Camping has always been a huge part of my life growing up! Most school holidays we’d pack the car and go camping for the week or a weekend. Come rain or shine we’d head out into the outdoors, sitting, chatting and enjoying our time under the stars!
I have always enjoyed camping and now I get the opportunity, as my mum and dad with me to take the kids. Although we camped in a tent – nowadays the family loves piling into our Volkswagen campervan. A great runner, reliable and comfortable our camper eats up the miles on the motorway, but its not all plain sailing.
The first and probably the most common question we get asked is: “how do you all fit?” and I won’t lie it can be tough, but with planning and years of experience, it’s a piece of cake.
So here is an insight into the camping adventures we go on in our Volkswagen campervan and our guide to campervanning with kids to keep them entertained and ready for the great outdoors. As we want you can experience the same thrill we get when we head out with the kids.
How to get the Best out of your Volkswagen Campervan
Campervanning with the kids sounds idyllic but it requires a lot of planning before you set off. Everyone always talks about the scenic views and wonderful places you visit. However, there are a lot of dull motorways and traffic jams in between.
There’s so much to love about camping in a Volkswagen Campervan with the kids. So here are a few tips we’ve learnt along the way to keep spirits and morale high on the road.
It comes to no surprise that space in our Volkswagen campervan can be tight, but it all depends on how clever you are when you’re packing. A long trip with a full camper can be tricky so, minimal packing is key! I’m guilty of overpacking and I’ve made that mistake so take it from me you don’t need 4 pairs of shoes.
Some of the clothes you pack will depend on where you’re going but it’s safe to say if you’re camping in the UK, you’ll need waterproofs and all-weather clothing! So, assuming you are camping in the UK, the essentials are; a raincoat or all-weather clothing, wellies, walking boots, shorts, jeans and a warm jumper.
Another tip is to pack a washing line and washing tablets – and we take every opportunity to do a bit of laundry.
Plan where you’re going to Stay
There are hundreds of campsites across the UK and Europe with fun activities for kids and they are key for a pleasant trip. If there isn’t anything for the kids to do in and around the campsite it can be difficult to keep a smile on their faces. Amenities such as a swimming pool, parks, games rooms, sports facilities are not only fun for you and the kids but a great chance for them to make friends.
Know the Area
Camping is all about exploring new places and getting out and about on foot. If you need to drive 30 minutes or so to the nearest attraction it defeats the point a little. Not only that if you’ve spent time setting up your little campsite as your home from home, with lights, awning, pop up table etc and then have to pack it all away every time you head out, but you’re also wasting valuable holiday time.
This jumps on the previous point but a little bit of prior planning and researching the campsite and the local area means you’ll know all the nearest spots for a coffee, ice cream, activities, attractions and more without tearing down your camp.
Keeping the Kids Entertained
As much as camping is a perfect opportunity to break away from technology, that doesn’t mean you have to go completely off the grid. Kids are still kids at the end of the day and a little bit of technology in the downtime doesn’t hurt. We like to pack an ‘entertainment box’, which we like to fill with games, books, toys and so on. If the weather takes a turn and you’re stuck in your campervan a bit of tech can be a lifesaver.
Must pack Items
As we’ve mentioned space is limited in a Volkswagen campervan and clever packing is pivotal. One thing we learnt on the road is to pack pop up tent. You’re probably wondering why we need a tent in a campervan?
A pop-up tent is a perfect home for bulky items that to de-clutter the van when you’re parked up. Items such as car seats, pushchairs, bikes/ scooters, foldable chairs, sports gear, dirty washing, muddy wellies or wet clothes can all be safely stored inside the tent.
The best tip we can give is, make it fun, enjoyable and memorable. Start by limiting your journey times. Short journeys make it less stressful for the driver and the kids appreciate smaller journeys.
Secondly, make it flexible. Home life is often a routine with set bedtimes, mealtimes or curfews. Camping is all about being flexible, fun and embracing the freedom of the great outdoors. We’re not saying you should abandon all the rules and turn camping into a Lord of the Flies’ experience, but a couple of late nights under the stars isn’t the end of the world.
You’re on holiday and you’re out to make memories so make the most out of your valuable time with your family – and let a Volkswagen campervan be the vehicle to help!
