What does LWB mean?

If you have never owned or driven any form of van before (leisure or commercial) then you probably aren’t used to the term “long-wheel base” and therefore find the term Long-Wheel based Campervan a bit confusing. A long-wheel base Campervan or a long-wheel base Campervan conversion is essentially a longer van, meaning more living space.

The term ‘wheelbase’ refers to the distance between the centre point of the front and rear wheels (or axles) not the distance from the front to the back of the van. A long-wheelbase Campervan is one that has a longer distance between these two points than the short-wheelbase version.

The two terms are often abbreviated to LWB for long-wheelbase Campervan and SWB for short-wheelbase Campervan.

Long-wheel base Campervan conversions are when our team have taken a LWB VW Transporter van and converted it into a Campervan by adding all the home comforts that we are all used to. When traveling with a family, a long wheelbase Campervan often offers more storage & living space, which when adventuring with little ones is essential.

The longer distance between the two axels also offers for a more “comfortable ride”. This smoother ride is due to greater time between front and rear wheels hitting bumps and will probably be preferred by traveling children. When travelling long distances, a more comfortable ride would be a great plus.

So, if you fancy a long wheel-based Camper or a long wheel Camper conversion for your next adventure, pop into a dealership and have a browse.

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