About the Caddy Maxi Life camper conversion kits
The Caddy Maxi Life conversion kit is the simple, affordable solution to camping on the go. Offering a unique foldable design your Caddy Maxi Life can take on several configurations purpose-built for camping on the go.
The Caddy Maxi Life camper conversion kit folds away nicely into the boot. Allowing you to keep all the rear seats and the generous storage space that the Caddy Maxi Life is known for.
Relaxing throughout the day
Within seconds you can transform your boot into a cosy longe complete with seating for up to five and a table to eat, read or finish that crossword you’ve been working on.
Sleeping the night away
Time for bed? With no effort at all, you can change from longe to bed, with a comfy, and spacious double matress.
What our customers say
We had lots of questions when we came to look at the micro-campers and Jason couldn't have been more helpful! He provided an excellent service (alongside his excellent conversions) and we have loved every moment of becoming micro-camper owners. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Redcote Leisure – and indeed have already done so to several of our friends!
My husband has always loved camping, I have always said I would hate it. We couldn't afford the 30 grand for a 10 year old VW camper. So when he showed me the details of a Redcote day/micro van I was persuaded to go and have a look. What a revelation! Jason showed us the various beautifully kitted out vans with no hard sell or pressure to buy, it was obvious he knew his stuff and loved the vans. We bought one straight away. We have had days out cooking on the little stove and sitting in the back at the table. We also bought the awning, which is really a little tent that fits neatly on the back of the van. We have been camping over night, what could be better – the room of the little tent to sit/eat in and then climbing up to sleep in the comfy double bed in the back of the van. It is perfect and we love it and would recommend Redcote Leisure
We are happy to recommend this place. Jason is very knowledgeable about his product, and was able to talk us novices through what we needed to know. When there were a couple of unforseen glitches, these were sorted out quickly and in a friendly and professional manner. A pleasure to deal with him, and we would not hesitate to do so again. We have now had a couple of brilliant excursions in our camper…one a local try out, the other a 1400 mile 5 day trip to the far side of Germany, taking in 5 countries in total and finishing up at an excellent campsite in Belgium. The camper did everything required and we had a brilliant trip.
Micro camping is such fun! Jason at Redcote is very helpful. Top marks from us.
I and out in no time, great service and a quality product.
Why buy a conversion kit from us?
20 years experience
We’ve got years of experience in the outdoor leisure industry.
We’re known for our outstanding support.
We love camping, so know what you’ll need.
Save on fuel, insurance and time compared to a tent or motorhome.
Go anywhere, anytime and have the comfort of a fully functional campervan.
Not just a camper but an everyday car as well. You even keep all the seats.
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life
- High-quality cabin
- Spacious interior
- Rear sliding doors
The Caddy Maxi Life is the seven-seater, van-derived people carrier from Volkswagen. With its excellent reputation for quality and a refined ride, the Caddy Maxi Life is a strong alternative to traditional people carriers.
With safety being a priority, the Caddy is an excellent choice because it’s brimming with equipment to keep you out of harm’s way. The features that come as standard include:
- Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), traction control
- Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
- Driver and front passenger airbags
- Front side airbags
- An electronic differential lock.
Practicality is crucial, and the Caddy Maxi Life fares well with a generous number of storage spaces and flexibility for seating and loading arrangements. There are a couple of cubbies in the centre console for cans or small bottles. And for those of you that prefer a map to a sat-nav, you’re in luck because there’s an overhead space perfectly suited to storing your map.
To the rear of the Caddy Maxi Life, there’s an ample amount of room when all the seats are in place. Then with the third row of seats removed the luggage space amounts to 1.6 metres cubed which expands to 3.9 metres cubed with the second row of seats folded away.
The Caddy Maxi Lifes interior is very similar to its van sibling from which it’s derived; which is great because the Caddys interior is of good quality. And the plastics are hard-wearing; a bonus for families who use this type of vehicle. With the dashboard resembling that of VW cars, it’s layout ensures all controls are within easy reach of the driver.
The interior space is ample, with plenty of head and legroom. However, passengers in the third row of seats will have a limited view of the road. But there are more than enough windows to allow a view of the journey and let enough light into the Maxi. The front seats are well-bolstered and give good support when on long trips.
Road noise is not overly intrusive, which for a van-derived vehicle is quite the achievement. In terms of fuel consumption, the best Caddy will average 55.4mpg and give around 735 miles on one tank. Which, for a seven-seater mid-sized MPV is a cracking statistic.
The Caddy Maxi Life comes in one of four engine variants. There are two versions with a 1.6-litre TDI engine and two versions with 2.0TDI engines. Whichever option you choose comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, but a seven-speed DSG ‘box is also available.
It’s almost got car-like handling that is sure to be well-loved by families who the need the extra room that this vehicle offers. And the suspension is borrowed from the Golf/Touran platform, so this Caddy deals with corners pretty well.
Our Thoughts of the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life
You wouldn’t know the Maxi life is a derivative of a commercial vehicle. It feels nimble, and although there is a little body roll when cornering, it is a well set up vehicle.
The Caddy proved a reliable performer and the Maxi Life is no different.