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January 2020 saw Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes announce their new offering of VW campervans in addition to their extensive stock of caravans and motorhomes.
They are working with Camper King to provide a range of conversions, which cover all budgets from the high end to the entry level camper. But if you’re thinking about buying a VW campervan, what is there to consider?
Ready to go or made to order?
Are you looking for a campervan that is already converted or a van that you can have a say in the conversion of? At Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes, we hold a stock of campervans that are ready to go as well as offering vans converted to order, ensuring the finished product meets your exact needs. We hand pick only the highest quality VW vans to be converted to ensure you get a superior product, whilst also keeping value for money in mind by opting for models that are 1-5 years old.
Van model levels explained
There are many VW transporter van models on the market, so when choosing your van to convert, be sure to inspect each one that catches your eye fully to see what driving features it has. That said, there are three broad levels of Transporter van - the Startline, Trendline and Highline and the names say it all. The Startline has a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, electric front windows, electric heated door mirrors and single front passenger seat. Trendline models have various added extras such as parking sensors, bluetooth phone connection, cruise control and body coloured bumpers. Highline also offers an upgraded alarm system, leather steering wheel and gear knob, upgraded air con system and front fog lights.
Once converted, the campervans have model names of their own, some of the most popular ones being Portofino, Santorini, St Tropez and Monte Carlo. They each offer something different so research them all to see which will suit your needs best.
When you’re looking at either pre-owned campervans or pre-owned vans to be converted into a campervan, there are a few qualities that your prospective van should have to ensure that you’ll end up with a first-class camper. These are the things that Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes always insist on when choosing their stock:
Vans should be low mileage and between 1 and 5 years old
Vans should have full service history
If older than three years old, check that nothing untoward was raised on the MOT
Check what they’ve been used for - this could give some clues to how well it’s been looked after
Does the van have a ‘looked after feel’?
If already converted, the interior should be in excellent condition
Exterior should not have any dents or noticeable wear and tear
If converted, the conversion should have been done a reputable converter - check the paperwork
Why choose VW?
VW is known for its superior quality and the transporter vans are reliable and have well galvanised bodies, making them ideal for conversion.
Their size makes them ideal for use as a family car as well as a campervan - so it can double up rather than sit idle when not on weekends away.
They hold their value extremely well.
They’re cool! There is a VW community certainly and buying a VW campervan enables you to be part of that.
Camper King conversions
We work in partnership with Camper King, an established VW van conversion company based in Warwickshire and the biggest in the industry. They are a well-known, established business who have an impressive track record for high-quality VW conversions.
Why buy from a dealer?
Choose a reputable, quality dealer. Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes has 4.7/5 on Google reviews.
Choose a dealer based on recommendation - it will put you at ease about purchasing from them if someone else has had a positive experience with them.
You should receive excellent customer care and a professional service; everything will be taken care of for you. Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes were crowned ‘Best Supplying Dealer of New Caravans’ in the 2020 Owner Satisfaction Awards. Their satisfaction score of 91.4% demonstrates the extremely high level of customer service provided.
You will receive a warranty with your VW campervan purchase that will give you peace of mind.
Look for an NCC-approved dealer and you’ll know you’re buying from a quality dealership.
Get in touch!
Check out our range online and contact us via email to find out more about Camper King and the conversion process. We can offer video tours of any vans you’re interested in or contact you to book an appointment when we re-open.
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