When it comes to camping, many individuals prefer converting their rides into a camping vehicle other than buying one. Having a camping van is tricky but achievable, and takes the shortest time. It is cheaper than getting a whole new camping van. First, it depends on the type of vehicle you are having and the budget to convert this van. More additions will mean more budgets and vice versa. While many people dedicate almost four months to turn their van, you can take less by using the below tips:
Decide on the requirements
Before making any progress in the budget, you have to decide on your likes and preferences. This budget will determine the kind of conversion you will have. While some people require having the latest gadget in their vans, others need just a basic ride that will make their camping successful. As discussed above, Van conversion depends on the funds allocated for this task. It also depends on the usage. If you are alone, you can come up with your own decisions. If you are using the vehicle with family and friends, you require their input as well, as per their likes and preferences. You can consolidate all these requirements then come up with a conversion idea.
Have a budget and stay within its limits
Create a budget. How much are you willing to spend? More additions mean more costs. After you begin converting your vehicle, do not let other people distract you. Do not change your budget just because you saw something better coming up with the same model as your vehicle in another area. Learn how to stick with what you have. Please think of the activities and low-cost hobbies you do with your friends and incorporate them into your conversion. If possible, you can include canoes, guitar, and other crafts on its exterior to enhance its looks. Whatever the additions will be, ensure they are within the budget.
Create a model
Do not start converting your car without having a rough sketch of it. The only way to have this rough sketch is by building a model. A car is not something cheap to have trial and error. If possible, take a pen, tape, and cardboard and construct something that looks like your vehicle and improvise it according to what you want your car to look like. You can incorporate beds, kitchen utensils, drawers, cupboards, and other additions to see how your vehicle will be when you finally convert it. It may seem challenging and a process that takes extra time and resources, but it’s worth it.
Always trade skills with someone skilled
Never shy off when stuck. You are not the first person to convert your vehicle into a camping van. When you are not sure of something, ask. Ask from your neighborhood, request from the experts, or seek advice from the internet. Many resources can help you when you aren’t sure of how to hack something. Other than individuals who have converted their rides, you can ask your local carpenters and electricians how to fix shelves, furniture, and electrical appliances.
After you get done converting your van, you are now free to hit the camping fun. You will enjoy your camping activities using the limited resources and expertise you found in this article.
Check out this amazing camping converted 1972 Chevy c-30 Custom Camper.