We know that purchasing a camper is a big deal and that you probably have tons of questions. The search for your perfect camper is fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions to help guide you on your journey.

Camper & Technical

All WLDR Campers™ are new builds on premium pre-owned vehicles. In other words, the vehicle canvas is pre-owned but everything we add to the vehicle to make it into an awesome camper is NEW using industry leading products and services. We don’t skimp on anything, ever.

After many years, we have learned that having a new camper (not the vehicle itself) is what’s most important for buyers. The biggest drawback from buying a used Class B campervan or motorhome is that all the components have been used, too. The other problem is the incredibly high price tag.

Not only does our process allow us to drive down final costs for you, but we can help you avoid the icky surprises of used camper components or the dramatic depreciation that happens when you purchase a new camper. Most people who purchase this type of adventure vehicle intend to use it a lot and keep it for a long time. That means you will rack up the miles pretty quickly anyway and earn yourself a ding or two along the way. Built to last for hundreds of thousands of miles with only routine maintenance, there is a reason to start with a brand new vehicle anyway.

Most campers on the market are build from van canvases, but there are other vehicles that make great campers. Short buses, trucks, and SUV’s each have unique attributes that may make it the perfect choice for you.

As the name suggests, campervans are what you imagine when think of the traditional camper. WLDR campervans, however, take on many different forms. Sometimes they have high roofs, other times they have low roofs, and still other times the roofs elevate!

Overlanders are typically trucks and SUV’s that have been upfitted with components to make them more useful while camping. WLDR takes that concept to the extreme by packing in all the assets that you love about campervans scaled down to fit go-anywhere and do-anything trailworthy vehicles. This is a good choice for weekend warriors and people who want to travel farther down the path less traveled. An overlander is also a good choice if you want your adventure vehicle and your primary daily vehicle to be one and the same.

Sort of, but not really. We know this isn’t the answer that you want, but please understand our reasoning. The entire build process begins when we source the best preowned ‘Canvas’ vehicles on the market and no two vehicles are exactly the same. The vehicle itself determines what camper styles we can build. Moreover, we hand-craft our campers from vans, buses, trucks, and SUVs. That means lots of different custom build-outs.

The perfect camper may be coming soon, so check out our current projects or give us a call to see what we might have in the works. You can also join the waitlist if you are looking for a specific build type and we will let you know as soon as the Canvas vehicle manifests.

Yes. Depending on the point in the build process, you can customize many things. We often list our current and future projects on our website and newsletters, so keep your eye out for the perfect canvas vehicle.

For example, you can basically help us design everything from the layout to cabinetry colors to the size of the power bank if you buy in as soon as we receive a new canvas. If you find your perfect camper while we are in the middle of the build, we can still work with you to make certain customizations that are available at that time. Even once we finish a build, there are still opportunities for aesthetic customizations to make it your own and certain functional changes as well.

Now that you are immersed in the world of campers, you have probably stumbled across the following phrases: shore, city, boondock, off-grid…etc. We just want to clarify what we mean when we use these terms.

  • Shore/City: these are your traditional connections to power, water, and sewer just like at home
  • Boondock/Off-grid: this means you have no traditional connections and must rely on your camper’s on-board power and water systems.
  • Campground/Full/Partial: There are campgrounds that have all the same utilities and shore/city while others have only some of the connections and still other have no connections at all. The term “Full Hookups” means a campground has all three connections like shore/city: power, water, and sewer. When a campground has “Partial Hookups” it has only some of the connections, usually water and power only. Campgrounds with no hookups should be though of like boondocking and you will have to use your camper’s on-board systems for everything.

Every one of our campers is designed to be used both when you are able to connect to campground utilities and when you are boondocking. In other words, you can hookup to utilities or use your camper’s on-board systems depending on your needs.

Regarding off-grid or boondocking power, our campers always have the ability to use solar to charge a power bank and most will also be able to charge using the vehicle when it is running. The power is then used to run 12 volt components like lights and water pump and is also inverted for use with standard household appliances.

When plugged in at a campground, you will have unlimited power for your traditional appliances. Our campers also convert power from the campground into 12 volt to run your camper systems and charge your power bank at the same time.

Sales & Financing

Our mission is to create space for people to deepen their connections with self, tribe, and earth. To us, that means empowering people with a comfortable and affordable option for exploring nature. We build new hand-crafted and fully functional campers with industry-leading components at ¼-½ the price.

WLDR Campers typically sell between $40-60,000 depending on the build, but they can sell as high as $80,000.

Whatever your budget, we would love to discuss your vision. Because we custom build each camper, we can usually find ways to make your dream a reality.

Everyone loves a good deal. So, we understand why you might want to negotiate on the price.

We mindfully price every build because our goal is to provide amazing campers that anyone can afford. That way, we help more people get back to nature and deepen their connections.

