Campervan Sizes and Types

Campervan Sizes and Types

First Published: October 11, 2020
Post Updated: April 9, 2021
Post Author: Arron
Campervan Conversion Sizes and Types

On this page, you’ll find every van size used when completing a campervan conversion. For every vehicle size category, we take you through everything you need to know about selecting the right van for your campervan conversion and detailing all the features you need to look out for.

What are the different types of campervan sizes available?

Here are the five main types of campervans size and body type configurations available.

Micro Campervan
Small Campervan
Medium Campervan
Large Campervan
Box-Van Campervan

Micro Campervan

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Campervan Sizes: Here are the average dimensions of a micro campervan. PIN this image.

What is a micro campervan?

A micro-campervan is classified as an M.P.V. (multi-purpose-vehicle) or a car-derived that have a load volume between 3 to 4 cubic meters and has undergone a professional or self-build/D.I.Y campervan conversion.

What Are The Most Common Micro Campervan Vehicles based on?

Here are five of the most common micro-campervan base vehicles:

What are the average internal dimensions of a micro campervan?

The average loadspace dimensions of a micro campervan are:

Length: 150 cm to 230 cm.
Width: 140 to 170 cm.
Height: 120 cm to 130 cm.
Volume: 3 m3  to 4 m3

The average external dimensions of a micro campervan are:

Length: 430 cm to 490 cm
Width: 205 cm to 215 cm
Height: 180 cm to 190 cm

Micro-Campervan Dimensions

Here is a list of dimensions of popular micro-sized campervans.

VehicleModel YearBody*Volume**Internal LengthInternal WidthInternal HeightExternal LengthExternal Width***External Height
Citroen Berlingo/PP2008 to 2019L13.3180162125438212182
Citroen Berlingo/PP2008 to 2019L23.7205162125463212184
Ford Transit Connect/Courier2013 to 2020L12.9175154126441214184
Ford Transit Connect/Courier2013 to 2020L23.6215154126482214184
Mercedes Benz Citan2012 to 2020Long3.1175146125432210182
Mercedes Benz Citan2012 to 2020Extra-Long3.8213146125470210182
Vauxhall Combo2018 to 2020L1H13.8178163123440210184
Vauxhall Combo2018 to 2020L2H14.4213163124475210184
V.W. Caddy2003 to 2020Standard3.2178155124440212182
V.W. Caddy2003 to 2020Maxi4.1225155126488212184
*Short wheelbase (SWB) = L1, long wheelbase (LWB) = L2, low roof = H1 and high roof = H2. **Internal cubic meter volume. ***Includes door-mirrors.

Can you stand up in a micro campervan?

Due to the low-height roof, an average adult male will not be able to stand up inside a micro campervan. One way to get around this is by installing a pop-top roof.

How many people can sleep inside a micro campervan?

Depending on the campervan build layout, a micro campervan should be able to sleep one adult by removing the front passenger seat.

What type of driving-license do I need to drive a micro-campervan?

In the U.K., a micro campervan can be driven on a standard car driving license without having to take any additional tests.

Advantages of a micro campervan

  • Drives like a car.
  • Excellent fuel economy.
  • Can be used as your daily driver.
  • Easy to maneuver and park.
  • Will fit in all multi-story car-parks and home garage.
  • Low-cost conversion (fewer materials required).
  • Very quick to warm the interior.
  • Reduced campsite fees.
  • Low vehicle gross weight.
  • Reduced ferry costs.
  • Great for stealth camping.

Disadvantages of a micro campervan

  • Could become a little cramped for adults who are bigger than average.
  • An average adult will not be able to stand up inside.
  • Installation of a shower unit and/or toilet is highly improbable.
  • Lower Storage Capacity. You will only be able to carry the bare essentials.

What We Think

A micro-campervan is an excellent choice for people who may require a vehicle for the occasional weekend getaway.

They are also great for people who may want to use this vehicle on a daily basis. They fit in all multi-story car parks, easy to manoeuvre, and usually come with excellent fuel economy.

Small Campervan

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Campervan Sizes: Here are the average dimensions of a small campervan. PIN this image.

Advantages

  • A little more space compared to a micro campervan.
  • Good fuel economy.
  • Easy to manoeuvre and park.
  • Will fit in most multi-storey car-park and home garages.
  • Reasonably low-cost conversion.
  • Quick to warm up.
  • Average campsite fees.
  • Low vehicle gross weight.
  • Standard ferry costs.

