Campervans

Merry Christmas From Denby Campervans

Merry Christmas From Denby Campervans!

We’ve had a fantastic year at Denby Campervans. And we’d like to thank all of customers, past, present and future, for trusting us to transform their campervans with our wonderful conversions! Throughout the year, we’ve also sold more than a few campervans to our lovely customers, and we certainly hope their new vehicles have bought them joy and pleasure throughout the year and will continue to do so in 2020.

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas is rapidly approaching and we hope you are as excited as we are! To help our lovely team members get a well-deserved break here at Denby, we’ll be closed between:

Friday 20th December and Thursday 2nd January.

From there, our opening times will be as normal.

Explore Our Campervans For Sale

Just because we’ve closed our doors for Christmas, doesn’t mean we don’t still have a huge range of campervans for sale. If you’re looking for a little festive browsing, take a look at our for sale page where you’ll find a wide variety of Volkswagen campervans for sale. And if you see one you like, why not come and visit our showroom in 2020 and take a look?

Many of our campervans for sale can be fitted with conversions and other optional upgrades to create the vehicle you’ve always dreamed of!

See You In The New Year!

Once again, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends this year. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what we’re up to in the new year, and if you’re out and about in your Denby Campervan we’d love for you to share your photographs!

 

2020 Festival Guide

2020 Guide To UK Festivals

Over the last 10 years, music festivals have become part of the Great British summer. And it’s not just about the music anymore. Throughout the warmer seasons, you’ll find festivals for everything ranging from food and drink to literature, comedy and art.

So, it’s fair to say that there’s something for everyone. What’s more, campervans and festivals go together like summer and fun! In fact, in recent years they’ve become more popular for a number of reasons. Most obviously, they’re more comfortable than a tent. And you get all your home comforts while enjoying all the fun of the festival.

To help you plan out your summer, and because we need something to look forward to in the depths of winter, we’ve put together a guide to UK festivals for 2020. We’ll give you a run-down of campervan friendly festivals and events across the country, so you can get your van life fix in style.

Isle of Wight Festival 2020
Thursday 11th June – Sunday 14th June

In 2020, the Isle of Wight Festival features of a star-studded line up including Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers and…Duran Duran!

Offering a wide range of camping options including boutique camping and luxury backstage camping, visitors are also able to bring their campervans along. Be aware that you do have to buy both a Weekend Ticket and a Campervan Pass for this type of camping, which is an add-on to the main ticket that has to be purchased in advance.

Download Festival 2020
Friday 12th June – Sunday 14th June

It is fair to say that Download is one of the biggest and best rock festivals in the country, if not across Europe. And this year promises to be no different. At the time of writing, headliners include KISS, Iron Maiden, System of A Down, Deftones, Korn and more.

Campervans are welcome this year, at the campervan site. However, no electric or water hook-up is provided. Permitted vehicles include campervans, motorhomes, caravans, and trailer tents. To find out more about campervan permission at Download Festivals, click here.

Glastonbury Festival 2020
Wednesday 24th June – Sunday 28th June

If you haven’t got a ticket for Glastonbury 2020, it’s safe to say you won’t be going this year. But it will be televised – so there’s that, at least! This year promises megastars such as Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross, with many more to be announced.

If you have got yourself a ticket…first of all, lucky you! If you’re planning on taking a campervan with you you’ll need a campervan ticket too to be able to park in the dedicated fields.

Latitude Festival 2020
Thursday 16th July – Sunday 19th July

Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk offers an eclectic mix of music, literature, theatre and comedy. For 2020, the line-up includes Keane, The Chemical Brothers, HAIM, The Lumineers, Liam Gallagher, and Bill Bailey – and there’s still more to come!

For this festival, you’ll need a campervan, caravan or motorhome pass as well as Weekend Ticket to gain entry to the appropriate campsite.

Camp Bestival 2020
Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August

Curated by Josie and Rob Da Bank at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, Camp Bestival is a family-friendly festival with a line-up of music, comedy, circus and food!

