typically include Aircon, Cruise Control & Parking sensors.
All of our Campers have colour coded front and rear bumpers as standard. Spoilers, wheels and other styling options vary on each build. The choice is yours, just let us know what you are looking for...
We are now fitting the Skyline Poptops, with their Stainless Steel Hinges, Marine grade waterproof canvas and room for a comfy mattress in the roof area these are our roofs of choice. TUV approved and great quality and looks, especially with the Scenic Canvas that allows the whole front area of the canvas to be quick opened up to see your world in a different light!
We typically use a combination of 40mm lowered spring from H&R, heavier at the rear to keep the ride height level with the extra weight of the conversion & 18" Wheels. This a a great balance of the lowered stance, improved handling & great looks keeping everything practical for a camper. The choice is yours, we can do any wheel and suspension package you have in mind for your own individual requirements..
Soundproofing & Insulation
We use a combination of the market leading Silent Coat or the new Dodo DEADN sound deadening and vibration dampers as the first pass to the Sound Proofing Package...
Dodo Thermo Van Liner or Dodo Thermo Van Liner Extreme fully applied to the interior panels & voids behind the carpet lining panels to reduce panel flex & therefore road noise. This also provides an Insulation base layer direct on the Panels and a base for fleece thermal insulation. We also apply this product to the recesses under the ply floor to improve sound and insulation...
Dodo Thermo Fleece Insulation is applied in layers over the Dodo Thermo Van Liner in all panel voids to give as much Insulation as possible. This reduces the heat inside the van on hot summer days & keeps the cold out during winter. It also absorbs airborne sound and assists with the soundproofing.
Thermo Fleece by Dodo Mat is an itch-free sustainable insulation quilt manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. It will not absorb moisture and does not support mould growth.
The interior of the van is lined with specialised automotive carpet lining on all metal panels. This reduces condensation, provides some Insulation & has a soft feel. The removable Panels can be trimmed with the matching or contrasting carpet lining or trimmed with Suedeliner, a soft touch faux suede fabric to add a luxurious feel to the panels. We can also carpet line the doors to ensure that there are no exposed metal panels in the van to reduce condensation and give it that extra touch of luxury...
Our furniture designs are selected to provide form & function. Using precision CNC cut furniture from specialist lightweight ply to reduce weight and maintain strength. To maximise storage, we offer full side units, overhead kitchen shelf, rear overhead lockers & matching bed boards with storage doors. The drawers are steel soft close & Evomatic catches. The interiors are beautiful, stylish and hardwearing. We have a huge range of finishes to suit your requirements..
The heating works just like home, set the temperature, switch on & the thermostatically controlled heater blows warm air to keep the set temperature in the van. It runs off the leisure battery & is plumbed into the Vans Diesel tank, and only sips away at the Diesel. All the intake & exhaust is fitted outside under the van, so perfectly safe to use overnight. We are currently using the MV Airo 2, quiet, simple controls & ability to heat up quickly & keep you cozy whatever the weather... We also offer options for a remote start on the heater so you can start it on the way down from the hills or from
With a clean, modern look we use the cellular pleated blackout blind system. These are Windowpods supplied by Vanshades. Great looking & simple push up or down to any position, these really add to the finish of the van and improve the insulation too... and if you would prefer curtains, then we can do these too...
We use Dometic / Smev / Waeco products for all the appliances. latest designs and tried and tested equipment that not only looks good, but stands the test of time and works most efficiently.
Typically we use the Smell 9222 / 9722 Hobs & Sinks and the Waeco CRX50 fridge with the soft touch digital panel.
If you are looking for something different like a Diesel Hob, then we can incorporate most things into your bespoke design..
Power, Charging & Controls
We only use proper deep cycle batteries designed for Marine and Motorhome use. This allows the battery to be properly and safely discharged and charged and provides many days of power in typical camping use. Our batteries start at 100A and typically Class A AGM batteries, fitted on a steel battery tray for safety. This provides ample power for several days of off grid camping with the fridge and heater.
The CTEK Dual Battery to Battery Charger comes with an MPPT Solar Charger built in. Therefore a Solar panel can be connected directly to this unit without additional controllers and will charge both the main and Leisure batteries efficiently without additional cost. We can supply and fit the Solar Panel as an option.
We use the CBE colour LED Control Panel, connected to 240V and 12V fused distribution boxes from CBE and the 240v CBE Mains Battery Charger. The Panel is simple to use and displays the Charge off the Main and Leisure Batteries, Fresh Water Level and Waste Water full indication all at the touch of a button. Only one switch to power on and no complicated user controls. The 12v & 240v Fuse panels sand safely placed in the rear locker with easy access to the fuses.
The CBE Mains battery charger is installed, intelligent charging to the mains and leisure batteries on 240V hookup. For charging on the go, we do not use a traditional split charge system which only gets the battery to 80% and does not work properly with start stop / smart alternators. We use the new CTEK Dual Battery to Battery Charger which intelligently charges the battery unto 5 times faster and to 100% using intelligent cycle, to maintain batteries in peak condition at maximum charge.
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Crash tested & certified RIB Bed & Seating system with integral three point seat belts & fitted with under chassis Kiravans certified installation system.
Crash tested & certified Poptop with TUV approv
Crash tested & certified double seat swivel
Sealed steel Gas Locker & copper piping from Locker to Hob
Fire retardant / flame proof Insulation & lining materials
CBE motor home specific electrical systems with RCD / Fuseboxes & automotive wiring
The following essentials are included with all of the Campers that we offer for sale. With a full conversion package, we typically include the Hookup Cable, Full Bottle of Gas & the Front Blackout Screens to allow you to go camping straight away...
We include a 15m 2.5mmm Arctic Flex Hookup cable with all our Vans so you can hookup to 240v power on a campsite. We even include a 13A socket adaptor to allow you to hookup at home to fully charge the batteries & pre-chill the fridge before setting off.
An external blackout screen is included with all our Vans. All the rear windows have fitted blinds. Some basic essentials that you need to buy, but we believe that your van should come with these! If you prefer internal cab blinds, then we have a great solution for these too...
You just bought your camper, so you want to go camping not shopping! We include a full Campingaz 907 bottle with every van. This is refillable & readily available all over the UK & Europe. It's surprising how long these bottles last.
Having just spent your hard earned pennies on a new camper you don't need your first challenge to be finding the nearest filling station. I am always shocked at how many Vans we pick up with nothing but fumes in the tank. We will always make sure that you have enough Diesel to get your first couple of hours driving on us!
Your Design your way....
Each conversion is tailored specifically to your requirements. We can provide all the items you need to make your conversion your own:
- Awning Rails & Wind Out Awnings
- Chair Storage pod in Tailgate
- Table Storage in Sliding Door
- Natural Bamboo Finishes
- Diesel Hobs
- Alternative Flooring
- Additional lighting & sockets
- Camping Accessories & Equipment
Just ask and we can incorporate most items into a design that is bespoke to you...
Basic specifications are subject to change, please contact us or visit our Current Build Blog for actual specifications of specific Vans.