Do you like traveling in Europe and dream of doing so with a travel companion that takes you everywhere and in which you can also spend the night? We've got something for you! Make your dream come true by converting a Fiat Ducato camper yourself and setting off directly to your favorite destinations! And the best thing is: despite its small size compared to other motorhomes, you don't have to do without convenient features such as a camping toilet on the road. In this article, you can find out what makes the Fiat Ducato, of all mini motorhomes, so camping-friendly, how you can convert your own van into a camper and easily integrate a compact toiletin this article..
What makes the Fiat Ducato Camper so suitable for camping?
The Fiat Ducato is an excellent basic vehicle for motorhomes and is 100 percent convincing with its camping characteristics for longer trips or van life. With its generous amount of spaceit offers you a wide range of equipment options that can be easily adapted to your individual needs..
For example, if you don't want to go to the toilet at night on pitches or don't want to have to rely on dirty toilets at rest areas, you can install a Ducato fitted perfectly into the motorhome Camping toilet stow away. Simply place it under the bed or in the trunk and it's always ready to hand! (Also particularly practical in emergency situations with young children).
A special feature of the Fiat Ducato camper van is its pop-top roof (depending on the version or extension), which offers additional sleeping space and headroom. Those who opt for a model with a diesel engine not only benefit from considerable power - the van also scores with efficient fuel consumption. This combination makes it the ideal companion for camping adventures, as it combines flexibility with cost-efficient travel.
Can you go off-road with the Fiat Ducato Camper?
Off-road driving is your great passion and means absolute freedom to you? Then you should opt for a Fiat Ducato Camper with all-wheel drive. The Fiat Ducato Camper 4x4 offers you the opportunity to drive off the beaten track and tackle adventurous off-road routes. With its robust construction and increased traction, the 4x4 Camper is ideally equipped for demanding off-road conditions. Whether on stony tracks or muddy paths, your van won't let you down and will provide you with unforgettable adventures in the great outdoors.
By the way: If you're camping in the great outdoors, you should always take your garbage and other waste back with you. With the BOXIO-Toilet, you are always nature-friendly on the go, as you can of course pack it up again after use and empty it in a suitable place.
What are the 4 main advantages of the Fiat Ducato?
The Fiat Ducato offers you a number of advantages over other campers:
- Spaciousness and flexibility: The Fiat Ducato campervan's greatest asset is its spacious interior, which offers plenty of room for all travelers and their equipment. Its rectangular shape and the possibility of choosing different layouts also allow you to make extremely flexible use of the space.
- Proven base: The Ducato is a popular base for campervan conversions, so there is a wide range of conversion options, instructions and accessories specifically for it. The van's popularity also means that you can get spare parts more easily.
- Ride comfort and handling: Compared to some other panel vans in its class, the Ducato Camper offers a pleasant ride and good road holding. It is usually equipped with modern driver assistance systems and amenities such as air conditioning, navigation and comfortable seats.
- Fuel consumption: The Fiat Ducato is known for its comparatively low fuel consumption. This is particularly advantageous on longer journeys or when using the camper frequently.
Attention: The specific advantages of a Fiat Ducato camper depend above all on the expansion or configuration decisions you make.
What belongs in every Fiat Ducato camper?
When it comes to a Fiat Ducato camper, there are some essential features that should be included in every van.
These include, for example:
- a model that suits your individual preferences
- an automatic transmission for more driving comfort
- Cruise control for relaxed driving
- A parking heater and air conditioning for the ideal climate in the motorhome
When choosing a model or extension, you should consider your personal needs in order to find exactly the right mix of space, storage space and equipment.
Tip: You already have a Ducato camper and your first trip is coming up? Then be sure to read our article "Camping essentials - these things belong on the camping checklist"!
How can you convert the Fiat Ducato into a campervan?
Do you own a Fiat Ducato panel van that is not yet suitable for camping? How do you turn your Ducato base into a fully equipped motorhome? Whether you take the conversion into your own hands or turn to a professional, the equipment listed below is essentialfor every camper.
