Italian vehicle manufacturer Fiat was founded in 1899 and has become a well known motorhome manufacturer. The most common van or chassis used for Fiat motorhomes is the Ducato. The Ducato is the most common motorhome base in Europe with a predicted two thirds of all motorhomes based on the chassis. Some of the most common manufacturers of Fiat based motorhomes include Swift and Elddis.
Did you know… The Ducato is also marketed as the Citroën Jumper and the Peugeot Boxer?
Fiat Van Conversions – A number of Fiat van conversion motorhomes are also available from suppliers like Danbury which specialise in the Fiat Doblo.
Established in 1903 Ford has grown to become one of the largest and best known motorhome manufacturers in the world. There are a range of suppliers who build motorhomes from Ford chassis and many more who specialise in van conversions.
Ford Chassis Built Motorhomes –
A number of large brands offer ford chassis built motorhomes including Tribute and Chausson. The popularity of the style means tha most insurance companies should be able to cover these motorhomes. Check and compare motorhome insurance for Ford vehicles now.
Van Conversions – The Ford Transit range is one of the most successful ranges of commercial vans available. The first platform was launched in 1965 and these robust vehicles can also make a great motorhome! A number of companies specialise in Ford van conversions including Horizons Unlimited, Westfalia Ford and Auto Campers.
Founded in 1899, Renault is a successful European motor vehicle manufacturer which has a rich history in racing. Renault has a number of popular cars including the Clio and the Mégane as well as a collection of light commercial vehicles.
One of the most popular base vehicles for Renault motorhomes is the Renault Trafic. First sold in 1980, the Trafic is a common light use commercial vehicle which is often used as a van, pickup or minibus.
Did you know… The Trafic has been marketed under several different names including the Chevrolet Trafic, Opel Arena and Vauxhall Arena.
Volkswagen is a German vehicle manufacturer founded in 1937. The company’s relationship with motorhomes is epitomized by the famous “Type 2” van. Nowadays there are a number of more modern VW van conversions available, many of which are homebuilt or DIY projects.
Type 2 Campervan – The iconic Volkswagen campervan type 2 is perhaps one of the most well known campervans. VW Campervans became popular around the 60-70’s and now have a loving fan base and support network.
Volkswagen T5 -The Volkswagen T5 was launched in 2002 as a commercial van or people mover. The van can be converted into a motorhome with an elevating roof. New VW T5’s usually offer a spacious interior and a modern, safe way to travel. Bilbo is the UK’s largest VW T5 motorhome conversion specialist.
VW Caddy – The VW Caddy is a smaller, more compact motorhome style. Designed as a light commercial vehicle the van has now been adopted by several conversion specialist including Danbury MotorCaravans.