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VW T5 Camper Conversion ideas

We love the Volkswagen T5. Despite the model getting older its still standing the test of time. Some of the earlier models are still going strong at 150,000+ miles.

Because you're investing in an older van, it is important to keep an eye on the budget. But you can still do a lot with these reliable vans. 

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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 Camper Conversion 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. 

Looking for more information about choosing your campervan conversion base vehicle? Check out our full guide

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. 

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! 

VW T5 Campervan Conversion

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. 

VW Campers are becoming increasingly popular, therefore they're getting more expensive. The VW T5 is a great option for your VW camper conversion.

1. Sidebars

One of our most popular accessories people like to add to their VW T5 conversion are side bars. They provide many 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. 


Other small modifications might include: 

2. Bodywork 

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. 

3. 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 have a team who takes courses with each supplier on roof fitting to ensure conversions are completed to a high standard.

4. Campervan Conversion 

Another option is to complete a full VW campervan conversion for your VW T5. The possibilities are endless here. Some of the bespoke campervan services we offer are:

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How much will this cost?

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. 

If you're looking to source a VW T5 check out our Vehicles in Stock. We sometimes have really special VW T5s in stock. 

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 get in touch