The different types of camper: The van

The van is a motor home built on the basis of a light commercial, it retains the original bodywork. The roof can be raised to save space in height. The furnishings are fixed or mobile. Its small size gives it discretion and ease of travel. However, the reduced volume is not ideal for long stays because the small size does not allow to take a lot of reserves and quickly proves unmanageable for passengers.

Sleeping space is 2 to 6 people.

The new purchase price: between 20 000 and 45 000 euros

The advantages of the van: inconspicuous vehicle that blends into traffic, reduced size of the vehicle, versatile modularity budget

The cons: basic comfort, seating capacity, water reserves and limited gas equipment

Recommended use:

For a couple rather adventurous and not for comfort.

The different types of van:

The van fitted: these are adapted vans perennially motorhome. The layout being done by a professional, ergonomics and finish are optimal. Two solutions are possible: buy a truck and develop or buy a van already developed new or used.

The van which has an added kit: this process is economical and favors versatility. The utility vehicle is used for its original purpose outside of holiday periods. The furnishings are made to measure and is very personal. Buying a used one is more difficult with this type of vehicle.

The van with up roof: it is a van equipped with a lifting roof and thus to accommodate a bed one or two places.

The average new models range

The intermediate models are displayed at prices ranging between 40 000 and 50 000 euros.

Range: compact profile (7 meters long)
Model: P700 Aventura DCA
Manufacturer: Pilot
Prices: from 44 750 euros

Number of beds: 3
Number of places stipulated in the registration: 4
Engine: diesel 100 horsepower

Example motorhome average range

Range: Capucine (length 6.69 meters)
Model: 21 Welcome
Manufacturer: Chausson
Prices: from 48 990 euros

Sleeps: 5
Number of places stipulated in the registration: 5
Engine: diesel 130 horsepower

Example camper luxury range

Range: Profile (7.03 meters long)
Model: Eden
Manufacturer: Challenger
Prices: from 58 400 euros

Sleeps: 2
Number of places stipulated in the registration: 4
Engine: diesel 130 horsepower

Example motorhome even more luxurious

Range: long profile (7.31 meters long)
Model: Explorer P720 LCGE
Manufacturer: Pilot
Prices: from 65 000

Number of beds: 3
Number of places stipulated in the registration: 4
Engine: diesel 130 horsepower

From 65 000, motorhomes are high or luxurious range. Prices have limits that the ingenuity of manufacturers and OEMs.
Some models exceed 100 series 000. For special designs, rolling palaces reach over 200 000 euros or even the million!

Range: Integral (8.75 meters long)
Model: Sun Liner 800 LEG
Manufacturer: Knaus
Prices: from 89 990 euros

Sleeps: up to 5 depending on the chosen configuration
Number of places stipulated in the registration: 5
Engine: diesel 157 horsepower