Key Things to Remember When Planning a Campervan Conversion Norma Mitchell February 28, 2017 Classic Car In many ways, campervans are just like a house. We spend long periods of time in them, carrying out daily tasks such as eating, socialising, relaxing and sleeping, and we want them to be as cosy and welcoming as possible. With this in mind, many want to get the very most out of their campervans, and in order to do so, its needs a conversion. Campervan conversions are ideal for both creating a homely space and adding value to the vehicle. Here are the key things to remember when it comes to planning your campervan conversion. First Things First The first thing you need to do when it comes to your campervan conversion is the thinking and planning. This may seem like a boring stage, but it’s a really important one that will help you to achieve your conversion goals. Start by thinking practically, from how many people will be using the campervan, to essentials for both the interior and exterior. You then need to consider the furniture you’ll need, appliances and other items that will help to make your campervan homelier. The Outside When starting out with your campervan conversion, the first thing you need to do is prepare the vehicle. Give it a thorough clean both inside and out, and ensure it looks as good as new. Now you can focus on the quality and maintenance of the campervans exterior, removing any scratches or rust patches and ensuring it is clean and tidy. You can also focus on additional features such as the windows and decide on whether or not you want a campervan with a pop-top. The Interiors Your campervan interiors are really important when it comes to campervan conversions. With so much time being spent here, it’s important to get the balance between comfort and practicality right, utilising the space as much as you can. Think about the key features that you need inside your campervan, such as beds, sofas and other seating, cooking appliances and so on. You can then figure out what will work best, and how you can make the most of the space you have. There are campervan conversion kits available that help you to utilise your space and get the most out of your campervan. Think about key features such as insulation, security and privacy too, as these are really important to ensure you have a safe, warm and relaxed trip. Water, Gas and Electricity Many people overlook this aspect of campervans and it’s important to consider then when planning a conversion. If you want to have access to hot water, then you need to consider the best option for this. This will have an effect on how many showers/sinks your campervan has, so it’s best to think abo0ut what will be most practical for your campervan. You then need to consider your gas and electrics, which should always be installed by professionals. Both elements can be dangerous if not handled or dealt with in the correct way, and qualified help will help to ensure your campervan has the best quality system possible. Furniture Now you can focus on the fun part. The furniture you choose for your campervan is all based around your personal style, so you have the reins to design a space that makes you feel happy, comfortable and at home. You may feel that playing around with different materials helps you to decide exactly what kind of style you want to go for, so have a little experiment with different colours and textures before you make any final decisions.