Self Build Motor Caravanners' Club - case studies
Suffice it to say, everyone’s preferred type of motorcaravan is a personal matter. To see what keen amateurs have achieved, check the Self Build Motor Caravanners’ Club (SBMCC) website and choose ‘Photo Pages’. Brace yourself for surprises! Even better is to attend the Annual General Meet / Get-together of the SBMCC. Dozens of members attend in their project vans and the Club often attracts potential self-builders who later become members when they see what’s on offer.
Anyone contemplating a self-build project needs determination and a practical understanding of basic constructional tasks. For instance you won’t find any detailed working drawings or step-by-step, hand-holding instructions applicable to every type of base vehicle. On the other hand, if you’re not able to measure-up a vehicle and cut materials yourself, get hold of the Reimo catalogue. This includes numerous self-assembly furniture units that are tailor made for many kinds of van. Alternatively, the purchase of an elderly, professionally-built vehicle that is in urgent need of renovation might be a better way forward.
For an in-depth overview of conversion work, many DIY owners have also gained a great deal of information from Build Your Own Motorcaravan by John Wickersham, Haynes Publishing, £19.99. It’s available from all good bookshops or direct from Haynes Tel: 01963 442030.
Self Build Motorhome Insurance
And last but not least, there are erroneous claims that self built motorcaravans and similar leisure vehicles are difficult to insure. That is completely untrue. To date, the writer has completed three Kit Cars and three motorcaravans - none of which have posed insurance problems. Naturally, you need to approach an insurance specialist who supports these fields of automotive endeavour and Shield Total Insurance has provided insurance cover for a huge number of owner built motorcaravans.
Click the link to see Shield’s self build motorhome insurance acceptance criteria. Alternatively, why not call 08448 474 474 for a competitive self build motorhome insurance quote today?
Albert Jagger Tel: 01922 471000
CAK Tel: 0844 414 2324
HPI Tel: 01722 422422
Magnum Caravan Surplus Tel: 01472 353520
Middlesex MC Tel: 020 8952 4045
Rainbow Conversions Tel: 01945 585931
Reimo Tel: 0161 839 1855
The Caravan Centre Tel: 01495 792700
Woolies Tel: 01778 347347
Young Conversions Tel: 01908 639936