There are several different camping fields, including a dedicated campervan area where you can either hire a campervan or bring your own.

Boomtown Fair 2020
Wednesday 12th August – Sunday 16th August

Boomtown Fair aims to achieve ‘A world of unity, creativity and freedom’ at Matterley Estate in Hampshire. A festival split into four areas, there’s something for everyone including a children’s district, theatrical venues and more.

There is a dedicated camping space for campervans on site. Again, you must purchase a campervan ticket alongside your main ticket to access this and all vehicles must fit within 5m wide x 8m deep pitch.

Enjoy Your Next Festival With A Denby Campervan

Festivals are best enjoyed with good friends. But a campervan can certainly make your stay more comfortable. At Denby Campervans, we have a wide range of campervans for sale, all of which you can view here on our website. Alternatively, if you are considering a conversion in time for you next summer festival, talk to us about our conversion options today. We’ve got all the know-how and expertise to help you live the van life you’ve been dreaming of.

 

5 Ways To Live Your Best Van Life This Winter

5 Ways To Live Your Best Van Life This Winter

While winter is officially due to arrive on 22nd December this year, it’s definitely cold enough to feel like it at the moment. But when has a bit of frost ever stopped us from heading out in the van, eh?

That being said, staying warm while you’re out and about living the van life is important. For one, it makes enjoying the scenery easier, as you curl up in the warmth with a steaming brew. And it helps to stave off colds and keep you getting out and about enjoying the fresh air and beauty of the season. So, we’ve bought together 5 tips for staying warm in the camper van this winter, so you can continue living your best van life.

Be Prepared For Cold Weather

There are many things a campervan conversion can do to make your van warmer throughout winter. For example, our Balmoral conversion features full insulation and a set of custom made curtains to keep draughts at bay.

But, one of the easiest ways to stay warm is to prepare for the cold weather. You lose heat through your head and your feet, so bring along thermal layers under your clothes, thick socks and a hat to stay toasty.

While material like cotton is breathable, wool is a much more effective insulator that will keep you warm. So a woolly hat, thick blanket, socks and warming base layers will keep away the chills, especially during the cold nights.

Invest in a rug or a carpet

The worst thing about waking up on a cold morning is putting your bare feet onto a chilly laminate floor. A fluffy rug is a great way to treat your feet first thing and stay warm. You could even invest in some carpet throughout to really feel the benefit.

The great thing about a rug is that it can be moved to allow for cleaning on the floor. So, you’ll never have to worry about treading muddy footprints (or pawprints!) into the carpet after you’ve been out exploring.

Get a windscreen cover

A good quality windscreen cover can do wonders for keeping your campervan at a comfortable temperature. Variations with a reflective insulated layer will also help to keep the extreme cold at bay.

An external windscreen cover will also work to reduce heat loss through the windscreen and reduce condensation, particularly when you’re cooking.

Windscreen covers can also be really effective in summer too, helping to keep the interior of your campervan cool and comfortable – so definitely worth the investment, if you live the van life throughout the seasons.

Bring an emergency kit along with you

Getting stranded in wintery weather is no fun. It’s cold, it’s wet, and most likely entirely unpleasant for everyone involved! But sometimes, it’s unavoidable, and being prepared is the best way to see you through.

Always make sure you bring along an emergency kit just in case. Bottles of water, extra food, more blankets, a sleeping bag, and a torch can help to keep you safe and comfortable in the event of a problem.

Try a space heater

Space heaters are compact and easy to store away. What’s more, they can provide a welcome blast of warmth, particularly after chilly winter walks.

Take care when buying a heater that you take the necessary steps to stay safe. Most obviously, never leave a heater running when you’re not there to keep an eye on it. And make sure there’s plenty of space for it to avoid it becoming a hazard.

The Denby Balmoral Conversion features a power management system, consumer unit and leisure battery, as well as power points in various voltages to make having a space heater easy.

Enjoy The Van Life All Year Round With Denby Campervans

At Denby Campervans, we can help you ready your campervan for any kind of weather with our conversions. We have a wide range of conversion variations including the Balmoral, Buckingham, and Denby Weekender. As well as Day Van/Kombi Conversions and our Olympian Sportsmobile variation, too.