The truth is, we would do almost anything to help you get into one of our campers and we love learning about the incredible experiences people have. If there is any wiggle room in the price and it can help get you there, we are willing to make it happen.

While we can’t promise you a lower price, we can promise that we will do everything we can to help!

A camper is a big purchase! We get it.

Even our super affordable campers have a big price tag for many financial situations. And we are sensitive to that.

While we do no offer financing at this time, we are actively looking for the right partner to help get people the loan they need. For now, please contact your bank about an auto loan or look for third-party sources if you need a little boost.

We are always looking for premium pre-owned vehicles that we can convert into WLDR Campers. So, let us know what you are trying to sell. Please contact us using this form.

That said, we are very picky. Not only do vehicles have to meet our super high standards but timing also really matters. The projects that we are planning inform what vehicles we are looking for at any moment. So, even if you have the nicest truck on the planet, we may be looking for a van at that time.

Nevertheless, we would love for you to reach out because you won’t know until you try.

Warranty & Support

There are three levels of warranties when it comes to Adventure Habitats™. First, we DO warranty the build itself. Anything that relates to the craftsmanship and materials used in the production process of your vehicle is warrantied by us and/or our partners who work on them. Also covered are the manufacturer warranties for all the individual components used to build your Adventure Habitats. This would cover things like an inverter failing for no fault of your own and must be dealt with the manufacturer directly (make sure to register everything in the packet we provide for you).

Lastly, some people may want to warranty the vehicle itself. By law, pre-owned vehicles are sold ‘as is’ and do not come with a warranty. We go to great lengths to try to prevent any issues, including testing and evaluation of vehicles, but we can’t control for something that happens organically as you roll down the open road. Nevertheless, please always reach out to us because we will always try to see if we can help in some way!

Alternatively, there are third-party companies who will provide warranties on the vehicle itself. But please do your research and make sure they are reputable and worth the coverage.


  • WLDR stands by the build-out itself, including craftsmanship and materials used in the camper conversion – our warranty.
  • Manufacturer warranties cover the hardware and appliances themselves. Please review the included documents and send in warranty cards wherever applicable.
  • Used vehicles are sold ‘As Is’ by law with no explicit warranties. There are third-party providers, but please do your research to make sure they are highly rated.

It is no fun to experience problems on the road, we know that from our own experiences. While we do everything that we can to test and check our campers so as to avoid it, things do happen from time to time. Usually, however, what new owners need is a little advice or an explanation while learning to use their campers for the first time.

Either way, owners of WLDR Campers have a direct line to us so we can help troubleshoot your issues and get you back to your journey. We prioritize your needs.

Sure! We would love to help you customize your camper whether it’s one of ours or from somewhere else. Please contact us about your specific situation so we can offer a more useful response.

Awesome! We love when people want to build their own DIY campers. That said, we also know that there are many hurdles and challenges that you will confront along the way – some of them costly mistakes and still others very dangerous. For that reason, we have two avenues for people who want to build a DIY camper: (1) we can produce a partial build for you with some of the more complicated and/or technical elements leaving space for you to put your spin on the rest and (2) we provide consultation services for people who want to build their own.

Option 1 would be great for someone with some construction skills or the willingness to learn. It may also be a good option for someone who just wants to put their finishing touches on an otherwise finished camper. This option is considered a custom buildout that can be finished to varying degrees based on your needs.

Option 2 would be better for someone with more refined skills and technical abilities since you may be working with construction materials, electrical systems, adhesives and chemicals, and more that can all be potentially dangerous.

There are pros and cons to decide whether or not to register your vehicle as a recreational vehicle, one that is intended for human habitation. As far as we know, you can change the registration of a vehicle from automobile to recreational vehicle in every state.

Sometimes you can find lower insurance rates with an RV, but check that the coverages apply for your intended use. On the other hand, many counties have regulations that RV’s cannot be parked on city roads overnight so check with local laws before changing registration status.

Let us start by saying that every state and/or county has different laws and processes pertaining to registering recreational vehicles. Therefore, please check with your local DMV for their guidelines.

In California, registering your camper as a recreational vehicle is as easy as driving it down to your local DMV for an inspection so long that it has the following (must be permanent/built-in):

  • Bed/Sleeping System
  • Cooking/Kitchen System
  • Cleaning/Bathroom/Hygiene System
  • Cabinets/Storage systems

That stated, we have learned that many DMV Inspectors use a subjective metric for how they interpret DMV guidelines. We highly recommend that you contact your local DMV to find out exactly what they are looking for. Note that our campervans are usually able to be registered as RV’s but our overlanders may or may not.

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Still have questions?

WLDR is proud to offer hand-crafted campers that you can actually afford. We use all new parts from industry-leading companies and strategic partnerships to build thoughtful, fully-loaded, modern-minimalist campers.