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The Van Conversion Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Converting a Campervan​

(407 customer reviews)

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Winner of the 2022 Writers Digest Self-Published book award 🏆

  • 331 page book to help you plan, design and build a campervan
  • Over 350 detailed illustrations, graphs and photographs
  • Detailed gas, water and electrical system diagrams
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It's hard to find flaws with this excellent book.

The writing style, quality and design are exemplary.

Writer's Digest Judge

    Build a campervan, travel the world

    Want to wake up to a breathtaking new view every morning? Have you been dreaming about owning a vehicle to fuel your adventures? Building a campervan gives you total freedom to create your very own rolling home. Escape the daily grind, hit the open road and re-write the way you live.

    The Van Conversion Bible is the ultimate guide to planning, designing and converting a campervan. It’s more than just the story of how we built our own van Ringo, it will help you build a van bespoke to your needs. It provides definitive answers to your questions (even the ones you haven’t thought of yet!) to ensure you save time and avoid expensive mistakes.

    From detailed gas, water and electrical system diagrams to a step-by-step build guide, you’ll find everything you need to start your journey inside. Whatever your skills and budget, you can learn how to build your dream campervan. Your very own home on wheels awaits…

    Winner of the 2022 Writers Digest Self-Published book award 🏆

    Not only has The Van Conversion Bible been the bestselling “technology” book for the past 12 months, but it has also now won the prestigious Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award for non-fiction! You can read more about the award and the judge’s review here.

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    We are members of 1% for the Planet. This means that for every product purchased from Nohma, 1% of the total cost will be given to The Honnold Foundation, to provide solar power to underprivileged communities. If you want your electrical system to have more of a positive impact, purchasing your components from us at Nohma will mean you can give back as well as powering your off-grid system.

    Weight 1.3 kg
    Dimensions 24.6 × 18.9 × 2.5 cm





    Printed in the UK using FSC certified paper and vegetable-based inks




    Charlie Low and Dale Comley


    First edition



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    407 Reviews 4.95

    1. Caroline Pears {@slowlane.bookworm}

      I have had the privilege of reading an advanced digital copy of The Campervan Conversion before it’s upcoming publication date in April 2021.

      The Campervan Conversion Bible met and exceeded my expectations.

      Neatly, logically and concisely presented. The book is accessible to all and easy to navigate. Broken up into Chapters that deliver on every aspect of a van build to van life experiences.

      Charlie and Dale have done all our hard work for us. They have researched every detail extensively and have produced spread sheets, diagrams and layouts. Everything aspect of a build is covered ~ the costs, time, shopping lists and comprehensive gas and electric installation advice. All the questions that you may have about van builds you will find at the flick of a page.

    2. Rhiannon H.

      Just wow! This is a really high quality book. This is becoming so useful as I start to build my own van.

    3. Claude L.

      Very usefull and complete, covers all the subjects and questions that i had, see you on the road

    4. Frank and Ella

      We have already converted a van and are planning for our second van. This book is so detailed and will help us make choices for the next van. The Van Conversion Bible really lives up to its name! It is well worth the money, a must have if you are going to build a van!

    5. Laura

      Extremely easy to follow. Very comprehensive, great guide for perfectionists who want to know the pros and cons of each van life choice.

    6. Phil Hall

      A great book. Beautifully done and awesome detail.

    7. Ben Couchman

      Amazing! Fantastic job.

    8. Julia Marsh

      Fabulous book and beautifully presented.

    9. Lynn C.

      A beautiful yet highly technical and comprehensive book, covering all aspects from design layout considerations through to technical diagrams for wiring and plumbing for every facet. This book caters for the dreamers who aspire to owning a self build little home on wheels through to those who are starting the process. A real coffee table book reminiscent of the Haynes guides but done with a human touch in full colour with beautiful photography. Highly recommended 5*

    10. Peter Smith

      Lovely book. Well thought out,well written, just what is needed if you wish to tackle this project. Or in my case thinking about it. Well done. Time well spent.

    11. Craig Dunwell

      Great helpful handbook full of all the essentials in an easy reading ,informative style and page after page laid out in an easy to follow pattern
      Highly recommended.

    12. Luis

      Epic book made by epic people.

    13. John B.

      Really enjoying the book. Next step buy a van and commence the building! Thx for writing it 🙂

    14. Kez H.

      Fantastic! We love the illustration and detailed informative pages.

    15. Freya

      I absolutely love this book. It’s very beautifully presented, with lots of good van pictures to peruse. It also has such a good in depth look at everything you could possibly need to convert a van, with excellent references and info. A pleasure to read. Would very much recommend.

    16. Ryan Fenna

      I think its a fantastic book, would’ve helped me massively with my van

    17. Phil Judge

      Superbly detailed and very thorough

    18. Simon Rawlinson

      A brilliant book that will be an invaluable recourse for anyone considering a self build conversion. Clearly written by a couple that have put the hours in researching and building themselves.

    19. Rhiannon Williams

      An excellent insight into the world of van conversions. This will most definitely come in handy when my partner and I start our conversion very soon!

    20. Jade-louise Thompson

      Not that I’m looking, but I’m struggling to find anything negative to say about this book!
      It is truly the holy grail of van conversion and I love every single page of it. A credit to the amazing couple that made it and it consolidates the fun I’ve had watching them on their socials! Well done guys.

    21. Nathalie Calant

      Just buy it if you’re converting or planning to convert a van! It’s a clear an wel illustrated book which will really help you through the process. Nice to know: the authors thought about nature too ❤️. Thank you for this bible 🙏.

    22. Jens Theunis

      It’s a really beautifull and definetly helpfull book!! Thanks a lot fot this piece of art!! ❤️

    23. Anonymous

    24. Darren Ellis

      Fantastic guide for everything you need to know about building a camper van. It condenses basically every YouTube video I’ve ever watched on van builds into one super useful book!

    25. Sasha Lithgow

      Fantastic! Great quality book, probably one of the best self build books on the market. Really informative, and so much information, it absolutely deserves the title of van bible!! Love it! Worth every penny. I’ve got several van build guides, and this one is the best iv read! If your a self builder you have got to get this!

