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hi everyone, due to an ever expanding family (wife, 2 dogs and a pet pig called Scratch), i've been looking for a T4 for a few months, without success. Checked out the classifieds here and am now very excited. would appreciate some advice from people that have bought normal vans and got companys to convert them to campers, is it cost effective? i've got approx £8000 to spend.

Many thanks Keith
 

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Get the best base van you can - preferably from a local classifieds off a local trader or individual (that way, you'll be better placed to avoid any undue 'scene tax' and/or vat).

Look for service history and how well it's been generally cared for. Think about caravelles to save on the expense of fitting windows to a panel van - they're also nomally better trimmed internally (plus you can possibly sell on the seats, trim and fittings you don't need.....). A compromise would be a window van

Depending on what you want inside will determine your conversion budget - but some REALLY rough numbers :

Pop-top roof - £2k
Seat/Bed with seat belts - £700-£2k
'Camping' interior (cooker, fridge, storage, etc) - £1k

Quite often, the 'little bits' end up eating a lot of the budget, but if you're prepared to DIY some of it, you'll save a fortune!!

For £8k, you might just stumble of a REALLY nice, already completed van - the choice really is endless, but a large portion of it does revolve around being in the right place at the right time.........

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