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VW Crafter Conversions

Standard Conversion Guide

The newest edition to our GT600 range is the Volkswagen Crafter. As a company who has specialised in VW T5 and T6 conversions for the majority of our 16 years in business, the next logical step was a VW Crafter motorhome. It has all the practicality and quality that we had put into our Peugeot Boxer GT600, and the prestige and brand loyalty of Volkswagen. MAN is the commercial arm of VW and offers a rebadged Crafter as the MAN TGE. With the exception of the badge and price, they are identical. Definitely worth considering for a saving of several thousand £.

High Specification as Standard

Our standard conversion starts at a high specification, as we believe in a no-nonsense price list. We offer a small upgrade list of only items we consider an additional luxury. We recognise that many companies have extensive and confusing price lists, which can increase the price of your conversion significantly. We have packed in all the modern essentials into our conversions, enabling you to get a high quality, high specification motorhome with limited hassle. 

Motorhomes with off grid capabilities, ready for any adventure you may have

Solar powered camping

Large storage capabilities including roof bars

Comfortable and warm interior

Modern lighting

Full kitchen, complete with Thetford Triplex oven and grill, Dometic hob, 90 litre Thetford high level compressor fridge, and inset can sink.


Plentiful storage options 

The Celtic Motorhomes approach

When booking a motorhome with us, we take the personal approach and treat your van as though it were our own. We are only happy with the best, and believe you deserve that too. We encourage all customers to visit our workshop and meet our team. This enables you to see our work in progress, and the vast amount of wood, flooring, upholstery and layout options available to you. We will help guide you through this process and get the motorhome of your dreams. 

Our standard conversion - £38500 incl vat

Our standard conversion comes with all the essentials you need, no confusion, no hassle.( For the avoidance of doubt, this does not include the vehicle)

  • Half leather upholstery throughout complete with scatter cushions

  • Extensive choice of floor, unit, wall and upholstery finishes

  • Vinyl padded ceiling for added luxury and warmth

  • Staron solid surface worktops plus flip up extension.

  • Heavily insulated van to withstand all season camping

  • Winterised van

  • Massive array of multiple zoned and dimmable led lights.

  • Range of layout options available, fixed bed, electric lift bed, or rear lounge.

  • 6 x Sietz S4 double glazed windows with integrated blinds and flynets

  • Midi Heki skylight plus bathroom vent

  • Choice of rear seating with seat belts

  • Swing out table to seat 4

  • Thetford Duplex oven and grill

  •  2 burner hob .

  • Inset 'Can' stainless steel sink with staron infill and hot cold mixer tap.

  • 90lt Thetford high level compressor fridge

  • Toilet, Shower and Tip up wash basin, Vanity cupboard

  • Truma Kombi gas heating and hot water system

  • Underfloor water, waste and gas tanks

  • Electric hook up lead

  • Multiple USB and power points

  • 2x115A AGM carbon batteries as standard (other options available)

  • High spec Victron charging and electrical system. Fully Euro 6 spec and Lithium ready.

  • External screens

  • TV aerial and plug in point

Spacious bedding

Large under-bed garage area, with immense amount of storage

Overhead lockers for extra storage

Under bed garage area

Can be built at virtually any desired height, whether lower for easier access, or higher for more storage

Comfortable lounge area

Front swivel seats to maximise the space

Removable table with extension piece

Available upgrades

As you can see, everything you need is in our base conversion, and we run a very small upgrade list of additional options that may be useful, or a luxury.

  • Thule elite bike rack - £475

  • Thule Omnistor 4m awning - £1050

  • Towbar - £600

  • Motorhome wifi 5g ready £475

  • Avtex TV and bracket - from £495

  • Lithium battery x2 - £1300

  • Solar / roof bars - options from £995

  • Additional solar panel - £325

  • Diesel heater upgrade £800


High quality products and materials used throughout our conversions

Relion battery upgrade available for off grid camping capability

By creating such a small upgrade list and maximising what goes into our base conversion, there may be some features that you feel you do not need. These can be removed if necessary, just speak to us and ask.


Vehicle Purchase

We are willing to convert a pre-purchased Crafter, or order you a brand new van. It would be difficult to list the specification of the Crafter here, as VW's vehicles can be built to whatever specification you want. 

The vehicle we purchased for our own motorhome, and the specification we would recommend is the VW Crafter 140 LWB 140bhp Trendline with Business Pack upgrade. This provides the perfect high spec vehicle in which to convert into a luxury Celtic Motorhomes GT680.

The other alternative if you are not attached to the VW badge is purchasing a MAN through us. We are able to source these vehicles for you and have a high spec van as standard through MAN.

To see our VW Crafter interactive gallery, please click here.

If you want to see more of our work, please give us a call on 07771 650 600 to arrange a visit to our workshop. 

  • Vehicle Dimensions
    Length: 6.80m (22.3ft) Width: Unladen weight: Anticipated payload: The difficulty with the VW Crafter is the weight of the vehicle. The base vehicle before conversion is much heavier than other vans used for motorhomes, such as the Peugeot Boxer. To get the payload necessary to use a Crafter as a motorhome, it will need to be up-plated to 4 tonne. This will require a C1 license to be able to drive, which does add some difficulties for anyone who does not have that license as standard.
  • Tank Sizes
    Fresh water - Underbody 100lt tank Waste water - Underbody 65lt tank Gas - underbody 30lt tank possible
  • Bed Size and Configuration
    This largely depends on a number of factors such as bed height and layout choice. Firstly, the higher the bed is build, the narrower the van becomes and thus the narrower the bed becomes. Our demo van which could be seen on our stand at the NEC, and is what is photographed throughout this website, has a fixed bed of approximately 6ft 3 by 5ft9. The Crafter's extra length means that sleeping lengthways in the vehicle is the default, and due to the narrow nature of the vehicle, it becomes very difficult to sleep transverse. In MWB Crafters, you need to sleep transverse to prevent the bed encroaching into the vehicle too much, so side pods mounted to the vehicle are the answer to this, which we will be building in the foreseeable future. As for bed height, this can be built for a fixed bed at almost any height within the van (within reason) and can be a good way of utilising the extra length of the vehicle to build a garage/storge area.
  • Layout Options
    Our standard layout that we used for our demo van was a fixed bed layout. This provides you with a large bed area with plenty of room to sleep on. It also creates a garage area underneath for copious amounts of storage. This fixed bed can be built at virtually any height in the vehicle, and can be made to suit your needs. Another option available is a twin single beds layout. This limits the storage in the van due to the lack of garage underneath, but provides a two single beds with a walkway in between.
  • Heating
    We have usually fitted a diesel heater in our crafter conversions, but the availability of a well designed 30 lt gas tank means we can easily fit a cheaper gas heater.
  • Bathroom Facilities
    Information coming soon!
  • Electronics
    Information coming soon!
  • Votronic Panel
    Information coming soon!
  • Kitchen Facilities
    Information coming soon!
  • Insulation
    Our vehicles come winterised as standard. We use multiple layers of insulation to ensure that the motorhome is usable all-year round. We use high quality foam-foil insulation with a thick insulation layer over the top. This coupled with the carpeted panels and the van's walls creates a comfortable and warm motorhome.
  • Warranty and Servicing
    We offer a 2 year warranty on all our work, but make sure to look after our customers if something ever goes wrong in the future.
Optional Extras
Vehicle purchase options
Detailed options and technical data
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