    26. Dave Smart

      Great book with some really great content! Can’t wait to put some of the knowledge into action! (Also looks great on the shelf! 😃)

    27. Gabriel McArtney

      Wonderfully designed book at a great price!

    28. Georgina

      Brilliant, easy to follow informative book! Can’t wait to start our build. Thank you!

    29. James B.

      Really thorough and well-researched! A great read!

    30. Mareike W.

      It is really beautifully illustrated and helpful for a vanconversion! I like it so Mutch, and also it’s long time ago that I read a book so fast!

    31. Martin Kay

      I bought this to have a read up on how to build a van conversion and it’s detailed text, pictures, advice and tips have persuaded me to take the plunge!
      Highly recommended!!

    32. Martina H.

      Great book!

    33. Celine C.

      I’m in love with the book! We are just starting to imagine our van build, nothing concrete yet, and this book will help us make this dream come true. You can appreciate the work done, this is truly a bible I will treasure! Thank you Charlie and Dale for helping us with our build.

    34. Chris

      Absolutely fantastic book! Anyone thinking of converting a van should start here, well done Charlie & Dale 👏🏼

    35. Mairead C.

      Full of amazing information, easy to follow and great to have pictures to really see the work put into your van

    36. Anonymous

    37. Keith Baker

      Wonderful book and a real help. Full of advice and easy to follow information. A must for anyone thinking of a self build van conversion

    38. Robyn F.

      Love love love! I am checking this book EVERY DAY of my van build. Thank you SO MUCH for putting all this information together

    39. Chris M

      Excellently produced. Will be a valuable resource for the journey that is about to begin.

    40. Oxana

      The book is really good quality, and I like how it goes in detail with the technical stuff as well. Shipping was quick and easy.

    41. Rob H.

      Beautifully made, illustrated and informative book, love it.

    42. Hauke

      Really well written, great level of detail and so much inspiration. It is very obvious the authors spent a lot of time with this book – feels and reads like a true labour of love!

    43. Emily

      Lovely book, with lots of beautiful, high quality photos and some really clear and detailed explanations.

    44. Ryan Bridge

      Fantastic read by far the best book of its kind and gives impartial advice and clearly explains and compares different options. This book is underpriced in my opinion ! Well done 👏

    45. Claudia

      We are really happy with this book and thankful for the many helpful informations! You can see that they put a lot of love in this book.

    46. Andy

      It’s an ok book. All of the stuff in the book could be researched on line.I I was hoping for more. I was disappointed that there was not more step by step instructions on circuit diagrams and wiring. This is the main difficulties with a van build.

      It’s a well presented book but I guess I wanted more then all the other books I have but unfortunately for me I got nothing more from this purchase.

    47. Joan A.

      We love your book thank you so much.xx

    48. Marten

      The graphical design and layout of the book is really amazing! It is like a piece of art. The book is full of information, tips and tricks for converting your own van. The book has helped me a lot for deciding the type of bus I want and the layout I want to create! Thanks a lot 🙂

    49. Dale Turk

    50. Wouter

    51. Joanne

      Very good job !

    52. Ao-Hin

      Very detailed yet so very easy to understand and take in! Beautiful inside and out!

    53. Anonymous

      Guys!!!!! I brought your book for my other half for his birthday and he hasn’t put it down since!!!! We are planning our own van project and your book has been the most detailed, insightful and encompassing “van lifer” bible we’ve found. It’s making up consider everything with a different view and make educated decisions about what we want our van to achieve – thank you for all the time and care you’ve put into it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    54. Jill Henry

      Love this – actually bought a few for our store in Edinburgh and they’re being snapped up. Great book and very inspirinng

    55. Julia Estermann

    56. Tina Johnson

      Love the book. Love all the details and pictures to go along with it! Well worth the money spent on the book. Cant wait to build out my van!!

    57. Camille

      Amazing book, with interesting content and beautiful pictures. I love it !

    58. Anonymous

      This is an inspiring and helpful book if you’re planning a campervan project, with great illustrations and examples. As a complete newbie to this I’m finding some instructions use jargon without providing a glossary and so need more knowledge than I’ve got, so I’m not using it as a stand alone manual. It’s giving me a good over all idea of how to approach my van conversion and am backing it up with YouTube videos. It does explain electrics very well, which I’ve never understood before!!

    59. Lukas

      So lovely, so informative! <3

    60. Ella

      super duper helpful book!! would recommend to anyone converting a van!

    61. Anonymous

    62. Ian

      Great source for all things Van conversion

    63. John D.

      Huge amount of work gone into putting this together, well worth a read if you’re doing any work to your camper!

    64. Justin G.

      My partner and I left our jobs to travel for a year right before Covid-19 hit and since things haven’t really settled down we decided to buy a house. We still really want to travel so I bought this book for my partners birthday hopefully we can get a van project going since we have the space for it!

    65. Valentin T.

      I gifted it to friends who are doing their own van, they were really happy !

    66. Jessica Day

      I absolutley love this book ! I’m about to start my own conversion and this book has already been so useful. It has a perfect balance of giving you plenty of info without being overwhelming. Super easy to follow and has beautiful photography throughout to inspire your own conversion 😁 I would highly recomend !

    67. Caroline Jones

      It was a clear and concise guide with beautiful photographs. Glad to see Maths used so effectively

    68. Cesar Gomes

      Perfect!! 🙂

    69. Sarah

      Absolutely fabulous book in all ways. So informative and well researched, beautifully presented, and a high standard of production. Worth every single penny (and I don’t even have a van yet!)

    70. Wieke R.

      GREAT BOOK!!! And easy shipping to the Netherlands.

    71. Fiona

      Great book! Packed with useful information which is easy to read. Great pictures to reference to. Thanks!

    72. Chloe

      Gorgeous diagrams and lovely book to handle !

    73. Sarah S.

      Not read yet, but book arrived very quickly and in pristine condition

    74. stephen

      A great book. The layout, photos and diagrams are very clear and easy to understand. A book from a designer and an engineer on how to build a van….. hits the nail. Thank you

    75. Unai B.

    76. Margaux

      This book is as beautiful as it is useful! I do not regret purchasing it, and can’t wait to use it to build my own home on wheels.

