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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.

What Is a Conversion [...]

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 [...]

Unbelievable Towing with The Sherry Conversion Van

So, you’re considering introducing your family to style and luxury by becoming a Sherry Conversion Van owner. Your loved ones will feel like movie stars as they travel in the newest luxury conversion van, while you rest easy knowing you didn’t have to be a movie star to afford it. The 2015 Sherry Conversion Van was created so that you and your family can enjoy luxury at an affordable price.

Not only is the Sherry Conversion Van top of the line in luxury and comfort, but it also offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,100 pounds. Just like the RAM ProMaster Conversion Van, the Sherry Conversion Van is equipped with the same powerful engine and six speed transmission which assures smoother driving while hauling your families toys. With this amazing power, can you imagine all the things you can now tow without worry?

Just think, your family is enjoying [...]

If you are thinking about buying an SUV, you should think a little more deeply and consider your other options. When doing so, you can see that a conversion van offers more, and you will do better with it in most cases. With this in mind, here are six reasons to purchase a conversion van over a SUV.

Price

First and foremost, if you want to save some cash when buying your vehicle, you should consider a conversion van. Simply put, they are less expensive to buy, and you can drive off the lot with thousands of dollars in savings. This is especially true when you start comparing equipment.

Fuel Economy

When you own an SUV, there is a pretty good chance that you will spend quite a bit more money on just fuel. Think about it, if you drive the average SUV, you will struggle to get 20 MPG (if you’re lucky), and you will waste [...]

Fitting a Vehicle to a Person with Mobility Problems

Those of us who have family members or friends with mobility problems understand the difficulties of transportation for them. Travel is not just an issue of vehicle, but also of access to the vehicle by the wheelchair-bound passenger or driver. In attempts to make a wheelchair van compatible and accessible, the vehicle may be less convenient for others, even limiting how a person enters the vehicle or is seated in the vehicle.

Paul Sherry’s Answer—The RAM ProMaster Conversion Van

The RAM ProMaster begins life as a chassis with safety and security options like advanced front airbags (supplemented by seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain front airbags), electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, and more… The point is, this front-wheel-drive van is fully outfitted in both low roof and high roof designs, and can safely carry a payload of 4,440 pounds. The sidewalls of the Ram ProMaster are [...]

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 [...]

Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, a leading dealership in high end Luxury Conversion Vans, has been providing their superb service to customers for many years, and knows what goes best in a conversion van. Among their most notable products is a line up of Ram ProMaster Conversion Vans, dubbed the “Sherry Van”, that have become well renowned for their quality, capability and excellent features.

Paul Sherry Conversion Vans is not, however, exclusive to these Ram based models. Also available is a wide range of other conversion vans, including GMC, Ford, and Chevrolet based models. As with many dealerships, Paul Sherry Conversion Vans is not limited to new inventory. Pre-owned conversion vans offer the same great quality of newer vans for a substantially lower price point.

Pre-Owned GMC Conversion Vans are a great value for someone who needs a conversion van, but cannot justify the expense involved with purchasing a brand new one. Paul Sherry keeps a rotating [...]

Here at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, we strive to treat every one of our customers like family. We understand that looking at and purchasing a vehicle from a great distance can be a daunting experience, but does it have to be? We don’t think so.

We recently received this review on Cars.com:

I inquired on a Saturday morning via a phone call (from Colorado) to Justin Smith @ Paul Sherry Conversion Vans regarding a 2012 GMC Explorer Conversion Van he had advertised on-line. I had been searching for several months to find a specific make/model for myself and family. Justin had posted a very detailed and informative video tour of the Van I was looking for. When I called, he was prompt to reply and confirm the details of the Van as noted on his video. He was extremely helpful in guiding me through the financing/purchasing options available. Within 30 minutes we had the purchase [...]

Uber is an app and service that makes it convenient to get around many cities. It provides a more pleasant and often cheaper alternative to taxis. Uber has gotten so popular that people are starting to think about what type of vehicle to purchase if they want to become Uber drivers. There are several good reasons to choose the Sherry Conversion Van if you want to be an Uber driver.

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The Convenience of Uber

When you have the Uber app, you can either offer your services as a driver or get a ride when you need it. Presently, the service is most popular in big cities such as San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and many others. It is, however, rapidly expanding to smaller cities and other countries. It is already available in more than 50 [...]

Whether people are taking in an iconic panorama from a boat across New York harbor or standing amidst the towering buildings on Wall Street, few modern cities will steal a person’s heart or take their breathe away like New York City. With more than nine million inhabitants, there are lots of ways for people to make that local connection.