Note: So if you want to know how to carry out a Fiat Ducato conversion and optimize the interior of your Ducato camper, then be sure to read on.
Planning and design
Define your needs and the intended use of the camper van. Think about how many people will be traveling with you, what equipment you need (sleeping places, kitchen, toilet, storage space, etc.) and how you want to design the interior.
Design the interior according to your plans. Typical elements include a sleeping area with a bed, a seating area, a kitchenette with a sink and stove and, of course, plenty of storage space.
Tip: If you are looking for a particularly practical camping sink should take a look at the BOXIO-Wash. The mobile sink is a real treasure for all outdoor fans. It impresses with its independence from a water connection and is therefore ideal for on the go. You can really take this flexible camping sink with you wherever you go and use it wherever you need it.
Electricity and gas
Install a power supply system with a battery, solar panels or shore power connection to operate lighting and electrical appliances. If you use a gas stove or fridge, plan the gas installation carefully too.
Install a water system with a fresh and waste water tank, tap and pump. If you are installing a shower or toilet, a waste water system is extremely important.
Tip: Do you want to save yourself the stress of a permanent installation? For good hygiene in the Ducato conversion, you can also simply use a separating toilet such as the BOXIO-Toilet. This mobile toilet offers you a compact and hygienic solution without a separate sanitary room.
Insulation and interior fittings
Pay attention to good insulation so that you can use the vehicle at any time of year without any problems. Choose suitable materials for wall cladding, flooring and furniture.
Ventilation and windows
Also ensure that the motorhome is sufficiently ventilated. Plan to install windows or a skylight to let in fresh air and regulate the humidity.
Consider whether you would like to have additional elements such as an awning, a bike rack or other amenities on board to increase your comfort.
Certification and safety
Make sure that your converted campervan complies with all safety regulations. Find out about the legal requirements and have the van registered as a campervan if necessary.
Give your campervan a personal touch with individual design and decoration and turn it into a cozy home on four wheels.
What makes the Fiat Ducato the perfect solution for your BOXIO adventure?
The Fiat Ducato is slightly larger than other campers such as the VW T5 California or the Mercedes Marco Polo Camper. This means you have more space for your favorite equipment. Perhaps you would like to install a larger camping shower and do without a fixed toilet? Then simply place the BOXIO-Toilet in the shower cubicle and quickly remove it when you want to take a shower. Emptying the camping toilet is then also easier. Convinced? Then you're ready for your BOXIO adventure!
Fiat Ducato Camper: Conclusion
Camper & Fiat Ducato? We think this combination is a real dream team. A Ducato-based van is particularly suitable for the thrifty among camping enthusiasts. But although the Ducato is one of the cheaper panel vans, it has it all and surpasses many other models with its practical design and clever functionsthat make campers' hearts beat faster. In the spirit of budget optimization, you should consider a practical BOXIO toiletin Eurobox format. Because then the Ducato is a faithful companion on every vacation and it's simply fun to be on the road with it!
Tip: Would you like to find out even more interesting facts about vanlife, camping & Co. Then visit our blog and find, for example exciting statistics and trends on the camping behavior of Germans!
Fiat Ducato Camper: FAQ
Which Fiat Ducato is the best?
There are different models and configurations of the Fiat Ducato for different needs and preferences. Which Fiat Ducato is right for you depends on your individual requirements and preferences.
Is a Fiat Ducato a motorhome?
A Fiat Ducato can be used as a motorhome, as it is often used as a base vehicle for motorhomes and is suitable for this due to its space and equipment.
Why is the Fiat Ducato so popular as a campervan?
Campervans based on the Fiat Ducato offer plenty of space, comfort and a wide range of equipment options for individual needs and preferences. That's why they are so popular with campers:inside.
How much does a used Fiat Ducato camper cost?
The price of a used Fiat Ducato camper van can vary depending on its age, mileage, equipment and condition. It is advisable to look for offers on the used car market to get an idea of the price.