Choosing a conversion van that is right for you can be a difficult task. If you are in the market for a conversion van, here are some things you should look into before making a purchase:
The top type is the most basic difference in conversion vans. Low Top vans are the older type of vans that retain their original factory roof. High Top vans are conversion vans that have a portion of their original roof cut away and add a fiberglass raised roof.
When choosing the type of top that you want, one thing to keep in mind is how you want your van to perform while driven. Since Low Top vans have a lower roof they are more aerodynamic and therefore can have better gas mileage. Since High Top vans have higher roofs passengers have the ability to stand up straight and move around the van. But because of these higher roofs these vans can be less aerodynamic and will therefore have a lesser gas mileage.
There are four basic types of conversion vans to choose from:
1. Travel Van: the travel van is the standard type of conversion van and the only ones offered with high tops and low tops.
2. Disability Vans: this van may have a few modifications to allow access for handicapped passengers.
3. Office Vans: office vans are outfitted with a small office area in the back of the van that may include a desk and chair bolted to the floor as well as electrical outlets.
4. Motorhomes: these vans are full sized cargo vans that have been lengthened to accommodate more room.
The way that you will be using your van will greatly impact your decision on what kind of van you will choose. Travel vans will most likely be used by larger families on longer road trips, as these vans offer more space for families to move around during trips. Disability vans are the obvious choice for disabled individuals using wheelchairs or those that need the ease of access that a disability van allows. Office vans will likely best serve travelling salesmen or travelling businessmen of any type. Motorhomes could likely best serve those looking to make long-distance trips that will require overnight stops.
Once you have determined how you will use the van then you will be able to make the best decision as to what kind of conversion van you will want.
Choosing a Conversion Van Dealer
Once you have decided on the type of conversion van, the next step you should take is finding where to purchase the van. Finding a local conversion van dealership, which has the type of van you want, should be simple. And now with the advent of the internet, finding the right dealer is easier than ever. Using a search engine you can search for the specific type of van you are looking for in your area.
When searching for the conversion van dealership that is right for you, it is best to find out as much information as possible about the van that you want, at the dealership that you want to visit. Make sure to search for the certain specifications that you are looking for or if the van be converted into the type of van that you want. It is also important to search for the price of the van to make sure that you are able to afford the conversion van you would like to purchase.
Choosing the right car is no easy feat. Choosing the right conversion van can be even more difficult. But knowing what kind of van you would like to purchase and where to purchase it from will greatly aid you in your search.