One great way to do this is with a conversion van from Paul Sherry. These vans are renowned for their comfort and endless options for personalization. With these features, people can experience New York like they have never have before. Aside from that, there are a number of reasons why people should go for a conversion van over other vehicles.

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One of the things that makes Paul Sherry Conversion Vans stand out from the rest [...]

RAM ProMaster Diesel Conversion Vans

Ram ProMaster Diesel Conversion Vans offer a high quality product from the get-go. The Ram ProMaster offers a better starting point for conversion vans when compared to other vans. This is thanks to class superlative engines, class-leading features, car-like handling and class-leading Fuel Economy. The reviewers love these vans, and it’s easy to see why.

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The Best Reviews

Usually commercial vans are a bit ho-hum, but the Ram Promaster has the reviewers raving. Edmunds.com, a leading automotive reviewer, calls the Promaster ‘a strong choice for American consumers.’ AutoWeek, which test drove the EcoDiesel, bragged about the great engine and how wonderful the handling is. TheFastLaneTruck.com and TheTruthAboutCars.com agreed, praising the front wheel drive. Reviewers also praised the numerous configurations, the fuel economy, the low floor, and the wide-open doors. TheTruthAboutCars.com noted that [...]

At Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, we are pleased to provide a selection of New and Pre-Owned Conversion Vans to Ohio residents as well as to other folks throughout the country. We are grateful to our customers for making us the leading conversion van dealer in the nation! Take a look at just a few of the reasons why so many people consider Paul Sherry Conversion Vans their go-to place for dependable vehicles.

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Quality Made Products

The people who visit us at Paul Sherry Conversion Vans do so for a variety of reasons. Some customers want to find a van they can use for work while others are looking for a vehicle that is big enough to seat a large family. No matter the reason, we understand the importance of providing a selection of quality made, dependable vans [...]

Feel the sand between your toes at the beach. Taste the salty spray. Hear the crashing waves.

Feel the October chill at the stadium. Smell the hot dogs on the grill. Hear the sound of your team’s fight song.

Feel the peace in the woods camping. Hear the wind rustling through the trees. See your kids playing in the creek.

Life is an adventure to be lived! Embrace the journey. Enjoy the moment. Smile. Laugh. Relax. Breath it all in.

You want a van that fits your lifestyle. You are tired of limiting your adventures because of the vehicle you have. But buying a van is hard work. You can’t just run down to the local used car lot for your needs. You have questions and need answers. You have problems and need solutions.

Paul Sherry Conversion Vans is in the problem solving business. We are more than just a conversion van dealership. We understand [...]

When you need to get a conversion van, you need to consider how much your investment in the van should amount to. You can put a great deal of money in a New Conversion Van, or you can get yourself a Used Conversion Van. Each van is going to serve you well, but you need to figure out which investment is going to serve you the best.

Used Vans

When you come to purchase a used conversion van, you need to remember that these vans have varying mileage on them. You can get a van that has many miles on it for a small amount of money. However, you will need to spend more money on a van that has less mileage.

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Also, when it comes to Conversion Vans, the accessories on the van are going to alter the [...]

Two leaders of the conversion van industry – Rocky Ridge Vans and Paul Sherry Conversion Vans – have teamed up to create a new line of conversion vans built on the strong and durable RAM ProMaster chassis. This new line of conversion vans will consist of top-of-the-line products that give customers the very best in conversion van luxury and functionality.

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All new vans in this line will be equipped with features that make them ideal for a variety of customers. First, these vans will offer a comfortable and sizable interior space, allowing drivers to carry a lot of equipment, people, or a combination of the two. The floor is designed to be low, which helps contribute to the easy entry into the vans and it’s bountiful headroom.  An unnoticed feature of the RAM ProMaster is the factory [...]

Leading conversion van dealer in U.S. boasts large inventory of “Sherry Van” ProMasters and used conversion vans for sale.

Aware that RAM Trucks does not offer a factory passenger van which rides on the coveted ProMaster chassis, Ohio-based Paul Sherry Conversion Vans has stepped up to the plate by offering the marketplace a comprehensive line of RAM ProMaster passenger vans. As the country’s leading conversion van dealer, Paul Sherry Conversion Vans’ inventory consists of new RAM ProMaster conversion vans – known as the “Sherry Van” – as well as a sweeping selection of used conversion vans for sale. Complementing its inventory are complete financing options, help arranging nationwide delivery and trade program.

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According to Paul Sherry Conversion Vans representatives, what makes the “Sherry Van” stand out amongst other conversion vans is a unique combination of performance and [...]

My family hadn’t visited relatives down south in over two years. Back then, we had rented a far-too-small minivan, drove all night and arrived in Hilton Head exhausted. This time would be different.

