The Ultimate guide to the VW Crafter Camper
Off-Grid Luxury with Wildworx VW Crafter Campervan Conversion
Take your off-grid living to the next level with the Wildworx VW Crafter Campervan Conversion. Our full-service conversion takes your VW Crafter vehicle and turns it into a campervan, ready for all of your off-grid adventures.
The conversion includes top-of-the-line features such as a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable sleeping area, and plenty of storage space.
Are you looking for the perfect campervan? Do you want something that is both versatile and comfortable? If so, then a VW Crafter may be the perfect option for you.
These vans are perfect for weekend getaways or long-term trips, and they offer a lot of features that are sure to make your life on the road comfortable.
In this guide, we will take a closer look at the VW Crafter Camper and explore some of its key features. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right model and convert it for your specific needs.
Wildworx offers VW Crafter Campervan Conversions in a range of different specification base vehicles. Our team can guide you through the process of purchasing a vehicle. Or we can supply a base vehicle for you.
So, whether you are just starting out in the camping world or you are looking for an upgrade, read on for all the information you need to know about the VW Crafter Camper!
Fully Loaded VW Crafter Conversions with Wildworx
The Wildworx VW Crafter Campervan Conversion includes top-of-the-line luxury features for your off-grid living. Enjoy the comfortable sleeping area and fully equipped kitchen, as well as plenty of storage space and modern technology.
Our conversion also includes a variety of optional upgrades, such as a pop-up roof and solar panel, so you can take your off-grid living to the next level.
The Wildworx VW Crafter Conversions (UK) is fully loaded with all the features and amenities you need for a comfortable and luxurious off-grid living experience.
From the fully equipped kitchen to the comfortable sleeping area, our conversion will have you ready for all of your off-grid adventures. So get ready to live the off-grid life in style and comfort with the Wildworx VW Crafter Campervan Conversion.
We build into both the VW Crafter MWB Camper layout as well as the LWB.
Our top 5 reasons to choose a VW Crafter for your conversion
- The Crafter is a van that's been designed with the driver in mind. From the comfortable seats to the easy-to-use controls, everything about the Crafter is meant to make your life on the road as easy as possible.
- The Crafter is also one of the most spacious vans on the market, with plenty of room for all your gear. And if you need even more space, there's always the option to upgrade to the long wheelbase model.
- When it comes to performance, the Crafter doesn't disappoint. It's got plenty of power under the hood, and it's able to handle even the heaviest loads with ease. Making it great for carrying a complex campervan conversion.
- The Crafter is also one of the most reliable vans on the market, with a reputation for being built to last. You know your Crafter will be able to handle whatever you throw at it, day in and day out.
- The Crafter comes with a host of features that are designed to make your life on the road as safe and comfortable as possible. From its advanced safety features to its innovative infotainment system, the Crafter has everything you need to make your journey a smooth one.
VW Crafter base vehicle - what are the options?
The VW Crafter is a great option for people looking for a larger campervan conversion. The crafter is available in a variety of engine sizes and roof heights, making it a good choice for loads of different campervan layouts. Available in both long wheelbase and short wheel base.
The Volkswagen Crafter Campervan base vehicle is available in three different roof heights - low, medium, and high.
Low roof crafters are best suited for city streets however you’ll need to make sure you can stand up inside the vehicle. They have a maximum capacity of around 10 cubic metres.
Medium roof crafters are more versatile and can be used for both city driving and longer trips on the open road. They have a maximum capacity of around 12 cubic metres.
High roof crafters are the largest option and are ideal for long-distance trips and give you the most internal space. They have a maximum capacity of around 15 cubic metres. Keep in mind you won’t be able to park in some places with the high-roof.
When it comes to engine size, the crafter is available with a 2.0-litre engine, offered in both petrol and diesel versions. You can choose between 108 bhp, 134 bhp, 141 bhp and 161 bhp. For a campervan conversion we would recommend going with at least the 134bhp engine. The Crafter is available with either manual or automatic transmissions.
Because they’re under 3.5 tonnes, they can be driven on a standard UK driving licence - you don’t need to take an extra test.
As with all Volkswagen van models the Crafter comes in 3 trim options; Startline, Trendline and Highline.
How to choose the right Volkswagen Crafter Camper Layout?
Designing your van layout can seem pretty overwhelming. There are loads of things to take into account. There are a few tools online that can help you with this. However we recommend heading to one of the many campervan shows throughout the year.
If you’re a total noob then consider hiring a van for an evening. You can’t beat actually using a camper (even for one night) to make what you want really clear. Some key elements to consider are:
Do you want a permanent bed?
If you plan on doing a lot of camping, then you might want to consider a layout that includes a permanent bed. Meaning a bed that doesn't need making up each night. This way, you won't have to set up and take down your bed every time you’re ready to sleep each night. Permanent beds also tend to be more comfortable than temporary beds.
Do you need a full kitchen?
Ask yourself what kind of meals you want to cook. Are you just going to be making breakfast and then eating out? Or do you want to eat most of your meals in the campervan?