Discover all the Wonderful Qualities a Volkswagen Campervan has
We love campervanning with our kids! It takes me back to my childhood days and its brilliant chance to see the world, experiencing the cultures of the area you are in whilst escaping modern comforts at home!
If you’d like to know more about our Volkswagen campervans and customising them for a weekend or week away with the kids, please speak to Denby Campervans. Whether you’re seeing more of Britain or heading into Europe – our T5 & T6 VW campervans have helped countless families make lasting memories that have brought them together.
We love sharing our customer’s stories so if you’ve purchased one of our campervans and have lots pictures of your adventure – please share them with us and we’ll publish them all over our social media pages.
We have recently written a blog on the packing essentials for a campervan. So, if you feel like this has helped you with your next trip why not take a look at that one too.
Life on the road doesn’t mean you can’t live a healthy lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong I love a pub lunch as much as the next camper – but having one every night can become a bit tiresome. Travelling gives you the perfect opportunity to try new recipes and ingredients! Whether you want to try your hand at the local dish or looking to experiment with something new – if there is a kitchen you can make anything. A Denby VW Campervan comes with a fully equipped kitchen, so there is no excuse to not give it ago. Cooking gives you personal satisfaction at seeing your creation come to life and if you add that to the scenic surroundings of your campsite it’s even better. Here are a few quick and easy recipes to try when on the road.
Try these Simple Recipes in Your VW Campervan
Start the day with a healthy breakfast – the perfect fuel for a day exploring. These breakfast burritos pack a little punch to wake you up and get you raring to go.
- Tsp Olive Oil
- Half Red Onion
- 1 Pepper
- 1 can of Black Beans (Drained and rinsed)
- 6 eggs
- Half a cup of grated cheese
- 2 tortillas
- Sour cream
- 1 Tomato (diced)
- 1 Avocado
- Heat half the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat – Throw in the onions and peppers and cook until soft (7 minutes). Add the black beans and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and place in a separate dish for now.
- Whisk the eggs and throw in the cheese and mix. Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and scramble the eggs until cooked. Spread the salsa and sour cream into the tortillas and top with the eggs, beans/ peppers/ onion mix and the chopped avocado.
- Roll the tortillas into a burrito and get stuck in! For extra flavour add a few chilli flakes or serve with Chipotle or Tabasco sauce.
Classic and simple Chili con carne – packed full of flavour and can be cooked in less than half an hour. Ideal as a quick lunch or dinner after a day out – there may even be enough for leftovers.
- Tsp Olive Oil
- 750g Beef Mince
- 2 Onions (Diced)
- 2 Peppers (Diced)
- 3 Garlic Cloves (Crushed or diced)
- 1 Red Chilli (Chopped & de-seeded for a milder taste)
- 2 tbsp Chilli Powder
- 1 Can of Chopped Tomatoes
- 400g can of Kidney Beans
- Topping choices – Rice, Jalapeno, Sour Cream, Coriander, Cheese, Salsa, Tortilla Chips.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When hot add the mince and break up and stir until brown. Add and mix in the peppers, onions, garlic, chilli and cook for a further 5 minutes, then add the chilli powder.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and bring to boil and then reduce to a medium/ low heat. Simmer until sauce is nice and thick.
- Add the beans and increase the heat back to medium. Then serve with the toppings of your choice.
The ultimate camper and VW campervan meal whether you’re an inexperienced chef or a master. Who doesn’t love a bit of pasta? – so a recipe guide wouldn’t be complete without this much-loved classic.
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Chicken Breasts, (Sliced into strips)
- 2 tbsp Garlic, (Chopped)
- Salt and Pepper
- 3/4 cup thick Cream
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 cup Pesto
- Penne pasta (Cook before you start)
- Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
- Fresh Basil, (Chopped)
- Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Add the garlic, chicken, salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until there is no pink. Then stir in the thick cream, parmesan and pesto until combined. Bring the mixture to boil and cook until the sauce has reduced.
- Add the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until everything is evenly mixed
- Add any remaining parmesan and basil on top to serve.
