When you’re trying to pick out the best van conversion for your needs, it can be daunting; after all, there are a wide selection on the market, all coming with their own selling points.

To help you find the one for you, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best van conversions on the market. After all, finding the right model will help you to have an enjoyable experience when you’re on the road.

In this guide, you’ll find van conversions from some of the leading brands on the market, including Pilote, Adria and more…

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How do I find the best van conversion for me?

Before you start looking at the options on the market, it’s worth taking the time to think about a few different points. Firstly, how often will you use it? Will it be on a daily basis, as well as for your getaways? Or are you planning to use it just for weekends away? Will you be using it as a couple, or touring as a family?

Once you have a better idea of what you need your van conversion to provide, you can then start thinking about the must-haves that your ideal model would come with.

The best van conversions: mini reviews

Pilote V633M

The Pilote V633M
  • Price: £66,400
  • Berth: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500 kg
  • MiRO: 2970 kg
  • Payload: 530 kg
  • Shipping Length: 6.36 m
  • Width: 2.05 m

Reason to buy:

  • Good head height and spacious interior

Reason to avoid:

  • Extra height could put people off

Based on the Fiat Ducato, the Pilote V633m is a stylish option and a worthy addition to our best van conversion round-up.

The first thing you’ll notice with this model is the height; at 2.80m, you won’t get it under a standard barrier.

Coming with a standard Ducato cab, there are plenty of clever touches throughout. For instance, the dinette comes with an extendable narrow clip-on table, meaning that whoever sits in the swivelled driving seat can use it. Fans of al fresco dining will even have the chance of attaching it to the outside of the kitchen unit, if they so desire.

Then, at the rear of the ‘van, you get a spacious area that is ideal for carrying out any bike maintenance that needs doing – and that’s despite the comfortable drop-down bed. The van conversion’s extra height means you get extra windows in the back; the drop-down bed even has its own, in what is a nicely lit area. We’d note headroom could be improved in this space though.

While the kitchen doesn’t have an oven or microwave, we like the extension flap for the worktop. We do think the half-height fridge could be a bit small if there are four of you touring though.

Storage is also plentiful throughout, ranging from the impressive overhead lockers to the front dinette’s shelving.

Full review: Pilote V633M

Adria Twin Supreme 600SX

The Adria Twin Supreme 600SX
  • Price: £65,285
  • Berths: 2
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: TBC
  • Payload: TBC
  • Length: 5.99m
  • Width: 2.60m

Reason to buy:

  • Ideal for sporty couples, innovative second lounge

Reason to avoid:

  • No oven or microwave

Coming on a Fiat base, this stylish van conversion has an optional nine-speed automatic gearbox, as well as an optional opening sunroof.

Inside, we found the spec to be impressive, with swivelling cab seats combining with the two travel seats in the bench and the clip-on table to create a dinette with a sporty vibe.

We like that the table can also be used for a spot of outdoor dining. This is similar to the Pilote V633M – you can reattach the table to the edge of the peninsula kitchen and enjoy a meal in the fresh air, ideal for taking in the scenery when you’re staying at one of the country’s best motorhome sites.

However, our favourite feature in this Adria model – and the winner of the best van conversion over £60,000 at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2023 – is the second lounge that can be created at the rear of the van conversion. Instead of leaving an empty space behind when it’s raised, the bed only partially rises, creating a bench on the offside.

We should point out that this is not an area designed for hosting, as the nearside has a double cupboard above its bench, but we do think it’s a great space for carrying out tasks such as bike repairs.

The peninsula kitchen has a two-burner hob and sink, although there’s no oven or microwave. There is a fridge which can be found above a small wardrobe too.

We also like the washroom. A small shower can be made behind a partition, while the main washroom includes a salad-bowl-style handbasin, as well as an opaque window and a large mirror.

Full review: Adria Twin Supreme 600SX

Globecar Roadscout R Elegance

The Globecar Roadscout R Elegance
  • Price: £58,189
  • Berths: 2/3
  • MTPLM: 3300kg
  • MiRO: 2720kg
  • Payload: 580kg
  • Length: 5.41m
  • Width: 2.05m

Reason to buy:

  • Good kitchen and washroom by van conversion standards

Reason to avoid:

  • No wardrobe

Coming with a standard Fiat Ducato cab, the Globecar Roadscout R Elegance is a smart option to consider when you’re looking for one of the best van conversions.