To find out more about our campervans and conversions, you can browse our campervans for sale online. Alternatively, come and see us at our showroom at Leek. If you already have a van, we can talk you through your options and help you choose a conversion that will comfortably see you through all the seasons!

 

Denby Guide To Used Campervans

Used Campervans For Sale: The Denby Guide

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
  • Mileage
  • Age
  • Level of finish
  • Colour
  • 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!

Mileage Matters

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!

 

Campervan Conversions: New Volkswagen T6

Campervan Conversions: The Volkswagen T6.1 Transporter

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!

What’s New?

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.

New Volkseagen T6 Front End

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!

New Volkswagen T6 Interior

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:

 

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In fact, we offer a huge range of optional extras in all our campervan conversions!

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.

 

New Campervans from Volkswagen - Grand California

Everything You Need To Know About New Campervans From VW

We’re big fans of everything Volkswagen here at Denby. So of course the prospect of new campervans heading our way is an exciting one.  Are you curious about the new VW Grand California? Of course you are! In this handy mini-guide, we’re giving you full access to the specs, layout and price of Volkswagen’s newest kid on the block.

What to Expect From The New Campervans

As you may already know, the design of the Grand California motorhome is based on the Volkswagen Crafter. And it’s USP is definitely space! The basic 600 model measures in at a not-so-modest six metres. And within that you’ll find a fully kitted out bathroom with shower, toilet and space-saving sink. As well as a living room and enough room for beds to sleep 2 adults and 2 children.

As you might imagine, there is some size difference between the standard 600 model and the Grand California 680. When it comes to your sleeping arrangements the 600 is a winner for families living the van life. All thanks to  the rooftop sleeping space. The perfect area for bedtimes stories and sneaking midnight snacks, a sliding mechanism in the roof transforms the interior space into a cosy bedroom complete with ladder, built-in lights and the (optional) skylight.

Loft Space in the New Volkswagen Campervan

Get To Grips With The Mod Cons

Alongside the extra space and clever details, the Grand California also comes with a range of mod cons. And just a quick look at them will make you wonder how you ever lived without them! The standard 600 model features motion-sensing lights, USB plugs (for all-important phone and camera charges), gas hob, 70 litre fridge and a warming air and water-based heater powered by gas or electricity.

There’s also lots of clever storage spaces to be discovered, including integrated shelving and storage in the bathroom and outer built in storage that’s perfect for stowing away your camping chairs and other equipment.

Storage Space in VW New Campervans

Under The Hood

If you’re a sucker for the specs, we’ve got those too! Clever touches such as Front Assist, front and rear parking sensors, Crosswind Assist, and Driver Alert will make your travels to and from any adventure a breeze. And under the hood you’l find a powerful 177 PS diesel engine with front-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic gearbox!

How Much Is The VW Grand California?

And now for the question on everyone’s lips. How much will the VW Grand California set you back?

The 600 model will cost you a cool £68,899 inc. VAT (without on-the-road charges and optional extras). And the 680 model rises to £78,145 with the inclusion of VW’s 4Motion 4 wheel drive system.

You can check out the Grand California in the flesh between October 15th – October 20th at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the Birmingham NEC.

Buy New Campervans From Denby

New Campervans from Denby

If the Grand California doesn’t quite fall within your budget, but you’re still dreaming of living the van life, check out our selection of new campervans for sale at Denby Campervans. We’ve got a huge selection of motorhomes including T5 and T6 models, all of which can be kitted out with our high quality conversions and pop top roofs for the ultimate campervan experience.  So why not come and check us out? Our new premises in Leek, Staffordshire is the place to be when it comes to new campervans, and we can help you find the best model for you that falls within your budget. Click here to plan your visit now, or drop us a line through the online form to request a callback.