    77. Clare Vause

    78. Anne-Marie S.

      Excellent book, highly recommended to all van conversion peeps. Very informative in easy to understand language, well done👏

    79. Stefanie H.

    80. Geraldine Byrne

    81. Rebecca

      Really helpful, well written and beautiful photos. Would recommend for anyone wanting to start a van conversion.

    82. Marta S.

      Great book to start planning this new project! Have already recommended it to several friends that have shared their interest in the van life. Amazing tool x

    83. John

    84. Wouter

      Fast delivery, clear and goodlooking layout. Great buy

    85. Sonia

      Very prompt delivery. Bought as a present. They were thrilled with it and an added bonus that a tree is planted with every purchase. Glad I purchased direct from yourselves. 5 stars

    86. Phill

    87. Mike B.

      Very informative

    88. Jake Maat

      Hi Charlie and Dale. Got my book yesterday. Thanks. Looks good but now the task is to find a transit 3500 .
      Jakr Maat

    89. Ben

      Great book, very informative and well presented.

    90. David Mason

      This was the most excited I have been to read a book since Harry Potter, and it did not disappoint!

      So much invaluable information, thanks a million.

    91. charles dennis

      Prompt, courteous, all the good stuff.

    92. Brad S.

      Awesome book. Me and my girlfriend are about to start the van dream and excited for the project ahead. This book is mega helpful

    93. david watkins

      Every camper van builder needs this book full of easy to follow information fantastic

    94. Andrew Weston

      An incredibly detailed book that must have taken a lot of effort to put together. The integrity of this couple shines through!

    95. Joyce Davison

      Excellent book bought for our daughter who has just bought a van for conversion . I had a quick look and could not put it down . It’s going to be very useful for her.
      Lots of information on the internet but you can’t beat a book !!!

    96. Aaron S.

      I’ve been looking for a while for a book to help me (a complete novice) to plan and build a van. With this book the search is over!! I can’t recommend this book more for anyone planning or mid way through converting a van! A must buy!

    97. Julie

    98. Courtney S.

      Love love love this book! You guys have done such an epic job producing it, the content is great and it’s gorgeous too. This book has finally made me feel confident enough to start my van conversion 🙂

    99. Axel Manthey

      Great book, quick shipping, much attention to detail, can’t wait to quit my day job and get started!

    100. Anonymous

      Good quick services

    101. Katy C.

      This book is not only so helpful, but so beautifully laid out and – despite containing TONS of information – not overwhelming. Just the perfect guide to for a first-time van converter.

    102. Becca

      This is such a helpful book! You can tell how detail orientated and how much research has gone into this book. It applies to all kinds of vans so the info is ready transferable to whatever you are doing. And whilst I used a lot of YouTube videos and online content, I can’t stress how surprisingly nice it was to have a solid book in my hands sometimes while in the midst of a job!

    103. Darren W.

      Really informative a must for the new van converter.

    104. Stephan V.

      Good book, with width many van types. For me good inspiration and cool needfull tips and Tricks.

    105. Ruari M.

      Great – really good info, beautifully presented.

    106. Amy S.

      This book is super helpful! Currently building out a van completely diy and solo and this book has all the information you need and answers questions that you didn’t even think about!

    107. SEONGU

      It was nice to read your book in Korea.
      This book is really Bible.
      It was good to have a detailed explanation of making a camper van.
      Personally, I’ve already made a camper van, but it’s a good idea to wait and see.

    108. Rachel

      Absolutely stunning, accessible and informative. What more could you want!

    109. Mette Marie Bech

      Perfectly detailed book. The service was amazing (My books was destroyed when delivered, and Climbingvan sent me a new one, free of charge! Thank you!)

    110. Alan Bailey

      Absolutely fantastic book. I’ve followed these guys online on Instagram for ages when we had a small camper van. When we decided to get a bigger van to convert this book was a must. So much info and useful knowledge. Great pictures amd simple instructions. 5 star!

    111. Krzysztof Mielczarek

      Beautiful layout. Brilliant tips – especially electrical diagrams. Must have for factory-made campers as well!

    112. Catherine

      Brilliant distillation of all the current knowledge regarding conversions, presented in a ‘text book’ manner but with plenty of engaging insta-worthy pictures. Whether coffee table or serious van-geek this is the most relevant and comprehensive vanlife book I have found in 2021.

    113. Chrissy R.

    114. Meriel

      A brilliant guide to converting a camper – clear, informative and packed full of practical information. I found this book very useful and reassuring in helping to plan my DIY conversion – 100% recommend 🙂

    115. Daniel

      Bought this book as a gift for a friend of mine and she absolutely loved it 🙂 Incredibly detailed and inspirational!

    116. Jerry Brashier

      love it and will probably order another one

    117. Graham

      Excellent resource; I’m very much a novice but found it well written and easy to understand…highly recommended!

    118. Derek K.

      Fantastic book, it has given me lots of great ideas and really informative.

    119. Ian Pinder

      Love it! Me and my dad have been looking through the book, getting ideas for our own can conversion. Thanks for this one stop shop of a book.

    120. Laura F.

    121. Suzanne

    122. Robert Evans

      Fantastic book.

    123. Dave H.

      Quick delivery in Holland and a very useful guide for making my van conversion of a Mercedes Sprinter

    124. Birgit

      Great book, nice foto’s, pretty detailled descriptions for design as well as technical solutions. Looks like a good base for our own van convertion project.

    125. Helen B.

      This book is amazing. I’m really enjoying reading it and putting my plans together, so much thought and detail has gone into it. I’d definitely recommend it!

    126. David

      Not finished reading but so far very well laid out and structured. Nice feel and really useful for when I purchase a van in a few months time…

    127. David M.

      Lovely book, well detailed but very easy to understand.

    128. Caroline Brown

      Bought for my husband and he absolutely loves it!!!

    129. Jill w.

      Well written and extremely understandable guide to planning, designing and converting a campervan. A must read!!

    130. Guy Tingay

      Am excellent resource, it contains everything I need.

    131. Rebecca

      As someone who has Dyslexia, this book was very accessible! It was very clearly presented, explained and covered every area of a build you could possibly want! Truly lives up to the title and I cannot recommend highly enough to anyone out there wanted to do a build themselves !

