Volkswagen Transporter T5

Camper (Surf Van/Bus) Conversion

The VW T5 is one of the most popular vans to convert into a camper van or surf bus/day van and there is a large club scene associated with owning a VW Camper Van. The standard side conversion consists of a pull-out seat/bed (rock and roll bed), wardrobe and kitchen unit. All our furniture is made from lightweight plywood (such as vohringer).

We are now able to supply our side conversions with M1 Pull Tested (crash test simulation) Rock and Roll beds with two 3-point seat belts for your VW T5. For more information click on the Rock and Roll beds link.

Our furniture can 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), 12v fridge.

Although our standard T5 camper conversion is the side layout, we are also happy to carry our more custom camper conversions to your own design and specification. We can also provide a rear conversion kitchen unit. So whether you want a camper for general weekend camping, shows and festivals or outdoor sports like hiking, mountain biking and climbing, we can build your furniture just how you want it.

We are now offering elevating roof (pop top) conversions on VW T5s, see link for more details and prices

For more information and a guide to choosing the right layout for you, click on the layout guide link.

We can also insulate and carpet line your van if required as well as fit windows.

VW INCA Fabric available as an upgrade for rock and roll beds.

We can also offer delivery on standard side conversions.

Here at Convert Your Van Ltd, we pride ourselves on providing quality conversions at affordable prices. If you are interested in a furniture kit or conversion package from Convert Your Van Ltd, or you want some advice or guidance on converting Volkswagen T5 into campervan then feel free to contact us or for examples of prices click on the prices link.

Below are some example pictures of our work, for more photo’s please click on the gallery link. For details of other vans which we can convert, see links at the bottom of the page.

Convert Your Van Ltd - Race Van / Sports Home Layout Guide

Below is a brief guide to choosing/designing your race van/sports home layout, there are example layouts as well as hints and tips on how to decide what you want. For example layouts for different size vans check the other layout guide pages on our site.

When deciding on a layout it is good practice to look at what has been done before, go to motorhome shows or large dealers where you can have a browse around. Bear in mind that what might look great in a photo (or layout diagram), might not be ideal for everyone in practice, so to go and have a look inside and a walk round existing motorhomes can give you a better idea of what you can expect to fit in a given sized van.

The next thing to consider is that when it comes to a camper van interior, everything is always a compromise, the ideal would be a coach sized motorhome to fit everything in that you want, but that would fit in a car parking space at the local supermarket, and that obviously isn't possible! So it comes down to compromise. Decide what you need in your camper, what you'd like in your camper, and what you could do without. For example, how many secondhand motorhomes/campervans/caravans do you see where the shower has never been used? Do you need one? Some people will, some people won't.

If you already have your van, once you have a layout in mind it is a good idea to try it in the van, this can be done by drawing it on the floor or marking it with tape, you can then get an idea of what space will be left, what gaps you'll have to walk through, etc. And don't forget the wheel arches! Arches can often get in the way of fridges, toilets, etc, so try to bare them in mind when planning your layout.

Below you will find some example layouts with approximate prices for furniture and cushions (prices are a guide and can vary either way depending on van model and finer details - please see prices page for more details). The diagrams are intended as a guide, you could possibly combine your favourite parts of more than one layout to come up with something that is right for you. If there is nothing that seems ideal, you can always email us with your own unique layout and we can give you a quote based on that, all we need is a detailed description or better still a diagram and we can give you an accurate quote.

Please note: Prices shown are intended as a guide and are for furniture and cushions only, they don't include any appliances, lining, windows, etc
(See Prices page for further details of all prices)

Race Van / Sports Home Conversions

The layouts below show various options/examples for Race Van / Sports Home Conversions. They all provide a large garage area at the rear for Motorbikes or other large items such as Go-Karts, Quads, Mountain Bikes, Outdoor Equipment, etc. Each image shows the van it was based on, although they can be adapted to suit other vans. Also remember these are examples, if you have your own ideas or would like a combination of more than one layout we can build to individual specifications.

For prices and available options please see our Large and Extra Large van prices pages