Build a camper van can quickly become a daunting task. Indeed, it takes time, whether for the design (everything must be both practical and safe) or for the realization (it is not a question of cutting three plywood boards and letting the magic happen! ).
8 good reasons to build a camper van with a Vanpackers conversion kit
Designed by and for experienced travelers, our minivan conversion kit had to be practical for all types of trips, from a weekend to several months.
With close to 2000 customers since 2018, we are starting to get experienced! The conversion kit even fit in several models of minivan (Grand Caravan, Pacifica, Sienna Odyssey etc.) and vehicles (minivan, compact vans, SUV) for the greatest pleasure of all!
So we have gathered and detailed a few points to help you understand why the Vanpackers conversion kit is the best option to build a camper van!
1- The modular bed (single or double)
When traveling as a couple, it is important that each person has enough space to sleep properly. But when you’re traveling alone, a double bed can be a huge waste of space. That’s why we designed a modular bed that turns easily into a single bed.
For rainy or shiny days, it’s the perfect layout for solo travelers who don’t want to do many manipulations to move from the bedroom to the living room!
2- A high-density mattress to by cozy like at home
Build a camper van to get a better sleep than at home, is it possible?
La réponse est OUI (du moins c’est le commentaire qui revient le plus souvent chez nos clients•es)! This is why :
- Thanks to the high density foam (2 lbs/ft² – 32 kg/m³), 3 or 4 inches thick, and 48” (122 cm) wide, you will find a complete sleep!
- Thanks to the modular space: the mattress is 70” (5.8′ – 178cm), and you can still gain 8 inches by moving the front seats forward and thus have 78” (6.5 – 198cm).
- Bonus: All covers are washable and easy to remove with a zipper. A little bonus for the same price.
3- Traveling with friends or family
Most conversion kit are designed for 2 passengers, but if you want to travel with your family or friends, the Vanpackers kit is perfect for you!
The front boxes are independent and light,it’s easy to lift and put them into the rear bed module. So it will only take a few seconds to take out the second row of seats, provided your vehicle is Stow n’ Go.
Add one of our rooftop tents, and you will have the perfec campervan for less than $6,000!
4- A special storage for your toilet
Because a toilet is VERY practical, but it’s also VERY ugly and bulky, we’ve designed our conversion kit so that allows you use it without having to move it when you’re on the road.
Hidden in one of the bed modules, it can be used day or night with the appropriate mattresses, and remains invisible from the outside. This is SO pratical!
Now you have anything to feel at home wherever you travel with your van.
5- The indoor or outdoor table: it’s your choice!
Being able to position your table in 3 places will allow you to enjoy it according to what you need. Trust us, it makes all the difference!
Card games, movie or for a meal, the 3 positions are perfect to be comfortable!
We’ve also integrated a unique outdoor table stand that fits perfectly in the bed modules ! It’s a big space saver since you don’t need to bring another one.
6-A functional kitchen, without handling, with plenty of storage.
The kitchen is one of our great pride and we will tell you a secret: non is as practical on the market!
Super functional and without any handling, you can cook wherever and whenever you want, just like at home, just by opening your trunk! (Pssst ! If you want some inspiration, take a look at our favorite minivan recipes).
The huge worktop with integrated folding sink offers you a nice combo. Placed under the 20L water reserve, included in the kit, it’s ideal for washing dishes or even washing your hair on the road (let’s be crazy!).
The cooler is accessible 24 hours a day, from inside the van, as well as from the outside. It’s very practical for night cravings! And as a bonus: the Martin MCS-200 two-burner stove is included in the kit and has its own drawer with storage for propane tanks.
With or without the third row of benches, the kitchen has plenty of storage: a large removable drawer to store all your utensils, spaces under the drawers and a counter with rubber bands on top where you can leave your jars without worrying that they will wander around while you drive!
If you decide to remove the last row of benches, you will then have access to a SUPER storage space under the kitchen, perfect for storing camping chairs, canned goods or a 5 lbs propane bottle.
7- It’s fast, safe and you keep your rear vision!
Absolutly ! Our kit for minivan installs (and uninstalls) in less than 5 minutes, without drilling or modifying the structure of the vehicle. You don’t even need to know how to use a drill!
After 2 years of working on a secure mounting system, we have developed a design that anchors directly into your vehicle’s mountings. NOTHING MOVES, even when off-roading or during emergency braking.
Finally, we made sure that the kitchen comes under the line of sight at the rear of the vehicle, so you can drive safely and enjoy the view when you’re stationary!
8- Manufactured with quality materials
Safety also depends on quality! The structure is made of ⅝ or ½ inch planks, so you can trust the sturdiness of the kit and rest easy.
Made of birch wood and covered with a unique phenolic varnish, they are also resistant to all the small shocks and accidents of everyday life in a van. How are we so sure? Our conversion kits have undergone THE ultimate test: more than 2000 customers have used it through rental and sale without moving, despite daily use 6 months a year!
Bonus: designed and manufactured in Quebec, we offer you a 1-year warranty in the event of a defect. This is our quality commitment.
So, are you convinced? Would you need a virtual or in-person visit?
To summarize, here is why the Vanpackers conversion kit is PERFECT to build a campervan:
Do you want even more comfort? No worries, we can offer you a few options at a reduced price!
We are sure that our kit can suit you, but you, are you convinced?
If you still have some doubts, take a complete tour of our minivans in this video.
We are also available for a visit in person or virtually. All information can be found on our contact page. We are also available for a visit in person or virtually. If you ever have an SUV or a minivan, we also have the perfect conversion kit that goes with our rooftop tents!
Crédit photo et vidéo : ©Rémy Ogez, ©LeBaroudeur-Vanpackers