VW announces the first three UK conversion companies to join its Motorhome Qualification Scheme…



Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced the first three converters to be awarded certification through its new Motorhome Qualification Scheme, namely Jerba Campervans, Rolling Homes and Hillside Leisure. It means, having met VW’s strict criteria when it comes to build quality, they can now proudly display official certification when marketing their products. 

Launched in 2005, Jerba Campervans (www.jerbacampervans.co.uk) is based in North Berwick and started specialising in Volkswagen Transporter conversions after the company founders toured Canada in their T2. Hillside Leisure (www.hillsideleisure.co.uk), based in Derby, was founded in 2004, and has since won several design awards for its conversions; while family-run Rolling Homes (www.rolling-homes.co.uk) has been converting Vans for 35 years from its base in Shropshire, with a focus on using locally-sourced, sustainable materials. 

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the only manufacturer to offer a true factory-built camper with the California and Grand California, launched the Motorhome Qualification Scheme this year to ensure high standards are followed by aftermarket converters giving customers confidence in the quality of any unique conversion as the market soars. 


Incidentally, with more families opting for campervan holidays, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recorded a 36 per cent year-on-year increase on its campervan web pages in 2020, and more than 200,000 customers started configuring their dream California and Grand California vans. Similarly, Google search terms for campervans and motorhomes in 2020 were up 53 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively.

It’s nice being ahead of the curve sometimes isn’t it?