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Camper Vans Part 4: Choosing a Base Van

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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. For decades, they've soldiered on, virtually unchanged. Why? For many reasons: cheap gasoline prices, the 1963 "chicken tax" (still in place today) which slapped a 25% tariff on the import of light trucks into the US, thus preventing competitors' models from entering the North American market, and focus by the big three automakers on other vehicles, especially...

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