My VW Camper Van Conversion - Progress update
As you may or may not know, as the start of the year I finally made the decision on what VW van to buy (after having sold my VW T25 in February last year).
I purchased a VW T5 Kombi, so the next logical step was to find a company to convert it in to a camper van ready for us to use this summer. A few weeks ago we decided to use Torbay Camper Conversions based in Torquay. One reason for this was out of convenience as they are based a few miles up the road from us, but the real selling point was the choice of finishes for the camper interior. I wanted to be able to choose every aspect of the interior and was able to do so with the wide range of seat coverings, lining choices and furniture finishes available.
Torbay offer many camper layouts for the T5 base vehicle, but the one we chose was the Fusion as it uses the standard layout of a 3/4 bed with the furniture kit running down the drivers side of the van. We were happy with this layout as it was very similar to the VW T25 Autosleeper we previously owned.
So after spending hours choosing what optional extras we wanted in our van (shower at the rear of the vehicle to clean wetsuits and the dog / leather seats / Extra power sockets and lights / etc) we said goodbye to the van and drove away in the courtesy car offered to us by Torbay Camper Conversions for the duration of the build process.
And now for the progess update… I received some work-in-progress photos this week of the furniture kit being developed and thought I would share them with you:
As you can see, we have opted for the very Apple inspired white gloss units with silver trim. This will sit alongside a black and grey leather RIB Altair 3/4 bed system and matching swiveling captains cab seats.
We have opted to have the van converted in two stages, with stage one including the main camper conversion to make it livable and the second stage comprising of the installation of the pop top roof with integrated bed. We hope to use the van this summer and then have the roof converted over this coming winter.
That’s about all for now but I will be sure to post new pics as an d when I have them.
Have you recently undergone a complete camper van conversion? Who did you use? We would love to hear your story.
Posted by Steve