Any websites that specialize in listing used converted vans? (1 Viewer)

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Is there any website that specializes in the sale of used converted vans for #vanlife/#rubbertramping? I'd travel to any state in the union for the right used van. Also any tips on buying used fleet vans? I hear those are really good deals as they are usually maintained really well. Thanks!
 
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Thank you so much. If I'm rubber tramping I"m committed to white stealth cargo vans.
Most of the vandwelling-related forums have a marketplace subforum, but I think craigslist would be easier. The trick will be figuring out how to find converted vans, since there is no name for DIY campers.

Here's a craigslist example around Santa Fe to give you an idea of how to craft more complex searches. Adapt as needed. Here's the RSS version you can load that up in a feed reader (RSS app) on your phone and you will only see new posts. Better living through technology.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that when you start looking at actual vans, you may want to get a 30day unlimited VIN searches from autocheck.com. They are like carfax but usually have better fleet/auction/commercial data. When I did it the cost was something like $50 for the month. Truly worth it. A VIN check and mechanic's inspection (usually $50-$100) can help identify lemons and money pits. Good luck to you, brother.
 
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don't know about the US but eBay always has plenty of converted vans in the UK

also do you guys have vehicle disposal auctions available to the public ? sometimes a big concern like the Post Office will have 50 older vans they want to get rid of - sometimes they go for crazy low prices - bit of a gamble but you can usually look them over to some degree
 
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