If you are looking for a smaller recreation vehicle (RV) you will almost certainly have come across the terms “conversion van” and “Class B motorhome.” You might also be a little confused as to why these terms seem to be applied to vehicles that, on the surface, look almost exactly the same.
The good news is, you aren’t the only one confused by these terms. On the outside, there really isn’t much difference between a conversion van and a Class B motorhome. Most of the differences are on the inside and have to do with the practical use of these vehicles.
To clear things up, and to make sure you end up with the right vehicle for your needs, we’ll be breaking down what makes a conversion van different from a Class B motorhome and what each vehicle is best used for.
The hallmark vehicle driven to events by many endearing fans of NASCAR races across the country was formerly the Class A Motorhome. However, fans are changing their favorite vehicle to get them to the races, and the evolution of the Conversion Van is fueling that change. The standard RV was used more for its occupant carrying capacity than its lodging comforts. Conversion vans built on large chassis cost less, seat more people, have plenty of entertainment options, and are downright fun to drive.
New Commercial Van Chassis Used In Modern Conversions
The RAM ProMaster has been a boon to delivery drivers everywhere, but they are also an incredible platform to build conversion vans on. They are hitting the Class B motorhome market by storm with passenger-carrying van conversions becoming hugely popular as the standard vehicles to move people in comfort and style. One of the largest improvements over older conversion vans is the 76″ of headroom these new [...]
Conversion Vans are among the most versatile vehicles on the road today. They provide transportation for the entire family, haul cargo and also act as a camper on the weekends. Conversion vans typically have a rear bench seat that folds down into a bed. Weekend campers, hunters or tourists can bring their room with them, saving money on hotels and enjoy sleeping in secure comfort.
Many vans today are equipped with television sets, DVD players, overhead lighting and are very well insulated. Passenger seats are made to be comfortable. Air conditioning and heating allow create a pleasing environment for travel or camping.
There is a perception that a high top van will not fit in standard garage because of it’s height. Most modern garage doors are seven or eight feet tall. Taller doors may be found on older homes and new doors made for taller vehicles. The best thing to do is carefully measure your garage [...]