Disadvantages

  • May find a little cramped.
  • A 6-foot adult will not be able to stand up inside.
  • Installation of a shower unit and/or toilet is highly improbable.
  • Average Storage Capacity.

What is a small campervan?

A small campervan is classified as a van that has a load volume between 4 to 7 cubic meters that have undergone a professional or self-build/D.I.Y campervan conversion.

What Are The Most Common Small Campervan Base Vehicles?

Here are six of the most common small campervan base vehicles:

What is the average size of a small campervan?

The average loadspace dimensions of a small campervan are:

Length: 210 cm to 260 cm.
Width: 160 cm to 180 cm.
Height: 130 cm to 180 cm.
Volume: 4 m3 to 7 m3

The average external dimensions of a small campervan are:

Length: 460 cm to 500 cm.
Width: 190 cm to 230 cm.
Height: 190 cm to 240 cm.

Small Campervan Dimensions

Here is a list of dimensions of popular small-sized campervans.

*Short wheelbase (SWB) = L1, long wheelbase (LWB) = L2, low roof = H1 and high roof = H2. **Includes door-mirrors.

Can you stand up in a small-sized campervan?

An average adult male will not be able to stand up inside a small campervan. Like the micro campervan, one way to get around this is by installing a pop-top roof.

How many people can sleep inside a small-sized campervan?

Depending on the campervan build layout, a small campervan should be able to sleep two adults. However, you may find the internal space limiting.

Medium Campervan

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Campervan Sizes: Here are the average dimensions of a medium campervan. PIN this image.

Advantages of a medium campervan

  • A little more space compared to a small campervan.
  • Installation of a shower unit and/or toilet is possible.
  • Average fuel economy.
  • Reasonably low-cost conversion.
  • Average internal heater warm-up time.
  • Average campsite fees.
  • Average gross vehicle weight.
  • Standard ferry costs.

Disadvantages of a medium campervan

  • Will not fit in most multi-storey car-park and home garage.
  • Inexperienced drivers may find a medium-sized campervan a challenge to manoeuvre and park.
  • A 6-foot adult may struggle to stand up inside.
  • Better-than-average storage capacity. You will be able to carry the bare essentials plus a selection of additional items.

What is a medium campervan?

A medium campervan is classified as a van that has a load volume between 7 to 12 cubic meters that have undergone a professional or self-build/D.I.Y campervan conversion. The original base vehicle is generally used by tradespeople (electricians, emergency services, delivery people, etc).

What are the most common medium campervan base vehicles?

Here are two of the most common medium campervan base vehicles:

Ford Transit (L2 & L3)
Fiat Ducato/Dodge ProMaster (L2)
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (L1 & L2)

How big is a medium campervan?

The average loadspace dimensions of a medium campervan are:

Length: 260 cm to 350 cm.
Width: 175 cm to 190 cm.
Height: 160 cm to 215 cm
Volume: 7 m3 to 12 m3

The average external dimensions of a medium campervan are:

Length: 520 cm to 600 cm.
Width: 240 cm to 255 cm.
Height: 220 cm to 285 cm.

Medium Campervan Dimensions

Here is a list of dimensions of popular medium campervans.

VehicleModel YearBody*Volume**Internal LengthInternal WidthInternal HeightExternal LengthExternal Width***External Height
Ford Transit¹2003 to 2014L2H210304178187553247241 - 253
Ford Transit¹2003 to 2014L2H311.2304178212553247265 - 277
Ford Transit¹2003 to 2014L3H211.5349178187598247241 - 253
Fiat Ducato/Dodge ProMaster2011 to 2020L2H110312187166541 251225
Fiat Ducato/Dodge ProMaster2011 to 2020L2H211.5312187162541 251252
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L1H17.5260178165524243243
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L1H28.5260178194524243272
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L2H19.0326178165591243243
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L2H210.5326178194591243282
N.B: All sizes are in centimetres. *Short wheelbase (SWB) = L1, Medium wheelbase (MWB) = L2, Long wheelbase (LWB) = L3, low roof = H1, Medium roof = H2. High roof = H3. **Internal cubic meter volume. ***Includes door-mirrors. ¹FWD models.

Can you stand up in a medium campervan?

Depending on the model variant, an average adult male will be able to stand up inside a medium campervan. For van models that come with a low roof, one way to add additional headroom is to install a pop-top roof.

How many people can sleep inside a medium campervan?

Depending on the campervan build layout, a medium campervan should be able to sleep two adults comfortably, with the possibility of one additional child.

What type of driving licence do I need to drive a medium campervan?