Speak to Denby for more Advice about a VW Campervan
If you’re ready to start a life on the road, cooking in plenty of wonderful places and trying local recipes. You need a vehicle to get you there. That’s where one of Denby’s VW Campervans comes in! Our VW Campers when fitted with a Balmoral conversion package come with a fully functioning kitchen unit – perfect for any of the recipes listed above.
If you’d like to know more about our VW Campervans for sale or the finance packages available, please speak to a member of the Denby team today. We’ll point you in the right direction of the perfect vehicle based on your criteria.
VW Campervans are our life! We love these versatile, functional and stylish vehicles as they offer so many benefits to budding travellers and adventurers. The beauty of a campervan is that you can make it your own. You decide the make, model, colour, fittings, accessories and more. Not only that – you pick the destination. Campervans can take you to beaches, forests, mountains cities or towns. Whatever and wherever you want to go, they’ll get you there.
Just a few of Many Reasons we LOVE VW Campervans
Each of us has our own reasons for adoring these amazing vehicles, we’ve asked around and here are our top answers to ‘why do you love campervans?’
Freedom and spontaneity
Possibly the number one answer for most people but campervans are the ultimate tools in going wherever and whenever you want to go. Pick a place, pack your bags and off you go. It’s as simple as that.
Tying in with point one, but a campervan is perfect for packing up and heading out for the day. Whether it’s the seaside, hills or parks. You can be out there enjoying an adventure for the day in moments.
No more hotel nightmares
We’ve all been there, spending hours looking for review sites of hotels wondering what it will be like when you arrive. Your campervan is both a hotel and transport rolled into one – so you’re in no doubt about the quality of your accommodation.
Comfort and convenient
Camping is freedom of the great outdoors at its absolute best, but tents aren’t for everybody. Personally, we prefer not to wrestle with a ground sheet or tent in unpredictable weather conditions. We much prefer to arrive, park up and make the bed in no more 15minutes. It’s a no brainer really. Not only that but a double rock and roll bed over a thin foamy sleeping matt. I know which I’d pick.
Doors open cooker on
One of my personal favourite aspects of a campervan is the idea of parking up somewhere scenic and enjoying delicious home cooked meal – immersed in your surroundings. The washing up I don’t enjoy as much.
Solo, duo, family
Campervan adventures can be enjoyed whether flying solo, a partner or with the kids. Not to show my age, but kids these days are stuck to their gadgets and gizmos. Campervans are a great chance to break away from the glowing screens and enjoy quality time outdoors and with family.
VW Campervans are Just Cool… End of
VW Campervans are just cool and that’s a fact, the original VW T1 is arguably one of the most iconic and coolest vehicles going (we might be a little bias there). The shape may have changed over the years, but the badge and values remain the same.
At Denby Campervans, we specialise the sale of new and used VW campervans, particularly the stylish VW T6 model and the equally impressive VW T5. Based in Leek, Staffordshire, we’ve been helping customers for many years to find the perfect vehicle to take them on the adventures and road trips they’ve always dreamed of.
Our Denby campervans are built with an eye for detail, quality materials, expert craftsmanship, but most importantly, with you in mind. Our aim is to make your VW campervan unique to your requirements and specifications. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking adventurer or looking for something understated – speak to Denby Campervans today. And we’ll work together to great the perfect campervan.
Holidays are all about getting away and de-stressing yourself from day to day life! So why does the planning and packing a for holiday stress you out more? It always feels like there a gazillion things to do before you set off on an adventure in a Volkswagen campervan holiday. Do you go back and forth of whether you’ll need certain items or not? Well, you’re not alone, we’ve spent (wasted) numerous evenings fretting over what to pack.
As we discussed in a previous blog, one of the big campervanning mistakes is to overpack – so we thought we’d bring a comprehensive list of must-pack items for the perfect campervanning holiday.
Volkswagen Campervan Checklist
Setting and planning out a list of everything you’ll need helps take the pressure off by getting organised early. Plus, you can check off as you go. The earlier you start to plan the easier the job will be closer to the time of your well-earned holiday. Depending on where you’re going or how long you’re going for will mean you’re packing checklist will differ from the next campervanner. So, we’re tailoring our list to the must-have Volkswagen campervan essentials.