 

5 Campervan Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire Your Next Adventure

Here at Denby Campervans, we eat, sleep and breathe all things…well, campervan! From conversions to pop top and elevated roofs, our day-to-day is filled with campervan related fun. So, of course, we love nothing better than keeping up with the adventures of other enthusiasts on social media. 

If you’re looking for some serious van life inspiration, then Instagram is the place to be. And in this blog, we’ll be giving you a rundown of our top 5 favourite accounts that will most definitely fill you with the urge to hop in the van and head off on a new adventure.

@brina_travels

Alongside her popular travel blog, 29 year old Brina from Germany documents her adventures on Instagram, too. A quick scroll through her grid reveals many pictures of Brina and her husband, Igor, living their best van life in their bright yellow Mercedes Benz Vito 115 CDI.

@Vanclans

We love seeing the campervan conversions posted by Van Clan! One of the best things about conversions and van life is the creativity shown by enthusiasts, and this account is definitely one to watch for inspiration on campervan decor, cooking, and van life too!

@theindieprojects 

Travel bloggers Theo and Bee along with their cat Ginjey Bear are well and truly living their best van life with their off-grid lifestyles. Their Instagram account documents the wonderful scenery and experiences they encounter while on their travels and is a source of serious inspiration.

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🏔 In awe of these mountains, fjords, scenery, landscape, cabins, forests, clouds. Just everything! It sounds so obvious, but it’s not until you’re here; immersed within the very place that you feel it right down to your bones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had no idea mountains like this even existed in Europe until we first hit the road in 2014, crossing into Norway and not knowing where to look because everywhere was just picturesque. If you have the chance to visit Norway just do it, you won’t regret it 🇳🇴 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #vanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #campvibes #vanlifeeurope #getoutstayout #travelstoke #vanlifediaries #lifeofadventure #vanliving #wildernessculture #mountains #adventuremobile #ourcamplife #lifeontheroad #landscape #freedomvessel #campervan #projectvanlife #scandinavia #vanlifers #adventureculture #wildcamping #camping #homeonwheels #stayandwander #themountainiscalling #getoutside #theoutbound #theindieprojects #vanlifeexplorers

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@sayingyesis

David and Nadia are a couple of personal growth experts traveling the world and making it their mission to say yes to life. Experts in off-grid living, you’ll find them touring Europe in their iconic red VW T2 snapping photos along the way!

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The town of Bibury feels more like a movie set for a Disney fairytale than a real life village, but a village it is! Last week, our insta buddy @readysetjetset came to visit, and as she’d never set foot in the Cotswolds before – we took it upon ourselves to be her tour guides and show off some of the gems that the Cotswolds has to offer. Surprisingly only 627 people call Bibury home, but maybe I’ll convince David to move over there and we can bring it up to 629! Visiting the adorable little village of Bibury never gets old, and no matter how many friends we take there – it’s just as fun to pack up the bus and head over each and every time. I mean, come on – could you ever get used to how cute these houses are?! If you’re planning a visit to the area, make sure to try and spend your money with locally owned business. Actually, I might just write a blog post highlighting the local establishments to make it even easier for you! 📸 photo by @readysetjetset #sayingyesto #cotswoldlife #cotswolds #guardiantravelsnaps #visitengland #visitbritain #lovethecotswolds #staycation #discovercotswolds #englishhouses #fairytale #englishcountryside #ukpotd #capturingbritain #cottage #thisprettyengland #idealhome #countryfilemag #britishtraveljournal #vanlife #vangirlsrule #projectvanlife #vanlifedistrict #vanlifejournal #goexplore #lovetotravel #wonderfulplaces #travelmore #adventureseeker

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@sweetvanlife 

Since 2003, Ben and his van (Poppy) have visited 26 countries, taking stunning photos along the way. You’ll find that his beloved Poppy features in most of the photographs, too. Perfect for a little bit of vanspiration throughout your week! 

Bonus: @denbycampervans 

Denby Campervans (that’s us!) is a family-run business based in Staffordshire in the UK and we’re all about the van life. Our grid usually features stunning pictures of our most recent campervan conversions, with a few special furry guests along the way!

