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VW Crafter Campervan Conversion

Your guide to this versatile expedition vehicle.

Off-Grid living

We specialise in fully off-grid expedition vehicles. Take your off-grid living to the next level with the Wildworx VW Crafter Campervan Conversion. Our full-service conversions turns your VW Crafter van into a campervan, ready for all your off-grid adventures.

For other base vehicles check out the Wildworx fully-loaded long wheelbase VW Crafter / MAN TGE motorhome conversion.

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Your guide to the VW Crafter Campervan

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 turns your VW Crafter van into a campervan, ready for all your off-grid adventures.

Check out the Wildworx fully-loaded long wheelbase VW Crafter / MAN TGE motorhome conversion.

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The conversion includes top-of-the-line features such as a fully equipped kitchen. As well as a 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? A VW Crafter may be the ideal option.

These vans are perfect for weekend getaways or long-term trips, and they offer many features to make your life on the road comfortable. 

This guide will look closer at the VW Crafter Camper and explore some of its key features. We will also provide tips on choosing a suitable model and converting it to your requirements. 

Wildworx offers VW Crafter Campervan Conversions in various 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 in the camping world or looking for an upgrade, read on for all the information you need about the VW Crafter Camper!

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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, fully equipped kitchen, and 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 kits, so that 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 prepare you for all your off-grid adventures. So get ready to live the off-grid life in style and comfort with the Wildworx VW Crafter Campervan Conversion.

The outside is just as important. We take vehicle styling seriously. From awning rails to wind-out awnings. To ladders, spare wheel carriers and bike racks. We've got you covered. 

We build into both the VW Crafter MWB Camper layout and the LWB VW Crafter

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Our top 5 reasons to choose a VW Crafter for your conversion

  1. The Crafter is a van designed with the driver in mind. Everything about the Crafter is meant to make your life on the road easy, from the comfortable seats to the easy-to-use controls.
  1. 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.
  1. When it comes to performance, the Crafter doesn't disappoint. It's got plenty of power under the hood, and it can easily handle even the heaviest loads. Making it great for carrying a complex campervan conversion.
  1. 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.
  1. The Crafter has many features 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 smooth.
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VW Crafter base vehicle - what are the options? 

The VW Crafter is an excellent option for people seeking a more extensive campervan conversion. The crafter is available in various engine sizes and roof heights, making it a good choice for different campervan layouts. Available in both long wheelbase and short wheelbase. 

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. They have a maximum capacity of around ten cubic metres. However, you must ensure you can stand up inside the vehicle. 

Medium roof crafters are more versatile and can be used for 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, ideal for long-distance trips, and give you the most internal space. They have a maximum capacity of around 15 cubic metres. Remember you won’t be able to park in some places with a high roof. 

Regarding 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. We recommend going with at least the 134bhp engine for a campervan conversion. 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 additional test. 

Like all Volkswagen van models, the Crafter comes in 3 trim options; Startline, Trendline and Highline.

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How to choose the right Volkswagen Crafter Camper Layout?

Designing your van layout can seem 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, consider hiring a van for an evening. You can’t beat using a camper (even for one night) to clarify what you want. Some key elements to consider are: 

Do you want a permanent bed?

If you plan on doing a lot of camping, consider a layout that includes a permanent bed, which means a bed that doesn't need making up each night. This way, you won't have to set up and take down your bed whenever you’re ready to sleep. Permanent beds also tend to be more comfortable than temporary beds. The RIB bed, made specifically for campervan conversions, is an option to consider. 

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. VW Crafter Camper 4 berth is probably the most common layout. It’s not unusual to have a four-berth camper with five seat belts for when you need the option to carry additional passengers. 

It's best to answer these questions before you start looking for VW Crafter conversion companies. That way, you don't get swayed! 

What curtains and blinds will you need?

This may seem trivial. However, some blind systems can be expensive. If you want cab blinds permanently installed in the cab, these can cost around £1,000. These are much cheaper if you're happy to go with external or internal thermal blinds

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Converting your VW Crafter

There are loads of decisions to make when 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: 

VW Crafter Camper Conversion Parts

If you're considering converting your VW Crafter into a camper, you must invest in the right parts to make your dream a reality. Fortunately, many conversion parts are available on the market specifically designed for the VW Crafter.

There's a wide range of options, from essential items like insulation and side flares to luxury features like solar panels and pop-top roofs. As well as a wide variety of VW Crafter off-road accessories for people looking for a 4x4 look. 

Some popular VW Crafter custom campervan accessories include swivel seats, 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 vital to creating a comfortable and functional space that meets your needs on the road.

Pay attention to the importance of VW Crafter alloy wheels and tyres when upgrading your van. They may seem like an afterthought, but choosing the suitable alloys can make all the difference in achieving your desired aesthetic.

Think about suspension upgrades. Do you want to consider Air Suspension, Coilovers or Lowering Springs? This can be a considerable extra cost on a build. 

Consider this crucial aspect of your vehicle before the last minute. Take the time to select the perfect set of alloys that complement your van's style and enhance its performance on the road—one of the essential parts of Volkswagen Crafter styling. 

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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 quickly and affordably if you're willing to do it yourself.

If you plan on doing the conversion yourself, there are a few things to remember. 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 aspects of the build where you alter the van's exterior. 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 carpet lining and flooring to cabinets and appliances. 

If you think it will take you six weeks…double it! If you convert 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! 

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Tips on driving and looking after your VW Crafter Camper

If you're the proud owner of a VW Crafter Camper, you'll know that it's not just a van; it's a home away from home. You’ll need to ensure 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. This will help you avoid any stressful situations when you're driving. Specifically, where do you plan on parking
  • Look into winterising your van - avoid frozen pipes at all cost
  • Invest in a good car cleaning kit
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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 
  • Skylight 
  • Bathroom vent
  • Maxxair fan 
  • Thetford C403 toilet 
  • Shower 
  • Bathroom basin 
  • Rear platform bed with under bed storage 
  • Ceiling with strip lights
  • Mattress
  • Side flares to enable 6”5 sleep length 
  • Hook-up cable (10m) 
  • Fire extinguisher, Carbon monoxide alarm, Fire Alarm
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Wildworx VW Crafter Conversions

If you’re looking for an adventure-filled life on the open road, a VW Crafter campervan could be your perfect vehicle. With all the comforts of home and plenty of space to stretch out, you’ll never want to return 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? Look at our Campers for Sale that are ready to drive away.