If you are planning on converting a van into a leisure vehicle that you can use to travel around in, then one thing you’ll most definitely need is light. Without windows your van will not only be dark and stuffy but you won’t be able to register it with DVLA as a motor caravan unless it meets certain criteria, including having two or more windows on at least one side of the van. So, if you are embarking on your conversion journey, here is some advice on the best windows for campervan conversions.
When choosing campervan conversion windows, you basically have three options: bonded glass windows, framed acrylic windows and conventional caravan style windows which close onto a window rubber seal.
Bonded windows are made from glass and are bonded to the vehicle using glue. Whilst they look flush from the outside, they can be very tricky to install and because they are single glazed they can create a lot of condensation.
Acrylic framed windows such as the Plastoform Acrylight feature a lightweight frame and are double glazed, which help to increase security, improve insulation and reduce condensation. In our opinion, these are the best windows for campervan conversions as they also feature integrated fly screens and blinds, helping to complete your interiors and ensuring you don’t need to fit anything extra to your windows.
Plastoform Acrylight Framed Window
The best acrylic campervan conversion window on the market currently is, we believe, the Plastoform Acrylight Framed Window. Thanks to it’s flat outer frame and completely flat outer pane, it is ideal for flat sided camper van conversions and can just as easily be used on horse box conversions too.
This window will suit wall thicknesses of 24mm - 40mm and we currently offer this window in 4 different cut out sizes:
- 900mm x 600mm
- 750mm x 600mm
- 700mm x 500mm
- 800mm x 450mm
The size that you will need to purchase will depend upon a) the size and shape of your van and b) where you want to position your windows. For example, you can choose from the drivers side or passengers side, the front, mid or rear panels and and the rear doors. You’ll also need to think about whether your van has a sliding door at the side and a barn or tailgate door at the back as this could influence the amount of space you have to position a window.
If you wonder what your windows might look like from the inside, rest assured that with our Plastoform Acrylight Framed Windows, there’s a hidden hinge for a modern look and an integrated fly screen and pleated blind for your comfort and security.