10 Cheapest Camping Vehicles and Conversion Kits to Start Your Van Life

10 Cheapest Camping Vehicles and Conversion Kits to Start Your Van Life

Our life is too short to stay in one place, we have to visit new places and there is no better way to travel than a camper van! Today we will be showing the most affordable models on the market that won’t bankrupt you but still will ensure your next vacation is super comfortable.

Moreover, we will be adding to the lineup some extremely affordable conversion kits that do not require major modifications to the passenger van that you currently own.

Other videos that you may find interesting:

Vans that have all-electric powertrains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT0KS1JaSrk

Smart car trailers to take on your next trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVJDWViB3Hw

Vehicles featured in this video:

ModVans CV1: modvans.com/cv1

According to CA-based ModVans there is no better platform for a van conversion than the latest Ford Transit T350, which is delivered to the workshop directly fro mthe Ford Factory.

Marco Polo HORIZON: mercedes-benz.com/en/mercedes-benz/vehicles/camper-vans/marco-polo-horizon-spontaneous-adventurer

For those of you who seek more comfort than Marco Polo Activity can offer and want something less expensive than the original model, you can opt for a Marco Polo Horizon.

Hillside Leisure VW Transporter: hillsideleisure.co.uk/new-campervans

If you are not satisfied with the original campers offered by Volkswagen under the California brand, you can choose from multiple conversion projects like the one from Hillside Leisure.

Off-grid Adventure Van: ogavans.com

The Maryland based company Off-grid Adventure vans is focused on producing the most affordable, turnkey vans on the market.

Recon Campers: reconcampers.com

Recon Campers, that is led by Stephen Shank, specializes in the affordable campervan solutions with Nissan NV200 as the conversion platform of choice.

Saol Camper: coleco.ie

Cozy Leisure Company’s top of the line offering is Saol Camper, built on top of Renault Master or Renault Boxer with extended 20 feet wheelbase.

Glampervan Promaster MUV: glampervan.us

In case you prefer practicality and versatility over luxury and lazy comfort, then the Multi Use Vehicle created by the San Francisco based Glampervan should match your tastes.

Southern Spirit Renault Traffic: sscampervans.com

The usual suspect VW California might be somewhat costly for many drivers and that is why Southern Spirit Campervans company is offering a custom conversion of a more affordable vehicle Renault Traffic

Nissan e-NV200 Camper: newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-75b19d3a1fdacef50552303145069adb-nissan-unveils-two-camper-van-models-in-madrid?query=camper

Volkswagen has California, Mercedes has Marco Polo and Nissan has now released two official camper vans, based on the already popular among conversion workshops platforms NV300 and e-NV200.

Sipras Camping Box: sipras.si/en/Flip.aspx

Sipras’ solution is called a FLIP camping box and it is compatible with numerous vans as well as other family cars, like minivans and SUVs.

Bus Boxx Santa Cruz: bus-boxx.de/produkte

One more budget solution that conversion market has to offer is called a Bus Boxx Santa Cruz. The same named company is headquartered in Munich, Germany and sells ready-made modules that could be installed on Volkswagen Transporter T5 and T6.


  1. Ernie Alderete on November 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Calling these options cheap or affordable is a scam.

  2. Josip Žagar on November 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Check VanEssa Mobilecamping for all kind of van conversions

  3. blakutnuj on November 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Electric camper van? Cool concept, but unfortunately won’t take you far into the wild 🙁

  4. john michael Knight on November 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Not cheaper options

  5. SSCampervans on November 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing our Australian build Renault Trafic custom manufactured Southern Spirit Campervan. As not all people are able to create their DIY dream camper and on the other side not happy what’s offered in mass production- a custom conversion can make their dreams true for a price which is the same or less as a standard fitout.
    And yes, proper Campervans are not in general cheap products, but everyone who has build one knows how many hours and effort it is to build one.

  6. Adventures with Jerry on November 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    i could get a new sprinter van for this price.

