Buying a LWB van to convert into a camper van - can you help?

I am looking to purchase a second hand lwb panel van to convert into a camper van, I have decided on one of the above vans as the rear van body is the same as you know.

I am struggling to make a decision as to which manufacturer i.e. engine.
Can you please give me your recommendation as to which manufacturer I should consider purchasing taking into account, engine reliability, fuel consumption, cost of spares and ease of working on.

Asked on 4 January 2014 by barbel bob

Answered by Honest John
I think the engines and drivetrains are all the same. Certainly Citroen and Peugeot are. Be aware that, though you can get a voluminous panel van, the reason why most 'motorcaravans' are coachbuilt is to avoid issues over insulation and condensation when sleeping inside. It's a much bigger job than you might first think to properly insulate a panel van in order to sleep in it.
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