A clever inclusion that we like is the curved light that sits on the outside of the kitchen peninsula; this can illuminate the area just outside the vehicle, perfect if you like eating outdoors.

We actually think lighting is generally great throughout, with a large Heki ensuring there is a good supply of natural light. Then, in the evening, you can rely on ambient lighting and two LEDs.

We’re impressed by just how much workspace is on offer too; by van conversion standards, we consider it to be excellent. A two-burner hob is integrated with the sink, and we think it’s a clever touch to see how the taps and controls can be folded completely flat, ensuring the sink cover acts as an extra work surface.

The kitchen is matched by an equally impressive washroom. Created by sealing off an area to create a spacious and well-lit shower room, you get a basin tap that also acts as a shower head. We do think it’s a bit of a gloomy area, but we like how the sleek handbasin can fold away so easily.

One thing we would highlight is the lack of a wardrobe in this model. Instead, you’ll have to make do with overhead lockers above the bed.

Full review: Globecar Roadscout R Elegance

Jobl Kampa LE

The Jobl Kampa LE
  • Price: £58,750
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3000kg
  • MiRO: 2490kg
  • Payload: 510kg
  • Shipping length: 5.30m
  • Width: 1.94m

Reason to buy:

  • NCC approved

Reason to avoid:

  • No dedicated washroom

Based on the VW Transporter, the model that won our best van conversion under £60,000 category at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2023 is a worthy addition to our best van conversion round-up.

Coming with two forward facing steps, the lounge has a sporty design. Then, after swivelling round the front seats, you create a comfortable setting for four to dine; our only gripe here is it we wouldn’t have said no to a larger table.

We like how headroom isn’t a problem, courtesy of the pop-top roof. This also provides space for sleeping accommodation, as it’s a 2+2.

We should point out there is no dedicated washroom. Instead, you need to separate a rear area with the aid of a slide-out divider, which when it’s not in use, can be slid discretely out of the way. You do, however, get a Dometic electric-flush toilet, as well as a small stainless-steel handbasin.

Something we really like is that you get a hot water supply, both here and in the kitchen.

Storage is excellent throughout too, with the well-planned kitchen just one of the examples. In here, you’ll also find a 45-litre fridge, as well as a two-burner hob and an oven / grill.

We also like that it’s NCC approved, and we consider it to be just as suited to daily use as it is for a weekend break.

Full review: Jobl Kampa LE

Bürstner Eliseo C644

The Burstner Eliseo C644
  • Price: £62,795
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Payload: 531kg
  • MiRO: 2969kg
  • Length: 6.36m
  • Width: 2.08m

Reason to buy:

  • Nice, spacious interior

Reason to avoid:

  • Layout could be more friendly when travelling

What we like about the C644 – and one of the factors that sees it make its way onto our best van conversion round-up – is the spacious interior provided.

It’s actually the first Bürstner van conversion to come with a drop-down bed – this is situated above the rear lounge. Access to this is nice and simple too, courtesy of a ladder from the kitchen. The other two berths can be made up in the rear lounge.

The C644 was our winner of the best 4 berth motorhome at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2023 too, with features such as the half-height garage – which provides enough space to store a bike – impressing us. We also like the nicely sized side kitchen that offers a two-burner hob.

How we choose the best van conversions

Practical Motorhome launched in 2001, and since then, we’ve regularly reviewed the latest models on the market, trying them out in real-world conditions. Each test is fair – we make sure we highlight both the plus and the negative points of each mode. Our About Us page provides more information about our testing process.

As well as this, we run the Practical Motorhome Awards. The Awards see our expert judging panel use our decades of combined industry experience to pick out the standout models on the market across a number of different categories.

Our readers also vote in our Owner Satisfaction Awards, where they let us know how they got on when buying their vehicle. Adding this together puts us in an authoritative position to pick out the best van conversions.

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