Buying a Campervan | Campervan for sale advice

Buying a Campervan | Campervan for sale advice


One of the quickest ways to get on the
open road with a VW campervan is to forget about all this conversion
malarkey and buy one that’s been converted already but there’s still a
huge choice you want a band that’s going to be a great mobile home on wheels but
also based on something that’s a really reliable vehicle this video is the
buying guide to ready-made camper vans based on your experience what are the
main things that customers should think about when they’re buying a van that’s
already been converted well the first thing would be the conversion and who
converted the vehicle there’s a lot of DIY converters out there versus a lot of
dealers and manufacturers that will retail their vehicles and so you’ve got
to look at the features of the conversion and the standards that I’ve
converted to whether it’s got things like gas habitation certificate the top
of bed that’s been fitted where there’s a rib bed or a rock-and-roll bed and
then the quality of the furniture that’s been used whether it be laminated
furniture board or painted plywood you mentioned DIY can they be quite a
difficult thing to take on if they’ve not been converted professionally yeah I
mean you will get a lot of DIY converters that will spend a lot of time
really refining the conversion but then with that they often don’t have the
accreditations like the gas habitation certificate the electrical
qualifications to make sure that the camper van is certified and safe to use
particularly for then send it on and you’ve got your family in using the
camper van you want to make sure it’s safe and apart from the safety
presumably having those things helps the residual value of the vehicle when you
eventually come to sell it if you’ve got a well-known brand behind the camper van
the next customer can see who converted it the stand of this can converted to it
will help you get more when you’re going to resell it wouldn’t
you’ve looked at the conversion you’ve then also got a look at the base vehicle
whether the base vehicle that you’re purchasing has got a good service
history with it the mileage whether it’s had it can belt change particular older
vehicles and obviously the overall condition scratches dents repairs or
anything like that you have to look at and are there any particular kind of
accessories that are essentials really or make them you know particularly
desirable I love the accessories that you see will
typically be things are alling a roll out fiamma star warning or a motor out
or a touch of drive away diesel heaters are also a common add-on a lot of people
will look for but it will mainly be dependent on how you then intend to use
the vehicle whether you want to do a lot of off-grid camping so the panel’s might
be a great option or whether you’re going to be towing a car or modes but
behind then it’s Hobart’s going to be a great option so sometimes it’s about
looking what’s going to benefit you as the user but then with that you can then
add extras on to it if the vehicle doesn’t have them as standard from what
you’re saying it’s about thinking about how you’re going to use the van and
making sure that it’s the conversion actually suits them yeah because
sometimes you may be paying more for an extreme O’Kane a premium for an extra
that you might not see the benefit from so in that scenario and that the
additional funds that you’re putting towards that extra you could then put
towards something you’re actually going to use like an awning or something like
that now some people of course will want to
buy an older vehicle at an old bay window or you know maybe even a splitty
for that from the 1960s what should they be aware of if they’re buying those when
looking at vehicles like that and the main thing to think about would be the
mechanical reliability of it obviously with newer vehicles like a t5 and t6
they’re much more current using new technology so it’s more likely the Agena
gets your end destination without a hiccup so certainly for looking for an
old camp event off against service history make sure they’ve been properly
maintained and looked after you sell converted camper vans if you
were going to buy one what would be the key things you look for personally
personally would be the base vehicle making sure the base vehicles right for
me with the VW marking particular there’s a lot of variations of the base
vehicle there’s some 84 brake horsepower fans out there some 102 some 150 s and
then even down to specification the base vehicle some have air conditioning some
don’t some more basics or more high spec than others so it’s just about making
sure that the base vehicle is right then once you’ve decided on your base vehicle
then get the right conversion for yourselves there are opportunities out
there to save some money but you could be compromising on the overall build
quality the resale value of the conversion why do you think VW camper
vans have been and continue to be so popular so with the VW is they’ve got a
very good heritage obviously in the campervan market they’re a very good
base paper to base your conversion upon and there’s a good demand for the
vehicle so the prices hold very well we’re making many more videos on
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