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Message posted by chugalug05/3/2012 at 7:16pm
Outfit:  Fiat Ducatto     Location:  Bristol
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We are considering selling our old, reliable and loved campervan and buying a second hand Fiat Ducato - either Medium or Small wheel base and have it converted by a Company into a Campervan. We know the layout we want but wonder if anyone can reccomend a reliable Company that can do the conversion. Any information or advice would be most welcome.

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Message posted by boxertwin6905/3/2012 at 8:50pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  Newcastle upon Tyne
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Loads of companies advertise in the back of MMM magazine. We used Leisuredrive & have been very impressed. Hillside Leisure, CMC, Jerba, Bilbo's, East Neuk & NuVenture are all worth a look.

Mark


Message posted by chugalug05/3/2012 at 11:14pm
Outfit:  Fiat Ducatto     Location:  Bristol
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Thanks Mark. Its difficult to decide which Company to go with!! Will do a little bit more research on the internet I think, but will have a look at Leisuredrive. Thank you.

Message posted by happybonzo06/3/2012 at 6:13am
Outfit:  Laika Ecovip 100 & Quasar     Location:  Ndidis Kraal
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I've had two vans made for me. One was by Bilbos and I forget who did the other. Eventually I started building my own. It's not as difficult as it seems providing you have reasonable DIY skills

Message posted by franbee06/3/2012 at 9:10am
Outfit:  Leisuredrive VW campervan     Location:  Lancashire
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Ours is a Leisuredrive too, we are very pleased with it.

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Message posted by evenstephen10/3/2012 at 3:46pm
Outfit:  Wellhouse Atrai Dandy Dart Quechua B     Location:  None Entered
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MMM had a special supplement last July detailing all the bespoke converters - 75 listed! I don't know if they do it every year but it might be worth looking out for this year's July issue ir perhaps seeing if you can get it as a back issue.
When ever there's an article about this the advice always seems to be look for a converter fairly local to you.

Message posted by Mastervanman14/3/2012 at 11:28am
Outfit:  Renault Master Devon Provence     Location:  Milton Keynes
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I had a Ford Transit converted by Middlesex Motorcaravans. Good quality and very helpful. Had the van for eight years before getting something a little bigger. Be aware this isn't always the cheapest way to a new/newer van.

Message posted by snowy74714/3/2012 at 6:46pm
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We like the look of the Wildax ones.

Ali

Message posted by dharl15/3/2012 at 8:42am
Outfit:  VW T5 TDI SWB      Location:  Hampshire
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Can recommend Hillside Leisure.  Their van conversions are fantastic, however they do specialise more in VW's!

 

David


Message posted by chugalug15/3/2012 at 9:26am
Outfit:  Fiat Ducatto     Location:  Bristol
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Thanks for all the info- all very useful. Off to Exeter this weekend to see if there are any trade-in deals to be had first.......then re-assess!!

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Message posted by twooks21/3/2012 at 12:07am
Outfit:  V-dub Camper OK!!     Location:  ery
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Quote: Originally posted by dharl on 15/3/2012

Can recommend Hillside Leisure.  Their van conversions are fantastic, however they do specialise more in VW's!

 

David




And Toyotas, but they are a lovely, helpful, expert lot.
Can also recommend them, though they're not too handy for Bristol

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