4 of the best T5 campervan conversion ideas

Looking to convert your VW T5? Well we have you covered! Here at Wildworx, we have provided you with 4 of the best T5 conversion ideas so you know more about what is available for you to add to your very own conversion. If it is for practical reasons or simply just to improve the appearance of your van, this blog is definitely worth the read. 

VW T5 Campervan Conversion Ideas for your van or campervan Wildworx Customs

What is a van conversion?

You are definitely going to need to be aware of what a van conversion is before you make the decision to convert your VW T5. A van conversion is where a van of your choice is equipped with equipment to allow you to take it on adventures such as camping trips or a day out hiking. There are various different types of van conversions available, such as a campervan or a day van. So whether it is a week away by the coast or simply to have a fully functioning work van, you should definitely consider investing in a van conversion.

Why should I choose a VW T5?

Looking to convert a van into the vehicle of your dreams? Then we are happy to tell you that a VW T5 is the perfect solution. Not only is it a great van to convert, but it is also extremely reliable and worth every penny! Most VW transporters are diesel in the UK, however in 2018 petrol ones were introduced. So if you are looking to buy a brand new or a very recent one, then you will be looking at petrol rather than diesel. The VW T5 has also won many nominations and is definitely the perfect van to convert. 

Why should I convert my VW T5?

No matter what van it is you have, a van conversion is definitely worth the money. What type of conversion you want however, is entirely your own decision to make. Even though we are currently going through some tough times at the moment, people are still wanting to do their annual family holiday away from home. So as holidays in the UK are becoming increasingly popular, so is the demand for accommodation. But by having your very own campervan, you can holiday anywhere you wish to without having to worry about paying for accommodation. Another conversion people like to opt for is a day van conversion. You can either use it for a nice day out at the beach, or even as a work van. No matter what it is you want to use your T5 for, it is totally worth converting it! 

Which VW transporter is the best for a camper?

VW transporters are worth the money to convert them as they are extremely reliable and long lasting. Both the VW T5 and T6 are commonly converted vans, and the demand for them is becoming increasingly popular within the UK. However, as they both look very similar on the outside people tend to question as to what the differences are. Firstly, the T6 engine is more environmentally friendly as it emits fewer pollutants into the atmosphere. The T6 also has been made to reduce both road and engine noise when it comes to driving, and has a better and improved gear transition making the driving experience a lot more comfortable. However, due to all these changes and enhancements, the VW T6 is actually more expensive than the T5. So if you are on a budget and don’t want to spend a lot, then we recommend opting for the VW T5. But if you are happy to spend that extra bit of money for these enhancements, then go for the VW T6. As we say with every van conversion, the choices you make are entirely up to you. Of course we will guide you along the way if you do need any help or have any questions, but what you do with your van is all dependent on what you would like. 

VW T5 Campervan Conversion Parts and Accessories for your campervan or Kombi conversion


One of our most popular accessories people like to add to their VW T5 conversion are side bars. They provide many constructive benefits such as easier access into your van. Not only is this extremely helpful when it comes to travelling with people of different age groups (mainly children or elderly people) or even if you are just on the shorter side, but they also allow for a more comfortable access into your T5. You can also add what are called non-slip pads to your side bars to make entering your van a lot more safer, especially in poor weather conditions. Another practical benefit side bars come with is that they act like a shield and protect the exterior of your van from any road debris that may hit the sides. For the cosmetic display, sidebars increase the attractiveness of your van majorly by giving your T5 a more contemporary look. They aren’t necessary for your T5, but the advantages they come with are definitely worth the money. 


The bodywork of your VW T5 is such an important thing for a lot of people. No matter what you use your van for, you will often find that the bodywork tends to get damaged. As a result of this, it is strongly recommended that you fix any scratches or dents (no matter what size they are) before having anything done. Cost wise, it may seem expensive to do this but it is actually a lot more cheaper than you think. When your T5 is in optimum condition, then it is time to create those awesome designs you have in mind! Here at Wildworx, we have an in house paint shop where we can create many of the unique designs our customers want. If this is something you are interested in for your VW T5, you will find us on Dagnell End Road, B98 9BA. You can also check out the designs we have completed here at Wildworx on our social media accounts (Facebook - wildworx / Instagram - wildworx_vans) 

Pop top roof 

Many people question whether they should invest in a pop top roof for their VW T5 conversion. But before you purchase anything, ask yourself why. Pop top roofs are the main thing that turns your van into a campervan. When travelling, you want to be as comfortable as you can. By adding a pop top roof to your T5, you will be able to experience that desirable comfort whilst getting some practical benefits too! As you will be travelling throughout the UK, it is so important to own a high quality pop top roof that can withstand any harsh weather conditions. Here at Wildworx we offer Austops, Skyline and SCA pop-top roof fitting. We also have a team who have all taken part in courses on roof fitting with each supplier to ensure that everything regarding your conversion is completed to a high standard. When it comes to actually choosing what pop top roof it is you would like for your T5, you should definitely take into account things such as how much it protrudes from the van etc. Most pop top roof kits do come with a platform bed (the quality of these do vary). If you would like to find out more about adding a pop top roof to your VW T5, please contact us at Wildworx on 01527 359 002

How much will this cost me exactly?

There is no exact cost on how much a VW T5 van conversion will cost you as it depends on what it is you want specifically. But, we do strongly suggest that you set aside some sort of budget so you don’t spend too much money on things that aren’t necessary for you. By having an idea of how much you do want to spend, you can avoid some unwanted complications. You can also write down a list of things you do want for your T5 and then do some separate research to find out whether or not they will benefit you in any way shape or form. 

Do it yourself

Of course there is always the option where you can complete the van conversion yourself. As long as you have all the required items you will need and the time, you should totally consider doing it yourself. We also suggest that you research as much as you can and fully educate yourself before you begin anything. Not only will this make the process a lot quicker, but it will also reduce any potential mistakes you may make along the way. Even though it may seem cheaper at first, you can definitely end up spending a lot in the long run if you are not 100% aware of what it is you are doing. But if it is something that interests you and you have the resources you need, then totally go for it! You can purchase multiple products for the conversion on our website https://wildworxcustoms.com  


There is always going to be potential mistakes that can be made when it comes to van conversions. Whether it is spending money on unnecessary items or simply just not planning beforehand, you are most definitely going to need to find out the numerous mistakes that can be easily avoided. Firstly, you will certainly not want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on things that you do not need for your van. To avoid this we recommend you write down exactly what you will be using your van for, so you know exactly what it is you will need and what you won’t need. Another mistake people tend to come across is having a lack of knowledge in advance. Of course you don’t need to be an expert, but having a basic understanding of things will definitely make life much easier. 


The safety of your van is always going to be extremely important, no matter what you will be using it for. Here at Wildworx we have a team of fully qualified professionals who will assure you that everything that is completed for you is to a high standard and of a good quality. However if you do choose to go elsewhere or even complete the job yourself, we strongly suggest you do as much research as possible so you know exactly what it is you are getting. There are multiple videos on Youtube you can watch to help you along the way. 

You are ready to go!

Your VW T5 van conversion awaits. We do hope to see you here at Wildworx sometime in the future to complete your very own unique VW T5 van conversion. However if you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to call us on 01527 359 002 or email us at info@wwxvans.co.uk