Spotlight on… CCCampers
CCCampers offers something a little different with a wide choice of layouts in its Nissan and Renault-based campers. We caught up with CEO, Christian Kent, for the full lowdown…
When did CCCampers start out?
We started out officially in 2010, but were a sole trading company from 2007. When the accountant asked if we were starting the business for money or fame, we replied, “We're doing it to get people away on holiday.” That is still our focus today, 11 years down the line.
What sets you apart from the crowd?
All our campervans are built to meet VOSA and British approval standards (habitation requirements relating to health and safety, including ventilation, LPG installation, payload, etc), so, when you purchase a CCCamper, you know you’re in the safest of hands.
We manufacture our own roofs, seating, beds and more. This means that we’re in control of the quality of the end product. When we send a motorhome out, we know it’s been made with love, care and attention! We also provide a two-year warranty on the conversion and, as long as you keep up with your servicing schedule, you a get a lifetime of free labour and only pay for parts that you have any issues with.
Of course, all our campervan conversions are modern, affordable, comfortable and ergonomic. There are several conversions to choose from and we use clever designs that focus on what really works when in use.
Since day one, we’ve listened to customers and constantly improved upon our designs based on that feedback. We believe in building campers to stand the test of time, rather than filling them with gimmicks and flashing lights. All our ’vans are manufactured on site by our ‘techna-gicians’ and we source as many British-made components as we can.
How would you sum up the company’s ethos and values?
When I first started out, it was a lifestyle choice, but customers kept coming and coming until I eventually realised that I was not able to continue on my own. Now I have a wonderful team around me, which also elevates CCCampers as a business and enables our customers to have a personal contact. We are a family-run business and we think of CCCampers as a family in its own right.
Most of our business is through word of mouth and a lot of our sales are repeat business.
We understand that, when you buy your first campervan, you can only ever buy your first one once so, if we can get that right, we can always help you for the rest of your campervanning life.
What do you think makes a great campervan conversion?
Truthfully, there is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ campervan conversion, but we believe that once you have picked one of our layouts, we can build upon that to make it bespoke and ‘perfect’ for you. Much of it comes down to how you are going to use your campervan and, therefore, what you need it to do.
What kinds of bespoke options do you offer?
‘Bespoke’ is an important word in this industry because you effectively want a home away from home. We like to think that, within reason, anything is possible. To give a few examples, we have built hammock beds for children, light-up awnings, bespoke extra tables and shelves, etc.
What’s your best seller?
The Clee conversion on the Nissan NV200 is very popular and especially in the electric option these days. I think everyone is becoming more environmentally conscious now, and looking to move away from fuel to electric.
Have you got any exciting new developments in the pipeline?
We are currently working on developing the conversions we offer on the Renault Master. These are being further refined as we get a feel for what works well, so watch this space!
What advice would you give to someone thinking about buying a campervan?
We always say, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”. By this we mean that we want you to take your time and make sure you’re 100% happy, so look around and ask lots of questions. Make sure that it is right for you before you commit to buying any campervan.
What’s the most unusual question you’ve ever been asked by a customer?
Could we build a ’van with a dialysis machine fitted. Yes, we did! It completely changed the gentleman’s life as he could only ever go away for one night a week and now he goes away for weeks at a time and tours all around Europe.
What’s the best campervan trip you’ve personally undertaken?
My favourite campervan trips are always to Europe’s winter festivals. I absolutely love exploring the German markets!
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The CCCampers range…
What CCCampers has done over the years is create a model line-up on a range of vehicles, starting with the Nissan NV200, which is the baby of the range – ideal if you want an everyday car-come-getaway-campervan!
Next in the line-up is the Renault Trafic, which is a medium-size van. This is available in three different styles and floorplans, so you can choose the one that works best for you. Finally, there’s the Renault Master option, which is the largest in the model line-up, so it’s a proper home on wheels.
Price from: £24,995
Based on the Nissan NV200 (electric version available), the Clee offers a swivelling passenger seat to allow extra room inside for sitting around the table, creating a comfortable lounge and dining area. In the side kitchen, there’s a two-burner hob and a sink. At night, the two-seater bench converts to a double bed and a manually operated Stargaze pop-top roof creates plenty of headroom.
The Mamble, Witley or Shelsley
Price from: £39,999
This is the Renault Trafic medium-size campervan offering that’s available in three different layouts. The Mamble (shown here) features a rear kitchen and a side settee that converts to a double bed. The Witley also features a rear kitchen but with the addition of a toilet cubicle opposite, and has a pair of travel seats that convert to single beds at night. The Shelsley features a side kitchen layout with a two-seater bench that converts to a double bed.
Price from: £53,999
The Arley is the largest of the campervan choices, being based on the Renault Master, and is the ideal choice if you need room for pets, for example, or just enjoy the luxurious feel of more space.
It features a clever pull-out bed, which is positioned centrally and runs across the width of the campervan, During the day, this area makes for a spacious and comfortable lounge and dining area.
Behind this, you’ll find a couple of wardrobes. At the back of the campervan, there’s a full washroom featuring a toilet and a shower. Opposite is the kitchen, with a fridge, two-burner hob and sink.
CCCampers Ltd, Clows Top Garage, Tenbury Road, Clows Top, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY14 9HG
Tel: 03334 563345
Email: [email protected]