    132. Chris O.

      A really comprehensive, well written, beautifully illustrated book. If you only buy one book for your campervan conversion, make it this one!

    133. Gary Nealon

      If you are looking for an informative, comprehensive book that is written in a logical sequence on how to convert your van then this is the one you need to buy.

    134. Clare S.

      Gorgeous book

    135. Chloe A.

    136. Jenny-Lee

      I ordered this for my brother living in the UK so I have not actually seen the book but I will say that delivery was fast and notifications were great.

    137. callum barber

      Everything one needs and more

    138. Stephen

      Bought this for my son how devoured it within a day and is now looking for a suitable van!

    139. Chris

      This has been a great book to help us wrap our heads around the many steps that go into a DIY campervan. We feel very informed as we take our next step of purchasing a van to convert. Charlie and Dale do a great job sharing what they did in their conversion, whilst also leaving it open to other possibilities, since there are many! I found the information about electrical systems for campervans very helpful. Thank you!

    140. Tim J.

      Absolutely love this this book not only for the information it gives but for the experiences that were navigated, allows you to plan your own build with greater confidence. Thank you!

    141. Robert M.

      Absolutely amazing detail. I’ve read it cover to cover and learned so much! For someone who doesn’t read books, I was engrossed at every page. It’s instilled so much more confidence in converting our van “Hamish” if your hovering over the order button. Just do it. You won’t regret it!

    142. Karl

      Have the e-book and found it very useful, but not getting on with the double page pdf format. I will probably bay the hardback in consideration of the level of detail provided. Just scratching my head re the solar and electrics so also find you website extremely useful. Excellent body of reference

    143. Julka

      Awesome book!

    144. Mike H.

      Very comprehensive & useful overviews on everything

    145. Barbara B.

      Excellent book. Lots of usual information.

    146. Mark Delaney

      Beautifully designed book that tells you everything you need to know (and a lot that you didn’t know that you need to know) about designing and building your own van. I would say an essential purchase for anyone who dreams of van life.

    147. Rebecca Goggins

      This is a fantastic conversion book! Very detailed and easy to understand. Lovely photos through makes it a pleasure to read through!

    148. Craig Smith

      Absolutely awesome. I’ve bought this both as a PDF and hardback. It’s brilliant. I’ve converted a horsebox lorry previously, but the info in this book will be invaluable as I begin my next van conversion. It’ll pay for itself easily!. Just buy it if you’re thinking of converting a van.

    149. William

    150. Andy P.

      Very useful and detailed guide on everything you need to know. I am actually renovating a 1965 Eriba Pan caravan but most of the information is relevant such as planning and electrical systems. Thanks guys

    151. Claire Baldwin

      I love this book. We have dreams of converting a van and this is packed full of great hints and tips as well as clear, step by step guidance for the tiniest detail of van conversion. It’s fun to read, too. Whether we end up converting from scratch, customise an existing one or just need to understand how stuff works, this book is going to help. Add the high quality and attractive looks and this is money well spent.

    152. Alan J.

    153. Anna

      Hmmm, cannot review the book as I didn’t buy it for myself… A friend from EU asked me to buy it and then send it over. You don’t even sell e-books to other countries even though it’s a digital product… When I had that book in my hand I saw that it was nicely published, good pictures but didn’t focus on the content (as I mentioned it was a gift for somebody else).

    154. Brendan B.

      Such a thorough account. Goes into great detail. Also, engaging to read, top stuff. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

    155. Phill Elston

      A very well written, handy book that has given me a lot of food for thought toward the van conversion that I want to do.

    156. Richard Flowers

      I am new to the van scene, this is a great, well put together book with some great visual content making the desire to have some kind of “vanlife” more exciting!

    157. Janet Smith

      A gift for my son who plans to convert a van to meet climbing equipment needs etc. He says it’s well researched with very helpful information. Delivery was quick and I think the book is great value for money.

    158. Claire Blaszczyk

      Excellent customer service. Will order from this company again

    159. Mike B.

    160. Darren Thorpe

      Thank you, a very helpful guide lots of information and clear diagrams would highly recommend if your thinking of converting your van.

    161. Jacob Deeks

      Great book definitely worth a read

    162. tony hall

      Great book and service, would highly recommend.

    163. Simon A.

      Excellent book full of great information and helpful tips.

    164. Anonymous

      This book is a real gem. Clearly laid out is great easy to understand sections. Before plunging into anything, I always like to carry out as much prep/research as I can and this is great starting point to my journey.

    165. Jane

      Great book great service. Thank you!

    166. Lee Pryor

      Love this book, really comprehensive with great illustrations and plain English! Can’t wait to get started on my conversion.

    167. Katie K.

      Fabulous – a must buy that is well worth the very small investment that could end up saving you a fortune.

    168. William S.

      The Van Conversion Bible brings all the advice needed for a van conversion into one place. it’s most important contribution is the clear steps to be taken and the order to take them in. Within the context of paying thousands of pounds for a van and equipment, £25 is good value.

    169. Alex Burnett

      A very well written e-book, only one drawback the size of paper it is formatted to although this is ‘get roundable’ using the small program which was supplied to me by Climbing Van to print it out on A4. A formidable size which will require an extra large comb binder to hold all the pages, these are available at good stationary stores.

    170. Lee Hancox

      Great book easy to read, hugely informative.

    171. Matt Reid

      What a fantastic book, Well worth buying to assist in my Van build.

    172. Anonymous

      Amazing amount of detail and things to think about when planning a Ben conversion. Not very far through yet but so far so good

    173. Simon

      Beautifully presented book with loads of great tips and advice! So many good ideas for a developing project.

    174. Alan Gulacsi

      Having read some of the information about converting a van into a camper it’s very interesting to learn the pros and cons of different types of convertions. It all helps as to what will suit us best regarding our needs as our van also needs to be a works van as well. A good read and would recommend it to people who are starting to convert a van.

    175. Don Smith

      Great informative book, recommended 👌

    176. Chris

      Excellent Book full of Great Ideas and Step by Step Instructions.

    177. Anonymous

      This is a great book. I know I’m going to find it extremely helpful when I convert my van. The book is very clear and comprehensive, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a van conversion.

