Essential Guide to ‘Designed by Kiravans’ Campervan Products

We have an exclusive collection of ‘Designed by Kiravans’ campervan products. Designed especially for those who love to spend time travelling and relaxing in their campers.  

The idea behind this exclusive product range is simply because we saw a real need in the marketplace for good quality, well designed, value for money products that will make your campervan experience easier, slicker and more enjoyable!  A home away from home. 

Mike and Rob McCandless, brothers and owners of Kiravans both have young families and are always on the lookout for ways to improve family time within their own campervans.  They appreciate that family time in a campervan can be a struggle in terms of socialising, sleeping and that all important storage space.  So... the ‘Designed by Kiravans’ campervan collection has been developed through genuine campervanning experience.

The Designed by Kiravans collection includes:

  • Kiravans Double Seat Swivel Base

  • Kiravans VW T5 T6 Door Store (1st Edition)

  • Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore (2nd Edition) 

  • Kiravans VW T5/T6 PanelStore (2nd Edition)

  • Kiravans VW T5 T6 Rear Door Store

  • Kiravans Ford Transit Custom DoorStore

  • Kiravans Ford Custom PanelStore

  • Kiravans Railsail

  • Kiravans Barn Door Awning for VW T4 (with spoiler), VW T5/T6 (with or without spoiler) and Trafic/Vivaro (up to 2013)

  • Kiravans VW T5 T6 Handbrake Lowering Kit

  • VW T5 T6 Single Seat Rear Trim

  • VW T5 T6 Under Seat Accessory Holder Brackets

  • VW T5/T6 Battery Clamp

  • Kiravans Electric 12v Control System

  • Kiravans RIB Seat Installation System Fitting Kit - VW T5/T6

  • Kiravans Redbed - the brilliant kids campervan bed!

So, now's the time for you to grab a cuppa, take a well earned break and read all about our ‘Designed by Kiravans’ collection.  We hope we can inspire you to enhance your campervan conversion with our collection of innovative conversion products....

Kiravans Double Passenger Seat Swivel 

The Kiravans Double Seat Swivel Base is an amazing piece of kit that will instantly create more space in your campervan and it’s easy to fit as well!  Installing the swivel plate base can be done at home in a few simple steps.  

Tens of thousands of happy customers across Europe have invested in our rattle-free van upgrade because…

  • It’s easy to fit at home

  • Simple to use

  • Robust and well-made

  • Safety approved

With the double swivel, you get to keep your three seats in the front of your van, but in no time at all you can release and spin your front seats to face into the living area. Giving you plenty of space to spend time in and socialise. 

Here’s what some of our customers have to say about it...

Available for both left and right hand drive vans, so perfect for UK and European vans and have been developed for VW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall vans.

The Kiravans exclusive design-protected VW T5 T6 double seat swivel has passed all the requirements of TUV Deutschland. This involved 'in vehicle' pull testing and a SLED test over the water in Germany. In the UK it has passed seat belt anchorage safety tests conducted by STATUS (The Specialist Testing Facility at Manchester Met Uni) using a pull test on a specialist test rig to EC Directive 76/115/EEC as amended by 2005/41/EEC.  Most importantly, it is the only T5 double swivel seat on the market today which has been crash tested to the current EC safety regulations, with full TUV safety approval.

Take a look at the Kiravans double seat swivel base in action.

Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore

Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore (1st Edition)

 The Kiravans VW T5 / T6 DoorStore was designed for the very reason that there had to be a way of gaining extra van storage without compromising on internal space!

Cleverly designed to maximise your campervan storage, it utilises the empty voids in your van doors and adds incredible extra storage for all your tools, refreshments and snacks, kids toys...whatever you want to use it for!

With three individual storage pockets than nestle into the door voids so you don’t use valuable living space and a wipe clean design so you can keep your campervan looking spick and span all year round. 

What’s more it’s also super easy to install.  Take a look at our DoorStore in action and see for yourself how easy to fit and useful it is.

You can even ‘bling up’ your door store as many of our customers have with lining carpet to match the rest of their interior.  Check out our website for our full series of DoorStore ‘How to’ fitting videos.

Here are some of our customer photos so you can see the DoorStore in action…

We’ve also got storage for the back doors too with our exclusive Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore (Rear Doors)

And, NEW in for Spring Summer 2022 is the Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore (2nd Edition) and Kiravans VW T5/T6 PanelStore (2nd Edition), both in Black.  A new and improved design featuring recessed panel fixing clip holes and smooth edges to form a neater OEM finish.

Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore (2nd Edition)

Kiravans VW T5/T6 DoorStore (2nd Edition)

Kiravans VW T5/T6 PanelStore (2nd Edition)

Kiravans VW T5/T6 PanelStore (2nd Edition)

And available to PRE-ORDER now is the NEW Kiravans T4 DoorStore... Coming July 2022!

Kiravans Ford Transit Custom DoorStore & PanelStore

Launched back in 2021, our 'Designed by Kiravans' Ford Transit Custom DoorStore and Ford Transit Custom PanelStore was created for campervan and people carrier conversions.  Giving extra valuable storage for those all important travel essentials and also for use in commercial vans, for tradesmen who want to have more storage in the back of their van

Kiravans Ford Transit Custom Black DoorStore (Left Sliding Door)

Kiravans Ford Transit Custom Black PanelStore (Right Fixed Panel)

The beauty of a Kiravans DoorStore is that it fits straight into the redundant sliding door cavities..simply remove the factory fitted hardboard panel in your van, pop in your DoorStore and you will gain loads more storage in a matter of minutes!  Honestly, it’s that quick and easy to install!

