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Old 29 June 2007, 14:38   #1
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White Van turned Camper Van

You come home from work tired after a long week...

Only to find Himself Indoors immersed in Camper Van Weekly or somesuch publication.

He has his eye on a Renault Trafic and wants to convert it himself.

(To be fair he's hankered after one since the windsurfing days).

Any advice on conversions out there?

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Old 29 June 2007, 14:45   #2
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Go to a caravan breakers for as many internal fittings/fixtures as you can. All those crunched caravans you see on the motorways have fridges, cookers etc...

Avoid diesel Renault Trafics though-they aren't very nice to drive and very expensive for parts. The engines aren't great either.
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Old 29 June 2007, 14:46   #3
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There are some really well turned out Mercedes Sprinter camper vans, generally built for the motocross market.

I was considering one myself for dinghy sailing events or when I'm working further afield than usual - do a search for sprinter camper on eBay and you'll find some! Although huge, they looked well put together and eminently practical.
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Old 29 June 2007, 15:03   #4
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You come home from work tired after a long week...

Only to find Himself Indoors immersed in Camper Van Weekly or somesuch publication.

He has his eye on a Renault Trafic and wants to convert it himself.

(To be fair he's hankered after one since the windsurfing days).

Any advice on conversions out there?

K (long suffering )
would you not prefer to purchase a ready made coachbuilt or a class?
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Old 29 June 2007, 15:07   #5
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i can say i have had more experiance than most and can say their isnt much i dont know about the renault traffic 1984-96.I have had two american La Sharos one of which almost got featured in motor caravan magazine as i changed it from LHD to RHD and refitted it out to uk spec and have owned and broken about 30.They are a good chassis for a camper so depending on your bugget of your base van will depend on wether its worth spending your money or time on it.Just ask if you want to know anything specific
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Old 29 June 2007, 15:14   #6
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One of these should clog Pompey up.
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Old 29 June 2007, 16:05   #7
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One of these should go down a treat in Port Solent..

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Old 29 June 2007, 16:33   #8
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Try,
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VW TRANSPORTER T4/T5 is one of the cheapest & easy'est to do the conversion to & these boys do the lot at a resonable cost & the re-sale value is great to
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You come home from work tired after a long week...

Only to find Himself Indoors immersed in Camper Van Weekly or somesuch publication.
Thats a bit sad......i cant believe anyone reads motorhome and camper van mags......must be a right saddo!


cough....

my friend has quite a collection if any needed for research.....
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