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Can anyone tell me the best place to get a camper conversion that is not going to cost more than the van did to buy!!! and yes i know i should do it myself but i am not and want it done quickly as i want to go away in it. Thanks
 

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Just add up the price of some decent appliances, fridge, hob, mini grill, sink, 240v electrics, charger and controls etc. and you will have spent better part of £1200. That's before you buy the construction items timber, carpet, soft trim, upholstery and the like.

It's worth remembering that the better job you do (or have done) the greater value you will have to sell on later.

Rod.
 

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We specialise in custom interiors to a fantastic quality at a very competitive price.
I still have a massive passion for these vans and I believe this shows in our work.

PM with details and spec and I will give you a cost. James.
 

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Thanks lads, because after reading just the these few posts and some that were pm to me i now know that the prices i have been getting are well over the top. I have a T5 and the cheapest i have been quoted was 6k :(
 

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This may help

The June edition of MMM (Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly) due in the shops on Thursday 28th May has a free supplement with it called Get Converted listing loads of converters.

Mark
 

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If you have even a moderate ability with your hands, then DIY all the way.

I am completely useless (or at least, completely without confidence) in anything other than trimming (where I'll admit I have experience and some degree of talent), but I think I made a half decent hash of my van myself in all respects.

But I have seen (sadly) many 'professional' conversions where the trimming work is, quite frankly, complete **** and isn't even in the same league as what I could do myself - yet they're charging 4 figure sums for work that I could **** all over in a day and have done either for free or for a set of steel wheels!!!

I'm not saying this is always the case, and not saying anyone on here is doing such a thing, but I can assure you that I HAVE seen widely publicised VW 'conversion companies' who's work simply doesn't come close to what I can achieve on my drive with limited tools and next to no resources.

So - don't be fooled by fancy prices and fancy brochures...........quite often, the bloke in the shed who's doing this type of work as a foriegner is often the best bet for a quality job.....

We ALL have some form of skill, maybe more than we care to realise, that can be utilised with a little help or guidance.

In the meantime, if you have money to burn and want your metalwork/panels trimmed, then you could always get in touch if you're desperate........ I'll happily take a few hundred notes for carpetting your van Rasp: I:
 
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