How much should I pay for a Peugeot Partner van for a camper conversion?

I'm going to be buying a small van with the intention of converting it into a small camper. How much should I put aside for a reliable Peugeot Partner van?

Asked on 7 September 2021 by Alex

Answered by Dan Powell
I would always recommend buying the newest van you can afford. Avoid low-mileage diesels that have covered lots of short journeys - these trips will not have done the engine or the DPF (diesel particulate filter) any favours.

If you are planning to keep the van for the long-term then I'd suggest spending a minimum of £7000. This should get you a van that's four or five years old.

Check the springs by looking underneath or listening for knocks on any drive, they’re prone to breaking - and not just because many people tend to overload their vans. Heavy wear and tear points to abuse and overloading, with so many for sale you shouldn’t have to compromise on buying a used example, it’ll be cheaper in the long run to spend a little extra and buy a good one.
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