Kiravans Railsail - Multi-pointed, Heavy-duty Campervan Awning

The Kiravans Railsail was created as an upgrade to the more standard, rectangular van sun awning. Designed to give shade from the sun but also be able to withstand a downpour and a fair bit of wind...generally offering shelter from the typical UK weather! The asymmetric shape and curved edges allow for a variety of pitching options to suit different weather conditions. Along with everything we design, it stows away neatly and is quick and easy to put up using three telescopic poles.

Kiravans Railsail - Multi-pointed, Heavy-duty Campervan Awning

Kiravans Barn Door Campervan Awning 

The Kiravans Barn Door Awning is an exclusive design and was the original one to hit the market. Created to be compatible with the VW T4 (with spoiler), VW T5/T6 (with or without spoiler) and Trafic/Vivaro (up to 2013).

We wanted to create a useful, weatherproof rear shelter to replicate the job that an up-and-over tailgate does.  The reason being that many used vans come to market with twin rear doors as they are more convenient for trades people than a tailgate.

Our barn door awning can be put up in about 90 seconds and is 100% waterproof, keeps the sun off and can withstand very strong winds. Ideal for cooking out the back of your van, getting changed after an activity or just relaxing with a beer!

Kiravans VW T5 T6 Handbrake Lowering Kit

We've recently developed a VW T5 T6 Handbrake Lowering Kit that will stop your swivel seat base crashing into your handbrake when you rotate your seat.  

Kiravans VW T5 T6 Handbrake Lowering Kit

We wanted to create something that was easy to fit and looked factory made. It’s produced in vacuum-formed plastic and includes all the nuts, bolts and cable protection you need to fit it in 10 minutes.  If you've got a swivel seat, it's a great addition to your van.

It's also compatible with every single swivel on the market and our own exclusive ‘Designed by Kiravans’ Double Seat Swivel Base Plate. 

VW T5 T6 Single Seat Rear Trim

Typically vans come with either no trim (which looks a bit naff), or an oversized piece of plastic that wraps up over the top of the OEM seat base and can cause problems when fitting a seat swivel. We figured it was time to turn our attention to making a tidy little plastic cover to go on the back of your seat base.  We wanted to create a design that was fit for purpose and finished off the van nicely once your swivel is fitted. 

Kiravans VW T5 T6 Single Seat Rear Trim

It's compatible for both the driver and passenger side, UK and EU van models.  Our panel is also removable and has the space for attaching electrical components like control panels, CBE accessories and the outlets for our MV Airo Diesel Heater fits nicely too!

Another problem solved!

VW T5 T6 Under Seat Accessory Holder Brackets

VW T5 T6 Under Seat Accessory Holder Brackets

The VW T5 T6 Under Seat Accessory Holder Brackets is a great under seat organiser, allowing you to affix accessories under your single driver or passenger seat without drilling into your seat base or floor! A brilliant accessory if you want to keep your van in mint OEM condition.

We’ve designed it so it’s compatible to hold battery chargers, fuse housings, cable management, and lots more.

VW T5/T6 Battery Clamp

If you want to secure your leisure battery under your driver’s seat then you need our VW T5/T6 Battery Clamp to hold your 12v battery in place using the batteries feet. 

Our design works with lead acid, AGM or lithium batteries and means you can fit your battery standing up or lying on its side.

Kiravans VW T5/T6 Battery ClampKiravans VW T5/T6 Battery Clamp

Kiravans Campervan Electric 12v Control System

This piece of kit was designed to modernise and simplify the process of wiring up the 12 volt system in your campervan. Many of the other systems available on the market were either too complex for the small van owners’ needs, or were starting to look very dated. We wanted to design a good looking but competent control system that someone with no prior knowledge of 12v systems could easily get to grips with along with logical and simple installation. Hence, the Kiravans control panel was born with an uncomplicated control panel and an easy to identify fuse distribution board.

Certified RIB Seat Installation System Fitting Kit by Kiravans VW T5/T6

We devised the Certified RIB Seat Installation System Fitting Kit by Kiravans because we simply were not happy with the fact that customers could buy a fully crash tested RIB Seat and install it in a manner that may not be safe. We knew it had to be a simple yet robust installation system...one that had to be properly pull tested ‘in-vehicle’ to pass current safety legislation, easy to install at home and also be kind on the wallet too.

So our design engineer came up with a solution that ticked all those boxes and it has been used in thousands of safe seat installations to date :)

Kiravans RedBed - Childrens Campervan Bunk Bed for the VW T5/T6

We created a comfortable and innovative Kids Campervan Bed, for VW T5/T6 vans. We knew it needed to be very quick and easy to put up and take down and be sleep friendly in a matter of minutes without any fuss...somewhere your child will love settling down in their very own happy, comfy, cosy and above all safe space.  It’s also a storage friendly design that is a must when space in a campervan is limited!

We felt that existing portable beds relied on creating a ‘stretcher’ format using a combination of poles and canvas...this could be very frustrating and time consuming to put up every night after a busy day, and also a nuisance to store when space is really tight. This is where the idea of the Kiravans RedBed came from… a children’s campervan bed that was speedy and simple to install, would take up less valuable storage and would cleverly utilise the Kiravans Double Seat Swivel Base.


And finally... RELAX...we’ve got your back with our NO QUIBBLE RETURNS PROMISE. 

We want our customers to know that if they are hesitant about buying something from Kiravans, then you can have absolute peace of mind that you CAN return it, whatever the reason. 

We strongly believe in our campervan products and that is why we recommend them to our customers...we only sell what we believe in!  We are confident in our product range and we pride ourselves on offering a good returns service and stellar customer service experience, so don’t hesitate to put your trust in us. 

Check out Kiravans for our full range of quality campervan conversion products and helpful installation video guides, so you can start building your dream adventure today.

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