I would also like to say that I am delighted with the van. I had never seen the inside of a camper before I started looking at second hand ones last year and I am glad that I went for the brand new option.
The secondhand one I saw was a bit DIY with various issues. Having researched a wide range of new conversions yours are hard to beat for the well thought out tried and tested layout, excellent use of space, the top quality of the workmanship and finish, and value for money.
You always had a ready answer for any of the queries that I had before and during the conversion process and I knew that I could trust your considerable experience in completing conversions to ensure that the finished van would exceed my expectations.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for a conversion.
When I started looking for a new camper last summer I had the experience of four previous campers to inform my search for what is likely to be my last camper. These included conversions by both Devon and Autosleeper. After much research and some visits I found SMC Campers via their website and then visited to see some of their work. The design layout, quality of components and standard of work and high quality sourced base vans were all excellent and I bought one of their ‘Xplore’ conversions.
Since then we have spent time in the Outer Hebrides and more recently the south of France. The van performed brilliantly and I’m pleased to say the conversion met our needs well. I am still marveling at the use of space and the large storage capacity offered.
I can unreservedly recommend that anyone considering a camper conversion look closely at these excellent vans.
After making the decision we wanted a VW Camper, we thought the best process was buying a van, and getting it converted to how we wanted it. Luckily whilst getting our car MOT’d we were recommended SMC Campers. On first meeting Christien it became obvious how serious he took his work, and the attention to detail he put in. He took the time to discuss many things with us, even before we had decided to go ahead, nothing appeared a problem to him, including giving us advice on the base van we should purchase, and even offered to come with us to an auction if needed.
Once we had purchased the van, he gave us advice on colours and specifications to ensure we got what we wanted. The heater is a must, and we are definitely glad we took your advice on that.
During the conversion we got pictures of the progress that was being made, and we were kept up to date on when the van would be ready. When it was ready, Christien took time to explain how things worked, and gave us an information pack, which made the change of classification with the DVLA simple, and reminded us of things we forgot!!
Even after we picked the van up, Christien & Kerry have been very helpful with advice on anything related to the van, and I would feel comfortable ringing them with any queries.
We have just returned from our 2nd trip away, and the van has exceeded our expectations, and are looking forward to our 3rd trip away already.
Thanks for everything.
Nigel, Karen & Owen
After deciding on a T5 conversion, we started researching where to get the work done when we were recommended SMC Campers. It was an amazing stroke of luck, as we hadn’t seen Christien advertise in any of the magazines, however it was certainly meant to be.
After speaking to Christien and deciding what spec we wanted, it quickly became apparent that his knowledge on T5 conversions was absolutely second to none.
We brought our van from the Isle of Man to Heysham where he and Kerry very kindly travelled down which enabled us to get the ferry straight back to the Island.
We were kept up to date at regular intervals with photos of work in progress, in fact it became a bit of a ritual checking e-mails for new pics and I’d also ring up for a chat on how things were going.
Right on cue the time came to pick the van up and again Christien and Kerry made the trip to Heysham in Lancaster so we could collect it. It was a pig of a day weather wise with gale force winds, rain and sleet, but this van shone out above anything else at the port. We got in and Christien explained how everything worked.
In the weeks since getting her home, we have had lots of days out and Lisa Kaitlin have been out overnight in her.
You read testimonials on his website on the exceptionally high standard of his work, however his eye for attention to detail is incredible, the van is perfect in every way!
We are now looking forward to trips to Ireland, the Lake District and the South Coast of England. We have also found new friends in Christien and Kerry.
Thanks for all your advice and for transforming our T5 into a stunning campervan.
Kevin, Lisa and Kaitlin.
Hey Christien thanks for doing such a good job on the van the attention to detail is outstanding! The TV works great! Really happy can't wait to get away In it and show it off!!!!
After many months of research into buying and converting a campervan we decided to entrust the services of Christien and Kerry at SMC Campers. We were advised on fabrics, colour schemes and fixtures and fittings which were cost effective, stylish and practical. They advised us on timescale and price and discussed at length the process and work which would be involved in the refit. Everything went according to schedule and our van was finished in the allotted time.
We were absolutely delighted with the end result. Everything was done to a very high standard and we couldn't be happier with the finished product.
We cannot thanks Christien and Kerry enough and would highly recommend SMC Campers.
Ali, Benny, Orla & Bramble xx