These vans are great for short trips, with easy parking, less fuel and a more discrete/ simplistic way to travel. The disadvantage of them is you just aren’t getting the same space as you would with a bigger van. Head height and van width play a big role in making the space feel more spacious on a longer trip.
VW Transporter LWB
Ford transit (low roof)
Fiat Ducato (low roof)
These vans are for the people who just want to get away and have space and comfort. They are all high top vans, but vans like the Fiat Ducato are built wider than the rest making them ideal for a 6 foot person to be able to sleep across the van.
Quirky / vintage campers
There’s also another option if you’re a bit more adventurous and feel you’d like to rock a vintage vehicle. There is a huge amount of awesome vintage trucks/ buses trailers or even vans on the market.
Some of our favorites are Bedford buses, Citroen HY vans (imported from England/ france), Ford F utes, Merc Unimogs, Quirky trailers, tiny home or vintage caravans. You could even get a double decker bus or a firetruck!
Research, research, research
Search through forums, review sites and even talk to your local mechanic about what does and doesn’t tend to go wrong with certain year models.
At the end of the day, you want to choose a van with the right mileage and to make sure it’s in good condition for its age/market value.
If you’re going to spend the money on a conversion, you need to be sure that the van itself is sound- so please get a mechanic to give it a thorough check beforehand.