Now most people have a rough idea of what a van conversion is. For those of you who don’t, a van conversion is simply where a van has been taken and modified to fit the needs of the owner. In this case, it would be the VW Transporter that has been taken and changed in order to fit the needs of you. However, you will also want to keep in mind that there are various types of conversions that you can have for your VW Transporter. This includes conversions such as campervan conversions, or even day van conversions. The choice is entirely up to you!
We cannot express how important safety is whenever it comes to van conversions. This includes both safety of you and also the safety of your VW Transporter. Most people are pretty good with the safety factor, however some are not so great with it. If you are sitting here reading this, and know this applies to you, do not worry. With the correct information and knowledge, you will easily be able to ensure that both you and your VW Transporter are safe! If you are someone who is going to be adding van accessories to your VW Transporter, then we highly recommend that you thoroughly research the specific accessory to make sure that it has gone through and passed very detailed safety tests. If it hasn’t, or the manufacturer fails to tell you, then please avoid purchasing the accessory. You never want to be in a position where your safety is compromised. If you have any questions about the safety, then you are more than welcome to get into contact with one of us here at Wildworx.
Why convert VW Transporters?
There are loads of different types of vans that are available on the market for you to convert. However, why choose a VW Transporter instead? Well, there are loads of different reasons to answer that question. Firstly, VW Transporters are insanely reliable and high quality. It has won numerous nominations, and holds its value extremely well. VW Transporters are also great vans to convert, especially for those of you who really care about the cosmetic side of things. You really cannot go wrong with a VW Transporter!
Which Transporter is best for converting, the T5 or the T6?
This is a really common question that a lot of people can sometimes find it difficult to find the answer too. Both the VW T5 and T6 are vans that are converted quite a lot, however what is the difference between them? The VW T5 and T6 both look the same from the outside, meaning that the differences between them are quite difficult to spot. The first difference is that the VW T6’s engine is a lot more environmentally friendly than the T5. This is great news for those of you who really care about the environment! The VW T6 has also been modified to reduce engine noise during travel. However, the only downside to these new improvements, is that the VW T6 is more expensive than the VW T5. So if you are someone who is on a tight budget, then maybe sticking to the VW T5 is the best option for you. However, the choice is entirely up to you, and this is just a little bit of guidance.
Now that we have given you the basic information, it is time to dive into the numerous accessories that you can purchase for your VW Transporter. So without further ado, lets begin!
Alloy wheels. Wow! What a great way to really boost the appearance of your VW Transporter. The fact that an alloy of both aluminium and magnesium can be formed in order to improve the appearance of your van, is insane! However, it isn’t just cosmetic advantages that alloy wheels provide. In addition to that, alloy wheels also bring amazing practical advantages such as the ability to stop your VW Transporter faster. They are able to dissipate heat faster, meaning that the braking performance is so much better. Alloy wheels are also better for fuel efficiency, due to them being a lot more lighter than steel wheels. They also are less likely to corrode or rust, and lengthen the tyre life. As you can see, alloy wheels are definitely a must when it comes to VW Transporters!
What better way to improve the appearance of your VW Transporter and enhance its practicality, than to add sidebars? Sidebars provide instant and easy access into your van, which is very useful for those of you who may struggle to get in and out of your VW Transporter. You can also go a step further, and add non-slip pads to your sidebars, so that your access is even safer, especially in poor weather conditions. Sidebars also act as a sort of barrier to the outside of your VW Transporter, as they shield the van from being scratched from any road debris which may hit the sides. So, for those of you who are after both a contemporary look and practical advantages for your VW Transporter, side bars are definitely the accessory to go for!
Pop top roofs
Pop top roofs are the perfect accessory for VW Transporter campervans. They are absolutely perfect for those of you who will be taking your van away with you for a long period of time, and really improve the comfortability by a lot. Not only do they provide extra height for your van, but they are great for cooking and also sleeping. However, when it comes to pop top roofs, you want one that can withstand any sort of harsh weather condition. So when you are looking at what pop top roof to get for your VW Transporter, be sure to keep that in mind. You may also want to look at how much it protrudes from the roof of your van too.
Most people, if not all, believe that the bodywork of their van is one of the most important things when it comes to van conversion. Everyone has different ideas in mind when it comes to the bodywork of their van, and here at Wildworx we are more than happy to create any of these unique designs you want. However, you will need to do a few things yourself first. We highly suggest that you get any scratches or dents that there may be on your van fixed first, before you have any bodywork done. This is because you really want your VW Transporter in mint condition before you have any work done to it, as there would be no point in having anything done, and could potentially be a waste of money. Yes, this may seem quite expensive at first, but surprisingly this is actually 10x cheaper than what you think. After you have done that, it is time to get started on doing the bodywork for your VW Transporter. We have an in house paint shop here at Wildworx, where we will complete your designs for you.
Roof bars are a great accessory to invest in, if you are someone who is going to be taking large items on your journey in your VW Transporter. The collection of bars, which are attached to the roof of your VW Transporter, can be used to hold large objects such as kayaks. This means that you will no longer have to worry about not being able to take some stuff for your action packed adventure away! Another way you can improve your roof bars is by adding a wind deflector, in order to reduce wind noise on your travels, making your journey a lot more peaceful. When you go to purchase your roof bars, be sure to keep in mind what you want them to carry, so that you do not exceed the weight limit and then damage them.
Here at Wildworx, we know how important the cost of things can be to our customers. However, there is never a set price, due to the amount of different factors there are. These factors include size, colour, quantity, where you buy the van accessories from, who completes the conversion of your VW Transporter for you, and also the quality. We strongly recommend that you do set a budget, just to make sure that you don’t go wasting any money on things that you do not need. We also suggest that you open your options, and look around at different places for your conversion and also any van accessories you want to add to your VW Transporter. However, please keep in mind that the overall decision is yours to make, and yours alone. But, it may be useful to take into account any advice that you may be given along the way.
‘Do it yourself’ is a very popular thing for a lot of people to do when it comes to van conversions. This is mainly due to cutting costs. However, it is not as simple as it sounds and is actually quite difficult to do if you are someone who hasn’t really had any prior experience with van conversions. If you are someone who is really confident and knows that you can complete the conversion safely and correctly, then you should totally go for it! We highly recommend that you do not complete the job alone, and that you plan beforehand, and have all the correct equipment before you start. On the other hand, for those of you who are not comfortable enough to complete it yourself, then hiring a team of professionals to do it for you is definitely the way to go. Your safety should always come first, even if that means that you have to go over your budget slightly. However, if this something that you are going to do, then we highly recommend that you take a look at conversions the company has completed, to see that if they are the right company to do the job for you!
Let’s get it started
It is time for you to get started on your VW Transporter conversion. However, if you have any more questions or things you would like to discuss, you are more than welcome to get into contact with one of us here at Wildworx by calling 01527 359 002 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org