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Camper Van Conversion Cost

Are you dreaming of converting a van into a camper? You're not alone. Weekender van life has become increasingly popular in recent years as people seek a more affordable and adventurous way to travel. But how much do van conversion packages cost?


The cost of a camper van conversion can vary widely, depending on the size and type of van you choose, the amenities you want to include, and whether you do the work yourself or hire a professional.


Professional Cardiff Campervan camper van conversion packages cost anywhere from $9,000 to $50,000However, it is possible to do a DIY camper van conversion for much less, typically between $5,000 and $10,000.

If you're on a tight budget, there are a few things you can do to keep the cost of your camper van conversion down:

  • Choose a smaller, older van.

  • Do as much of the work yourself as possible.

  • Salvage or recycle materials whenever possible.

  • Focus on the essentials and add amenities later on as you can afford them.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the costs associated with different aspects of a camper van conversion:


Van brand, model, and trim level greatly changes build costs

The van itself will be your most significant expense. New vans can range from $45,000 to $90,000 or more. It can cost a lot more money converting a van if you start with a empty cargo van, especially if you need rear seats. We prefer starting with a Sprinter or Ford Transit Crew van especially if you need rear seats. This can save thousands on your build. Fords are more difficult as well to build vs a Sprinter.


Conversion Materials Cost Will Vary

The cost of conversion materials will vary depending on the type of build you're doing. However, you can expect to spend at least $10-20k  on materials and parts even for a basic build.


Cost of Tools for DIY Conversion

If you're doing the conversion yourself, you must purchase or rent some essential tools. This could add another $500 to $1,000 to your budget.


Labor Cost

If hiring a professional to convert your van, you can expect to pay $100-200 per hour for labor. This could add up to $10-20k or more for a complete conversion.


Van Amenities

The cost of amenities will vary depending on what you want to include in your camper van. Full bathrooms, inside hot water, and AC can add a very significant amount on a build.


If you're on a tight budget, it's possible to convert a van into a camper for under $10,000. However, if you want a more luxurious camper van with all the bells and whistles, you can expect to spend $30-60k on a build.


No matter your budget, there is a camper van conversion out there that's perfect for your budget. So contact us today and start planning your dream build!

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