    178. Cheryl C.

      Fantastic Book, lots of great ideas, super fast delivery and awesome service. Thank you.

    179. Jukka

      Hi Charlie & Dale, thanks for the book, a clear well illustrated book, I recommend.

    180. Anonymous

      Bought as a present for my son who is planning to do a conversion. From what I have seen of the book before wrapping, it looks fabulous and should be, as the title implies, his bible for the conversion.

    181. Stephen

    182. John

      The book is great. I have also used your shopping list tool. All really helpful, my only issue is that as you are selling and promoting certain products there is a slight concern about impartiality. On the shopping list tool there a a few gaps – ‘we are working on this’ – will you tell me when yo’ve filled them! Thanks again, John

    183. mustafa sami

      This inspiring manual comprises not only
      brilliant time / money saving content, it demonstrates the generosity of its wonderful authors who are sharing their experience. Thank you

    184. Anonymous

      Purchased as a birthday present for my dad, he’s over the moon with it and cannot wait to start his project.

    185. Daruka Mihaly

      Excellent book. Understandable explanations, nice diagrams, charts.

    186. Anonymous

      Lovely book which arrived promptly- will be ordering again as a Christmas present.

    187. Sarah H.

      Great service, especially as I ordered, cancelled & reordered within 10 mins! Very quick response, even after office hours. Item was a gift & arrived before expected. Recipient was delighted.

    188. Amanda T.

      Great service quick delivery in decent wrapping

    189. Anonymous


    190. Dean Mitchell

    191. Pelle Berglund

      Interesting book for ideas and inspiration.

    192. Simon

      Excellent book and full of really useful information. Can’t wait to start converting my van now.

    193. Andrew Higgo

      A brilliant book for anyone planning an escape from the global madness!!

    194. Martin K.

      At times I felt the content a bit dry – but then I realised I’m not reading a story but a How-To. And having very little experience in most of the tasks required to convert a van – I found the depth of the content extremely useful. Think of it like a textbook for study! Thanks for making guys I will no doubt refer to it many times during my build process. I also loved the project management side – it think it is super important

    195. Katrin R.

      very quick delivery to Germany

    196. Margaret

      Bought this as a Christmas present for a nephew who has dreams of converting a van one day and travelling over Europe. I had a sneak peek and it’s a lovely book – beautifully illustrated and I am sure will be inspirational.

    197. John Woolham

      This is a must buy for anyone doping a first time conversion, or indeed as reminder of how you did something later on if upgrading or fault finding.
      Charlie and Dale are very accessible and approachable too.

    198. Mikael Bergman

    199. Alice R.

      The book is amazing and the service was just as good! It arrived very promptly in great condition. Big fan!!

    200. Massimo

    201. Merrilee

      Absolutely thrilled with this!! Much better than expected. It made a fantastic present!!

    202. Jeremy Eves

      Really fabulous book. Useful practical content beautifully presented. Will be able to tell even more at the end of van conversion project!

    203. Anonymous

      It was a gift. Arrived quickly.

    204. Pat Heslehurst

      Great book very informative may need some advice later!

    205. Arthur Bramwell

      Awsome present for my brother

    206. Beleczki T.

    207. Emma

      Very informative, jam packed with useful information for van life. Can’t wait to DIY my own van.

    208. Maxine Hart

      Excellent customer service, amazing book – can’t wait to start converting 😃

    209. Joanna

      Good price, fast delivery. Thank you

    210. Nelleke

      It was a present for my husband and he loves it.

    211. Patrick M

      Brilliant book, well laid out and easy to follow. A must read before attempting a van conversion.

    212. Umberto A.

      despite the delivery arriving later than expected I’ve always been updated on the steps of the delivery by mail

    213. Anonymous

      Excellent book! A bit sad to see advertisements even though I paid the book

    214. Malorie

      Very well written ! We love it !

    215. Lea

      All good, thank you very much!

    216. Anonymous

      Such a great book! Really brilliant.
      Inspiring but also realistic and full of helpful graphs to help you see your options and plan your conversion your way.
      I’ll be recommending it to anyone who is interested in converting a van.

    217. Jeremy Eves

      The Climbing Van conversion is so good, I had to buy another copy! That says it all really!

    218. Illyana

      Fabulous book and high praise from everyone I have showed it too.

    219. Christopher Eitrem

      So understandable and clear. Love it!

    220. Francesco Conti

      What can I say, awesome!
      The guys were super willing to update me despite the delivery issues (not caused by them).
      The book is very beautiful, well crafted and clearly and precisely written.

    221. Anne

      I purchased this as a present for my husband and he is DELIGHTED with it, has his nose in it every spare minute he has!
      It is a lovely book, well presented and easy to understand, really pleased and highly recommended – everything you need to build your own van is on those pages!

    222. Mark

      Very pleased thanks, speedy delivery.

    223. Marit

    224. Tapaszto Balazs

    225. Julian D.

      A useful book that covers all the major aspects of converting a van, from start to finish, letting you benefit from their experience. It will save you untold time trawling the net, so you can progress with your project

    226. Charles McDaid

      does exactly what it says on the cover, good easy to follow instructions.

    227. Jens o.

      15 minutes after opening the book a first topic I was curious about had already been demistified. Clearly lot of effort and thinking has gone into the writing of this book. Bravo!

    228. Isabel P.

      Such a good book, so much detail! Exactly what we need to start our van building journey

    229. Russ

      Bought this for my wife’s birthday – she’s going to be busy! Book looks good with lots of useful advice and suggestions; some of which will be transferable when we eventually re-start work on our sailing yacht! 😊

    230. Ellice

      Very well written book with all the details you could need in it. Easy to read and my boyfriend loves it 🙂

    231. Thibaut Taelman

      Very nice and usefull. I’m halfway the book and can’t wait to start my conversion!

    232. Gemma

      This is a beautiful book! Very comprehensive too 👌

    233. Kristina Lebedeva

      It was a gift for my husband. He loves it very much! Good quality book. A lot of information and instructions, and pictures inside. Hope it will be useful and we will built our van someday.

    234. Charlotte F.

    235. Mik B.

      Excellent book. A quality production.

