TentBox vs. Campervan

✅ Easier  ✅ More Affordable  ✅ Similar Result

Buying, maintaining, and travelling in a campervan is expensive. 

A TentBox is an affordable alternative, that fits on your current car, and gives you a very similar experience.

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More Affordable

A TentBox is a cost effective way to turn your car into a campervan.

Cheaper initial cost

✅ Lower campsite fees

✅  No cost to maintain an additional vehicle

✅  Lower fuel costs

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Price Comparison

TentBox Campervan
Initial cost
£1,250 - £2,750 £20,000 - £60,000
Tax cost
(you already tax your car)
£265 / year
Insurance cost
(you already insure your car)
£500 - £1250 / year
Maintenance cost
(you already maintain your car)
£500 - £1000 / year
Fuel costs*
£170 / year £250 / year
Campsite costs**
£500 / year £750 / year
Total Cost £1250 - £2750 up front

£670 / year
£10,000 - £60,000 up front

£2265 - £3265 / year

*based on 5 yearly trips, 200 miles per trip

**based on 5 yearly trips, 5 nights at a campsite per trip

A campervan can cost up to £58,000 more up-front, and £2500 more per year!

A Similar Result

A TentBox gives you a very similar experience to a Campervan.

A quick and easy mobile sleeping unit

✅ Comfortable and close to nature

✅ Lower costs

✅ More comparisons below 👇

Feature Comparison

TentBox Campervan
Quick set-up ✅ (30-60 seconds)
Easy to use ✅ (if you are ok driving a van)
Spontaneous getaways
Close to nature
Can sleep in car parks / lay-bys
Comfortable ✅ (built in mattress)
Sleeps Up to 3 Up to 6
Living area Need to purchase a gazebo / awning Built in
Kitchen area Need to purchase a camping kitchen set-up Built in
Cost Low High

A TentBox is Easier

A TentBox is an easy way to live the vanlife, without needing a van.

No need to purchase an additional vehicle

✅ Fits easily on any car

✅ You can take it off when not using it

✅ If you buy a new car, you can transfer it over


Although a campervan can sometimes sleep more, and often has a living and kitchen area built in, it is possible to customise your TentBox set-up to accommodate all of these things, for very little cost. 

Customisable options by TentBox:

TentBox side awning

Tentbox Lite Annexe

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Live the vanlife dream

Almost everyone aspires to live the vanlife dream: freedom, roadtripping and exploration. The only problem is that it costs an absolute bomb to achieve this!

TentBox was set-up to bring the vanlife to people without a van.

A TentBox is the best alternative to a campervan, and makes car camping accessible to all.

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There are over 10,000 TentBoxers in the UK alone. Instead of saving up for a campervan, join us now for the adventure of a lifetime! 

Our friendly team are ready to answer any questions you may have, in order to get you on the road, living your best life, as soon as possible. 

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“Ideal for wild campers who want the ability to pitch up anywhere. The tent is ready to go in just 30 seconds, while the 6cm-thick high-density memory foam mattress takes care of your comfort.”

“Our Jeep Wrangler is cool, but with a TentBox? Next level. We loved our time with the TentBox – it looks great, is super easy to use, very well made and most importantly, comfy!”

“The only way to camp with your Land Rover. Super comfortable and spacious inside.”

“We used the TentBox for one of our surf trips to the north east – it was really easy to install and was super simple to pop-up once we found our camp spot – even in the dark it was up in minutes… and we had our shelter for the night.”

“TentBox has been a great addition to the Transporter market. A great way to add an extra room to a camper, or transform a work van into a recreational vehicle. Functional, comfortable and stylish, they’re easy to use and pack away in seconds.”

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