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DIY van conversion; how to convert your van into a campervan

DIY van conversions are fast becoming the new trend. Escaping for the weekend with minimal effort, just grab your keys and go. However, purchasing your dream campervan can be somewhat costly, so people have started turning to DIY van conversions to help them convert old vans into campervans.

In order to convert these vans successfully, certain elements and features need to be considered:

  • Corrosion-free products
  • Weight
  • Cost
  • Cleanliness
  • Availabilty.
  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Space constraints

How can igus® help your DIY van conversion?

igus® has been producing high tech polymer products  suitable for use in mechanical engineering for over 50 years, and a key benefit of these parts is that they are designed especially to be used in moving components, sliding,  pivoting, driving, rotating, all with a consistent, lubrication- free, dry running, smooth operation.

drylin rails for your  DIY van conversion

drylin® W rails

As the most robust and diverse drylin® rail, this is ideal for sliding mechanisms within a campervan.  The size of the rail required is dependent on the load, however, with a large range of sizes there should be an off- the- shelf option available. These can be used for sliding tables or sliding beds. Without the need for lubrication, these clean rails are low maintenance and silent.

drylin® N low profile guides

The drylin® N guide rails are perfect for these small spaces on campervans. As with the drylin® W rails, they need no lubrication, are silent when operational, are easy to maintain, with many carriage options available to suit the The drylin® N guide rails are perfect for these small spaces on campervans. As with the drylin® W rails, they need no lubrication, are silent when operational, are easy to maintain and have many carriage options available to suit the application. These rails are again, used in small siding tables, drawer applications, partitions and in sliding mechanisms on windows.

PRT slewing rings

The PRT slewing ring is perfect for diy van conversions. These range from small 70mm diameter to large ones at nearly 450mm diameter. These slewing rings allow items to fully rotate smoothly and are completely maintenance- free. Again, ideal when you have restrictions on space such as a campervan. Tabletops can be rotated within the campervan to allow them to be hidden if required, or to be moved to make more space. Seating areas can also be transformed with one simple rotary movement. These slewing rings are low cost, durable, easy to install and replace!

DIY van conversion

Let us support you in your DIY van conversions

With igus®, you not only receive products that are designed to offer long life at a low cost and with no maintenance, you also receive expertise, support and experience. We can offer custom options, off- the- shelf solutions and CAD files to help with the design stage. So, if you are thinking about converting a van into a campervan or retrofitting parts for new parts, contact us today and we can help.

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