Used Camper Buying Checklist
From the inception of the peace and free love movement of the 70s - and the famous Volkswagen Transporter’s conversion into “Flower Power” - campervans have been an excellent way to travel around the country.
The compact design and everyday usability have made them incredibly popular. It reached the point where European van manufacturers continue to produce them, and hundreds of custom shops continue to create their own models.
New campers can be very expensive due to the base cost of the van, materials, and the sheer number of hours that go into converting the cargo area into a living space. The prices drop significantly over time, allowing you to buy a relatively unused vehicle for a fraction of the cost.
Picking the right campervan isn’t easy, but a vehicle that satisfies our checklist should be a safe purchase. No matter how great the camper’s condition, always set aside a significant sum of money for unexpected repairs and maintenance.