Considering getting a VW Kombi, but not sure about the things you should know first? Well, you have come to the perfect place. Here at Wildworx, we have decided to give our customers all of the information that they will need regarding a VW Kombi. Whether this is your first or second van purchase, you will most certainly want to know about everything when it comes to a VW Kombi. So without further ado, let's dive straight in!
What is a VW Kombi?
Firstly, let’s start off with the basics. What is a VW Kombi? Well, a VW Kombi, otherwise known as the Volkswagen Type 2, is a forward control light commercial van. It was introduced back in 1950, and is a van which has removable rear seats and side windows. You can convert a VW Kombi into whatever it is you like. Most people tend to convert their VW Kombi into a campervan. All that will happen is your VW Kombi will be equipped with all the different equipment that will be required in order to turn it into whatever you want. Just be sure to remember that the choice is up to you!
Benefits of converting a VW Kombi
There are so many different benefits that come with converting a VW Kombi. For starters, you can convert your van into whatever you want. This means that you can go for a campervan conversion, or even just a simple day van conversion. Whatever it is, they are perfect base vans to go for. You will also save yourself quite a lot of money in the long run, as you will no longer need to spend money on accommodation. How great does that sound?! If you are someone who really enjoys going camping, campervan conversions are perfect for you. This is because it will be 10x more comfortable sleeping in a bed inside your van, compared to sleeping on the rough terrain in a tent. In addition to this, all the handy essentials that you will need will also be able to fit inside your campervan too. The versatility of converted vans is also another major benefit. You can use it as an everyday van as well as a leisure van. Originally, converted vans weren’t the best to drive. However, due to new contemporary improvements, converted vans offer a very car like drive. This means that you won’t have any difficult driving your converted VW Kombi!
How much is a VW Kombi?
The cost is always a very important factor when it comes to things relating to vans. Unfortunately, nothing is free. With VW Kombi’s, you will be looking to spend around £10,000 to about £25,000. Obviously, these prices may vary due to numerous factors. For instance, if you decided to complete the van conversion yourself. By doing the conversion yourself, it is going to be quite a lot cheaper than getting it done professionally. However, if you are thinking of doing the van conversion yourself just for the sake of saving a little bit of money, then you may want to keep a few things in mind. The first one being that if you have no clue what you are doing, you may find yourself in a position where you have to spend even more money on trying to get something fixed. You can also put yourself in a position where your safety is compromised if you do not have the expertise to fit something correctly. We always strongly recommend that you hire a professional company to complete the conversion for you, as that way you will know that everything will be done to a high standard. Another factor that may have an impact on the overall price is what you add in the van. This could be things such as the van conversion essentials or the van accessories. Whatever it is, it will definitely have some sort of effect on the price. You may also want to keep your eye on any rust in the VW Kombi, as it is something that they are very vulnerable too. If you are going to be purchasing a second hand VW Kombi, then we strongly suggest that you ask the seller what they have done in order to protect the van from any rust. We also highly recommend that you give the van a very detailed look before you make the purchase, as you really do want to get your money's worth. Locations such as the wheel arches are definitely where you are going to want to check. If you are looking to restore your VW Kombi, then we recommend checking out videos that are available on Youtube.
Safety is the most important factor of all. You really want to ensure that your safety is guaranteed at all times. At Wildworx we are more than happy to tell you that everything we complete here is done to an exceptionally high standard by a group of highly trained professionals. As we said previously, unless you can guarantee your safety when it comes to DIY, we strongly suggest that you hire a professional company to do the job for you instead. Even if it costs slightly higher than your budget, your safety is always the number one priority and ensuring that it isn’t in a position where it could be compromised is the best thing you could do. When it comes to personal safety, there are also a few things that you will want to keep in mind. First up is the ventilation. If you are going to have any gas appliances inside your van, the ventilation is key. You really want to be able to extract any fumes and gas from the van, to ensure that everyone inside the van is safe and comfortable. Carbon monoxide alarms should also be installed into your campervan, and having a fire extinguisher or blanket will also be hand too. For the safety of your campervan, you may consider having a GPS installed just in case it gets stolen. People also like to add dreadlocks to their van to provide it with that extra bit of security, as it will make it a lot harder for people to break in to. If you have any vulnerable possessions inside your van, it is strongly recommended that you take them with you when you are not inside the van.
What can I add to my VW Kombi?
The big question. What to add to your VW Kombi van. Surprisingly, there are quite a lot of things that you can add to your VW Kombi. The first major one being van accessories. Most van accessories provide your van with both cosmetic and practical benefits, meaning that you will be able to improve the look of your VW Kombi whilst enhancing it. Things such as alloy wheels, roof bars, coilovers, side bars, and pop top roofs, are all different van accessories that you can add to your VW Kombi van.
The other major thing that you can also add to your VW Kombi are van essentials. These are things such as beds, fridges, cookers, and security. For example, where you are going to sleep is a major thing to keep in mind. It would be quite unfortunate to end up sleeping somewhere in your van that is very uncomfortable. So in order to avoid this, invest in a comfy mattress. Some people prefer to go for air beds instead; it all comes down to personal preferences. One key thing that a lot of people don’t think about when it comes to vans is how they look after their personal hygiene. If you are going to be taking your VW Kombi to a campsite, then it is very likely that there will be toilets and showers. However, this is not always guaranteed. Quite a lot of people actually tend to purchase portable toilets for their converted van. When it comes to the shower, a powered 12V which runs off your van’s batteries is something that we recommend. Some people may even go for a solar camp shower, where the water is heated from the sun.
Drive in style!
You can now begin the journey of driving in style! With all of the information that we have provided you, the perfect VW Kombi van is right around the corner. If you have any more questions that you would like to discuss with one of us here at Wildworx, you are more than welcome to give us a call on 01527 359 002 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org