    236. Stephen T.

      Well laid out book ,a lot of thought and time had went into the presentation would highly recommend for anyone starting out converting their van .

    237. Steph

      We haven’t yet embarked on the campervan conversion but this book is great really detailed, informative, helpful and aesthetically pleasing too.

    238. Alex Kh

      I like that book, was looking for something similar, but always not all topics we covered or you need to go to a blog to read all the details, which is annoying… I bought e-book, which has updates, but it worth to buy both versions with one on papers as well. great job, sweet book! It’s really become as Bible for me.

    239. Andrea S.

    240. Tjaša O.

    241. Leonor Viegas

    242. Michal M.

      It is one of the nicest book I bought.

    243. Jens

      Very instructive and beautiful layout!

    244. Maciej

      great book, lots of very needed informations

    245. Luke Walker

      Very helpful

    246. Torbjörn C.

      Väldigt bra beskrivningar och bilder.

    247. Caroline

      Full of good tips and very easy to read!

    248. Robert Bunyan

    249. Geke Woudstra

      I love the book and how much value it gives. Everything you might wonder about when building a van is answered, nothing is left out. Unfortunately, due to the way the PDF document is formatted it is not suitable for reading on my e-reader.

    250. Anonymous


    252. Juan Gutiérrez

    253. Elio

      very interesting

    254. Petr

      Great book delivered in a good condition with perfect customer service, thanks !

    255. Christian

    256. Fábio RochadeCarvalho

    257. Charles

      Great book, the pdf version allows me to print off the pages I need for a specific period of the project

    258. Tommi Lahtinen

    259. Brian

      We bought this before starting on a van conversion project. We’d already got the van but found this a brilliant resource in planning and then kitting out the vehicle. It’s now home for a few months and the book will be used again for our next project

    260. Daisy M.

      When it is described as a “bible” they are not kidding! This has EVERYTHING you need! And just as it claims, even things you haven’t considered, such as shapes/sizes of screws. We originally bought another guide from an established van rental/sales company, but were disappointed with the generalisations. We should have come straight to the van conversion bible! We cannot emphasise enough how vital for any budding conversion-ist to have by their side!

    261. Oisin Greene

    262. Niccolò Z.

      Thanks for this epic book, a great job considering that’s the first edition ever! The only thing I can say, I would have loved to see more different vans setup comparisons and space organisation, but as said before, it’s already an amazing start! Loving all the electrical and hydraulic tips. Now I’m ready for my van’s upgrade.
      Keep up with the great work!

    263. Pierre

    264. Amanda

      Super fast delivery, well packaged, great book. What more could you ask for.

    265. Angelo Van Kralingen

      Fast delivery and absolute a good book 👍👍

    266. Zuzana M.

    267. Elisa

    268. Andrea Carri

      This guide is simply perfect. I love the way the authors analyze the costs, the different technical solutions etc. Lovely!

    269. Adam W.

      An essential guide if your thinking of building a van, goes through everything, and considers all budgets 👌

    270. Paulina

      I’m very happy with this book. It has many pictures, everything is explained in understandable language and contains tons of knowledge ❤️🙏 thank you

    271. Emily

      I haven’t even chosen a van yet and I’ve already read through most of the boo, it’s been so interesting and refreshing to see all the information you need pulled into one place! Couldn’t recommend enough 🙂

    272. Jessica M.

      Ok, so I haven’t bought a van yet, but I feel so much more prepared for conversion after reading this – alongside watching YouTube videos.
      It’s inspirational, factual, informative and genuinely, a good read. Dale and Charlie have struck a great balance here.
      If you’re absolutely clueless (as I am), I believe, this book will be an asset and an ally, in supporting you to make the step into van life. However, I would also say that, to supplement the book, watching practical videos to see the build ‘in person’ is essential for success.

    273. Christine Williams

      I purchased this as a gift for my daughters boyfriend. He was really pleased with it and has made him more determined to do his own conversion.

    274. John F.

      Excellent customer service and delivery, all in quick time and no hassles. The Book was brought as a gift so can’t comment on that but the receiver was over joyed and he can’t wait to use it on his projects. Everything you need to know without exception is covered in the Book I was told.

    275. francine

      This book is amazing for someone, like me, who wants to build her own campervan ! I first read it all, and now, I am more into planing and reading again the first chapters: Thanks you so much to have written a book like that, in the digital era, I feel like it’s good to have a book !!

    276. Jakub

      Nice and handy book, lots of analyses and ideas. At the end, its up to you, how you decide, what suits you the best, how you design your own project and rebuild the van.

      Apreciate also nice graphic form, which is great if you want the bible as a present to someone 🙂

      Shipping with no issues, satisfied with the wrapping, book came as new as from the regal at bookstore.

      Thanks a lot.

    277. Anonymous

    278. Gillian J.

    279. Ed challis

      An awesome and inspiring bible!

    280. Martin E.

      I wish we had this book 8 years ago when we built our first camper from scratch. Can’t recommend this reference book highly enough, well detailed and clearly layout.

    281. Tom K.

      Great book, fast delivery – highly recommend

    282. Anatolii Saienko

      One of the best books I’ve bought in a long time

    283. Barry

      Easy use site, great service and an excellent product. Thanks guys!

    284. Madelyn Postman

      An incredibly well-researched and well-written book. It’s a pleasure to leaf through it and (for now) convert a dream van from my armchair and drool over #vanlife posts.

    285. Michael L.

      Really thorough in-depth book. I like that they provide multiple options with pros/cons for various design decisions. I bought another one that was decent, but much less detailed. I feel like I learned a lot from this book and I will be referring back to it as I endeavor on my climbing van project!

    286. Richard

      Great detailed guide with options for different van types and configurations. Just the book for a comprehensive guide to save me hour’s of research time on my project. Would be great to see this updated every few years.

    287. Anonymous

    288. Benn

      Such a great book. Informative, easy to read, lots of tips & tricks and a load of stuff I hadnt even thought of! A must buy for anyone even considering a self build!

    289. Adrien

      Great and complete book, covering not only Instagram-worthy vans, but also simpler and cheaper vans for common people.

    290. Anonymous


    291. Jennie Falk

    292. John M.

      Lovely book, great inspiration and reference.

