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My VW Camper Van Conversion - Completed!!

Posted on June 12th, 2011

Regular readers will know that I have been in the process of getting my recently purchased Volkswagen Transporter T5 converted in to a camper van.

Well last week I picked up my completed T5 Camper Van from Torbay Camper Conversions in Torquay and I have to say, I am chuffed to bits with it.

As I have previously mentioned, we have gone for ‘apple inspired’ white gloss look with black and grey leather seats which I think match the exterior of the van really well.

The conversion includes a sink, twin hob, grill, top loading fridge, power management unit, a RIB Altair 3/4 bed system, safe, 3 x spot reading lights on stalks, 2 x rotating strip lights, swiveling leather captains seats and a shower head unit at the rear (for cleaning the dog and the wetsuits etc).

Torbay Camper Conversions have done a great job, the only problems being getting hold of the bespoke finishes for the flooring and furniture kit, but that serves us right for picking a bespoke design and not choosing something ‘off the shelf’. That being said, it was worth the couple of extra weeks wait in order to get something a more unique.

Anyway, thought I would share some photos of the conversion:

This is just phase one of the conversion, with the van going back in during the winter to have a pop top with bed fitted along with some extra top storage cupboards added.

Well… what do you think?

Posted by Steve

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Posted on Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 6:28 pm
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6 Responses to “My VW Camper Van Conversion - Completed!!”

  • philip clayton-smith on June 12th, 2011 said:

    that looks tidy mate…and expensive..
    i’m sure your going to have many happy camping days in it.

  • Steve on June 12th, 2011 said:

    Yeah… very tidy and very expensive!!!

  • YesWeCan CamperVan and Carole Brown on June 13th, 2011 said:

    Looks beautiful. Can we see some photos of the outside, too, to get he whole picture?

  • Russ on August 20th, 2011 said:

    Hi Steve,

    nice reading and informative.

    We are in the same boat, would love a bay, but I’m not the best at tinkering, and I like the idea of a T5 as I think for a modern van they actually look good.

    How much do you think you have shelled out in total with the purchase and conversion?

    Russ

  • Steve on August 21st, 2011 said:

    Hi Russ,

    Thanks, glad you found it useful. I do love bay window vans (and splits for that matter) but I have to admit, it does feel great cruising along the motor way in comfort in my T5!!

    The van cost £11,500, the conversion cost £10,500 and I had to buy the passenger captains seat separately at £500 so £22,500. However, I managed to sell the rear leather Kombi Seats that were in the van for £1000 and I also got £150 for my front 2 seater bench so that helped to re-coop some of the costs!

    However, the pop roof is next and then the exterior improvements so it’s an endless pit really!

    Thanks

    Steve

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