The status of home built’s is changing all the time, Revenue brought in much needed controls.Some of the rubbish we get asked to approve are unbelievable. We have our own name for those Scamvans. An immediate give away is lack of curtains.
The Club will insure standard roof vans,some times called tin tops, that have been properly converted and certified by one of our appointed SQI engineers. The basic rules are you must be able to live in and from the interior, cook eat and sleep inside the vehicle. You can’t open up the back door and cook outside, these are day cruiser vans. Sometimes call Dayvans. There must be full bodily access between the cab area and the habitation section, that means if you can jump over the seats to get out it’s not a problem. You don’t have to have a car,our insurance scheme allows a member to use the camper as their prime vehicle ,unrestricted use, and you do get a full no claim bonus.
There are a number of good converters in Ireland that we are happy to approve, Happy Campers in Wexford, Cosy Classics in Dublin . Martin Reilly Monsterevin. If you are seeking a convertor please ask us for advice. The vehicle must be fit for purpose (safe), we have a simple flyer with our guidelines as to the requirement to turn “a sows ear into a silk purse” “Whats a Motorcaravan”is available free to anybody . We also supply a number of good booklets How to buy a campervan ,”now that you have bought it what Next” The Tavern Trail. And we we have a booklet “So you want to build a motorcaravan”,It’s only available to members, the cost including printing and postage is €25. We are always happy to quote for home conversions if the conversion has been approved by our engineer.