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About Us

Villa Vans is a professional coach builder, providing conversions of new, and previously-owned, cargo vans into "adventure" recreational vehicles.
The DIY van conversion experience is a very time consuming exercise and needs a large array of skills. Villa Vans aims to replace that challenge with an affordable and professional alternative. Check out our gallery.

Ready for a modern adventure van?
  • Contemporary colour palette
  • Optimised adventure layout
  • Comfortable and flexible accommodation
  • Professional finishes
  • Powerful Solar Array
  • Comprehensive Warranty
If you don't want to spend months converting your own van, and want to avoid costly mistakes, and you want a professionally finished and upfitted adventure van without the hassle then Get started today
Van Conversion to Adventure / Camper Van


Build Specs

Villa Vans offers a single optimised layout, flexible enough for both the casual camper, and for the full time van dweller. We provide a choice of finishing options to suit a range of tastes. The galley units differ in width by approximately 14" depending on the van length (159" and 159" Extended).

Finishing Options
We offer a selection of finishing colours to choose from. Pick from our palettes for the ceiling, wall, flooring, countertop and cabinetry.
The cabinetry colours are from a contemporary pallete, from Wilsonart's® Soft Silk range.
The countertops are from Wilsonart's® Thinscape® range of performance tops, which feature elegant designs in an on-trend European-inspired "thin" profile.
The flooring is of a commercial grade, from XL Flooring's ™ range.
Discover the available selections when you select
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The build comprises of the supply and installation of the following items:



Cabinetry
  • One galley unit with sink unit, complete with a 16" x 14" (on the 159" Extended model) steel under mounted bar sink and cold water faucet, water supplied via a 12V pump connect to a 5 gallon fresh water jug, with the waste draining to a separate 5 gallon grey water jug. Supplied with cupboard door, folding work surface for inside and a folding work surface for outside.
  • One galley unit with two drawers, counter top and space for a standard 110V bar fridge, (or 12V chest fridge), below.
  • Two bench seats with hinge lids and storage compartments beneath.
  • Seven overhead cupboards.
  • Bed frame accommodates an RV Queen sized mattress.
  • Two full length side shelves on either side of the bed frame with 12V outlets.
  • Marine slam latches and gas struts used throughout to prevent door and drawer opening during transit.


Finishes
  • Commercial Grade vinyl plank flooring, with customer selectable colour.
  • Vinyl covered plywood ceiling, with customer selectable colour.
  • Vinyl covered plywood walls, with customer selectable colour.
  • Wilsonart® Thinscape® countertop, with customer selectable colour.
  • Laminated plywood cabinetry, with customer selectable colour.


General
  • Insulated walls and roof using fibreglass batts, or equivalent.
  • Insulated floor and a plywood subfloor.
  • Vinyl covered plywood cladding for ceiling and walls.


Electrical
  • 380W Solar Panel.
  • MPPT solar battery charger.
  • AC inverter and battery charger.
  • Battery monitor display in living area.
  • One Lithium LiFePO4 12V 100AH battery.
  • Shore Power socket mounted on outside of vehicle.
  • Rear Roof Top Fan (Maxxair) with remote control.
  • LED Ceiling Lights.
  • Rear under bed storage area light.
  • 110 Volt AC above counter socket.
  • 12V powered USB sockets.
  • Under counter 110V and 12V sockets for fridge.

Villa Van Conversion

Flooring

"Bristol Beach"


Upper Cabinet

"Linen D427 60 Matt"


Countertop

"Calcutta Blanc TS501"


Lower Cabinet

"Fossil Shale D504 60 Matt"


Walls

"Lancaster Steel"


Ceiling

"Adobe White"


FAQs


Production times
Production times are fluid. Please feel free to call the office to inquire about current lead times and to book your build today. If a client is having their own van outfitted, then it is necessary to bring the van into the office 2 weeks before production is scheduled.

Which vans do you convert?
Currently we specialise exclusively in the Ram ProMaster 159", and 159" Extended, High Roof models, due to their combination of size, affordability, availability and reliability.

Client Supplied Van
Typically our clients will bring their own van to Villa Vans for the build process.
The advantage for the client in supplying their own van is that they will not need to deal with getting the vehicle inspected or certified in their home state, or province, when they register it.

If a client is having their own van outfitted by us, then it is necessary to bring the van to the office 2 weeks before production is scheduled.
If you are supplying your own van, please ensure that it is stripped of any previous upfitted items, such as internal wall panels, shelving etc, and is clean and bare, ready to begin work. If additional preparation work is required, it will be at additional cost, and invoiced separately.
The vehicle must be in a roadworthy condition and the internal cargo area must be free of damage.

How long does the conversion take?
Approximately 4 weeks once it gets to the front of the production queue.
We will keep you updated about your place in the queue and the projected completion date.

What is the cost of the conversion?
Van conversion† is $35,000 + GST CAD (Approx $26,000 USD) for the 159" and $38,000 + GST CAD (Approx $28,000 USD) for the 159" Extended.
†Van not included

If additional preparation work is required, due to the condition of the van, it will be at additional cost, and invoiced separately.

Customs duties, fees, or taxes may be due when bringing the vehicle across the border or state lines. The customer is liable for any duties, fees or taxes, or other compliance with local regulations when registering the vehicle (elsewhere, other than Alberta, Canada).

What is the size of the bed frame for the mattress?
Standard RV queen size, i.e. 64" wide x 74 1/2" long.
The mattress is not included, as finding the right firmness of mattress is very much a customer preference.

How is the van electrically powered?
Either by shore power (i.e. 110V), or battery.
To recharge the battery, we have two sources: solar and shore (plug-in). The electrical system is smart and automatically switches between the inputs to provide optimal charging and battery longevity.

What is the warranty?
Villa Vans warrants the Product to be free of all defects in material and workmanship for 1 year.
See the full Warranty sheet for more details.

Are appliances included?
We don't include the fridge or induction top, instead we leave these choices to customer preferences.
Some people prefer a 12V chest style fridge and some a 110V bar style fridge, some prefer no fridge at all. We allow the space and wiring for either 12V or 110V.
Some customers prefer a single induction ring and others a double ring. We leave it to the customer to decide which countertop appliance they will pick up later.

How do I order?
- Order in person, by e-mail or by phone. Our office is open Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm.
- Payment by wire, bank draft, credit card (a 3% administration fee will be added), or certified cheque only. USD currency accepted.
- A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a position in the production queue.

News

16 Apr 2020: COVID-19 Update: During the coronavirus outbreak, we have modified our way of doing business to minimize transmission to employees and customers. We are still open for business and staying on track with our current build schedule. We are closed to walk-ins, shop tours and consultations. If you have any questions, please give us a call or send us an email.

Street Address


244 River Avenue, Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 2C1. Canada


Mailing Address


P.O Box 1396, Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 1B4. Canada

Phone


+1.403.819.9123
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