Now here’s a great innovation from Leanne and Dan from Quirky. With experience in buying ready-converted vans and converting their own vans (Ivan and Barbara) they’ve learnt the dos and don’ts, and are keen to help you avoid the pitfalls.
The couple are hosting a FREE workshop where they will walk you through the three main paths to owning a campervan; building it yourself, working with a professional converter or buying a pre-converted van. They will outline the pros and cons of each option, where and how to get started and most importantly, how to avoid the most common mistakes.
- Buying a pre-converted van: where to find them, the main types available in New Zealand, what to look for and what to ask the seller!
- Converting your own van: thoughts on the budget needed, skills required and how long it could take. Plus considerations such as vehicle weight, layout, NZ regulations like WoFs/CoFs, self-containment and gas/electrical safety
- Commissioning a professional conversion: how to choose a converter and what to ask, what it could cost and how long it could take.
The virtual workshop is 7pm on Thursday 3 September and done via a Zoom meeting. You simply sign up on the Quirky site HERE
And of course check out Leanne and Dan’s story on Recreational Society HERE