/ Vauxhall vivaro Conversion.
I have converted a Vivaro High roof, a traffic high roof (same van) and had a Vivaro low roof as a camper. Email me if you want any advice.
I have a Vivaro conversion. Roof, bed, swivel seat, fridge freezer, hob and grill, sink with taps and loads of cupboard space. Nice tiled floor too. From what I can tell the interior space is better than a VW too.
I looked at all vans and nearly bought a pugeot and then a merc before I came back to a vw t5.
The reason I did not go with the others over a vw was just for one main reason. Resale value.
When converting anything other than a VW the vale depreciates fairly similar to a car, so straight away when picking it up I would have lost about 2 - 4 k looking at sim converted vans. 2 years down the road it would be somewhere around 10 k and worth less the 5 in 6-10 years depending on mileage.
Now looking at t5's I would have made money if sold straight away. 2 years still in equity and 10 years down the line still worth anywhere from 10-15k
That's the reason I bought VW but they are more expensive to run and maintain.
Hope that helps. T
Can you stand up in your van?
Have VW t5 at work with 47000 miles and it is like an old crock in comparison.
Thinking of getting the basics done by clear cut conversions in Barnstaple then making a few lockers etc myself!
What sort of heating systems have you used?
Mine is at 126000 miles and first gearbox still.
Heating - didn't bother with a proper system after investigating options and costs. We use a £25 gas cartridge fire from HiTec with a carbon monoxide detector that has never given cause for alarm.
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