Kia ora! My wife (Leanne) and I are the owner-operators of Quirky Campers NZ but I am also a van converter… namely CamperDan.

Having upgraded pre-converted vans and built another two from scratch, I turned my hobby into a business back in 2021, taking on client commissions… and it was full-on! Examples of my work are shown in the pics. Back from a well-earned break, I’ve now decided to step away from doing whole van conversions but focus on smaller jobs that I can fit around running Quirky.

So if you want help with the “scary” jobs (like cutting holes into a perfectly good van to fit a window or roof vent) or getting the plumbing or electrics sorted, give me a call.  I understand what is needed to obtain certification (self-containment, gas safety, electrical etc.) and have a good network of people to sign-off work and source equipment and parts at good rates.

Seeing a bespoke bach-on-wheels come to life has become a passion (addiction?) and allows me to problem solve and be creative and crafty while using my previous tradie experience. I particularly enjoy working with timber and finding quirky ways to add personality to campervans that reflect the owners style if you want some of that too!

Cheers, Dan

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Contact Information
Dan Edwards
Waitakere Ranges, Auckland
Date Established
Conversion from
$500 to $60,000
Detailed Information
Plumbing for fresh and waste water
Fitted tanks
Water pumps
Water heaters
Fixed toilet/shower units
Soft Furnishings
Carpet Lining
Cushion covers
Auto upholstery (seats)
Conversion Basics
Poptop roof
Additional belted seats
Heating Installation
Diesel - Air blower
Gas - Air blower
Other heating types
12v Electrics
USB sockets
leisure battery
Split charge relay
Solar Panel
240v Electrics
240v Mains charger
240v sign off
Gas Installation
Gas work
LPG tank (underslung)
Gas Appliances
Designed for Hire
Gas Safety Certificate
Warrant of Electrical Fitness (WoEF)
Certified Self-Contained (CSC)
Certificate of Fitness (CoF)
Low Volume Vehicle (LVV)