Your Volkswagen campervan is going to be your home for the duration of your holiday, and it can only hold so much gear. So before packing anything, think, is there a lighter or small version? One of our top tips before setting off is after you’ve packed anything into your camper, make sure it is either locked away or packed away to make sure the contents don’t fly about your campervan when on the road.
To make things a little easier to follow we’re breaking down the checklist into sections and categories.
- Mats for wiping your feet
- Container for shoes
- Washing up materials (sponges, washing up liquid, tea towels)
- Surface cleaner
- Bin liners
- Mini vacuum (dustbuster)
- Bag for dirty washing
- Clothesline, pegs and washing powder
- Bag for life
- Kitchen utensils (cutlery, tongs, peeler, chopping board, kitchen knives)
- Storage containers
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Bath towel
- Leisure items (games, cards, sports equipment)
- Reading materials
- Fold away chairs
- Clothes for all weather types (raincoats to sun hats)
- First aid kit
Tools and Spares
- Old rag (checking the oil or campervan maintenance)
- Penknife or Stanley knife
- Travel tool kit
- Puncture repair
- Tyre pressure monitor
- Cable ties
- Torch/ lamps
- Camera memory card (if needed)
These are merely our personal preference essentials, and you think we’ve missed anything, let us know on our social media pages.
Speak to Denby to Volkswagen Campervan Tips & More
This may seem like a lot to pack but if you pack smart there will be room for so much more including your own personal items that we may have missed off our list. If you’re thinking about a Volkswagen campervan ort going on a camper holiday, speak to Denby for campervan conversions. We specialise the T5 and T6 Transporter models – customising them to our customers specific and individual requirements.
Come and see Denby Campervans at our new showroom in Leek for more information and the many benefits a Volkswagen campervan. They are more than a camper they are a lifestyle!
Sitting down for a well-earned meal after a day driving or exploring is one of the many perks of campervanning. There’s something just so satisfying about homemade cooking at your stop – opening the doors and windows and taking in the views. Meal times are a great chance to swapping stories, plan your next stop and enjoy each other’s company.
To some, when they think of campsite cooking, their first thought is of the painful memories of the scouts or guides eating beans from a tin, or bland stew. So, we’re here to tell you that just isn’t true. With a Denby Volkswagen Campervan, you’ll get a fully equipped kitchen and eating area – so you can enjoy your mealtime in luxurious comfort and style.
We love campervan cooking, and we want to share a few tips and tricks from our time on the road. That we hope will help you with your cooking!
Volkswagen Campervan Cooking: Our Tips
At Denby, we specialise in campervans and campervan conversions. Cooking is a big part of the camping experience. So, we have put together a helpful guide to cooking and living in a Volkswagen campervan.
When we say sensibly it has multilayers. To start, stock up on non-perishable items with long shelf lives, these will last you the entire journey and are great for a midtrip snack or meal.
Secondly, supermarkets are much cheaper than a corner shop, so take full advantage of their savings and multipacks. You’ll pick up fresh food at a good price meaning it’s a win-win on both savings and taste. Although don’t overstock and get carried away – we’ve all done it.
Store Food Properly
Once you’re stocked up with food, be mindful of how your store it. The last thing you want is ants or worse mice. Tupperware is your best friend for items such as cereal, rice, pasta and so on. These magical food storage boxes will not only keep pests away, but they’ll also keep your food fresh and easier to store/stack.
Clean Up ASAP
This could be one of the most useful tips we could give, but don’t leave your dishes dirty. Washing up is by far and away from the most irritating part of cooking and it is so easy to just say I’ll do it tomorrow – but trust us you’ll regret it.
Water is limited so you need to be smart with the washing up. When the pan is still hot, add water and washing up liquid immediately, sparing minimal effort to clean up. This could save you hours excess scrubbing and water when your food has hardened.
For example, porridge turns to cement when left too long and you’ll spend water and energy scrubbing.
An extra tip which ties in with cleaning up is – be mindful what you put down the sink. The odd bit of veg or egg is nothing to worry about, but large chunks will not only clog the drains but stink out the van. Our tip: buy a basin.
You Cook Where you Sleep
This is one we learnt the hard way but now we can pass it on to other campers so that you don’t make the same mistake. Think before cooking in a campervan, a curry is a nice smell to wake up to… salmon not so much.