  7. Cora The Explorer on November 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    So expensive in America much cheaper in uk

  8. Jan Horcicka on November 6, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Look at "nést by egoe" modules to me it is the best cheap camper solution I know (I personally own one and I love it.)

  9. Cora The Explorer on November 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Wrong still very expensive, you can buy a brand new campervan here in UK for 22k

  10. ska punk OI! alternative living on November 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    This is why I say guys make your own don’t pay no $40,000 for no van life you people are stupid to do so I made my high-top for pennies on the dollar and I saved $5,000 you can do it yourself subscribe to my channel and I’ll show you how

  11. Oleg Bulay on November 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Campers are ridiculously overpriced, better convert it myself

  12. Diane Chicklo on November 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Anything on east coast.

  13. Bonnie S on November 6, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    The computer generated voices ruined this for me. I couldn’t watch more than a few minutes.

  14. Michael Iv on November 6, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    The kit options sound like a still. How much would they cost together with a van?

  15. Charlie Angel on November 6, 2019 at 4:21 pm


  16. malaythong10 on November 6, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Out of my price range

  17. Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews on November 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

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  18. VIVA LA TINK ! on November 6, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    So NOT Affordable.

  19. Stefano D'Armini on November 6, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Completely mad ….!
    So …, to much money for those easy and simply products ?
    Shaming offert.

  20. Nicholas Cherry on November 6, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    $55k for a vw van that’s a movile apartment is a bargain. That’s less that 2 year’s rent in a big city, don’t forget you can park anywhere.

  21. Try Thinking For a change on November 6, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Terrible speaking voice. Get a real person.

  22. André Jalbert on November 6, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    À combien cela commence se petit campeur?

  23. oldschooldiy on November 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Well, no, I would NOT say these are affordable! My house cost $66,000 in 2011 and was freshly remodeled!

  24. MN Guy on November 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    43,000 dollars isn’t cheap lol

  25. The Real Tdkz on November 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    There were only 2 vans I considered cheap/affordable

    1,000 – 5,000 is cheap

  26. Joe Ng on November 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    IMHO a foldable bathroom should be included!

  27. MrDenverman1 on November 6, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Affordable!! Am I that much broken?

  28. Fighting Amish on November 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    These are not affordable options!

  29. Del Cornwall on November 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Top 10 yes?

  30. al mantol on November 6, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    mana ada murah, mahal tu harga sebiji van…cakap tak serupa bikin

  31. Be Happy on November 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I love your channel !! I currently live in a van right now, which is hard. I actually find these vans cheap! people are just being stingy about it.

  32. FAT PICCOLO FOOD USE FOOD DIP on November 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    nice! #ytj333

  33. feli gloi on November 6, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Tuku gawe dodolan enak ono satpol pp kari minggat josss markotop👍👍

  34. Enigmatic Firefly on November 6, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Way too many ads!!

  35. Alaine Edgar on November 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I am interested in the Marco Polo and the Horizon..thanks

  36. Jang Lee on November 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    any one that indoor shower and bathroom? outdoor shower seems pretty cold lol

  37. Bridget Reddick on November 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Pary my lord God provide for me to bless me with this. It would be awesome. I live sometimes in my 1992acra car. This would be a great idea to get. I’ll keep believing Lord God blesses me. Thank you.

  38. Mark US on November 6, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Awesome videos. Keep it coming.

  39. Recon Campers on November 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    What a great list of camper vans! We are honored to be on this list. After 3 years of design, testing, optimization and constant improvement we are proud to introduce one of the most affordable and technologically advanced micro camper vans in the US. Our team is committed to quality, safety and innovation in the camper van space. Thank you for including us on this list and keep the great videos coming!

  40. Diane Chicklo on November 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Like the promaster van but rather use 1500

  41. 20&savage on November 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Aids accent

  42. Jeremy JS on November 6, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    arrggh, I hate the computer voice-over

  43. Aaron Griffin on November 6, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    not a cheap list…lol
    thanks tho

  44. fred freeman on November 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm


  45. Kevin Gaus on November 6, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    All nice but too small for my taste

  46. Avengers Endgame on November 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    “Cheapest camper vans”


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