Volkswagen (VW) campers are smaller, self-contained autos that have a small kitchen, sleeping quarters, and entertainment centers such as DVD players, TVs and radios. Converting these already modified campers is limited only by your needs and creativity. Mould your VW camper into a full-on sports rig for backcountry adventures or remove much of the interior stuff and make it a cargo van. It’s your VW; make it to your liking.
Convert the VW camper into a cargo carrier by removing the seats and sleeping quarters. Use the ratchet and socket kit to unscrew the seat bench retaining bolts, and pull the seats out of the rig. Use the back doors to remove the seat benches and sleeping futons or mattresses. If needed, add outdoor carpeting to the floor of the VW for protection against the elements should you haul wet gear such as kayaks, surfboards or skis.
Add external sports racks to the roof or tail of the VW camper. This modifies the rig to carry bicycles, surfboards, kayaks and skis outside the rig, leaving you the interior to recuperate from the day's play and adventures.
Swap the tires for a set of ice and snow tires for winter camping use. In addition, add one or two small portable heaters. When using these heaters in the camping cabin, be sure to crack a window or two to prevent asphyxiation.
Keep an external camping shower in the rig to use when surf trips or beach trips bring in the sand. These showers mount to the lip and rain gutters on the lip of the VW camper roof. Store the shower in one of the small storage cabinets in the VW.