In the United Kingdom, provided the maximum authorised mass (M.A.S) does not exceed 3,500 kg, a medium campervan can legally be driven on a standard car driving licence (Class B).

Large Campervan

Large Campervan RV Dimensions
Large Campervan Dimensions

Advantages

  • A considerable amount of space. More than enough to house all the vehicle occupants and their gear.
  • Reasonable fuel economy.
  • Excellent second-hand market. As a result, base vehicles are relatively low in cost.
  • You can stand up inside.

Disadvantages

  • Will not fit in multi-story car-park and most home garages.
  • You may struggle to find spaces to park that will accommodate this vehicle, especially in residential areas.
  • Inexperienced drivers may find such a large vehicle a challenge to manoeuvre and park.
  • High running costs. Both fuel and road tax is usually more compared to a smaller campervan.
  • Longer time to heat up. May require an additional heater/more powerful model.
  • Can become unstable during high winds.

What is a large campervan?

A large campervan is classified as a large-sized van that has undergone a professional or self-build/D.I.Y campervan conversion.  The original base vehicle is generally used by tradespeople (builders, delivery people, flooring installers, etc.).

What are the most common large campervan base vehicles?

Here are six of the most common large campervan base vehicles:

What is the average size of a large campervan?

The average internal loadspace dimensions of a large campervan are:

Length: 340 cm to 470 cm.
Width: 175 cm to 180 cm.
Height: 185 cm to 225 cm.
Volume: 12 m3 to 17 m3

The average external dimensions of a large campervan are:

Length: 590 cm to 740 cm.
Width: 240 cm to 255 cm.
Height: 260 cm to 310 cm.

Large Campervan Dimensions

Here is a list of dimensions of popular medium campervans.

VehicleModel YearBody*Volume**Internal LengthInternal WidthInternal HeightExternal LengthExternal Width***External Height
Ford Transit¹2003 to 2014L3H313349178212598247277
Ford Transit¹2003 to 2014L4H315.1421178212670247277
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L3H314430178194694243281
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L3H415.5430178214694243304
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L4H315.5470178194734243282
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter2008 to 2018L4H417
470178214734243305
Iveco Daily2006 to 20143300 H212.0352180190598250264
Iveco Daily2006 to 20143300 H313.2352180210598250282
Iveco Daily2006 to 20143950 H215.6454180190701250267
Iveco Daily2006 to 20143950 H317.2454180210701250286
N.B: All sizes are in centimetres. *Short wheelbase (SWB) = L1, Medium wheelbase (MWB) = L2, Long wheelbase (LWB) = L3. Low roof = H1, Medium roof = H2. High roof = H3. Super-High Roof = H4. **Internal cubic meter volume. ***Includes door-mirrors. ¹FWD models.

Can you stand up in a large campervan?

An average adult male will comfortably be able to stand up inside a large campervan.

How many people can sleep inside a large campervan?

Depending on the campervan build layout, a large campervan should be able to comfortably sleep between two to four adults (or children) with the possibility of an additional pet dog or cat.

What type of driving licence do I need to drive a large campervan?

In the United Kingdom, provided the maximum authorised mass (M.A.S) does not exceed 3,500 kg, a large campervan can legally be driven on a standard car driving licence (Class B).

Box-Van Campervan

Box-Van Campervan Dimensions
Campervan Conversion: Box-Van Campervan Dimensions

What is a box-van campervan?

A box-van campervan is classified as a box-van that has undergone a professional or self-build/D.I.Y campervan conversion.  The original base vehicle is generally used by furniture removal companies.

What are the most common box-van campervan base vehicles?

Here are five of the most common box-van campervan base vehicles:

What is the average size of a box-van campervan?

The average loadspace dimensions of a box-van campervan are:

Length: 340 cm to 440 cm.
Width: 180 cm to 230 cm.
Height: 170 cm to 240 cm.
Volume: 11 m3 to 20 m3

The average external dimensions of a box-van campervan are:

Length: 610 cm to 780 cm.
Width: 210 cm to 250 cm.
Height: 300 cm to 350 cm.

Can you stand up in a box-van campervan?

An average adult male will comfortably be able to stand up inside a box-van campervan.

How many people can sleep inside a box-van campervan?

Depending on the campervan build layout, a box-van campervan should be able to comfortably sleep between two to four adults (or children) with the possibility of an additional pet dog or cat.

What type of driving licence do I need to drive a box-van campervan?

In the United Kingdom, provided that the maximum authorised mass (M.A.S) does not exceed 3,500 kg, a box-van campervan can legally be driven on a standard car driving licence (Class B).

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