The best micro camper van for you in the UK will be dependent on how many people you plan to take with you on your trips. All of the camper vans are conversions so choosing the amenities you want is essential to exploring the road the way you desire the most. One of the biggest advantages of owning a micro camper van is because of the small displacement engine, the premiums will be lower compared to a static camper van insurance.
What is the difference between a camper van and a micro camper van?
The micro camper van uses a smaller and more economical size van for the conversion. Because the size is smaller, less can be incorporated into the van’s interior. What a micro camper does not have includes;
- Permanent bed
The micro camper will also have a lower ceiling. This can be overcome by having a pop-top roof installed. With this amenity there are 2 options. The space can be used for additional height of the ceiling or a bed board can be installed so the upper level can accommodate a place for 2 people to sleep.
What are the most common features of a micro camper van?
- Small refrigerator
- One or two gas burner stove
- Kitchen sink
- Water tank
- Bench seat convertible to bed
- Cabinet storage
- Under bed storage
- Mains hookups
- Fold away table
What is the preferred optional feature?
Since the reason for using a micro camper van is mainly to enjoy the great outdoors, the best additional feature is an awning that is attached to the side or back of the van so a covered area next to the van can be created.
Why choose a micro camper van over a full size one?
The only purpose of any full size camper van is to escapee the city on holiday. For that reason a full size camper van will sparingly be used, but will still have to be fully insured and taxes paid on it along with storing the vehicle when not in use. They also have larger engine displacement so they will consume more fuel.
The micro camper van is more economical to operate with lower costs for fuel, taxes and insurance. Because of their smaller size, they can be used as the commuter vehicle for work transport. Also because of their smaller size they can fit in most garages which will also help to reduce the insurance premiums because they are in a locked enclosure.
Again because of their compact size, the micro camper van is easier to park and maneuver in an urban setting and in the great outdoors.
Just like their larger cousins, the micro camper vans can have a diesel or petrol engine under the bonnet so the owner can choose the type they prefer.
The best micro camper van for you is a personal choice. Once you have decided on one, you can ask one of our professional insurance brokers to help you get the van insurance coverage you need at a price you can afford.