VW Caddy Camper Conversion

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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life camper review

Lukas Cech – Nimblecamper.com

Boot size (length 225cm & height 113cm)
Storage – awesome
Comfort (interior)
Comfort (driving)
Off-road driving
Consumption
EURO NCAP safety rating (2015)
ADAC Rating 2.3/5 (lower = better)

Summary

The VW Caddy Maxi Life is the second biggest MPV out there (as of 2021) but probably the best small camper van available. If boot size is your primary criteria – you can’t go wrong with a Caddy. The car drives good too. Where it lacks a bit is comfort – it takes after its van origins and offers a more basic interior. But it makes up for it in storage – it really has a lot of compartments all over the place. It’s not the best car to take off the road completely – but you can take it down a good enough mud road without any big problems. A very good car camping / microcamping conversion candidate, unless you are planning to drive through forests and very much offroad – or you prefer a higher class interior comfort.
VW Caddy Maxi Life is one of the top cars in our 30+ cars for car camping table.

3.6

TLDR – Conclusion

If I was to buy a car for camping, it would definitely be a VW Caddy Maxi Life. It’s good enough in terms of comfort but it wins big time in terms of boot space it offers. And most camping boxes you can find are made to fit the Caddy.

Autotrader.co.uk offers a wide selection of used cars – new or older at a range of prices that will fit any buyer. Prices start at around £4,000.

VW CADDY BOOT DIMENSIONS

VW CADDY INTERIOR GALLERY

VW CADDY CAMPING CONVERSIONS GALLERY

(not only ) VW CADDY CAMPING GEAR

We try to make sure / verify it’s all compatible and fits well.

The best budget car tent you can find:
ARPENAZ BASE M tent
See how it fit's my Sharan 2013 in this full review + video

Confirmed to fit: Sharan, Touran, Berlingo, Caddy, Partner, Kangoo, Combo
At around 99 GBP or 93 EUR, it's a bargain that does the job of a 300+ GBP tent

arpenaz base m car tent BUY NOW
at Decathlon UK
Or see my full review here
Small, foldable and sits 4 with plenty of space for food preparation
foldable camping table and chairs BUY NOW
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VW CADDY USEFUL LINKS

27.5″ E-ST 100 ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

4.3/5 stars

ebike £999.99 – BUY NOW
at Decathlon UK
PORTABLE CHEMICAL TOILETS FOR CAMPING – 20L

4.2/5 stars
– Clean water tank up to 50 uses – tank capacity: 16 litres – a seat with antibacterial coating, a lid and a tank that prevents odours and mould

portable toilet £89.99 – BUY NOW
at Decathlon UK
27.5″ MOUNTAIN BIKE ST 540

4.3/5 stars

mountain bike £479.99 – BUY NOW
at Decathlon UK
SUP? Paddle for the entire family (max load 320kg)

Inflatable paddle board for any weight: less than 60 kg: ultra-stable board – 60 to 80 kg : very stable board – over 80 kg: ideal board for easily starting out

stand up paddle sup BUY NOW
at Decathlon UK

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