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12th April 2023

The best converted campervans you can buy for under £15,000

If you don’t mind a vehicle that’s been around the block a few times you can pick up a converted campervan for under £15,000. Here are the vans you need to look out for.

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Top-end converted campervans can come with top-end price tags, but if you’re prepared to compromise on age and some features, you can still pick up quality second-hand models for under £15,000.

There are a number of used models that have been converted into campers and regularly come onto the market. Here the outward-bound types at Sterling identify some bargain campers to look out for. 


1. Peugeot Partner Tepee 

Robust and compact, but surprisingly spacious on the inside, this Peugeot pick is a winner for those wanting some bang for their buck. 
The Tepee can carry five people in comfort and can sleep two. There’s room for a concealed double-burner gas hob and a generously proportioned double bed.

2. Mazda Bongo 

The Bongo can sleep four but it is one of the smaller campervans you will come across. There is a surprising amount of possible storage space and room for a couple of gas burners and a fridge. 

It benefits from four-wheel drive which can come in rather handy on muddy campsites or at festivals during a traditional British summer!

3. Toyota Hiace 

With the potential to become a three-berth camper, this is an affordable and sturdy, if slightly older, option. You could definitely fit a fridge, table, grill, and cupboards galore in this vehicle if you wanted. 
For added peace of mind, the Toyota Hiace comes with an immobiliser fitted as standard.

4. Volkswagen Campervans

An extremely popular choice with the campervan conversion crowd, older Volkswagen campervans are a reliable choice. Older models like the T4 and Autosleeper are often sold second-hand under the £15,000 price point, plus you’ll get some great features that stand the test of time. 

Many VW models will include classic details such as swivel seats, a well-made kitchen area, and lots of storage space.

5. Citroen Relay 

The Relay can easily become a two-berth campervan with room for sofas, a small kitchen, lots of storage and a toilet.

While newer models may be pricier even when second-hand, you can get older models (still in their prime) for an absolute steal.

Are second-hand converted campervans value for money?

Buying brand new can be appealing but a second-hand campervan is more likely to come under the £15,000 mark.

Of course, they’ll have been around the block a few times but they can still be great for days away and tours. Many of these converted campervans will have been built to last after all. 


They’re typically a good bargain, plus, if you’re looking for a project campervan to build to your specifications, a more affordable campervan could be a good option, especially if this is your first project.

Just remember, if you are buying a second-hand converted camper, make sure you get an expert to inspect the electrical, water and gas systems (where applicable), as well as the engine. If you’re able to, view the converted campervan before you buy it to make sure the conversion is what you’re looking for.  

Insurance for your bargain campervan

Once you’ve found your bargain campervan you’ll need to get it insured. Contact Sterling for a swift no obligation campervan insurance quote. 
Call 0344 381 9990 or book a call back at a time that suits you.

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