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    Van into Campervan conversion

    Does anyone know of anywhere in the Edinburgh and Lothians area to get this done?

    Also maybe a ball part figure for the cost?


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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    Does anyone know of anywhere in the Edinburgh and Lothians area to get this done?

    Also maybe a ball part figure for the cost?
    My son-in-law did this on his own and made a terrific job of it. I realise you want to have it done but when I speak to him in a few hours Iíll pass on any useful information to you

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    Really appreciated, I'd actually love to have a go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    Does anyone know of anywhere in the Edinburgh and Lothians area to get this done?

    Also maybe a ball part figure for the cost?
    If your doing it yourself MVM have pretty much all you need.
    https://www.megavanmats.online/

    Or if you want a professional job Andy at AJC is a top block albeit a bit further afield.
    Heís done a couple of vans for me & is meticulous in his work. Highly recommended.
    http://www.ajcconversions.co.uk/

    Never get the links right on here 😳

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    If your doing it yourself MVM have pretty much all you need.
    https://www.megavanmats.online/

    Or if you want a professional job Andy at AJC is a top block albeit a bit further afield.
    Heís done a couple of vans for me & is meticulous in his work. Highly recommended.
    http://www.ajcconversions.co.uk/

    Never get the links right on here 😳
    Thanks for this. The price difference between buying one converted and buying a van is astronomical. Much better value buying one to convert by the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trev the hat View Post
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    If your doing it yourself MVM have pretty much all you need.
    https://www.megavanmats.online/

    Or if you want a professional job Andy at AJC is a top block albeit a bit further afield.
    Heís done a couple of vans for me & is meticulous in his work. Highly recommended.
    http://www.ajcconversions.co.uk/

    Never get the links right on here 😳
    His site's excellent - very comprehensive.

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    There's an old Wheeler Dealers episode you might be interested in.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3id30b
    Space to let

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    My son-in-law did this on his own and made a terrific job of it. I realise you want to have it done but when I speak to him in a few hours Iíll pass on any useful information to you
    He converted a Renault Master van. He didnít buy custom made furniture etc., but designed, made and fitted the stuff himself. He got professionals to put in the blackened windows. My daughter reckons it cost them around £3k including, gas hob, fridge, windows etc. but that saved a fortune in labour. I see that a couple of guys have given you info but if you want more info re. doing the job yourself, let me know.

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    Plenty vidoes on Youtube for camper conversions

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    Thanks for this. The price difference between buying one converted and buying a van is astronomical. Much better value buying one to convert by the looks of it.
    Yes agreed, sourcing a vat free panel van & self converting is definitely most cost effective.
    A tip if going fully converted is have any pop top roof done first then wiring, insulation & carpeting. Units usually go in last.
    It goes without saying the VW T5 is the king of modern campers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    His site's excellent - very comprehensive.
    Yes, he knows his T5ís inside out.
    Last time I spoke to him he had a lead time of at least 6 months due to demand for conversions.
    A busy boy with a good team of staff, very well respected in the Vdub world. 😉

    Ps thanks for sorting links 👍

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    http://www.rvcampers.co.uk/campervan-conversion-gallery

    I saw a few of these taking shape when I delivered stuff to these guys.

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    Jesus it's hard to find a van let alone a Campervan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    Jesus it's hard to find a van let alone a Campervan.
    Put three chords to that, and it will be way better than anything on the main board.

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    Put three chords to that, and it will be way better than anything on the main board.
    Ha ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    Jesus it's hard to find a van let alone a Campervan.
    I feel your pain, Iíve bought & sold at least a dozen VW vans privately over the last few years, I quite like the buzz of it but you definitely need to
    a/ have cash in hand
    b/ be prepared to travel
    c/ know whatís worth pursuing
    to get what your after.
    Set a budget, aim for the highest spec within your budget & be quick if something comes up you like.
    Do any haggling before travelling to avoid disappointment.

    I still keep an eye on prices weekly as an interest & would have no prob highlighting any that stick out for your budget if it helped.
    Good luck 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by trev the hat View Post
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    I feel your pain, Iíve bought & sold at least a dozen VW vans privately over the last few years, I quite like the buzz of it but you definitely need to
    a/ have cash in hand
    b/ be prepared to travel
    c/ know whatís worth pursuing
    to get what your after.
    Set a budget, aim for the highest spec within your budget & be quick if something comes up you like.
    Do any haggling before travelling to avoid disappointment.

    I still keep an eye on prices weekly as an interest & would have no prob highlighting any that stick out for your budget if it helped.
    Good luck 👍
    It's a VW I'm after, any advice on what to look out for when I view them? Looking at two before the match today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    It's a VW I'm after, any advice on what to look out for when I view them? Looking at two before the match today.
    Depending on engine size if mileage is 60k+ ask if belt / water pump has been changed, if not allow an extra £400 to have it done. A snapped belt is pretty catastrophic engine wise.
    Some vans have had a remap, Iíd avoid them unless thereís a pre / post print out.
    If your converting insurance companies like Brentacre are good as they allow unlimited modifications as long as you let them know.
    I wouldnít rule out approaching Edinburgh VW to ask if they have any trade in vehicles, youíll have vat to pay but have the safety of 12 months Full warranty.
    Feel free to pm me your budget & vehicle requirements & Iíll have a look 👀

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    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
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    It's a VW I'm after, any advice on what to look out for when I view them? Looking at two before the match today.
    Iíd go manual, there are a few DSG vans out there but servicing can be expensive! If your looking for a newer type VW the CR Diesel engine is relatively reliable and a lot smoother than the old 1.9 PD type engines. I would consider a Merc Sprinter if within your budget as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trev the hat View Post
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    Depending on engine size if mileage is 60k+ ask if belt / water pump has been changed, if not allow an extra £400 to have it done. A snapped belt is pretty catastrophic engine wise.
    Some vans have had a remap, Iíd avoid them unless thereís a pre / post print out.
    If your converting insurance companies like Brentacre are good as they allow unlimited modifications as long as you let them know.
    I wouldnít rule out approaching Edinburgh VW to ask if they have any trade in vehicles, youíll have vat to pay but have the safety of 12 months Full warranty.
    Feel free to pm me your budget & vehicle requirements & Iíll have a look 👀
    The two I looked at today probably needed anything between 6-8k of work to get the interior to the standard we want, the body work minted and it sprayed or wrapped.

    Overall I think we could go to 12k. It's not enough money so going to have to leave it.

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