- Introduction To Campers And RVs
- May 9, 2020
The campervan lifestyle is only increasing in popularity and will continue to grow for many years to come. However, if you are in the market for a campervan, you may find that they are a bit expensive to get started. A way to save money and create your very own custom campervan is to do it yourself.
There are several companies out there that offer do-it-yourself campervan kits. These kits will allow you to create your very own campervan in the style that you want. If you look up campervan kits, you will find that there are many to choose from, each with its own features and price points. You will need to choose the one that works well for the type of van that you have, one that meets your budget, and one that has all the essentials that you want in your campervan. Here are the top five campervan kits on the market today.
- Adventure Wagon
The Adventure Wagon DIY kit starts at around $11,500, and this will vary depending on what you need. The van types that can be used with this kit include Dodge, Mercedes Benz, and Freightliner Sprinter. This includes both cargo and passenger models, and you will need a 144 or 170 wheelbase.
This kit will come with fabric wall paneling, LED lights, thermal insulation, ceiling fans, and the harness fuse box and wiring kit. This kit also comes with a lightweight bed which is constructed with aluminum and bamboo plywood.
The bed helps to maximize storage space by being a folding bed. If you do not want to purchase the entire kit, you have the option to purchase things like the bed or the insulation separately.
- Happier Camper
The Happier Camper is a van system that is made specifically for the Mercedes Sprinter vans. However, they are planning to release kits for other popular models in the future. The cost for this DIY campervan conversion kit is around $15,000. If you want a deluxe kit, you can expect to pay around $20,000.
The Happier Camper DIY kit has a fiberglass grid floor base and cubes. You will be able to add cubes to the design that you want. These cubes add much-needed storage space. For example, one cube can function as seats, another can function as a cooler area, and another can function as storage. These cubes can also be linked together with cushions to create a bed, or they can be used to create a mobile office.
- Contravans Contravans camper kits start at around $798 and increase in price depending on what you need. These kits are available for many popular vans, including Dodge Grand Caravan, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Nissan NV 200, and many more.
These kits are great for smaller campers. They include kits that have seating for five, a bed, a sink, and even storage. If you are looking for even more room, you should check out their cargo van system, which has slide-out drawers and has your bed above the gear and kitchen areas.
The Zenvanz DIY kit is created for the Mercedes Sprinter. If you are interested in this kit, you will pay around $22,000 for the 170 wheelbase and around $18,000 for the 144 wheelbase.
This kit is created from bent bamboo panels and an aluminum skeleton. It has a component system filled with cabinetry that use factory holes to install in your van. The kit comes with a complete galley kitchen. This kitchen uses marine-grade plywood for the cabinetry and has a PaperStone countertop. You can add on upgrades to the kitchen like a mounted tabletop, propane cooktop, and a fridge. In addition to the kitchen, this DIY kit comes with bedside cabinets for extra storage, a three-panel bed system, and a porta-potty.
- Wayfarer Vans
Wayfarer Vans have kits that are around $5,000 and up. You can also purchase specific items for your van if you wish to do it piece by piece. The vans that can use these kits are the Ram Promaster City Cargo, Ram Promaster, and the Ford Transit.
These kits can come with a wide variety of features, including insulating panels, camper boxes with cushions, flooring, and beds. In the largest kit for the Ram Promaster, you can get wall and ceiling panels, wool insulation, a kitchen galley that includes both fresh and grey water tanks, a boot box, and privacy paneling.
All of these kits are extremely popular. Take a look at these kits to see which one would work best for the van that you have. Once you have gotten your kit, you will be able to create the campervan of your dreams.