When you plan for a road trip, the main concern would your vehicle and the itinerary. Your vehicle should be the first concern since that would be the spirit of the road trip. If the members for the trip are more, then the vehicle should be huge enough. And if you are planning for a family camping, then the van should have all the basic facilities. In all these cases, taking the trip in a camper van would be the best choice. It covers all the required criteria that would fit your road trip properly.
Basically a camper van otherwise called as camper is a motor van which is equipped with living accommodation facilities along with the daily transportation needs. The basic facilities would include everything from beds, seats or sofa beds, cooking and storage facilities and also cooking equipments. In every basic camper van models, the interiors would have two fixed seats, table, and beds for two persons which would be 180/110 cm of length. Sometimes there would be separate beds of 180/60 cm of length each.
Camper vans are very expensive automobiles. So usually people prefer to buy used temper vans than first hand ones. The used camper vans are very much cheaper and can easily fit in your budget. But you must do detailed examination before buying a used camper van. When you go to a used car dealer, they will provide you with a wide variety of models. Generally the campers come in either small or large sizes. If you are big bunch, you can go for a large van since that would be very spacious. However if you are a small family, a small van would be big enough for you. Besides, the large vans are also very difficult to manage and park.
The first thing to do before purchasing a used camper van is to read the history. It shows the number of owners who have tried it. The repair bills and spare parts receipts should be scrutinized. It is better to take a test drive of the van before purchase. By doing this, you can understand the condition of the van and also if you can manage it. Information on pick up speed and fuel efficiency should be sought from the dealer.
The best way to understand the condition of a used camper van is to take the words from a professional mechanic who would test drive the van before purchasing. He can determine the condition of the engine, exterior and interior parts. Make sure that the safety features are in perfect condition. While inspecting the body work verify the roof, wheel arches, edges of the floor and each door carefully. Check for leaks and dampness in the kitchen area. You must also make a note o the chassis number and engine number. Before going for the deal, make a list of the repairs to be done if any. This can be pointed out while negotiating the price.
You must buy the used camper vans only if you are fully satisfied with it. A comfortable camper van is all you need to enjoy you road trip. After all, the real fun of a road trip depends largely on your vehicle.
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