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Camper van

Is it time you bought a camper van?

Here at Van Formers, we specialise in converting your van into something extra special and bespoke for you. We are passionate about anything van related and because we enjoy the ‘outside way of life’, we believe that a van is a must. However, how do you know if a camper van is right for you? Well, consider the benefits below!

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Travelling with your converted van

Van conversions are a brilliant way of transforming an old van, or one that isn’t used anymore, into a mobile home, something that will be used a lot more frequently.

A great use for your new converted van is to go travelling! It is the most common thing to do after converting your van, after all. Although, it is important to remember that your converted van will be your home for the foreseeable future, should you choose to go travelling.

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Pick us for Your Van Conversion!

You have finally decided that your van needs to be converted, you need that unique and unconventional look, but why should you choose Van-Formers to do this?

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How to insulate from road noise

Any long distance drive in a noisy car can be a particularly unpleasant experience.

Of course, some kind of noise in any car is expected but there are some things you can do that will significantly reduce the amount of noise passengers will hear when riding in the car.

If you upgrade and improve your vehicle straight away, it is possible to create an environment that is better insulated from the road outside your windows. The key to solving this is to understand where the sound is coming from and to focus on sealing and insulating those areas.

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ply lining Devon

What are the Benefits of Ply Lining?

Van Formers’ ply lining Devon services are completed with the highest quality services and exceed customer’s expectations.

The use of commercial vehicles can represent a substantial capital outlay for a variety of businesses. If you are interested in ply lining and want to find out how it can benefit you, take a look at this blog. Continue reading

campervan conversions

Key Benefits of Campervan Conversions

Van Formers’ Campervan conversions Devon are incredibly beneficial for a number of reasons.

Some may choose specific services because they are looking to spruce up an existing campervan while others may choose to have their vehicle fully converted which enables them to use it as a campervan for the entire family. Continue reading

Getting a van conversion

Van conversions are perfect for making your vehicle incredibly unique and individual.

Technology’s development has seen an increase in van conversions as they become more popular because of how easily they can be attained and at a reduced cost.

Having a conversion done to an old van provides you with the flexibility of the overall design of the van to make it fit for the desired use. VanFormers employ skilled workers who are capable of tackling different tasks – we will implement a plan for the conversion prior to beginning any work which will save time.

Van conversions can be executed at a fairly low price varying on the simplicity of the conversion and how much a client wants to modify their vehicle.

For further information about van conversions, please visit our website!

Van Conversions

Before we begin discussing what van conversions we offer, we should know what a conversion van actually is.

A conversion van is essentially a regular van that has had a few modifications in order to refit the van for a new purpose. Mods will usually be executed by a third party manufacturer, like Van Formers, who have the skills and expertise to customise the interior, design, facilities and overall structure of the van. A common conversion for a van will be the addition of travel feature to accommodate disabled passengers.

Other conversions could include the addition of a bench or bed replacing the back seat; larger conversions for camper vans could be the addition of a kitchen. Among other things such as:

– Systems for entertainment
– Extra seating/seat modification i.e benches installed
– Dining area
– Speakers

Conversions we offer:

Bespoke Conversions
Caravelle Conversions
Campervan Conversions
Kombi Conversions
Seat conversions
Window Conversions
Elevating Roofs
Interior Lining
Ply Lining
Rock & Roll Beds
Sample Range

Van Formers also provide vehicle accessories including:

Audio Accessories
Night Heaters
Vehicle Insulation
Vehicle Security

If you think you’re interesting van conversions, please visit our website for further details!

Campervan conversion budget

When considering a van conversion, an important factor will be the cost.

It is possible you might be building your own campervan, rather than purchasing one to save your money.

Although, if you do opt for a bespoke conversion by Van Formers, the initial thing to do would be working out a budget and section the costs between each part of the process.
The cost is a factor entirely dependent on the buyer with how much they are willing to spend. You set the budget and build the vehicle around that budget.

If things are broken down with costs, you may want to consider these:

Vehicle – The first and foremost factor will be the cost of the vehicle if you do not already have one. Set a budget; bear in mind the more that is spent means a better vehicle and less spent on maintenance. On average, £500 will buy a basic van, £3,000 will buy a great used van and £10,000 will buy a new van.

Fittings – Next will be how you are going to fit-out your vehicle. Depending on whether you’d like a lot or a little, this will be the next factor in your budget to consider. A basic, seat bed and cupboard won’t cost much, however if you like much more, including a kitchen sink, this could cost up to £5,000.

Legal – If you are changing your vehicle from a van to a campervan, there are road authorities that you may want to inspect prior to re-categorising, which could be costly. It is advised to insure your vehicle also.

Please visit our website for further information about campervan conversions and much more.

Conversions: Van to Camper

To the happy campers out there, have you considered a van to camper conversion?

There shouldn’t be any reason not to, van to camper conversions are a worthy investment – not only will one save you money, in comparison to purchasing an RV, it will offer you that same living space away from your home that can be anywhere on the road.

Before you make your decision, here are a few things to consider:

Buying vs. creating

Depending on the time you have for a conversion, an option may be to buy one that has already been converted.
Although, if you do have the skills and time, doing your own conversion will save you money and allow you to personalise the conversion to suit your exact preferences.

A simple conversion would see the installation of a sleeping platform to replace the seas, more complex and permanent arrangements would have the added installation of a kitchen and storage space.
Remember to include features that you will require.

Engine power & mileage

If you do not have a van already, ensure that you take your time to search around for the best deals to cater your needs.
If you seek a vehicle you know will be driving through mountains, opt for a V10 engine rather than a V8. The difference in the engines makes sure that you have enough power to endure a steep incline.
If you know you won’t be climbing any hills, a V8 engine will suffice.

Used vans are available at reasonable prices lately; look for one with lower mileage if you will be driving long distances.

Windows

One of the most important things to consider is ventilation in your van for when you will be sleeping.
Side windows will be able to provide this sort of ventilation, however, fans that are connected to the back or ceiling windows will provide the best air circulation.
For privacy, blinds or window drapes should be installed.

Van size

Van sizes vary and choosing the right van size for your needs will need to be done beforehand so to make the most of the conversion.
For example, a van that seats 18 passengers will definitely be roomy and offer a decent kitchen space and storage area, compared to a mini-van that may not be able to sleep two people in it.

To avoid the problem of deliberating what you will and won’t be able to do with the conversion because the van size is too small or large, plan what you would like to install into your van to camper conversion for an idea of how big the van will need to be.

For further details on van conversion, please visit our website.