There’s no doubt the V Dub has long held a special place in our campervanning hearts and conjured dreams of summer camp outs and the freedom of the open road. But with a new generation of vans comes a new breed of campervan conversion.
There are now several alternative candidates for great family campers out there, and the Renault Trafic is the latest addition to join the Cambee ranks available for our Classic and Pod van conversions.
The instant you look inside a Renault Trafic you can’t fail to see the potential as a camper conversion. Its boxy interior is fabulously practical for fitting out, and the additional width gives vital inches for storage and sleeping.
As with the VW, the Trafic also boasts a fully galvanised shell, extending its lifespan and increasing the payback on your investment. However, the Trafic also offers fantastic versatility with a shell that’s available in long and short wheelbase as well as high top versions.
The Trafic is also a great economic choice if your pocket won’t stretch to a T6.
With a price tag nearly £10k cheaper on a new vehicle, this saving can be used to great effect by delivering the features you need to create the perfect campervan for you.
Another key factor in our decision to convert the Renault Trafic is the availability of an SCA elevating roof, offering the luxury of standing headroom and additional berths in your campervan.
SCA make up for their higher price tag with an exceptional quality of design and repairability, which will help extend the many years of enjoyment that your Trafic campervan gives you.
If you want to know more about why we recommend SCA, read up or watch our video here.
We also insist upon offering M1 tested rock and roll bed system when designing your campervan, and happily the Trafic is compatible with both our own innovative Cambee Flex bed with optional track system, as well as other big brands in the conversion market such as the Reimo Variotech 3000 system, which offers Isofix and in vehicle tested assurance.
This van makes a great budget family camper, with oodles of room for the kids and all your toys wherever you decide to go. It’s true, the Trafic retains a low price tag by compromising a little on build quality and there’s no doubt it’s not quite as tough as the T6 shell.
But as long as you’re willing to put in regular maintenance and go easy on some of the factory catches and fixings, there’s no reason why this van can’t deliver brilliant bang for the buck for many years to come.