conversion decisions

  1. T

    Need some advice on a new van for conversion...

    Hi All, Looking to buy a new T6.1 and I've put a spec together of what I think might make a great starter van for conversion, but would love to hear people's thoughts on what I do and don't need... T30 Kombi Highline SWB 150 PS 2.0 TDI 7sp DSG - Ascot Grey Interior - Titanium Black/Titanium...
  2. L

    T6.1 useful/best options for conversion

    Hi, After thinking about an adventure mobile for a few years and realising on Christmas that we need a bigger car for both kids + all the gear anyway we decided to put our money into a T6.1 LWB. The idea is to use the car as a people mover for normal life but add camper options (e.g., Vanessa...
  3. R

    buying conversion or already converted?

    Hey folks! I'm after a T6 camper, with the standard conversion kit. May also consider T5, if the price and spec is right! We're not after anything too fancy or modern. Hoping to spend no more than 35k (which seems a challenge looking at the value of some) rough spec: T6 2015-2018? mileage -...
  4. A

    4Motion - Underslung gas thoughts?

    Hello, So I'm currently in the process of converting our T32 SWB 4Motion into a Swamper camper and all currently is going good and to plan.... so far. Touch wood. i know there isn't a space to mount the LPG tank under the vehicle as standard due to the Diff being in the desired mounting...
  5. M

    Do I need an inverter?

    I'm in the process of spec'ing camper conversion and I need a bit of advice please. I have a T6 Kombi that I plan on fully converting in 2 stages: Stage 1 is roof, insulated, carpeted, electrics (2 x 12v sockets, 2 x USB points, 2 x 240v sockets, 4 x LED spot, 2 x led reading lights, dimmer...
  6. E

    Where to Start

    Hi Newbie here so bear with me. managed to get my hands on a 6.1 panel van that I’ll have in a week or two intend to do a fair bit myself but will leave cutting to the professionals. So question is logically seems poptop and windows will be right place to start. Unless someone can tell me I’m...
  7. Andyr12

    Lower before or after converted?

    Hi guys as always a little bit of advice please. I want to lower around 40/50mm although comfort is a priority rather than out and out performance as long term I intend to convert to a camper. As funds and time are short at the minute my dilemma is if I get the optimum set up and appearance...
  8. Rapt0rUK

    150ps or 204ps for T32 LWB camper??

    Hi folks, Newbie here but we're finally getting close to pulling the trigger on our base van for a camper conversion. We've got our eyes on a couple of options and planning to get out to see them this weekend. One question, I was after some thoughts on...150 vs 204... There seems to be...
  9. P

    T28 As A Camper Weight Limit

    Hi all, Just looking to buy my T6 to start my camper conversion. Found a T28 I really like but concerned regarding going over 2800kg. Does a full camper conversion with poptop get close to the limit? Is there a physical difference between T28 and T30? Or is it possible have a T28 replaced?
  10. M

    102 With A Full Conversion .. Advice Please.

    Hi all. Possibly selling my GTD estate to enter the camper world and although I really wanted a 150 I just cannot afford it. I’ve found a dream spec 2018 102 (dream spec apart from the 102!) but I’m scared I will instantly hate the 5 speed? Coming from a DSG 184 GTD isn’t going to help matters...
  11. NicLD

    Decision Making - Slidepods V Fitted Kitchen

    Got a short wheel base T6 and wonder which conversion is best for our lifestyle. The van will be used mainly as a camper for 2 of us and sometimes with a tent for 3 kids. I’ve always hankered after the traditional fitted kitchen and cupboards but was really taken with the Slidepods flexibility...
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