During the pandemic, we have unfortunately seen more attempts in scamming people for used motorhomes and campervans. These tricks have always been around, however more recently, reports of scams have seen people use Covid-19 to manipulate people into falling for these false advertisements.
It’s official, after many years of arduous negotiations, we’ve finally left the EU and did so on 1st January 2021. Brexit has divided and continues to divide the nation for a range of reasons, with many travellers who frequent the EU often feeling down about the outcome. Here at Rated Conversions, we understandably love a great road trip away in a campervan, so it’s important to understand what the new Brexit travel laws mean for travellers like ourselves. If you’re a big traveller too and you’d like to further understand what this means for campervan owners wanting to travel, we’ve done some research and compiled the basics you need to know below.
This year more than any other, Christmas has crept up on us and so it makes it a perfect time to go all out on the end of year festivities.
One of the fastest growing phenomena of this year has been lifestyles relating to #vanlife, and it’s not difficult to understand why, as holidaying abroad has become less straightforward. Many have invested in their own bespoke van conversion to serve them for getting their much needed breaks away. However, some people are just getting started with their campervan conversion and therefore need some help with their build project. If you fall in line with this and require some handy tips and tricks for your van transformation, we’ve covered everything you need to know to create your units from scratch!
If you’re new to the van life and recently became an owner of your own beloved motorhome conversion, it’s important you have all of the essentials on board. Having the right provisions is most crucial if you intend on going on long road trips and adventures in your van conversion. Some of the best things you can take with you include crockery for eating, water tanks or WiFi access if you feel it’s a requirement. However, if you’re inexperienced with planning for camping trips away, we’ve compiled some of our top recommendations to ensure you have the best time away, without feeling unprepared. Without further ado, let’s get stuck in.
If you love to experience the great outdoors, you’ll be delighted to know there are plenty of beautiful camping destinations in the UK to visit with your camper. It’s understandable that this year many people are looking for holiday alternatives due to Covid-19, with many choosing camping as the next best thing. If you’re one of those people this year considering a camping holiday, we’ve compiled some of the best wild camping or free camping spots for you to enjoy in your motorhome conversion.
It’s easy to get lost in the world of van conversions, as there’s so much choice out there – the possibilities are endless for your camper conversion! Due to this, we understand how difficult it can be to whittle down your options. So, to help with this, today we’re going to cover some of the best models to carry out your bespoke conversion with.
Understandably, a lot of us are saddened by the cancellation of so many festivals this year due to Covid-19. However, many festivals have allowed many attendees make use of their tickets for next year instead and are planning to make next year’s even better to make up for the cancellations. If you’re one to enjoy a great summer festival and you have a keen interest in campervan conversions, we’ve covered some of the top festivals you should consider going to in 2021!
Covid-19 has brought pretty much everything to a halt, with many having to work from home now if possible. The new restrictions have meant a lot of ways of life have been put on hold for now, including trips many of us have had planned in our van conversions. It’s such a shame for people like us who love nothing more than exciting trips in our beloved vans, but the strict rules are certainly needed whilst we fight the virus.
The restrictions in place mean caravan and motorhome owners can’t go touring, making all campervans left stored at home during this pandemic period. If owners are found to have ventured out for non-essential trips with their camper, it’s likely the police will move them on and tell them to go home with fines sometimes issued.
Although this is the unfortunate but necessary reality now to keep everyone safe, there’s thankfully still time to work on your van, and plenty of different jobs to keep you busy. To help you understand just the sort of things you can be doing with your van transformation, we’ve compiled the following maintenance tasks to keep the work ticking over, ready for your next trip away when the time comes!
With the rise of living off the grid and adopting a minimal lifestyle becoming more popular, many people are considering the camper life as the way forward. It’s not difficult to understand the desire of this reality, as living in your own bespoke van conversion can be far more affordable than owning a house. Not only this, but living in a moving home brings so much freedom, allowing you to experience life on your own terms. This is why #vanlife is such a prominent movement now, as it’s ultimately all about rebelling against typical ways of life.
If one of your future plans is to create your own motorhome conversion, this blog will certainly help you on your journey. Here we’ll cover the basics to help you get started on your campervan conversion, from your chosen model, basic design, materials you’ll need and the components that make it tick. So, without further ado, let’s get stuck in!