Smells cling to the furnishing and upholstery! So, be aware if you make a smelly meal, it may be in the van for a few days.
Remember you are Part of a Community
Camping is a shared experience with you and other holidaymakers. If your holiday is coming to an end or you’re packing up for a long journey and you’ve got perishables such as meat, veg or cheese that won’t last the trip. Offer them out to campers in the area – and hopefully, somewhere down the road, you’ll be repaid in kind.
Speak to Denby for a Volkswagen Campervan and Advice
A Volkswagen campervan is not only the perfect vehicle for a season of adventure! but a Michelin star kitchen and 5-star hotel all rolled into one!
We hope we’ve provided you with a few tips and tricks that you can put into practice. The best recipes we’ve come across during our time are one pan recipe – quick, simple and tasty.
If you’d like to know more about our T5/ T6 campervans and Volkswagen campervan conversions, speak to Denby today. We’re based in Leek and have a fully stocked showroom with a plethora of high-quality converted campervans. If you can’t find a camper in our stock, we regularly source vehicles as per our customer’s requests or requirements.
The Easter holidays are almost here and so is summer. The days are getting longer, lighter and warmer and now is a good as time as any to start thinking about packing in your campervan and hitting the road. Campervanning holidays have always been popular with British holidaymakers and whether you’re staying in the British Isles or heading into Europe or a little further. A VW Transporter Campervan is one of the most luxury vehicles on the market. At Denby we hold stock of over 150 T5 & T6 VW Transporter model vehicles, with low mileage, finance packages and all feature our signature campervans conversions. So camping is more like glamping.
Our Top Tips for Camping with a VW Transporter Campervan
Campervanning can have its drawbacks, most notably the weather. The stories of holidaymakers camping trips being good or bad tend to hinder on the weather. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about that! However, we can help by providing you with a few tips and advice, that we hope will make your holiday as smooth and as stress-free as possible.
Go for quality over quantity when packing.
Confession, I don’t follow this tip, but I wish I did! I can’t count the number of times I’ve packed something stating, ‘I’ll take it just in case’. But the more you bring the harder you’ll find space to store it. Despite the vast storage the VW Transporter campervan has to offer. If you overpack, your camper will feel cluttered and cramped. Only pack what you’ll need, and your van will feel spacious and comfy.
Leave the suitcases behind.
This follows on from point one, we advise leaving suitcases or packing boxes behind. The VW Transporter has cupboards draws and storage perfect you everything you’ll need when on the road and camping. Clothes can be packed into small spaces whereas suitcases can take up too much space.
Layers are key.
The weather can be unpredictable, sunny morning can quickly turn into a downpour in the afternoon. Even if it is a ‘summer’ holiday you’re going on, a hat, coat and some thick woolly socks are essential.
Plan, plan, plan
Whether it’s the destination, where to stay, the day’s activity or what/ where to eat – plan ahead! Having even a rough idea of your plans means less time is wasted and you get the most out of your trip.
Sleep & relax in comfort
Good sleep is essential for your trip success. Luckily VW Transporter campervan beds are comfy, spacious and warm. With proper bedding, they’re as good as your bed at home. Easy to set up and put away, if you’ve had a long day travelling, you’ll be off to sleep in a matter of moments.
Get in Touch for more Tips and Details about our VW Transporter Campervan
Ultimately the best tip we can give you is to make your campervan your own! Our VW Transporter campervans can be customised to your specs and perfectly set up for your trip. If you’d like to know about Denby’s range of high quality and high-performance campervans, speak to our team or come and see us at our showroom in Leek, Staffordshire
It’s been a busy few months for Denby Campervans! which might explain why we’ve not had the chance to update our blog. With so much going on we thought we’d bring you a roundup of all the exciting things going on at Denby.
Our New Campervan Showroom
At the end of 2018, we made the move from our original showroom to a brand-new complex in Leek, Staffordshire. Staying true to our Staffordshire roots we’re still based right on the edge of the Peak District. So, our Campervans are still built with the customer and adventure and a sense of wonder in mind. Our bigger premises have allowed us to increase our range of campers and as a result, our customers have a wider choice. But as always if there is something you can’t find on our website or showroom, we’ll be happy to try and source the vehicle for you.
