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Your Camper conversion specialists: Meet Richard & Sonya Tomlin

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Hi, we're Richard & Sonya, campervan enthusiasts turned conversion specialists.

We've been campervanning together for rather a long time, and we're sure you'll not meet a more passionate campervanning family than the two of us - plus our two little lads who are experienced 'van lifers' already!

Richard's the main man about the workshop, and having been building campervans for over 20 years, he can offer a wealth of expertise and knowledge that only that kind of experience can bring.

There's not much he doesn't know about how to create the ultimate compact van conversion, and it really shows in his attention to the tiniest details - an element our customers really appreciate.

Like any passion project, Rich is always on the lookout for new ideas and improvements, so he feels incredibly lucky to be working in a trade he loves, and making customers campervan dreams come true every day!

Sonya loves a van trip over any other holiday, in fact she'd rate a week away in the camper over a fancy hotel any day! This passion for van life really shows when it comes to guiding you through the buying process, helping you to pick your favourite finishes and features as you dream about saying yes to all those new adventures.

Sonya's expertise also comes in handy when it comes to hiring a van, which some customers choose to do as a 'try before you buy' exercise, and others enjoy as a once-in-a-while van experience.

Whether you're in the market for your own van, you're still weighing up your options, or you'd like to hire a van for your holiday or weekend away, Sonya's always on hand to chat and help you choose the best options for you.


"Sonya and Richard could not have been more patient and accommodating... I cannot recommend this small family company enough. They deserve to succeed!" Michael Shanks via Trustpilot


As a small but growing family run company, you'll get the whole package when you decide to invest in an Orange camper:

Ready to find out more about our vans?

At Orange Campers, we specialise in compact van conversions, and our two models include the Ford Transit Custom short wheel base Actif, and the Fiat Ducato medium wheel base Classique.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know the Orange family a little better - we hope we'll get to know you too sometime, either at one of the shows we visit each year, or perhaps when you hire one of our vans or make an appointment to come and see us in our Rotherham workshop.

In the meantime, why not join our insider-only mailing list where we share our top secret favourite campsites each month, along with special offers and early bird access to new vans coming available. Click here for details.


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