How many people will be using the camper?
Don’t just think about how many beds you’ll need. You might be planning on using your van for an extra vehicle. It’s not unusual to have a 4 berth camper with 5 seat belts for when you need the option to carry extra passengers. VW Crafter Camper 4 berth is probably the most common layout.
It's best to answer these questions first, before you start looking for VW Crafter conversion companies. That way you don't get swayed!
Converting your VW Crafter
There are loads of decisions to make when it comes to converting your VW Crafter. Standing in the back of the empty van shows you just how much space you have to play with! Whether you're looking for a Swamper, Overlander or a VW Crafter luxury campervan. The main decisions you need to make are:
- Do you want a pop top roof?
- Your layout
- Do you need a toilet
- Do you need an internal shower - would an outside shower suffice?
- Underslung tank systems
- Are you looking for a Crafter Swamper
VW Crafter Camper Conversion Parts
If you're considering converting your VW Crafter into a camper, you'll need to invest in the right parts to make your dream a reality. Fortunately, there are many conversion parts available on the market specifically designed for the VW Crafter.
From essential items like insulation and side flares, to luxury features like solar panels and pop-top roofs, there's a wide range of options to choose from. As well as a wide variety of VW Crafter off road accessories, for people who are looking for a 4x4 look.
Some popular VW Crafter custom accessories include swivel seats and VW Crafter camper conversion kits, or convertible beds. Whether you're a seasoned camper or a first-time vanlifer, investing in the right parts is key to creating a comfortable and functional space that meets your needs on the road.
When it comes to upgrading your van, don't overlook the importance of VW Crafter alloy wheels and tyres. While they may seem like an afterthought, choosing the right alloys can make all the difference in achieving the aesthetic you desire.
Don't wait until the last minute to consider this crucial aspect of your vehicle. Take the time to select the perfect set of alloys that not only complement your van's style but also enhance its performance on the road. On of the most important parts of Volkswagen Crafter styling.
DIY VW Crafter Conversion
If you’re in the market for a campervan it might be tempting to convert it yourself. The VW Crafter is a large van that lends itself naturally to conversion. Best of all, it can be done relatively easily and affordably if you're willing to do it yourself.
If you’re planning on doing the conversion yourself there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure you have some internal space that can fit the van. It’s hard to convert when you’re battling the elements. Especially during the elements of the build where you alter the exterior of the van. For example windows, skylights and vents.
Don’t forget to shop around for your conversion parts. You’ll often find good deals on second hand items. This includes everything from insulation and flooring to cabinets and appliances.
If you think it’s going to take you 6 weeks…double it! If you’re just converting the van on weekends and evenings this build could take a long ol’ time. We suggest starting at the beginning of Autumn, meaning you might have it finished by Spring. Even more reason to have some inside space!
Tips on driving and looking after your VW Crafter Camper
If you're the proud owner of a VW Crafter Camper, then you'll know that it's not just a van; it's a home away from home. You’ll need to make sure that you’re looking after it in the best way possible.
- Make sure you're familiar with the dimensions of your van. This will help you avoid any nasty bumps or scrapes when manoeuvring in tight spaces
- Invest in some good quality camping equipment
- Plan your journeys in advance. This will help you avoid any stressful situations when you're driving. Specifically where you plan on parking
- Look into winterising your van - avoid frozen pipes at all cost
Wildworx VW Crafter Camper Specification
- Captains Swivel Chairs with armrests
- 4 x belted seats
- 2 x berth
- Dodo soundproofing, insulation and thermal fleece
- Carpet lining
- 110amp leisure battery x 2
- CBE Electrical system
- 180w solar panel with MPPT controller
- 2000w Pure Sinewave inverter
- USB charger, cigarette charger, double socket
- LED Spotlights, LED mood lighting, LED Reading lights
- Privacy windows
- Underslung LPG system
- External BBQ point
- Eberspacher Diesel Heater
- External hook-up cable
- Underslung 90l water tank and external fill point
- Underslung grey water tank
- Bullfinch external shower point
- Thetford T215n Fridge/Freezer
- Belfast style sink with tap
- Fiamma expansion tank
- Internal table
- Bathroom vent
- Maxxair fan
- Thetford C403 toilet
- Bathroom basin
- Rear platform bed with under bed storage
- Ceiling with strip lights
- Side flares to enable 6”5 sleep length
- Hook-up cable (10m)
- Fire extinguisher, Carbon monoxide alarm, Fire Alarm
Wildworx VW Crafter Conversions
If you’re looking for an adventure-filled life on the open road, a VW Crafter campervan could be the perfect vehicle for you. With all the comforts of home and plenty of space to stretch out, you’ll never want to go back to life before your camper.
Wildworx has completed many Crafter conversions and we’re pretty proud of them. Ready to take the plunge? Get in touch with us today. We would love to hear more about your VW Crafter Campervan Conversion project. Are you looking for something ready made? Take a look at our Campers for Sale that are ready to drive away.