We are very pleased to announce a new addition to our range of books to buy, The Van Conversion Bible.
The Van Conversion Bible, written by Charlie Low and Dale Comley, aka Climbingvan, is a complete guide to converting a campervan, from two people who have just done it themselves (and we have to say, the van looks beautiful).
With over 350 detailed illustrations, graphs and photographs, plus tonnes of helpful information, including how much it realistically costs to convert a van, this book is the ultimate guide for anyone hoping to do a DIY van conversion themselves.
Here’s a little background about Climbingvan and how they came to release their guide
In the midst of the global pandemic, after converting our own campervan, we decided to write a book.
Back in January 2019, we drove up north to purchase an ex-DHL delivery vehicle. We spent the next few months insulating, cladding, installing electrical and gas systems, slowly learning the skills we needed to turn our bright yellow van into a tiny home on wheels. We are both climbers, and ever since we met on a climbing trip in Italy we’d wanted to build a tiny climbing home that we could take with us on all of our adventures for years to come. Fast forward to March 2020, and just as we put the finishing touches to our conversion (fondly named Ringo), the global pandemic hit and the UK was plunged into a nationwide lockdown, scuppering our plans for the coming months.
Not able to travel in our newly built home, and receiving daily questions from other self-build van converters asking for advice and tips, we decided to use our backgrounds in engineering and physics to write a book about how to convert a campervan – enter ‘The Van Conversion Bible’. Throughout our build, we had struggled to find a definitive source of information, reading blogs, watching YouTube videos, always having to consult several sources before deciding what to do. Wading through all of this content can be exhausting, so we wanted to condense everything we had learnt into a single point of reference, to make the process easier for others.
We decided to write a book with the vision of creating the ultimate van conversion guide for all aspiring van owners, making the dream of converting a van accessible to all. The Van Conversion Bible is the ultimate guide to planning, designing and converting a campervan. It’s more than just the story of how we built our own van Ringo, it will help you build a van bespoke to your needs. It provides definitive answers to your questions (even the ones you haven’t thought of yet!) to ensure you save time and avoid expensive mistakes.
So, what’s next for Climbingvan?
We have just recently moved into Ringo and are looking forward to travelling further afield as soon as restrictions allow. We have both quit our full-time jobs to start our own business in the van conversion industry. We want to help others convert their own campervans, whether that’s providing advice and knowledge, helping people with their electrical systems, or designing the perfect layout.
Watch Charlie and Dale give a tour of Ringo here.