 

Autumn Campervanning Checklist

Your Handy Guide To Autumn Campervanning [Free PDF Checklist]

Autumn has arrived. And what a beautiful season it is! Despite the cooling temperatures and shorter days, as we make our way through the coming months the world around us will begin to change in an explosion of colour. But when it comes to campervanning in Autumn it can be decidedly more difficult to handle the transition – mainly due to the colder, more unpredictable weather! 

But if you’ve caught the bug and are chomping at the bit to get out and about in your van, check out our handy guide to autumn campervanning. You can also get your hands on our free PDF Autumn Campervanning Checklist here.

Preparation Is The Key To Success

We all know the old saying: ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. And a successful campervan trip throughout autumn hinges on decent preparation. We don’t like to catastrophize, but when planning your van trip it’s best to pack what you need, and a little bit extra just in case you find yourself in a position of needing emergency supplies. We’re talking more clothes, food, blankets and (of course) water than you need, just to be sure.

In recent times, we have experienced some extreme weather throughout the seasons, especially in autumn and winter. For the seasoned campervanner, planning your route may seem a little unnecessary, but it’s worth knowing some key areas on your way that will provide a safe stopover point should stormy weather or even flooding occur. And while technology may be a wonderful thing, don’t rely on it! Make sure you pop in a paper map or A-Z before heading off on your travels – you never know when your smartphone or satnav may decide not to play ball!

Stay Cosy

Hitting the road and going wherever it may take you is a fantastically freeing adventure that provides a welcome change from the 9-5 life – but it’s no fun if you’re freezing cold. If your campervan has heating, then this will help you to stay warm but don’t forget the basics either. Before you set off be sure to stock up your van with hot water bottles, hand warmers, socks, hats, sleeping bags and extra blankets to make sure everyone stays cosy.

It’s much easier to take off a layer if you get hot than find a layer you haven’t got, so over prepare when it comes to staying warm. And don’t forget waterproof clothing and wellies for during the day time – no one likes sitting around in cold clothing after a downpour, even if you are propping up a bar at a nearby local!

Upgrade Your Campervan

A campervan conversion can be a gamechanger for your adventures throughout the year. For example, our Denby Balmoral Camper Conversion includes side kitchen units with Tambour Space Saving doors to make cooking a breeze and a comfy rock & roll bed for an even cosier nights sleep. And our Denby Weekender can be installed with a compact kitchen unit with a dual hob and sink to make cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner less of a hassle and more of a delicious occasion. 

We are also able to fit a range of options you may not have considered before, such as an elevating or high-top roof, awning, cycle racks, heating and more! To speak to us about upgrading your campervan today then give us a call on 01538 382568 or email us with your requirements.

Have Fun!

At the end of the day, getting out and about in your campervan is all about having a fun and relaxing time. And with a little bit of planning and heaps of enthusiasm you can be sure to enjoy the trip of a lifetime whatever the time of year!

[Download the Autumn Campervanning Checklist here!]

 

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Discover Our Campervans For Sale

Finding the right campervan for sale can be quite hard! But it doesn’t have to be. Scrolling through endless websites of vehicles and there isn’t anything to match your style. Well at Denby Campervans make finding the right campervan to match as easy as possible. With an easy to use filtering system, simply insert the information you require and see the results.

If there isn’t a vehicle to match, then speak to us directly and we’ll be happy to try and source the campervan you’re looking for.

Campervans For Sale – All You Need to Know

We’ve been providing campervans for sale for many years now and we love what we do. We firmly believe that we’re not just selling campervans, but also selling a lifestyle.

Some of our most popular campervans for sale we provide are the signature campervan, the Volkswagen T5 and T6 models. Volkswagen campervans are an iconic vehicle, the original T1 is a timeless classic, and although the look may have changed over the years. The T5 and T6 model still captures the freedom and an open road feel that was synonymous with the T1.

They have remained an incredibly popular choice among camper fans for years, due in part to their enduring, classic appeal, as well as the longevity of the vehicles. Browse our website for NEW arrivals, vehicles with low mileage and campers which are ready to drive away today. Additionally, take a look at our images of a few camper conversion we’ve completed in the past.

