How much does a camper van conversion cost UK?


How much does a camper van conversion cost UK? Well, when pricing a campervan conversion cost, it really does depend on how you approach it. You can literally turn a van into a campervan by upgrading a regular van to add features like a toilet and shower. And, adding storage, seating, and sleeping areas to make it a home away from home.

On this basis, the average cost of a van conversion ranges from £500-£40,000. A DIY expert could probably convert a van for £500. We’re talking a basic build here, where you do everything, yourself using recycled/second-hand materials.

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Factory Built camper van conversion cost UK?

On the other hand, a fully professional conversion to a luxury van is going to averaging around the £40,000 mark. And the average camper van conversion cost is between £47,000 and £80,000 for popular motorhome makes and models,

However, it’s good to know that you can save money buying a used campervan and prices will then vary across makes and models and how well the vehicle has been maintained.

Is it cheaper to convert a campervan?

Although the upfront costs of converting a campervan may still be a surprise to some, buying a van and converting it should be much cheaper than buying a ready-made campervan.

Ultimately, a a campervan can be an investment worth considering. And should you convert your van to a high standard, it’s unlikely to lose you much money if well maintained.

What is the best van to convert to a campervan?

As well as readymade campervans we also offer a “convert a van” service. And our vans of choice are VW T5, T6, T6.1, Ford Transit or Renault Traffic.

You can literally bring your van to us or we can purchase one for you and we will build you a beautiful Leisuredrive conversion. Choose from our Hi-top or an elevating roof option. A walk-through layout with a rear toilet or a more traditional rear double bed layout. 

Available in a multitude of interior and upholstery finishes to suit your budget. All conversions take a minimum of 168 hours of skilled labour to build and include fully crash tested belted seats, a kitchen hand made at Leisuredrive.

Additionally, our camper van conversion cost UK includes a double burner hob, sink, fridge, comfortable beds, all furnishings and curtains. We will build you a home from home.

Some of the best brands of vans to convert into a camper van include:

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
  • RAM ProMaster.
  • Ford Transit.
  • Nissan NV.
  • VW Crafter.
  • Chevy Express Cargo Van.
  • Renault Trafic.
  • Vauxhall Movano.


Are campervan conversions worth it?

Campervans are known to be a favourite form of transportation for people looking to get away and spend time outdoors in close quarters. But having a campervan is a full time love affair. Because, after all it is a home from home and form of transport all in one; so you need to keep on top of the engine and the interior.

Unlike cars or vans, campervans can really hold their value and many people will make their money back or see a profit when they sell.  This especially applies to vintage campervans, but even modern well-maintained converted campers can retain their value, particularly if you add useful, professional modifications.

Come and visit Leisuredrive at Unit 4, Fishbrook Industrial Estate, Stoneclough Road Kearsley Bolton BL4 8EL

No appointment needed with lots of campervans on display, you’ll get a real feel for your perfect camper!

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