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Camper Vans Part 4: Choosing a Base Van

Camper Vans Part 4: Choosing a Base Van

Want to build a camper van? This series of blog posts will help you do just that. In this post, we'll discuss choosing a base van. In North America, domestic vans like the Chevy Express or Ford E-series vans are pretty tired designs, but they've soldiered on for decades virtually unchanged. Why? For many reasons: cheap gasoline prices, the "chicken tax" which has weakened outside competition since 1963 with a 25% tariff on the import of light trucks, and focus by the big three US automakers on other vehicles, especially pickups and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). However, in 2001, Mercedes...

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