What did the whole lot actually cost?

3 Jan


As requested. Here is the breakdown of all the costs involved for the delightful vehicle sitting on our driveway just waiting to magic carpet us away to stunning destinations and adventures!

The base vehicle, Nissan NV200 SE £12,500.00 all inclusive inc towbar and electrics
The Drivelodge Conversion £11,484.00 incv.
Gaslow refillable bottle and filler/hose etc £289.50p
Fox Alloy wheels/tyres/ locking nuts complete £625.00
Less sale of original wheels/tyres (Thanks Rolf !) £200.00

Grand Total £24,698.50p

What did we get for the money? A brand new campervan complete with dash air-con, 6sp box and 110ps engine. Privacy glass in all but the cab windows. Rear wash wipe and heated rear screen. A raising roof with ventilated sides. Comprehensive LED lighting, 240v sockets, 12v power sockets and leisure battery/charging system. A blown air gas powered 2kw heater and 12v fan. Washbasin, tap and pump. Built in water storage Twin gas hob. Fridge freezer (12v). Porta Potti. Twin swivelling cab seats. Rear lap /diagonal inertia seat belts. Twin bed convertible from rear bench seating. Vinyl flooring, (huge) underbed storage, cupboard storage and overcab store when roof is up in night time trim.
I am unconcerned to reveal these costs as we have no intention of selling our Kamper for a long time. When you research the cost to buy a similar campervan, by comparison I feel that it offers good value.


4 Responses to “What did the whole lot actually cost?”

  1. stefaan January 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Mercedes Viano marco polo base version 44.709 eu.
    VW california base version 37.099 eu.With options nearly double.
    Greetings stefaan.

  2. R M Spriggs January 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    From Rolf. Yes, I bought the tyres and had a guided tour of Dinkums van. It cannot be faulted, a lot of thought and hard work has gone into the conversion and I am sure it will provide many years of pleasure. The finished price represents really excellent value. Congratulations.

    • Dinkum January 6, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks for the comments Guys. It would cost massively more to get a similar spec. There is only slightly less space than in a VW swb van but I am not knocking the Vee Dub. Each to his own.

      • stefaan January 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

        i drive a vw transporter for my job and i have less leg space than in my nv and the vw feels havy.

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