Since I started this blog about my vanlife adventures, I have gotten many questions about my DIY Renault Trafic Campervan Conversion.
As I would like to help as many people as possible, I made a list of the top 10 questions! These question are both about the campervan conversion in general, and some specific about the Renault Trafic. If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in a comment below!
What's coming up
- 1 Questions about my Renault Trafic Campervan Conversion
- 2 OK, so why a renault trafic?
- 3 What did you consider when buying the van?
- 4 What are the advantages of a Renault Trafic Campervan over other vans?
- 5 How much did you spend on the car and the conversion
- 6 How long did your Renault Trafic campervan conversion take?
- 7 Did you outsource any tasks of the conversion?
- 8 What would you have done differently next time?
- 9 Where did you find your floor?
- 10 Where did you find your foldable table?
- 11 How do you get Wifi in your van?
- 12 More questions about my Renault Trafic Campervan Conversion?
Questions about my Renault Trafic Campervan Conversion
Why did you choose to convert a van instead of buying a “real” camper?
I chose for converting a van into a campervan for several reasons.
First of all, I didn’t like the huge RV-like campers. Too big for me without any driving experience. And too expensive!
Second, I looked at smaller vans. I look at a lot of Volkswagen vans, but often didn’t like the (Westfalia) lay-out. Because I work online as a digital nomad, I wanted to have a proper seating area / table and that was often not the case with these vans.
Third, I wanted a pretty new car so I didn’t have to spend thousands of euro’s on maintenance every year. I have 0 mechanic skills. New, fabric-made vans were way to expensive.
All this made that I choose to convert a campervan instead of buying a new one!
What would you have done differently next time?
I love my Renault Trafic campervan and I wouldn't trade it for the world 🙂 Still, if I could do the whole project again with the same budget and constraints I would change a couple of things:
4x4 van > I would look at buying 4x4 van - this gives just a little bit more flexibility in where you park.
Full-time > I would be available full-time instead of having to cram the conversion in the weekends. I was so exhausted after the 3,5 months of the van conversion!
Size > I would look for a slightly bigger van - for one person this van is perfect. Now I am travelling with my boyfriend it can get crowded 🙂
Storage > I would use one of the walls without window to build more storage space.
Window > I would look at a van with a window that can open above the kitchen for ventilation while cooking
Where did you find your floor?
Where did you find your foldable table?
Short answer! 🙂 Check this article on building a folding campervan table here.
How do you get Wifi in your van?
It'ss not that difficult if you know how 🙂 Check this article on Wifi in your campervan I recently published!
More questions about my Renault Trafic Campervan Conversion?
Post them in the comments below and I will answer them in this list 🙂