Campervanning in the countryside…



Evans van in field


What a lovely photo…just received this on an email from one of our customers. Very evocative shot of their campervan they picked up a few weeks ago, parked for a relaxing afternoon in the countryside


Campervans made ‘just for you’

Now most days when people come to visit us and they are looking to buy a campervan, they look for the right number of beds and we can show them all our options, from campervans that sleep two, to those that sleep four or even five. People look for space and we explain the pros and cons of long wheel base (LWB) vs short wheel base (SWB) vehicles. Customers look for quality so we provide them with a tour of our workshop so they can see the work taking place first hand and keep in touch with customers throughout their build keeping them up to speed on the progress in their vehicle, and even on occasion we introduce them to past customers who are more than happy to recommend our work. We generally sell five different models of campervan:

More often than not one of these five conversions will suit most people, often with a few personalisations (furniture colour choices, different worktops and tables and an array of fabric choices for the seats, headrests and beds, silver or charcoal roof and wall linings, a choice of whether to have a microwave or not, etc), as people love being able to make their campervan truly ‘theirs’!

How do we make it ‘just for you’?

We recently had some visitors who wanted something totally out of the ordinary.

A variation on a theme, but a big difference all the same, these customers wanted room for their pets....
These customers wanted room for their pets….
...and we still provided them with all the mod cons you'd expect in a campervan!
…and we still provided them with all the mod cons you’d expect in a campervan!

We even made a video tour!

This customer wanted all the internal fixtures and fittings usually found on our much higher range vans, but didn't want a pop-top roof... we provided extra lighting inside so that things weren't so dark.
This customer wanted all the internal fixtures and fittings usually found on our much higher range vans, but didn’t want a pop-top roof… we provided extra lighting inside so that things weren’t so dark.
this customer needed room for two oxygen cylinders and her wheel chair... not a problem!
This customer needed room for two oxygen cylinders and her wheelchair… so we adapted our Paradise layout – not a problem!

If you’re looking for something special, unique and custom-built just for you; why not get in touch with us on 01403 336 369 and arrange a date and time to come and visit us, or head on over to our website at and sign up from the Home Page to receive a free copy of ‘The Essential Campervan Buyer’s Guide’ and find out more about what we can do for you.

Geocaching by campervan

Campervans have got to be the best way to get around and see as much as possible of a country without having to spend hours and hours travelling backwards and forwards from a ‘home’ base. The main reason for that being that your base travels with you wherever you are.

When you’re done for the day, you pop up your roof tent and settle down for a nice meal cooked on your campervan’s built in stove, have a refreshing drink straight out of the fridge, all without the need to ‘return to base’. After a good night’s rest in the luxury of your own camper you can be up in the morning and head on to your next destination and repeat the process, exploring the world to your heart’s content.

Now this is a great opportunity for the interpid explorer but there are many other reasons to keep exploring further and further afield rather than sitting on a campsite. One great use of using a campervan as a holiday home, is to go geocaching…

Geocaching….What’s that?” I hear you say.

Check out this short introduction video to find out a bit about this great new activity that’s fun and exciting for everyone in your family whatever their age.

With over 2 million geocaches now active worldwide, and hundreds of thousands of caches to be found across the UK and Europe at large, you could travel around for months and still have plenty of new and exciting caches to find.

The picture below shows just a few of the geocaches hidden across the UK.

Geocaching  Map of Southern England!

To see if there’s any near you why not visit, it’s free to sign up.

The All-New Nissan NV200 CamperCar from Sussex Campervans

We are pleased to announce the release after many hours of development work of the Sussex Campervans CamperCar based on the stylish and comfortable Nissan NV200 van.

This vehicle answers a need expressed by a significant group of our customers who ask us ‘Have you got anything smaller?’ in response to our other campervans.   This vehicle truly squeezes the proverbial quart into a pint pot.   There is belted seating for four – that 4 belted road seats – with 2-berth or 4-berth options [with optional roof bed]

From a driving point of view, the NV200 is excellent, with the punchy yet frugal Renault 1.5DCi diesel common-rail engine on board, excellent manouevrability and visibility, quiet and smooth handling – you really should come and test drive it for yourself.

Inside, despite the diminutive dimensions, there are all the typical camper van comforts: 50 litre compressor fridge, 2-burner gas hob, sink with pumped water, 110Ah leisure batttery and power management unit, 4 touch-contol LED downlighters, 240V hookup, chemical WC and oodles of storage space too.

Our own specially-developed poptop elevating roof completes the vehicle, with a front window and two side vents too, all zippable for light and ventilation.

Prices start from £29,995 complete for Brand New, and an eminently affordable £24,995 for a new conversion on a late low-mileage used van.

We look forward very much to giving you the guided tour in person!

Fully Bespoke Campervan

Here’s a few photos of a campervan we delivered just the other day.
These customers wanted a totally unique conversion for their own holiday home on wheels. So we designed, and worked out the angles, measured the floors and built the campervan just how they wanted.


The daytime layout of this campervan looks more like a caravan interior, and feels incredibly roomy. Without the table, there’s stacks of room to move about and you really do feel like you’re in a sun lounge.


In night mode, the blackout curtains keep the occupants privacy safe.


While the huge bed provides lots of room to spread out.

Go Climbing in your Campervan

A customer came to us recently looking for a basic conversion of a van which she wanted to use primarily as a base for going rock climbing in Wales.

Here’s a few photos of what we did to a standard Vauxhall Vivaro to turn it into a small, but comfortable base from which to get around those Welsh crags.

This is the base vehicle, as you can see we haven’t done anything too special to the basic van apart from adding windows all around so that our customer can enjoy the view. We did offer to put a pop-top on, but the customer didn’t need it (as her plan wasn’t to spend lots of time in it).

Showing off the interior decor of the campervan, with plenty of room to relax and enjoy a cuppa after a hard climb.

The cooking facilities, with integrated running water means there’s no need for that long trek back to a motel just for a nice cuppa!

The all important rock and roll bed. Avoiding the epic of trying to drive home exhausted after a long day at the crag, in this van you can sleep at the crag ready to go again in the morning, or have a snooze in the back, during a break on the journey home.

(Photography by Sussex Wedding and Studio Photographer Alex White)

Finding that perfect campervan present!

I was just browsing the joy that is and came across this great little idea for a present.

A VW Campervan themed toaster! 🙂


On closer inspection, it’s not a ‘real’ VW camper, but a rather cheap knock off. Still it’s a great idea! Just not quite the one for me!

Have you found any nice campervan themed presents this Christmas? We’d love to know! Let us know in the comments section below.

Have a great Christmas!

Beach Trip Fun

Ideas for beach activities:

Badmington: A great fun game, made all the more funny when it’s windy!

Shell Collecting: For those who enjoy the pretty things in life.
Wheel Barrow Races: Be warned, people will laugh when you’ve just had a face full of sand!


Sand Castles: See if you can best this beauty!


Challenge your friends to see who can perform the longest jump… and don’t worry if you break the world record, the beach is longer than your school long jump pit!