Every RVer will eventually make the mistake of turning down a road or path that won’t support their rig. The desire to explore remote camping locations makes the chance of getting stuck a real danger. It happened to me! Since then, I carry some specific RV gear and equipment with me at all times. See my list of RV self-rescue gear you need. Plus tips that I’ve learned firsthand to help you get out of a bad situation when you’re stuck in your RV.
All types of travel vans, cargo vans, and RV van conversions are found here. A Sprinter van is a very popular fuel-efficient high-roof cargo van that has full stand-up interior height right from the factory. This tall conversion van has remarkable handling, making it a safe and comfortable choice for RVing. With a number of unique RV conversion features available, it's great for minimalists who enjoy RVing in style! Here, RVers share the pros and cons of buying a new RV van vs. building one yourself from a used cargo van.
For me, the 3 most important items inside an RV are: a decent bed, a decent shower, and a decent kitchen. You’ll notice that an RV dinette is not on that list! Since a dinette is not an item that I use, I decided to remove it myself. Here’s how I tackled the RV dinette replacement myself… and put a comfy recliner in its place!
My hands-on DIY cargo van insulation tips. See step-by-step how to insulate a van roof, how to insulate cargo van walls, and how to insulate a van floor. I’ve done it myself… and you can too!
For your DIY RV van conversion, you’ll want to start from the top down. That way, one step won’t interfere with another while constructing your Class B motorhome. First, determine which amenities you want to include. Then, install everything that you plan to have mounted on the roof before you do anything else. I’ll show you how to install RV solar panels, an RV vent, and a TV antenna on the roof of your RV van.
See how I built a Class B motorhome from a cargo van. Today, I’m covering the first step in my DIY RV camper van conversion series: How to choose the best cargo van for an RV conversion.
RV buying involves making many comparisons to find out which type best matches your needs. Fifth wheel RVs and motorhomes have some dramatic differences that are spelled out for you here. There’s even a video of another option, the Sprinter Van based motorhome.
As Class B RVs become more popular, the Sprinter Van stands heads and shoulders above all the rest. I mean that literally, because they’re the only van made with full stand-up interior height right from the factory. The Sprinter Van is the hottest new RV on the market right now!
Is the price of a new Class B RV just too much for your budget? Consider building your own like I did. You can save a bundle and have a lot of fun doing it. Here’s a video showing one man’s motorhome creation that’s a real showpiece.
If you’re in the market for a new RV, you might want to consider one of the Class B motorhomes based on the Dodge Sprinter. The Dodge Sprinter platform replaces the Dodge Tradesman.