What reliable LWB vans would you suggest for converting into a camper van?

I want to convert a minibus into a camper van. What are some reliable long wheel base vans for converting?

Asked on 13 January 2017 by rob

Answered by Dan Powell
You can find used buying guides for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Volkswagen Transporter here: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-buy-and-sell/

I'd recommend you buy the newest, low-mileage van you can afford, with a full service history. After the conversion you'll be committed to the van for the long-term and you will want to avoid high-mileage vans that have covered 50 - 60,000 miles in three or four years. For used van buying tips, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-buy-and-sell/top-10-t...0
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