We have been extremely happy with both the quality and finish of the conversion to our van. We felt that we received a lot of professional, friendly advice about the conversion (especially with the fitting of three extra seats for our children) and were kept fully up to date with the progress throughout the build with photos and emails. Thanks again.
Ruth and Justin
Just a wee note to say how delighted we are with our conversion. We have just had our first weekend away and everything went perfect. The quality of the build is exceptional and we have already had a lot of people asking where we had it carried out. The time you took to talk me through everything when I picked it up added to a stress free weekend. Also the covering letter and photo's you prepared for me to convert the van to a motor caravan with the DVLA made it so simple. When we arrived home my new V5 was through the door with the new classification. All round first class service. Please feel free to pass our details on to any one in our area who may want to have a look.
Bob and Denise Riley
We bought our VW T5 Xplor.er in February 2012 after seeing it advertised on the SMC website. It is a van that Christien had in stock that he had converted into a campervan. The quality and workmanship that has gone into the conversion is excellent. We have had a few trips away in it this year and cannot find any fault with it. We have had some extras fitted before and after buying the van which he was happy to do. He always has the answer to any questions that we have and is keen to help.
Payment was a concern for us both and we finally agreed on a bankers draft. Now that I know Christien a little better, I would have no problem in paying him with a bank transfer. Both my wife and I are glad we found SMC Campers after months of searching for the right van. We definately made the right decision and will always recommend SMC Campers.
Thanks again Christien
Keith, Karen and Oliver Clay
We have had our first 2 week holiday in the van and would just like to say it"s like a Tardis when it comes to packing, I could not believe that I could get so much in it. In fact I took way too much stuff. The seats were amazing and the bed really comfortable. The surfboard 'hanger' was brilliant. Denis and I are so pleased with the quality and workmanship of the conversion.
Denis & Christine
Apologize for the delay in writing to you - Toby is fourteen months old now and is keeping both of us very busy indeed. However, you'll be glad to hear that we've not been too busy to get out on the road and really enjoy our amazing campervan (that we have named Dixie).
So far we have had a two week holiday in her and some impromptu weekends away. In the two week holiday we clocked up over 1100 miles as we drove round England taking in the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the Forest of Dean, Bristol and Exmoor. Throughout all our trips we've experienced glorious sunshine, blowing gales and rain storms of biblical proportions, and our Dixie took it all in her stride and took very good care of us every step of the way. The diesel heater came in very useful when we were all soaked to the bone, and even the dog was dried off in no time. We took Dixie to Cheddar Gorge in October, and even when frost and ice were forming on the outside, we were toastie warm on the inside. The air-con was vital when the sun did come out, the bed is incredibly comfortable, and the generous storage space meant we had plenty of room for all the things a young family needs. And we really like the little swivel table behind the passenger seat.
The luxury and comfort that Dixie gives us has made our weekends away in her feel like proper holidays, and has taken our camping trips to a whole new level. Dixie attracts attention everywhere we go, and we receive complements on her at every campsite we visit. I can honestly say there is not one thing that we would change about our stunning campervan. From the moment you step into the van you can feel the quality of the conversion and the amount of skill and attention to detail that has gone into her design and construction.
We are still trying to sell our estate car, but we have been using the Explor.er as our main family car for a few months now. She is as capable and comfortable when doing the weekly shop as she is when enjoying a cider and cooking dinner by a Cornish beach. She is not just a car or a campervan, she is a part of our family and we love her.
Thank you Christien for all your hard work and support.
Matt and Becky
Just a quick note to say thank you for our wonderful camper van (we have named the van Taffy, and are very proud owners).
After seeing the high quality van conversions that Christien produced for others, we finally took the plunge after 6 years of pondering. Although it was a big decision, we quickly knew we had made the right one. Christien sourced us an immaculate base van for our budget, and then as we wanted to make the van personal to us Christien was very patient in allowing us to tailor the van to our exact needs. A very professional service was offered from start to finish and we are extremely grateful for all the time and effort that has gone into making the perfect camper van for us.
Taffy is absolutely perfect, better than we could have wished, and working well as our only vehicle. We have spent some lovely weekends in Northumberland and are enjoying the freedom and stress free van life. There is also nothing quite like getting into a warm van after a surf or bike ride and putting the kettle on! Taffy gets admired wherever we go and we would highly recommend SMC campers to others.
Thank You again, we are looking forward to many more years of the luxury adventuring we can now do.
Sarah and James