The Perfect All Purpose Vehicle
Camper van conversions are made from ordinary panel vans. As the basic bodywork is already made, all you have to figure out is how to optimize the use of inner space at your disposal to fit your needs to the best before the actual converting van to camper operation.
I had a lot of folks entering my camper van surprisingly finding out that a camper van has just about everything people need to travel around.
Handy cupboards, closets, storage room, kitchen with a sink and furnace, fridge, often even a small bathroom or at least a portable camping toilet so you don't have to wonder outside on a cold rainy night.
And don't forget the heater to keep you nice and warm all night long. All this in the comfort of your camping van.
There are many professional converters out there that can help you with your van conversion on a highly professional level, using hand made high quality materials and craftsmanship.
Some of them, like the North American Sportsmobile, or the worldwide known German Reimo for example, can offer you either a complete or a partial van conversion. But if you have a tight budget and some DYI skills, you can build your own camper just the way you like it!
Camper vans are smart, practical, easy to drive, economical and perfectly self contained vehicles that will sleep 2 to 4 persons and can take you to your favorite place far away from the crowds or just help you out in your every day life.
Van conversions are all purpose vehicles for leisure traveling, camping, free camping, enjoying outdoor recreation, shows, concerts, traveling for work or you might even consider it a mobile office.
Some people even choose to live in them full-time. Either because they have to or because they want to. The daily routine of our life sucks to be frank and more and more folks are changing it that for the better. They want to really "Live" their life. Living in a van is purely a freedom of choice.
The list goes on and on it really only stops by your imagination.
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The camper van conversion concept saw the day of light back in the 1950's. It was a German company, Westfalia, that produced the first camper van conversion based on a Volkswagen van or the VW kombi as most folks remember. Westfalia camper vans or VW camper vans, name them however you want, but the legend was born. The legend that set the standard for all camper vans and motorhomes of today. And the legend lives on.
Other companies saw the potential in this newly expanding niche and followed the same path, yet the concept always remained the same. Using a working van as a platform for converting it either to a passenger van or a camper van.
Ford vans are also a favorite base vehicle for conversions since the 1960's, that's why you might find a Ford camper van of all ages a common sight around the world.
Throughout the years camper van conversions grew in size, roofs got higher to give you more headroom, insulation and heaters improved to keep you warm at night, and the interior layouts changed from time to time, to maximize the use of space inside these little engineering marvels.
Today you can still see a lot of vintage campers loaded with camper accessories happily enjoying the outdoor world and camping around. Their owners usually don't feel any need for modern day luxury and are quite happy with the little things in life that count most. It's the adventure and the easy going lifestyle that has the important priority for them.
But then again there are folks that have adventure running in their blood and have no second thoughts about touring the world in an old camper van!
And they are only to envy. . .
Modern day camper van conversions like the Sprinter van, are of course slightly larger and technical superior to their ancestors of the past. The vans have powerful and fuel-efficient engines and the driver gets a modern day cockpit with all the amenities of a modern passenger car suitable for long trips.
The interiors use lighter, modern day durable materials and can be loaded with up to date technology off all kinds if you wish so.
You also have a wide variety of basic vehicles available. Everything from travel vans, mini-vans or small campers with just a double bed and some storage space, up to fully equipped larger van campers.You can even choose between four different roof heights. . .
Do you really want to push the limits? There are various exciting 4x4 camper van conversions available just ready to hit the open track.But down the road the basic concept remains the same. Converting a simple van to an all-purpose camper van the best way possible.
All the camper vans for sale are found worldwide in various media sources or you just might want to keep a close eye on the road...looking for ON SALE signs of course!
There are many camper van conversions touring around this beautiful world. Old-timers, brand new conversions and anything in between. If you have your own camper van or just had seen one that knocked your socks off, I'd love to hear from you! Everyone would love to read your favorite camper van conversion reviews.