Race Van / Sports home Conversions

The term ‘race van’ can cover a lot of things and in our case doesn’t mean a van that races! It is a general term for large vans that have been converted to combine a living space like in a motorhome or camper van, with a large rear garage to store some form of a race vehicle, such as a go-kart, race motorbike, track bike, motocross bike, sidecar etc. This kind of layout also means for some people that they can use their motorhome as a work van, with the massive rear storage space being kept completely separate from the living area.

This type of layout, with a rear garage area, can also be ideal for many other outdoor activities and sports, for example, mountain biking, canoeing, surfing, cycling, etc.

The most common vans to use as base vehicles for race van are the Mercedes Sprinter/VW Crafter (LT35) and Iveco Daily, mainly because of their size, the Iveco Daily being especially large, with a massive 4.5m rear load space, but other vans can also be used, such as the Ford Transit Jumbo or extra long Relay/Ducato range.

Due to the many different layout options, we don’t tend to have a standard conversion for race vans. Instead, it’s more common with this size of a van for us to build furniture to a customer’s own design and specification, for example, some people want a toilet/shower cubicle, others prefer to sacrifice this and have a larger garage for motorbikes, go-karts, etc. We can also still fit the standard type side conversion which consists of a pull-out seat/bed (rock and roll bed), wardrobe and kitchen unit (which can be done and still leave space for a large garage/workshop at the rear). Here are some example layouts, all of which give a 4 berth layout with garage large enough for one or more motorcycles (for a further guide to layouts, prices and choosing the right layout for your own race van/sports home, please click on the ‘Layout Guide’ link to the left of this page):

All our camper interior furniture is made from lightweight plywood (such as Vohringer).

Our furniture can generally be purchased in two ways, the first being supply only, where the kit comes ‘flat packed’ ready for you to fit yourself, allowing you to build a professional looking self-build camper van. The other option is for us to supply and fit the furniture. We can also supply a range of appliances such as glass lid sink/hob (Cramer or Smev), Weaco 12v fridges, cassette toilets, etc.

Here at Convert Your Van Lt, we pride our selves on providing quality conversions at affordable prices. If you are interested in a furniture kit or conversion package from Convert Your Van Ltd, then feel free to contact us. For further details on price please see our Prices and Layout pages.

We can also insulate and carpet line your van if required and fit windows/roof vents / etc.

Below are some example pictures of our race van conversions, for more photo’s please click on the gallery tab at the top of this page. For details of other van conversions please click on the Vehicles Converted tab at the top of this page.