Is it profitable to convert a bus into a campervan on your own?
Every year, caravanning attracts more and more enthusiasts of active leisure - without the usual patterns. Unfortunately, for a very large group, the purchase of a brand new motorhome or caravan turns out to be an investment beyond their financial capacity. Of course, we can freely use the camping equipment rental, but nothing can replace our own home on four wheels.
An alternative to used
With several times less expenditure is associated with the use of the secondary market, full of various offers from Poland and abroad. Finding a copy at a convenient price should not be a bigger problem. Unfortunately - not every motorist wants to buy a motorhome second-hand, for fear of poor technical condition and numerous defects.
Outsource the conversion to a professional company
A long-known alternative is the conversion of an ordinary delivery bus into a mobile home on wheels. Both on the Polish and Western European markets, there are many professional companies dealing with such reconstructions. In their case, the entire operation is extremely smooth. It is enough to contact the bodybuilder to receive several interior design proposals.
The modernization itself takes about 2-4 weeks - designing, building and checking the finished product. Again, the biggest problem is the price of the conversion, very often oscillating around PLN 100,000 . Of course, its final amount depends on the equipment and finishing materials ordered by us. The most expensive variants, apart from a kitchenette equipped with a gas cooker and a sink, are equipped with auxiliary heating, air conditioning and even extensive multimedia . The undoubted advantage of such solutions is the manufacturer's several-year warranty that ensures peace of mind.
Modernization on your own
On the other hand, we can reduce the costs of reconstruction by doing some of the work on our own or by commissioning a carpenter to a friend. Initial preparations with the arrangement of electrical, water and gas installations will be done by ourselves, investing several hundred zlotys and several dozen hours of work . Only then can we take care of insulation mats for the walls, floor and ceiling.
Interior from a carpenter
It is worth leaving the next stage of reconstruction to an experienced carpenter . We will create the interior plan "following" the factory solutions. We should consult a specialist who deals with the renovation of motorhomes on a daily basis regarding the selection of materials from which the buildings will be made. Thanks to his suggestions, we will choose a relatively light and durable material. Before starting the entire investment, we should be aware of one thing - even superstructures made by professional companies make different sounds while driving. Squeals and knocking are their natural features.
The cost of building and installing custom-made furniture in the cabin will not exceed PLN 15-20 thousand . However, it all depends on the carpenter and his valuation - for better conditions, it is worth using the services of a specialist from a small town.
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