    293. Eve H.

      Beautiful book, incredible resource for campervan and small space installation. Love this book so much , & very cool illustration design .

    294. Robert

      An excellent resource!

      If you want to go into a camper conversion with your eyes open, this is the book to get. From start to finish, everything is covered in an easy to follow, logical fashion.

      Taking on a project like a van-conversion is a huge task, with about a million potential downfalls – so knowledge is power!

      Took me about a week to read through, and I’ll be going back, re-reading, and also referring back to each relevant section once we actually start building.

      Thoroughly recommended!

    295. Anonymous

    296. Teri H.

      I love this book! It’s been a dream to buy and convert a van for some time, and this book helps to break it into bite-size, achievable chunks.

      I particularly like the detail given around/import placed on the design process – I work in product development and it was inspiring to see familiar concepts used in such different applications!

      Thank you so much for writing this, feeling very grateful, and I’ll be sure to tag you once my van is up and running :).

    297. Silvia Lombardi

    298. Anonymous

    299. Jonathan

      Having never done a van conversion before this book is indispensable to me! Lots of advice and ideas and highly recommend!

    300. Voicu A.

      This book is a must have if you’re planning on doing a conversion. The amount of details and the quality of the images and the print is really unexpected. Congrats guys for the book, it was for sure a lot of hardwork to make it!

    301. django schiks

    302. Mervyn Ham

      A beautifully produced bible for the camper van lover

    303. Rob P.

      Superb book. Wow! So helpful, a valuable purchase.

    304. Veronica

      So so helpful!
      I’m currently sat inside my van dreaming and scheming!
      I wouldn’t have considered half the jobs that need to be done, let alone know how to do them without the book.
      Thank you!

    305. Shane

      Very good book could be very helpful to most people

    306. Marie P.

      Being right at the very beginning of my campervan dream this book has been a fabulous insight into the whole process and contains helpful guidance on all areas, some of which I had not even considered! ‘Bible’ is absolutely the correct name for this guide.

    307. AFONSO

    308. Allan Unnuk

      Absolutely fabulous book – can’t recommend too highly

    309. Dan

    310. David Cunningham

      Fantastic book, very informative so far. Could only give 4* instead of 5* as I’m only a 3rd of way through it, thoroughly recommend though for anyone thinking about doing a conversion 😃👍

    311. tony d.

      Bought this book in the build up to my ntention to convert a van. Full of good advice, tips and knowledgeable input. Hopefully will guide me through my project….next year.

    312. Jens K.

      Absolutely birlliant book, and top notch service! All in all a great experience

    313. Jonathan

      Awesome book with loads of helpful information and excellent illustrations! Can’t wait to put it to good use on next years project!

    314. Robert Edwards

      Excellently produced, clear, thorough, and informative

    315. Nicola W.


    316. Irina

      Such a nice book! Very well explained and illustrated. Pure joy to read!

    317. Lia

      Bought as a Christmas present for my other half, he hasn’t put it down yet so it must be good.

    318. Julie Barks


    319. Coral

      Gift for husband – he is delighted and says it’s a book he will definitely read. The contents are well thought out, informative and clear, and in sections easy to find and refer to. Really pleased with purchase. Delivered in time frame promised .

    320. Corinna

      What an absolutely amazing book, with so much detail. It really does have everything you need and answers all of those “what if” questions. I bought this for my Husband for Xmas, who is from an engineering background and he is really impressed! Thank you x

    321. Gábor Szána

    322. Claudio Celada

    323. Elinor

    324. Paul B.

      all good

    325. Emma H.

      What an amazing book! Thank you to the insta-algorithms for sending this my way. I can’t believe the level of detail in this. We currently have a van which was converted by the previous owner, so this has been sooo helpful for us to figure out certain things we were unsure of. We’re wanting do our own conversion this year and I’m soooo grateful for all of the amazing info in here.. it literally IS going to be our bible along the way. <3 highly recommend for anyone with a van or wanting to convert.

    326. ZORANA B.

    327. Sheila Gagesteijn

      Bought it for my boyfriend, it made him smile big and he was very happy with all the information in this beautiful book

    328. Matthieu

      I don’t really know about this Bible because it was a present for Christmas for a friend. The delivery was pretty fast and the book well packed. I recommand

    329. Lukas S.

      More that to rate the book, I have to THANK YOU that the deliver to Prague CZ was extremly quick which saved me for christmass 🙂

    330. francisca

    331. James

      Really great book, enjoying it and can’t wait to really get stuck into the planning for our van project/business.

    332. Peter Hopper

    333. Julie

      Fantastic book, full of very helpful data and details that are actually usable. Not just for the dreamers and tyre-kickers, this book has practical info that helps the reader make intelligent (and hopefully more successful) decisions. It will definitely be a go-to as I start my own van conversion.

    334. Joe aherne

      Excellent book great descriptions through out with great pics and diagrams especially brilliant for first time builders

    335. Rupert Gooddy

      Very good service and fast delivery The book full of detail
      Many thanks

    336. Tomas

    337. Adrian Wray

      Clear and very informative. Will be using it through conversion.

    338. Alessandro

      The best

    339. Chris Ellicott-taylor

      Great book, told from a proper DIY build perspective, first timer or with a couple of conversions under your belt it’s great to have to refer to, nice one guys 👍🏻

    340. Martina Manna

      Amazing book!! Great contents and super kind customer service.
      I initially had an issue with the delivery and the team was very supportive…I was happy to receive the book only a few days after i filed a complaint.

    341. Sue

      Great book and excellent customer service when I had a problem which needed sorting out.

    342. Ailie D.

      I am loving reading this book and I am just so grateful it exists!

    343. Graham Fryer

    344. Zoltán Maizl

    345. Bryan N.

      Very useful and clearly written instructions. Excellent after sales service also.

    346. Henry C.

      And what a Bible indeed. It’s really giving me all the info I need to work out what van it is I’m going to want, how to understand all things van-related, and going forward, how to turn it into the little home on wheels I want. Stupendous effort. And really lovingly put together. Thanks!

