Looking to convert a van and searching for second hand deals. Need advice on which GVW is ok for a campervan conversion. Is 2800kg enough or should I go for 3000 or 3200? Also what engine size is the minimum? Did anyone buy an L2, is it worth it?
in general, unless you are planning to fit a massive battery bank, or huge bed, even the 2700 vans will carry enough for a camper conversion. That said, the bigger load rating you have, the more you have to play with.
Engine wise, the only engines available are the 2.2 in pre-facelift, or 2.0 post facelift. They do come in different tunes, from 100ps to 180ps. I’d suggest at least the 125ps
Hope it helps,
Got a 170 new shape beautiful engine and 40.3 with pop top on a run, pulls like a train
We have a 6 speed auto 2.0L 130hp that we converted ourselves and there is plenty of power. I weighed our van fully loaded and it was around 2800kg. I would choose at least a 3000kg one to be on the safe side but as Ben said, you might get away with less depending on your needs.
Great, thanks guys, very useful info!
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