Amazing DIY Van Conversion Kits for Large & Small Vans
A brand new (or new to you) van is currently sitting in your driveway just waiting to be converted. However, there’s a little snafu. At this time you don’t have the supplies, tools, skills, or time to create the camping van of your choice. But, don’t worry! Over the last few years, several innovative companies have come up with DIY van conversion kits of all shapes and sizes to install into your van’s bare interior. These kits range in price but can end up saving you weeks or months of work.
Most of these kits include a kitchen and bed module as well as some storage components. Some even come with bed/dinette options or individual seating. Best of all, these types of kits can be installed with a minimal amount of tools and effort. They can also be uninstalled quickly to turn your van back into an empty shell or daily driver.
Check out some of our favorite van conversion kits for both large and small vans.
1. VanLab Conversion Kits
VanLab is the IKEA of DIY van conversion companies. This groundbreaking company has finally come up with the flatpack version of an interior van kit that can be delivered right to your door. Installation only takes a few hours and only requires a screwdriver.
The VanLab kits come in three sizes (small, medium, and large) to fit everything from a Nissan NV 200 and a Chevy City Express to Sprinters and Ford Transit Cargo Vans. The birch plywood kits include flooring, kitchens, convertible seating/bed modules with storage, and integrated wiring. The kits even come with cute flip-up tables.
The birch plywood gives the kit a clean, minimal look and the prices are actually very appealing. A basic kit with a sink and electrical wiring for an NV 200 comes in at around $6,000. Without wiring is about $4,750.
2. Wayfarer Vans
The Wayfarer Vans company literally built the van conversion kit. As one of the first kit options available, Wayfarer has still kept its designs clean and simple to install. They offer kits for Ram ProMasters and ProMaster City vans to Ford Transit vans. They also sell accessories such as hideaway tables, insulation panels, windows, and fans.
The conversion kits for the larger vehicles include flooring with cargo tracks, wall and ceiling panels with wool insulation, shelving, kitchen galley, sink, 5-gallon fresh and gray water tanks, and privacy paneling. The ProMaster City kit includes insulating panels, a folding table, flooring, and camper boxes with cushions.
The prices for the kits start at around $6,400 for the City and go up to $14,200 for the ProMaster long wheelbase.
3. ZenVanz Van Conversion Kits
ZENVANS kits might be some of the most aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly options out there. These kits are constructed from a beautiful aluminum exoskeleton and bent bamboo panels. The kit comes as modular components designed specifically for your van size and can be easily removed if needed. You can also choose the powder coat color for the frames and a choice of wood stain.
The costs for these amazing kits do come in at a higher budget. Prices start at $18,000 for standard-length vans and $22,000 for long wheelbase vans.
4. Cascade Campers Kitchen Pod
If you are feeling a little more confident about building out your bed platform, but are stumped by the kitchen space and cabinetry, then Cascade Campers can help out. Cascade Campers builds out simple interiors for the Ram ProMaster City, but also sells the Kitchen Pod that can fit into many different van sizes.
The Kitchen Pod is a self-contained system with solid cabinetry, a sink with a 12-volt water pump, a 5-gallon fresh water tank, and a 5-gallon gray water tank. The stove is located in a locking drawer and storage is provided by inexpensive milk crates. A flip-up table is also included for more prep space.
The Kitchen Pod is also very affordable. It costs only $1,950 for the basic unit. Cascade Campers will also take money off the price if you provide your own stove or milk crates.
5. RoadLoft Van Conversion Kits
If your dream van conversion is a minivan, then RoadLoft has you covered. This kit is available for a wide range of minivans such as Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica, Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Kia Sedona, Ford Transit Connect, and Nissan NV 200. The kit comes with a kitchen that fits under the hatchback and includes a stove drawer, space for a cooler, a retractable sink, an integrated cutting board, and storage for water tanks and food.
The van-length bed platform converts into a dining space with a table that fits completely into the vehicle. The entire kit is made of FSC and PEFC-certified wood and protected by an eco-friendly varnish. The kits range from $4,590 to $4,790 depending on the type of vehicle.
6. Freeway Camper Kit
If you want a wide range of kit options, then be sure to check out Freeway Camper Kit. This company makes so many different designs, it will be difficult to choose. They offer six different generic designs as well as kits for specific van models.
The generic kits include options just for bed platforms and kitchens up to full kits that include interior dining, full kitchens, and rooftop tents. The vehicle-specific kits feature kitchens with full storage and popup tabletops to rollaway beds.
The prices for these kits start at around $1,250 for the bed platform and go up to about $5,900 for the Sleeping Giant full conversion kit.
7. Camp N Car
If you want to keep it really simple and support a small business, then check out the Camp N Car Etsy shop. This store offers very basic sleeping and storage platforms for various van, SUV, and car camping. These kits also come flat-packed and can be put together in a few hours.
A basic bed platform runs about $500, storage cabinets cost between $600 and $700 and an entire bed with storage costs about $1,995.