There are a wide range of van conversion models available on the market for under £60,000, from some of the biggest brands. The Practical Motorhome Awards 2023 are here to help you find the one for you.

In this guide, we share our pick of the best van conversion under £60,000 on the market, as well as the options that made it onto our shortlist. This includes models from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Volkswagen, Joa and Jöbl.

This year, we picked the Jöbl Kampa LE as the best van conversion under £60,000 – we really like the fact that it’s NCC approved and suitable for daily use too.

You can also take a look at our best campervan guide for more vehicle inspiration.

The best van conversion under £60,000 is:

Jöbl Kampa LE

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

Reason to buy:

  • Good for daily use, NCC approved

Reason to avoid:

  • No dedicated washroom

If you want a van conversion that you can use for both daily trips and weekend getaways, this could be the one for you.

Headroom shouldn’t be a problem, thanks to the pop-top roof, which also provides sleeping accommodation.

While there’s no dedicated washroom, we’re impressed by the area at the rear which can be separated from the rest of the ‘van, thanks to a slide-out divider. It’s an impressive space, providing a Dometic electric-flush toilet and a stainless-steel hand basin, which, like the kitchen, has a hot water supply.

The bed is comfortable, while the interior has been thoughtfully designed, really making the most of the available space in this NCC-approved ‘van.

Full review: Jöbl Kampa LE

On the shortlist for the best van conversion under £60,000 are:

Globecar Roadscout R Elegance

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

Reason to buy:

  • Above average kitchen and washroom

Reason to avoid:

  • No wardrobe

By van conversion standards, the Globecar has a good kitchen; here, you don’t just get a good work surface, but also a two-burner hob that is integrated into the sink. The taps can be cleverly folded flat, allowing the sink cover to be used for extra space too.

One of our favourite features in this ‘van is the curved light by the kitchen peninsula – this can be used to light up the area immediately outside, ideal for enjoying an outdoor feast.

The washroom is similarly impressive, giving users a basin tap which doubles up as a shower head, and a fold-away basin.

Storage is also good throughout, with useful space available beneath the rear bed, as well as plenty of room under the travel seats.

Full review: Globecar Roadscout R Elegance

Joa Camp 60G

The Joa Camp 60G
  • Price: £53,500
  • Berth: 2
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2860kg
  • Payload: 640kg
  • Length: 5.99m
  • Width: 2.05m

Reason to buy:

  • Bright and cheerful

Reason to avoid:

  • Signs of cost-cutting are evident

There’s plenty to like about this competitively priced van conversion from Pilote’s budget brand Joa Camp. The fresh blue decals on the model’s exterior are a sign of the bright and cheerful interior on offer. Inside, you can swing the cab seats around to create the front lounge, with the option of extending the otherwise narrow dinette table with a huge swing-out extension.

We really like the rear bedroom, a well-lit space thanks to a Heki, ambient light and two directional spotlights. The washroom may lack a window, even if there is the moulding in place for one, but it still has a large mirror and an orange plug for a dash of colour.

Storage is also fairly good throughout, and a good finishing touch to a ‘van that may have some signs of cost-cutting, yet still provides a decent touring base.

Full review: Joa Camp 60G

Volkswagen Caddy California

The Volkswagen Caddy California
  • Price: £32,209
  • Berth: 2
  • MTPLM: 2350kg
  • Payload: 601kg
  • Shipping length: 4.50m
  • Width: 2.10m

Reason to buy:

  • Great price, impressive bed

Reason to avoid:

  • More suited to short trips, only a one-burner gas hob

If you’re planning to go on short trips, the Caddy California could be the ideal vehicle for you. What impresses us the most with this Volkswagen is that they’ve managed to fit a 1.98m-long bed into a model that is only 4.50m in length – this is a size you may not even find in some significantly larger A-class motorhomes.

That’s not the only impressive feature the Caddy boasts though; for instance, the rear window blinds come with a detachable zip-up compartment for useful storage options – these can hold up to 5kg.

The innovative features continue in the boot, where you get a one-burner gas hob with a cutlery and kitchenware drawer beneath. There’s even a table and chair set that can be folded away when not in use.

Its length should also make parking significantly easier too.

You can also find out how Peter Baber got on when he took the Volkswagen Caddy California for a weekend away.

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