In our FAQs we will try and answer some reoccurring and common questions.

‘What van should I choose?’

This is a popular question and here are some comments from our conversion technicians

‘If you’re around 6 feet tall and want a fixed rear bed then go for a Peugeot Boxer or Citroen Relay as we can get a bed over 6 feet widthways giving you more room in the camper

‘People love a Merc Sprinter or VW Crafter for their style and good looks, they’re very narrow to convert in though so you’re better off with bench seats that tun in to a bed in these models

‘If you want a shower you’ll be better off with an L3 H2 (long wheel base semi high top) or L4 H2 (extra-long wheel base semi high top). We can get showers in an L2 (Medium wheel base) but it’s tight!

For reliability people always say the Merc Sprinter. But all vans are capable of 200,000 miles plus so really condition and service history is more important than make and model

‘On grid using campsites or off grid wild camping or a bit of both?’

It’s important to know how you will be using your van. This will help you understand what you need in the van and how it will affect your budget.

On Grid hook up using Campsites with facilities can be a cheaper option to get you on the road. 240v is the standard voltage used in the UK. By hooking up to the mains power at a campsite it’s like a home from home.

Whilst on the road or on your way to your destination, your electrical products will draw 12v power from your leisure battery. This is replenished by a clever piece of kit that charges your leisure battery from your alternator!

Off grid and Stealth vans need to be self-sufficient in generating it’s own power and therefore solar set up is a must. Without Solar power you will not be able to use your electrical items such as a kettle, chargers, Laptops, fridge etc over a prolonged period of time.

By selecting the right Solar set up for your needs, you can be self sufficient and have the freedom you want. Although we may not get much sunshine in the UK, you’d be surprised by how much you can power up even in the winter! Whatever you decide, remember your dream to keep you in check!

‘How do I use the space in my van?’.

The first thing most people do is try and fill up all available space in the Van! Our question to you is why? By using up all of the floor and wall space available in the van, you could limit the space left for you and this may end up feeling claustrophobic. Figure out what is important to you? There are 3 main considerations here, Sleeping, Eating and Showering.

Sleeping – Is it important to you to get a good nights sleep and have a separate place to get some down time? Many people don’t give this enough thought, it’s said a good night sleep can make a happy day of adventuring. We like fixed rear beds creating a ‘separate room’ with lots of storage space under the bed.

Eating – Will you be Cooking, BBQing or eating out? This will help you decide how much space you dedicate to this area.

Showering– Do you want a porta potty, toilet room or do you want a fully built shower room? Having a Shower room is not always a necessity that you need. If you are thinking of using campsites then there are facilities available for you to use during your stay and maybe a porta potty will be enough! Again this comes down to how you will be Holidaying.

How quickly can I get my van converted?’

We have conversion slots that are available on request. With the current market demands, we aim to have your van converted and back to you anytime between 4-10 weeks dependant on your final design.

Do’s and Don’ts at Mr Campervan

DO’s –

Van to Campervan Conversion

Fit skylights and windows


Electrics and solar 12v and 240v


Habitation Checks

-Waterworks – Showers etc

DON’TS – Fit

Diesel Heaters

Pop top roofs

Tow bars or A frames

Reversing Camera’s (available only on full conversions)

NB. All Products supplied, fitted and Guaranteed.

Advice on ‘How to’

We will not offer advise on ‘how to’ questions when converting your own van (unless we’ve built it for you). Therefore please do not contact us in this instance.

Fault Finding in your Campervan or Motorhome – (Not converted by us -Habitation area only)

We appreciate that things go wrong and will help where we can. We charge a call in fee of £50. Make an appointment and one of our technicians will be with you for 30 minutes and try and help you on your way or advise on what the problem appears to be. After 30 minutes we will discuss with you next steps, charges etc if you would like us to undertake any further work.

If you are having issues with Electrics or Gas. Please use us or other professionals to diagnose and fix, it’s not worth the risk attempting to do it yourself.

For all van body and mechanical related issues you should go back to the manufacturer or a local garage/body shop.

N.B we cannot fault find/advise over the phone/e-mail chat etc.

‘Do you offer single services like having a skylight put in?’

Yes we do offer Window and Skylight services. We often can’t give an accurate quote without seeing the camper. The time it can take to complete the job can be many hours more in an already converted camper/motorhome than an empty van.

Please call the office on 01634 975589 to make an appointment to see us.

‘Can I have my quick job done in a day?’

Yes! This is all dependant on how many man hours your job requires, get in touch and we will let you know.

‘Can I come and see you?’

Yes! We love seeing our customers, our only request is that you get in touch, and book yourself in for an appointment. This will support us in looking after our existing customers whilst giving you the time face to face that you deserve.

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for then please get in Touch and we’ll be happy to help.

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