There are so many companies out there offering campervan conversions.  What’s the difference between those offering ‘engineer approval’ or ‘second stage compliance’ and those that aren’t?  Why do you need this anyway?  A quick and simple answer: if your conversion or modification isn’t certified you’re driving around with a vehicle that is not insured for your upgrades.  This means  you are personally liable for any issues an overweight or unsafe conversion causes on the road.  For more information on this see our blog here.

Our showroom opening hours are Mondays-Thursdays 9-4pm and Friday 9-2pm.  Saturdays we are open by appointment.  Please note we are open reduced hours over Victorian School Holidays as most of our staff are working parents and we are a family friendly business.

About 3 weeks depending on your conversion.  A motorhome conversion takes a little longer (between 4-5 weeks).

We include a 3 year warranty with regular free servicing of your conversion (at 6 months, 12 month and 2 years).  The exclusion on the warranty is the leisure battery which has a warranty of 2 years.  The vehicle itself is covered by Volkswagen’s 5 year warranty.

We use our campervans and motorhomes regularly and believe in ‘testing’ them on a minimum 2 week road trip every time we make a small change.  It’s on these roads trips that we often think of further innovations that would even better enhance the campervanning experience.  Then we get to go on more holidays.  Everyone’s a winner.

We only convert Volkswagen Crafter Mid Wheel Base vans, Volkswagen T6.1 Long Wheel Base and Short Wheel base and the vehicle must be ordered through us.  We also convert VW T5 or T6 vans supplied by the client however an additional fee is charged to convert supplied vans.  Please contact us for more information.

Unfortunately not.

Hmmm. No, sorry!  Only new VW Transporters ordered through us.

I’m sure you catch our drift… :>

We are an LMCT and will purchase your new VW T6.1 or VW Crafter for you.  Even better? we don’t do ‘packages’ so you don’t have to take a whole lot of VW vehicle features you don’t want.  We’ll order you the VW T6.1 YOU want specifically to your requirements.

Email us your vehicle requirements (LWB or SWB, diesel or petrol, any extra features such as 4motion, comfort package etc) and we’ll get back to you with a quote for the vehicle.

To view our completed campervans for sale check out our for sale page on this website.

Read our blog post on the subject for a detailed answer!

Another good question.  Watch our very short video which explains the windows we’d suggest getting fitted.  We will organise this for you as part of our vehicle order with VW.

Once you’ve booked in we’ll send you a ‘choose your colours’ form with instructions on how you can view all of the colour possibilities online.  We will then post you out samples in the mail of whatever fabrics and colours you would like to see and you can choose your favourites from!

You can choose from over 9 bright (and neutral!) colours for your cabinetry, a different colour for your benchtop, any colour you can think of for your rock and roll bed/seat and from over 6 neutral colours for interior lining/carpet.

It’s 1.20 metres x 2.00 metres (about double bed size).

You can but we will only supply and fit the bed in a new VW T6.1 van ordered through us.  Unfortunately we need to install it in the van and can’t sell you the seat as a separate item without installation.

It’s just under 2.10 metres for a VW Transporter (an awning won’t change this height).

Yes, this is an additional extra and can sleep 2 adults.

Yes we can, the weight restriction is 40kg.

Not a quick answer so we’ve written a blog entry – read it here!

Good point.  Campervanning is complicated business.

We’ve covered pretty much every piece of information on every single feature and vehicle question you might need in our blog on this website.

Here are a few of our most popular…

Do I need solar and when would I use it?

Do I need a pop top roof (it’s a big expense!)?

What’s 12 volt, what’s 240 volt and what’s the difference?! (This is so confusing!)

How does the leisure battery work in your campervan??

You can get your own quote for your conversion on our website here by first choosing your camping style then adding and removing features as per your camping needs.

When you are happy to go ahead and book in your campervan conversion we require a $10,000 deposit to secure your van, we will then order your new VW T6.1 from Germany and book in your conversion date.  

The balance payment on the vehicle is due when it arrives with us from VW (4-7 months after order date).   

50% of the conversion cost is due 8 weeks prior to the conversion date and the balance due upon pick up of your completed campervan.  

Yes!

No worries, talk to us and we’ll organise it for you.

The majority of our campervans are built for clients interstate (must be something about the weather?!)  Organising your conversion can be done easily via a mixture of email and video calls.  We can send you samples of all the materials colours you are considering when choosing the colour scheme for your van.

When picking up your completed campervan or motorhome pick you up from Avalon Airport which is a 30-minute drive from our workshop.  If you would like to be picked up or dropped off please email us your flight number and arrival/departure date/time.

Alternatively if you are catching a plane from Melbourne Airport there is an hourly bus which runs from Geelong Train station (3 minutes walk from Achtung Camper workshop). If you are travelling to or from Melbourne regular trains run from Geelong station (1 hour travel time, trains running every 30minutes -1 hour).

When driving home we’ll supply you with a Vic Roads permit which allows you to drive from our workshop to your destination within 7 days via the ‘most direct route’.

With insurance we generally recommend CIL as they are one of the biggest in Australia and the cheapest – they also have wonderful service.  If you contact them mention our Referrer Number: 44146875 as we are registered with them.  Their number is 1800 112 481 or cilinsurance.com.au

The only feature we consider almost a necessity is the ‘Comfort Pack’.  Essentially you are paying a few thousand dollars for armrests for the driver and passenger, but after thousands of km’s on the road – it will be worth it.

For more info on the Comfort Pack see our blog here.