conversion decisions

  1. JonriceT6

    Day van or full camper dilemma.

    I’m about to get my van converted, mid July it goes in. Pop top is getting done. But my dilemma stands with: Do I get a rib120 with full kicthen layout, or do I go for a rib 150 with fridge underneath or kitchen pod? What are the pros and cons for a day van layout vs full kitchen Layout. I...
  2. P

    Acquiring a camper - Eu5 5spd or Eu6 6spd??

    Hi all. I'm new to this forum and looking for advice please. I've put a holding deposit on a 2016 T6 T32 BMT 150 fully converted campervan which has a euro 6 engine, mileage just under 60k. Another T6 has just been advertised closer to me which is a 2015 T6 T28 BMT 102 with a euro 5 engine 37k...
  3. N

    Shuttle camper conversion?

    I am a newbie to the conversion process. I have a 2019 LWB DSG shuttle and I will be converting it over the next 6-9 months. I have arranged and booked a Pop top fitting but any advice on the best order to complete things, will be very much welcomed.I would like to know what I can be doing...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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 -...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Pau1GTI

    T28 As A Camper Weight Limit

    Big day for Bryan our camper tomorrow. He's due to be weighed and I'm slightly nervious with him being a T28 and a fully loaded camper. I over looked this at the start as always thought it would be more than enough. No roof just yet so all should be fine for now but hoping with only two of us...
  13. 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...
  14. 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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