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Here are some useful websites I’d particularly recommend if you are researching travelling in your motorhome, insurance, motorhome parts and accessories or self-build conversions:
Useful Motorhome Suppliers
Here are some suppliers and other useful contact details:
- eBay.co.uk (eBay⇒) – almost every possible motorhome part and accessory can be found on eBay – plus loads of second-hand vans, ripe for conversion. I’ve bought loads of stuff for my van on eBay
- Amazon (Amazon⇒) – tends to be the best place to find most motorhome-related books. Many of them are relatively specialist, so you don’t tend to see them on the high street.
- Outdoor Bits – Huge amount of Motorhome accessories, spare parts and books.
- IKEA – all sorts of cheap and useful bits, especially when it comes to storage.
- Convert Your Van (eBay⇒) – I have used (in 2008) and would recommend this company
DIY Motorhome Conversion Websites
Here are a selection of websites I’ve come across where people describe their own self-build campervan conversions:
- SBMCC – The website of the Self-Build Motor Caravanners Club. Lots of great pictures and helpful people in the forum section.
- Do Your Dream – Ryan and Mels’ conversions – include Nissan NV200 and Fiat Ducato
- Unimog U1300L into Expedition Campervan – Something a bit different. If you’re interested in creating a serious off-road motorhome or campervan, look here.
- A Fulltimers Notes – Grommet’s diary of his van conversion, in which he’s planning to live full time.
- Deep Red – A self-build motorhome conversion of a Fiat Ducato van
- Kev’s Kamper Konversion – A great ambulance conversion that really looks the part
- Mr C’s Camper – another ambulance conversion, but this time of a panel van model Fiat Ducato
- DIY Campervan – Self-build van conversion on a budget. Joe completed his conversion for under £500 – including buying the vehicle. Proof that it’s doable with a bit of DIY skill and ingenuity.
- How To Convert A Van For VanDwelling – how to convert a panel van or minibus into a comfortable campervan (American, but would work well on European vans, too.)
- Car, Van & Campervan Living – loads of great information and technical advice on living in and adapting motorhomes for long-term use.