You can find us at Unit 3G, Churnett Park Sainsburys Industrial Estate, Leek ST13 8YH
Our New Campervan Website
To accompany our new showroom, we’ve also updated our website. Designed and built by a local web company. We absolutely love our new website. Finding the right campervan is much easier. Information is much easier to read and find and most importantly it’s modernised to recent trends, designs and styles.
Our campervans are much more coherent when browsing through. Key information is displayed on the main tiles as well as when you click on one of our campervans, you’ll have all the information you could possibly need. If you require any further information, please speak to a member of our expert team.
Our New Campervans
The New Year saw us welcome a huge collection of high performance, high quality and highly functional Campervans, some of which are ready to drive away right away. Our range of campervans for sale is second to none. Specialising in the Volkswagen T5 & T6 models, customers have the choice of either building from a blank canvas or picking one of our pre-made and well expertly designed vehicles.
Our conversions are renowned for their quality, finish and materials available. The popular Balmoral conversion package comes with rock and roll bed in a choice of upholstery and fabrics. Side kitchen unit with hob, sink and laminated table. Side wardrobe with hanging rail and a bunch of modern conveniences such as electric power hook up, led lighting, power points.
In addition to the features as standard! many of our customers choose to add an elevating or pop top roof for that extra bit of comfort and space when moving around their campervan.
Come and See our Campervans for Yourself
Our campervans are a visual experience! We’re open Monday to Saturday and as we mentioned at the start of the piece. You’re more than welcome to come and see our campervans for yourself.
Speak to one of our team and they’ll answer any questions you might have as well as provide a full spec on any of our VW campers. With many years in the industry, each team has both technical experiences as well as the experience with living with one of our vehicles and enjoying them in their leisure time.
Now is the time to drive away one of the campervans for sale from our stock clearance offers. High specification VW Campervans are ready and waiting for you here at Denby Campervans. If you are looking for a fully kitted out T5 or T6 to enjoy weekends away, or a grand tour throughout the UK and abroad, then we have your perfect model here. For a limited time only, you can enjoy big discounts on 2014, 2016 and 2017 vehicles.
Escape in One of Our VW Campervans for Sale
The VW Transporter is one of the most popular and adaptable vehicles used for campervans, and it’s easy to see why. Our stock clearance campervans for sale are fully equipped with everything you need to travel and explore in comfort and style. The short wheel base makes them easier to manoeuvre and park and with additional park assist and sensors fitted you can’t go wrong. The highline roof extends to give more head room and standing space. Each has been fitted with our famous Balmoral conversion with stylish colour coordination and upholstery. Lined and fully insulated with side kitchen units, wardrobe, 48L fridge/freezer, 12 gallon under floor water tank, and leisure battery, you’ll be fully self sufficient for days. The comfortable Rock & Roll Bed will ensure you get a good night’s sleep, so you are refreshed and ready to enjoy your day’s adventures.
Visit our showroom in Leek, Staffordshire, to see our superb stock clearance campervans for sale. You could be driving way with an outstanding VW Transporter ready to enjoy your travels in 2019. But hurry! These offers end on 20th December 2018.
Denby Campervans is the Place to Find VW Campervans for Sale
We have recently moved to bigger and better premises as part of the next exciting phase of Denby Campervans. This showroom and facilities enables us to carry out more campervan conversions and provide you with a greater choice of campervans for sale. You will find us at Unit 3G, Churnett Park, Sainsburys Industrial Estate, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8YH. For enquiries, please contact us today!
At Denby Campervans we specialise in the conversion of VW campervans. Never settle for one size fits all approach we aim to provide our customers with campervan conversions that match their creativity and ambition. As a result, we offer different campervan conversions based on your requirements, delivering the campervan of your dreams! Your conversion depends entirely on you and usage; therefore, we’ve put together this handy guide explaining the different packages we offer for our conversions.
