If you’ve been dreaming of buying a campervan for a while, you may have already considered new vs used campervans. In this buyer’s guide, we’ll give you the low-down on our used campervans for sale, and what you need to consider when buying a new or used campervan.
Used Campervans: Things To Consider
Before you dive in and start searching for used campervans for sale, it’s worth a moment to stop and think about what it is you want from your vehicle. This could include:
- Make & Model
- Level of finish
- Conversion specification
Buying a used campervan doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your wants or needs. In fact, here at Denby, we offer personalised conversion packages on all our campervans for sale. With us, you can personalise your selection from the upholstery of the seating down to your choice of elevating roof or high top roof.
When buying one of our used campervans, you have the flexibility and scope to make it your own from front to back!
Or, does it? Engines in modern vehicles are more robust nowadays. Which means, even with a few thousand miles on the clock you can still get a lot of bang for your buck. That being said, it’s worth considering an upper limit to help you refine your search.
Many of our campervans for sale are relatively new and have low mileage. This is because they are mostly used a few times per year – much less than your average commuter car, of course! For that reason, it is perfectly possible to pick up a newer make and model with low mileage at second-hand prices. Plus, finance options can make buying a used campervan easier than you ever imagined!
Know Your Specs
While we have a huge range of campervans for sale here at Denby, a large majority of our stock includes variants of the Volkswagen T5 & T6 Transporter vehicles. If you are new to the world of campervans and their specifications, head on over to our campervans for sale page and browse our wide selection. Here you will find a full breakdown including make, model, mileage, price and special features.
When you’ve found the campervan that you’ve been dreaming of, you can head over to our showroom in Leek to see it in person and chat to us about conversions and optional extras to make it all yours.
Tips for buying a used campervan
At Denby, we want to make your experience of buying a used campervan as fun and as seamless as possible. That being said, we want you to find the right vehicle and campervan conversion for your needs too. So, we’ve put together our top tips for buying a used campervan to help you get started.
1. Have a budget
Regardless of whether you have been saving to buy a campervan or you plan to take advantage of a finance offer or form of credit, it’s important to have an idea in mind of how much you want to pay for your new purchase. It may be that you are willing to pay more for a vehicle that really catches your eye – but make sure you quantify this so you don’t run into any nasty surprises during the buying process.
2. Take it for a spin
You’d do it for a car, and you most certainly should do it for your campervan. No matter where you’re buying from, make sure you take it for a spin and listen carefully as you go. Like anything else, you want to be 100% sure that what you are about to purchase will go the distance, is comfortable, and drives like a dream!
3. Have a good look around
Before you commit, take a good look around the inside your chosen campervan. Be nosy and take a look inside and around all of the nooks and crannies to make sure everything within the interior meets your expectations in line with the price.
4. Ask questions
If you aren’t sure of something or need clarification, then ask questions! A good dealer will be able to confidently answer any and all questions relating to the campervan you’re looking at, and if it’s important to you then it’s definitely worth asking.
Browse Used Campervans for Sale With Denby
If you’re on the hunt for used campervans for sale, then make Denby Campervans your first port of call. Not only do we have a huge range of used (and new) campervans for sale at our showroom in Leek, we can also work with you to find the perfect campervan conversion for you along with a wide range of optional extras too.
To find out more, browse our campervans for sale, give us a call or plan your visit to our showroom!
Have you heard the news? Of course you have! The Volkswagen Transporter T6 has had an upgrade in the form of the cutting-edge Caravelle T6.1. Revealed at the world-famous Geneva International Motor Show in March this year, it joins a line-up of iconic Transporter vehicles. And it is sure to be a winner in the campervan community! And you can read all about here. What’s more, you can find out all about campervan conversions for this new model here at Denby too!
Starting with the outside, the chassis of the T6.1 boasts a redesign that brings it firmly into the 21st Century. From high-intensity H7 headlights and brand spanking new rear LED lights. The stunningly futuristic front end is hard to miss when you’re out and about. And the new-look alloy wheels go a long way to complement the stylish interior.
Speaking of the interior, the Caravelle T6.1 is made for driving. Featuring a digital dashboard, infotainment system, and online connectivity (thanks to the integrated SIM card), drivers will also enjoy a veritable feast of driver assistance systems to keep them firmly on the road. This includes Cross Wind Assist, Lane Assist and Park Assist. The latter of which steers automatically for you. Leaving you in charge of the pedals and focused on the task in hand!
In fact, safety is paramount in this vehicle. The integrated eSim, in the event of an accident, will automatically send the location of the van to an emergency response centre. And, if the driver doesn’t respond, will inform the emergency services. Full internet connectivity within the vehicle also gives drivers access to music streaming and internet radio, for a myriad of entertainment options while you’re on the road!
What’s Under The Hood?
As well as improved comfort and connectivity, the T6.1 also features a redesigned cab with 230V power, even more lockable storage and an under-seat load function. Under the hood, you’ll find a reworked engine with a range of options available to buyers. The front wheel version of the T6.1 boasts a super efficient 2.0L turbodiesel engine, which is compliant with the Euro-6d-TEMP-EVAP emissions standard. Buyers can also choose from engine and gearbox combinations, including a DSG dual clutch gearbox and 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
Campervan Conversions With The T6.1
As usual, we are hugely excited about the release of the new T6.1, and with all the mod cons available the scope for a campervan conversion in this vehicle is huge. Here at Denby, we can help you get your hands on all models (and specs) of the new VW Transporter, whose colour range includes stunning Indium Grey, Cherry Red, Starlight Blue and Oryx White!
Whether pre-registered or new, we can supply this brand new vehicle. And that’s not all – we can hook you up with a campervan conversion too! Fully converted, this vehicle typically starts from £43,995, which includes:
- The iconic Balmoral Campervan Conversion
- Your choice of elevating roof or high top roof
- Alloy wheels
- Colour coded bumpers
- Air conditioning
- And more!
New Transporter For Sale At Denby Campervans
If you’re ready to hit the road and just have to have the brand new Transporter T6.1, then contact us today. We can provide you with a no obligation quote, as well as listen to your requirements and recommend the best type of campervan or campervan conversion for you.
Alongside our most popular conversion, the Balmoral, we also offer our Denby Weekender and Buckingham Conversions, alongside customisable Day Van/Kombi conversions and the outdoor loving Olympian Sportsmobile.