Campervans for Sale and Campervan Conversions

We are one of the top campervan for sale companies with an extensive selection of VW campervans. Our aim is to make your campervan unique to your style. In addition to our diverse range of campers, we specialise in the conversion of these amazing vehicles.

Working with us we’ll help you create a campervan that matches your personality and individual style. If you’d like to know more about our conversions, speak to a member of the Denby team today and we’ll be happy to discuss our conversion service in full.

Come and see our showroom in Leek, Staffordshire for more information and to see our campervans in all their glory.

 

VW Campervans

Keeping your VW Campervan in Top Condition

Here’s a scenario to think about… It’s time for your holiday. You’ve worked hard all year for a few weeks of freedom on the open road. The camper is packed and you’re ready to go and a few miles in BANG, a breakdown. It’s only natural that breakdowns will occur, it comes with the territory of life on the road, so whether you’re a full-time vanner or a weekender, it’s just part of the adventure.

Whilst you can’t avoid breakdowns, there are some simple and basic tips, tricks and safety checks you can adopt to make life on the road a lot less stressful and hassle-free. Better yet, you don’t need to be a full-time mechanic to complete them.

Is your VW Campervan Ready for the Road?

Campervans are designed to chomp up the miles over the course of their lifetime. Their purpose is to take you serene places and adventurous hotspots in comfort and style. Whether you head out in your campervan once or twice a year, or your camper is an extension of you as you’re in it that much – it is vitally important you keep on top of the maintenance and safety of your van.

Our first and probably most obvious tip for keeping your vehicle well maintained is to make sure it is regularly serviced. Depending on the age of your camper, we would recommend at least two services a year. One with its annual MOT and one around 6 months later. On top of that, we would advise a mechanical check every 2 months or so.

The checks listed above are tailored for mechanical minds and garages, however, there are some basic checks you can keep on top of such as…

Tyres

An absolute must is to check your tyre’s treads and pressure before every journey. If you’ve been travelling up and down the country for months on end, you’re bound to have worn rubbers. Check your tyres to make you’re within the legal limit, look out for nails, cuts or bulges as well as checking your tyre pressure.

Engine Oil

Your engine’s oil levels are another important check before any big journey. If you think you’re topping your oil up frequently, you might want to take your campervan to a garage and have them take a look.

Engine Coolant

Make sure you stay on top of the temperature of your engine. Your engine’s coolant should be somewhere between the minimum and maximum levels.

Lights

Look out for blown bulbs and cracks or dirt on the lenses (and don’t forget the fog lights!). Your dashboard is full of warning lights alerting you to this, however, it’s still good practice to manually check them over.

Wipers and Windscreen Wash

Over time you’ll notice your wipes might start to smear dirt or water rather than get rid of it. If this is the case, it’s probably time to replace them. In addition to your wipers, you want to make sure you stay on top of your washer fluid. If you’ve got the room, you should pop an extra bottle of screen wash in your van just in case. The last thing you need is to run out on a long journey.

More Camping and Campervanning Tips from Denby Campervans

Despite your best efforts and no matter how many checks you do, all vehicles are susceptible to an error or breakdown. But so long as you’re prepared and have reliable breakdown cover, help is never too far away. So, don’t let this put you off.

Campervanning is a truly rewarding experience and there are so many positives to packing a campervan and hitting the open road. We’ve been providing VW campervans for many, many years. And we’ve seen our campers take our customers on the adventures of their lifetime.

If you’d like to be part of a huge list of happy and fulfilled campervanners, speak to the team at Denby Campervans. Or come and see our VW Campers for yourself at our NEW showroom in Leek, Staffordshire.

Our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and point you in the right direction of a suitable vehicle to match. Not only that, we’ll discuss how we can make your VW campervan truly unique with a conversion package that matches your style and personality.

If you’d like any further information, please speak to us or take a look through our blog for more tips and guides to life with a campervan.