Our Range of Campervan Conversions
Balmoral: The Balmoral Campervan Conversion is one of our most popular packages and provides adventurers with a fully equipped campervan. Based on the T5 and T6 Transporter model includes a rock and roll bed, kitchen units, gas hob, fridge and Porta Potti. The exact specification is entirely up to you such as the finish of your interior including wood and upholstery. Other extras include water heaters, oven grills, alloy wheels, DVD player and speakers. Additionally, you can add a roof either elevating or high top. See full specifications here.
Buckingham: Denby’s Buckingham campervan conversion will suit a variety of vehicles. Standard features include two single beds, a rear kitchen with 48-litre fridge, gas burner hob, sink and flushing C200 toilet. Other signature features include an elevating roof giving you loads of extra space. Like with all our packages you’re free to customise your van in a way that suits you best. We have a huge choice of extras to add to your campervan to make it one of a kind. See the full specifications here.
Get in Touch for Campervan Conversions
From the initial aesthetics down to the finer design details, we can cater to your campervan conversion preferences. If you’d like to know more about our services get in touch with our team today. We have a showroom open to the public which you’re more than welcome to come and see, to get up close to our brilliant campervans.
Here at Denby Campervans, we specialise in the sale and conversions of VW campervan and one of the many questions we get asked is what is the difference between the T5 and T6 model? and which should I buy? To answer the first question is relatively simple the T6 is a visually updated version of a T5 with the majority of the van remaining unchanged.
So, on the face of it, the T6 and T5 are very similar but we still thought we’d put together a small guide to shed some light on which is better for you. Because ultimately that is the deciding factor. Which is better for you?
VW Campervan: Bumper to Bumper (Head to Head)
For the purpose of this review, we’re comparing the 2014 VW T5 Volkswagen Highline Transporter Campervan. And the 2016 VW T6 Volkswagen Highline Transporter Campervan. Both vehicles are available to drive away today.
Engine & Performance
The T5 and T6 share a similar TDi 2.0 litre, 102bhp engine with the latter having an updated VW Euro 6 engine for better fuel consumption. The real difference is on the road with VW putting work into reducing noise. Other difference we have noticed is the T6 having a smoother transmission, this is particularly noticeable with a heavier load.
These two vehicles are short wheel based but there is large wheel-based VW campervan available too. The T5 and T6 have air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, ABS and power steering as well as a CD and Stereo player.
The T6 builds upon the already fantastic safety features of the T5. The new features added to the T6 make driving and parking up more secure. So, whether you’re leaving your van for the day or sleeping at night you can rest easy.
Campervan Conversion Features
Here at Denby Campervans, we are renowned for our VW campervan conversions, and a one size fits all approach does not provide campers with the vehicle of their dreams. These two vehicles feature our signature Balmoral conversion package. Your VW campervan features a rock and roll bed for easy setup. Fully equipped kitchen including gas hob, sink, dining table, storage and a fridge/ freezer. For maximum privacy the T5 and T6 both feature safety glass and custom-made curtains for each window. There are multiple power points, electric hook up and USB sockets along with LED lighting.
What makes your VW campervan so unique is the choice of upholstery and finishes. Make your van your won and select from a number of interior finishes and upholsteries.
Another of our signature features are our elevating and pop up roofs. The versatile Denby Campervan roof offers flexibility and movement around your vehicle when parked up. Some customers wonder. Will the VW campervan lose some of its visual appeals? and the answer is no! The streamlined roof fits seamlessly with the rest of the vehicle keeping the vehicle streamline and stunning. Another great feature of our roofs as the offer an extra sleeping space. Made from tenting material, you’ll sleep soundly and comfortably above your van.
VW Campervan: Final Round
So, to sum up, like with many things in life it all comes down to personal preference. Both the T5 and T6 VW campervans have their own individual merits. But they share the same Denby quality and functionality, so no matter where the road will take you, your VW campervan is up to the task.
For more information about any of our campervans, please get in touch with our team today. We live and breathe campervans and will be happy to discuss in full the specifications, features and potential for adventure with our vans.
We have an open showroom to the public located just outside of the Peak District in Leek Staffordshire where we showcase our VW campervan and you’re more than welcome to step inside and fully immerse yourself into the quality and performance of our campervans.
Finally, you can browse through our stock online but don’t be disheartened if you don’t see anything that catches your eye as we constantly update our inventory with new vehicles arriving almost daily.