    347. Sharon Shepherd

      What a find this book is. It’s rammed with everything you need to know about converting a van and I need to be told literally everything. This is perfect. Besides all of that, it is such a beautiful book. I’m delighted with my purchase and strongly recommend. Van Life here I come…

    348. gary bromley

      Fantastic book

    349. Anonymous

    350. Lenka G.

      Awesome book for starting our own adventures!

    351. Xanthi P.

      Amazing! Thank you!

    352. Monika B.

    353. Val Š.

      Beautiful illustrations/schematics and easy to digest, useful information.

    354. Nuno

      I got this book for my girlfriend. We are planning on building our own campervan so she was super excited to receive this gift! The book is beautiful, with nice graphics and schematics. Everything is very detailed in a perfect way for the non-specialists. The packaging was more than appropriate and nothing was wrong with the shipping/delivery process. I am extremely satisfied with the overall experience!

    355. Dafydd Humphreys

      I was skeptical on the idea of converting a van until I bought this book. Now I’m 100% certain of getting my own van and converting it. Thank you to Charlie and Dale for writing this masterpiece.

    356. Chris B.

      Book is great, which arrived very quickly. Just a note about the packaging though – the book had almost come out of the cardboard wrapping when it arrived, so you may wish to review this.

    357. David R.

      Easy to read and understand full of useful information highly recommended

    358. Anne-Laure

      Great book, with loads of pictures and examples. I recommend it to anyone who is starting a van conversion, even if you have an idea of what you’re going to do.

    359. Carl Hainsworth

    360. Anonymous

      Very useful book – it’s worth reading several of these books to get a full array of views and ideas.

    361. Jonathan Shepherd

      Great read! A must for anyone thinking of converting or converting a van.

    362. Sonja Guina

    363. Nigel Masters

      I am a quater into the book and up to now it’s excellent information.

    364. Sam Burns

      An extremely well produced, informative and a great read.

    365. Graeme

      The content in this book is priceless! It’s presented really clearly and in easily digestible chunks with lots of real world examples. It’s also beautifully presented and really well written. Recommended to everyone interested van conversion

    366. Arlindo Maciel Martins Júnior

    367. Shaun Colwell law

      Great book if you want to know everything about van conversion 10/10

    368. Christopher D.

      Bought this book as a present for my partner to aid her inspirational ideas about her HiAce van. She was so taken with it that she wrote herself to ClimbingVan to compliment them on putting together such a great book. Also tells other van owners of it too!
      For an addicted sewing fanatic I know she must have really appreciated the gift as the sewing machine wasn’t touched for a couple of days!

    369. Neil Hepworth

      Excellent, very comprehensive and good blend of technical theory and actual practical guidance

    370. Simon D.

      I’ve not started planning my conversion yet due to other life things taking my time up BUT, I am absorbing as much as I can from this book whilst reading at my leisure. I am confident that when I do start in ernest the exceptional detail and simplicity in the clear and easy to follow diagrams and text is going to make decision making and planning so much easier than ever before. This will be van 5. I can’t wait…

    371. Anonymous

      Excellent book, now busy planning the build!

    372. Jamie

      This is a great guide I’ve read others but this is the best by far for newbies like ourselves.

    373. Ian Knight

      Great product, great service.

    374. Carl Grim

      An outstanding book – perfect blend of the technical and the practical, all presented with a lovely personal touch

    375. Michael H.

      Useful and informative guide.

    376. Anonymous

      Just what I was looking for. Lots of tips for the beginner!

    377. Scott

      Fantastic book! Helping us so much with our conversion.

    378. Leanne Aston

      Amazing book. Step by step guide of converting a van. Really useful ideas and tips i wouldn’t have thought of. Thank you so much

    379. Colin Godfrey

    380. Claudio Aguzzoli

      Reading the book and coming back to it when needed is a total pleasure. I feel like it’s so reliable that I don’t need another source of truth. Gave me tons of confidence and benchmarks. My only suggestion to improve is to add more illustrations to certain parts (e.g. the tools: for non-native english speakers it would save a lot of googling!)

    381. Ann-kathrine

    382. Jerry Copping

      Very well thought out and so far full of helpful advice and information. This especially applies to me. I want a home on wheels for myself, so only a large single bed a single comfortable chair necessary. Thank you for your advice.

    383. Delyth Pritchard

    384. Levente B.

      Great shopping experience! Valuable book!

    385. Hannah Osborne

      Great book will be invaluable for our Ducato conversion

    386. Ellis Rust

      Extremely useful and condenses 1000s hours worth of information into an easy to follow guide. I’ve done tons of van research over the last few years and still learnt plenty of useful things from this! Really impressed with this and the overall company. Staff I’ve dealt with (Adam) has been beyond helpful, would recommend to anyone.

    387. Iain MacDonald

      The book is great, lots of useful information both in helping build the van but also in deciding how to fit it out.

    388. Verified Buyer

      I thought this was the most amazing book. It covers everything and is full of relevant topics and helpful advice. Brilliant!

    389. Kristian N.

    390. Kathleen

      Easy to read and I feel I will be dipping onto this alot on my van reno journey, I’ve read first chapters and am on the market looking for my van home. Thankd

    391. Pete

      Cracking book.

    392. Ken K.

      Thanks for the swift shipping!

    393. gijs vanhee

      after having build 4 vans already, I couldn’t resist having this book. Now the urge of starting on a new van is there even more..

    394. Fiona Mahon

      Excellent service great communication , super fast delivery

    395. David M.

      Excellent info

    396. Mike Brittin

      Great book with lots of very useful information. Looking forward to starting my van conversion early next year.

    397. Verified Buyer

    398. Patrick Van Laer

      Well documented and nice to read.

    399. Merlin Brick

    400. Nigel Dowsing

    401. Dominik V.

    402. Anna

      Such a beautiful book. So informative and inspiring. Many thanks.

    403. Anonymous

      Fantastic !

    404. Anonymous

      Exactly what we were looking for thanks…we were a bit worried that it was for more US-style vans but the British/European coverage was what we wanted because we live in Wales….Cheers!

    405. Abbie P.

      Such an amazing book!!! I got this for my parents as a present, as they are building their own campervan for retirement. They absolutely loved it, it’s super detailed and has given them a load of ideas! Thank you!

    406. Francisca Grosso

    407. Joachim N.

      Love the details in the book, and good explainations / examples

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