More than just a 'Day Van' conversion.

Day van conversions are what many people refer to when a vehicle is converted for day trips such as walking, road cycling, mountain biking, fishing, surfing, dog walking or beach trips. Exploria found that many people looking for a “day van” are active people and want the vehicle to suit their active hobbies or family lifestyle. A lot of these clients also want to not only use it during the day, but use them for overnight stays too! 

The popular phrase used by many active van owners is: “ I don’t need (or want) a full camper." This is how the Exploria Active Van was born. Possibly the ultimate day (and night) van conversion for many.

Active van conversions are becoming more and more popular due to the practicality and functionality of these vehicles.

Often a lot cheaper than full campers, they are the way forward for many and what some commonly call a day van.

Active vans are great for people who use their van as their daily drive/workhorse, but also as their get-away vehicle for the weekend or holidays abroad.

We quite often have customers who come in with the mindset that they want a camper van; however, after some in-depth discussions of how they want to use their vehicle, we often find that an ‘active van’ is more suited to their needs, budget and requirements.

Described by many as a day van, the active van is a vehicle converted with many of the features of a full camper but without the fitted furniture and built in kitchen facilities. 

These vehicles normally get the best results when starting life as a factory built Kombi. However, this sort of conversion could be performed to a Panel Van, Shuttle or Caravelle too.

This sort of conversion keeps large amounts of open storage space and maximises flexibility within the van. Making this the ideal vehicle for those who carry a lot of equipment for outdoor activities, families wanting a large vehicle for daily tasks and also for camping, and individuals needing a large load space during the week for work and the ability to camp at the weekends and holidays.

This is one of Exploria's most popular conversions and can be configured in a number of different ways to suit exactly what you need and want to spend.

These vehicles often include:

  • Exploria line out with soundproofing and insulation
  • Tinted windows for privacy and security
  • Curtains
  • Leisure battery system
  • 240v EHU
  • Free standing compressor fridge
  • Diesel heater
  • Exploria Kombi bed
  • Custom table
  • Swivelling drivers and passengers seats
  • Can be with or without an elevating roof

This sort of conversion is super popular with mountain bikers, windsurfers, climbers, kite boarders, road cyclists and many more.

Starting from around £4000 +VAT for a lined out vehicle with a leisure battery system and kombi bed, this type of conversion comes in at a fraction of the price of a full camper.

Have a look at our specific service pages for more details on the elements that go into an Exploria active van.

Exploria work on an itemised quotation basis for our conversions.
Please get in contact for some pricing info. We will ask you the following questions on your base vehicle so we can tailor the quotation to you specifically:

  • Short or long wheelbase
  • T5.1, T6 or T6.1
  • Panel van or Kombi
    • If a panel van, does it have a fixed bulkhead?
  • Single front or double front passenger seat
  • Tailgate or twin rear doors
  •  Single or twin side loading doors
  • 2 or 4 wheel drive.
  • Do you have any of the following factory optional extras?:
    • Leisure battery
    • Sunroof
    • Rear heater
    • Rear air conditioning with roof vents.

We can do active van conversion to Caravelle and Shuttle vehicles. Get in touch for more info on how they differ.

Make an enquiry about Active Vans

If you have a specific idea and want to bring it to life, why not speak to our team to discuss all your conversion needs?