Early Saturday morning, in front of our Kansas City home, my wife and I loaded luggage into our new RAM Sherry Conversion Van. Our oldest son, nearly six-foot tall at age 15, took a seat in the back, where he stretched his legs and promptly nodded off. Our younger two, Lisa and Eric, bickered over entertainment before focusing their sibling rivalry into a competitive round of Mario Kart displayed on the 36” HDTV.conversion-van-roadtrip-promaster-sherry

“That beats coloring books and magnetic checkers for road-trip entertainment,” my wife commented as I pulled onto I-70.

“No kidding! With the kids occupied and plenty of leg room, we might be able to drive straight through instead of stopping in [...]

When it’s time to head to the big game, having a great tailgate party is an absolute necessity. While many fans drive their cars or trucks to the stadium, serious fans are discovering the one and only way to get the true tailgate experience with their friends is by purchasing a RAM Sherry Conversion Van.

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So what is so special about a RAM Sherry Van? For starters, it’s not your Uncle’s Hippy Van. Today’s conversion vans are more like mini-homes on wheels. Imagine pulling into the stadium parking lot in a van that’s equipped with a 32-inch HDTV and has seating for up to nine passengers. With that much room, everyone in the parking lot will suddenly become your friend, wanting to climb aboard and join the Sherry fan club. Heck, even Jay Cutler and Kirk Cousins will want to join that club.

Headroom, always a [...]

Investing in a conversion van can be a beneficial move that provides you with the ability to take many passengers comfortably down the road. Many conversion vans can seat seven to nine passengers, and they may have comfortable seating, entertainment accessories and other amenities. While you may need to select the right style of van with a focus on the interior amenities and the color of your vehicle, you also need to make the important decision about whether to purchase a front-wheel drive van or an all-wheel drive conversion van. When you understand the differences between these two options, you can make a better decision about your van purchase that is right for you.

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What Is Front-Wheel Drive?

When you compare the options of vans available, you may determine that a front-wheel drive vehicle has a more affordable up-front cost.  Because of this, [...]

Compared to Chevrolet, Ford and GMC, the RAM ProMaster Sherry Conversion Van offers many more advantages. From the overall design, interior and mechanical features, the 9-passenger van remains in a class of its own. Could this make the Sherry Van the Ultimate Passenger Van?

 

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Unlike the Ford Transit conversion van, the factory raised roof of the Sherry Van is part of the framework and not a fiberglass add-on. In fact, the van is more than 17 inches taller, one foot longer and wider, but weighs 300 pounds less. The floor is also lower. In addition to providing more head and leg room, door entrances are wider and taller than the models manufactured by the competition. The rear doors open a full 270 degrees and lock into place when needed. The side door slides open and the width provides ample space in the event that [...]

Conversion Vans were once thought of as an economical means for Road-Loving Hippies to rebuild a vehicle using an existing shell. Things have certainly come a long way since the 1960s. The new generation conversion vans are ingeniously crafted using a combination of a suitable platform and a top that allows for the most variety in interior refurbishing. Paul Sherry Conversion Vans is a unique dealership in Piqua, Ohio, offering some of the most innovative yet affordable van conversion models available.

Heading the parade is the beautifully designed Ram ProMaster. This model is the finest example of creativity in customized van construction. Its integration of existing exterior framework, interior amenities, and superior ride make it the leader in the ever-growing conversion van segment.

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Sherry Vans Are Spacious

Built with an eye toward comfort and passenger mobility, the Ram ProMaster from Sherry Vans allows for buyers [...]

The Fourth of July is a national holiday that often involves roasting hot dogs on the grill and lighting a few fireworks once the sun goes down. For many people, it means traveling to a new destination to enjoy beautiful landscapes to celebrate independence. Conversion vans are ideal when traveling on the road with large groups to new places for a vehicle that offers both affordability and comfort.

 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts

To enjoy beautiful views of the water in a cozy town, Marblehead offers visitors the chance to celebrate the holiday with a fireworks show over the water and fresh-food vendors on every corner. You’ll be able to enjoy having a picnic at Chandler Hovey Park while listening to live music in the area.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Spend the day riding roller coasters and enjoying bbq from local eateries in Myrtle Beach where [...]

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Thinking of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Conversion Van? Think again!

When it comes to choosing between the Mercedes Sprinter Conversion Van and other Conversion Vans on the market, the total cost of ownership can be a significant factor in your decision. For many years, the Mercedes Sprinter was thought to be the only “Euro” style conversion van on the market. But not anymore! The Ram ProMaster Conversion Van has “Euro” Van styling with qualities like nothing else in production! With features like front wheel drive, taller interior height and a lower cost of ownership, the Ram Promaster will be a common choice for those browsing for a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Conversion Van.

