It seems that summer 2020 isn’t totally lost! According to the UK government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, from 4th July campsites and caravan parks will be allowed to open. While the same can’t be said for Scotland and Wales just yet (Scotland has set an indicative date of 15th July for the reopening of tourism and hospitality businesses and there is no proposed date in Wales yet), it’s safe to say that the possibility of some kind of summer holiday this year is within reach.
And we couldn’t be happier about it! Which is why, in this article we’re going to look at 6 reasons why a campervan staycation could be just the thing to kickstart your summer 2020 plans. Read on!
Reasons To Take A Campervan Staycation This Summer
Admittedly, we don’t quite yet know what the conditions will be on the reopening of caravan parks and camping sites. Presumably social distancing will be in force and there may be restrictions on facilities. But there’s no doubt that a reopening of these spaces even to a small degree will be fantastic not only for families and UK holiday makers but the tourism industry too.
You Have Everything You Need
With a campervan, you have everything you need in one place. From a place to sleep to a place to cook, campervan conversions are the perfect choice for a no fuss family holiday. Even better, with your own kitchen and bedrooms there’s no need to spend any more time than you need to in crowded public spaces, or queuing unnecessarily. Instead, everything is at your fingertips and you are free to enjoy the great outdoors as much as you like.
You Can Support Local Tourism
Taking a holiday is the number one form of escapism. We break away from our routines and take off to a far flung place to forget about work and the daily grind. But have you ever really explored the opportunities for holidaying on or near your doorstep?
Of course, we don’t mean camping overnight on your driveway – although that can always feel like a great adventure for kids. We’re talking about areas nearby that you haven’t yet explored, such as campsites, green spaces, walks and visitor attractions.
We can guarantee that there’s probably more than you think within a stone’s throw of your home. And with a campervan you can hop in at a moment’s notice and head off to explore, no planning ahead or navigating the crowds necessary!
You Can Explore New Areas
If you have always taken your holidays abroad, then you’re missing out on the gorgeous locations we have right here in the UK. Even better, with a campervan you can change up your route at the drop of a hat, take a detour, or just go off grid for a few weeks on a magical mystery tour.
Taking a staycation in the campervan gives you the freedom to truly explore. As long as you have food in the fridge, some warm clothes and a smile on your face, you have everything you need to dive headfirst into the unknown and discover somewhere totally new. What are you waiting for?
You Can Be Totally Flexible
No waiting around at the airport. No lost luggage. No delayed flights. No disappointments.
A campervan offers a totally flexible holiday – whenever you want it. What’s more, following your initial investment, it’s always ready and waiting ready to go. Whether you’re a lone wolf who enjoys the solitude of the great outdoors or an energetic family looking for your next thrill, a campervan offers endless adventure at the drop of a hat.
Campervans For Sale & Campervan Conversions from Denby
So, what’s the verdict? Now we know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, will you be considering a campervan holiday this year? If so, we have a wide range of campervans for sale here at Denby Campervans and we’d be happy to help you find the right one for you. Our current range of campervans for sale are all available with our iconic Balmoral campervan conversion, your choice of elevating or high top roof, and a wide range of optional extras to help you put your stamp on it.
To find out more about campervan conversions and campervans for sale at Denby, contact us today. At present, we are arranging viewings of our vans on an appointment only basis and would be happy to book you in at a time of your choosing to discuss your requirements, so give us a call on 01538 382568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
If you’re considering a campervan conversion, the first step is to decide on a base van. And there’s a huge amount to consider including brand, model, weight, fuel type, specifications, and of course price!
Tips For Choosing A Campervan Base
There are a number of vehicles available at the moment which are well suited to a campervan conversion. To help you to choose which is right for you, we’ve put together some top tips including key things to consider in your search for the perfect base van.
Of course, first and foremost it’s important to settle on a van that will comfortably fit both you and anyone else you’ll want to take on your travels. The size of your family (or possibly friendship group) will ultimately whittle down your choice of base vans, so take some time to consider this.
As well as this,think about how long your average trip will be. Short breaks and long weekends don’t require huge amounts of storage. While extended trips may require more space for keeping those essentials close while you’re on the road.
Ultimately, the size of the vehicle you choose for your campervan conversion will come down to your expectations, requirements and the size of the party you’re most likely to travel with.
Age Before Beauty
Yes, a campervan that looks the part is fantastic. But if you’re looking for a campervan conversion that will go the distance, think carefully on both the age and mileage of the vehicle. An older vehicle doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be more prone to breakdown and in need of more repairs, however it is a factor to consider.
If you’re looking for a vehicle with character, classic VW campervans are very popular. Due to their popularity, it’s not too difficult to get hold of spare parts. However, if you’d like the character of a VW without the uncertainty of constant breakdown, the newer Transporter models are very recognisable and reliable.
Prioritise Your Priorities
At the end of the day, a campervan conversion should be made for you. Therefore, your base vehicle should be able to accommodate all of (or at least most of) the things that you would like. So, when it comes to picking the right base for your conversion, first prioritise your priorities. Is a separate toilet/shower room important to you? Do you need lots of storage? Will you be travelling with your kids?
Take some time to write down a list of your top priorities and ask questions about the vans you look at. Some of them might be totally unsuitable for the things that you want or need, which will pretty quickly knock down your long list into a short list.
Thrash Out Your Budget
Finally, thrash out your budget. Work out how much you are prepared to spend on your base van and conversion, and work from there. Like anything else it’s very easy to get carried away when you start shopping around. But there’s nothing so disheartening as being bought back to Earth sharply when you realise everything you’ve dreamed of falls way out of budget.
For this reason, set a budget. If you’d like flexibility, think about the highest amount you’d be prepared to spend and then consider what boxes a van would have to tick to warrant spending that amount. That way, if you come across a van that perfectly suits your needs you’ll be able to work out quickly whether it falls into budget and whether you can get the ball rolling on purchasing it.
Campervan Conversions from Denby
Here at Denby, we provide a flexible campervan conversion service. Whether you would like to source your own base van, or would like us to help with finding one for you, our expert team knows everything there is to know about campervan conversions – and a bit more too. From our popular Balmoral conversion to the Denby Weekender, we’ve got campervan conversions for every need and want. To see some examples of our vans in action, check out our campervan conversions gallery.
For help on your search for a base van, contact us today. We have a wide range of campervans for sale which can be personalised with your choice of campervan conversions. Alternatively, we have a wide range of contacts throughout the country we can draw on to source the van you have in mind.