 

The Ram ProMaster is built on the Fiat Ducato platform. This configuration brings a front-wheel drive platform to the conversion van market. The power train is the Pentastar 3.6 liter V6, [...]

2021 Update See video below for more recent information on this topic Conversion Van Value

NADA Conversion Van Guide

When trying to sell your Conversion Van, the first piece of information you want to know is the value. For decades, NADA guides has been relied on for publishing the most market reflective vehicle pricing and information. NADA guides began with the very well known orange and blue printed guidebooks which are to this day relied on by hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. Today, NADA guides have become a leader in vehicle data publishing and technology. NADA guides are the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, RVs and manufactured homes. The only type of vehicle in which NADA does not provide information for is conversion vans.

NADA has retracted its value publications [...]

 

1977 Chevrolet Vintage Conversion Van

The classic Conversion Van is as important to American culture as hot dogs and apple pie. Well, maybe not that important. But conversion vans have been a part of our automotive landscape since the early 1970s. Even though they’ve evolved over the years, these incredible vehicles still have their rightful place.

As a dealership mascot, we happen to have a 1977 Chevrolet Hop Cap that could easily pass as the dictionary definition of a van conversion. It has everything you’d expect from a 1970s era conversion, including hardwood floors and plenty of shag. It also has a killer paint job that would make any child of the 70s swoon.

The Early Years

The history of the conversion van goes back to the 1970s and a little-known company in Goshen, Indiana. Back then, van conversions were all about being a proud [...]

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Conversion Van Value

You’ve reached the conclusion that it’s time to sell or trade in your conversion van. Understandably, you’re a bit nervous because you have no idea what your custom van is worth. What’s more, you certainly don’t want to be taken advantage of by other dealerships who throw you a low-ball offers that you don’t have the knowledge to recognize.

Making sure you get the right price for your conversion van begins by understanding how it’s valued. Paul Sherry Conversion Vans, an industry leader with a reputation for years of reliable sales and service, explains that most dealers don’t even get into appraising conversion vans because they don’t know how to value them. Dealers like to rely on the Kelley Blue Book or NADA value, both of which rely heavily on [...]

 

Reasons To Own A Conversion Van

Conversion vans were quite popular in the 70s and 80s but declined in desirability throughout much of the 90s. But with all the technological advancements to modern vehicles, a conversion van is a good choice today, and here are 10 reasons why:

Sturdiness

Unibody SUVs simply can’t compare to the sturdiness of a vehicle built on a frame. This is important in terms of safety, durability, and reliability.

Handling

Yes, there was a time when a conversion van drove like a truck, but now they handle more like a well-engineered car. This improved handling means even those who used to worry about driving a larger vehicle can do so with ease.

Price

While SUVs have been all the rage lately, a conversion van can provide all the space and amenities for much less. Those SUVs, in addition to costing [...]

Used Conversion Van

If you are looking to buy a used conversion van, then you are obviously a savvy consumer. The conversion van offers a great many amenities for the camper and traveler that are comparable to what is found in larger recreational vehicles, but conversion vans are much lower in cost than an RV. Conversion vans and Class B motorhomes have a number of similarities, but they have their differences. In addition, those who have purchased a van conversion know exactly what they want, and this type of person has a strong pride of ownership that shows when shopping for a used conversion van. Many of these used vans are in fantastic condition.

Not only are used conversion vans in better condition than many of the RVs on the market, but you will be able to save a lot of money from the price of [...]

Inspect-Your-RideAs winter comes to a close and the warm spring weather begins to call you to the open roads, you realize it’s time to prepare your conversion van for the year ahead. Going over the mechanical and electrical parts of your van will pay off by giving you a smoother trip without those annoying and avoidable issues. Here’s a look at some of the most important aspects that you should check.Inspect-Conversion-Van-service
The Battery
Batteries can die at any time of the year, but it’s more likely that the winter cold will push them to their edge. You can visit your local auto parts store and have your battery’s life checked for free to be sure that you can count on it while you’re on the road. When removing the battery, be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves. You do not want battery acid [...]

Conversion-van-clean-windowsConversion vans are a great luxury, especially on long road trips or if you have a large family. However, owning one comes with a lot of responsibility! Cleaning the windows on a normal-sized vehicle is as easy as using some soap, water, and a rag. But cleaning the large windows on a conversion van can be quite a task if you’re unprepared. Now that Spring is Back, your conversion van windows are probably in need of a cleaning and you may be wondering what the best way to go about cleaning your windows may be. Fortunately, the process is not as difficult or time consuming as you may think.

The first thing you will want to do in order to reduce the amount of time required to clean your conversion van’s windows is to find few friends or family members to help out. Not only will [...]

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