Camper vans come with a high price tag. Therefore it is best to go in for used camper vans. Used camper vans are much cheaper. Go to your nearest used car seller and have a look at the models they offer. Before buying you should check if the camper van meets your needs. Listed below are the points that you should look into while purchasing a used camper van.
Differentiate your wants and needs:
Selecting a used camper van can be very confusing. If you can use your friend’s van for a few days then you can get a clearer picture of your perfect camper van. Camper vans should be selected according to your requirements and needs of your family. If you have a joint family or lot of friends then Class A camper vans would be your best choice. They are very spacious. But they are too big, so much so that it might be difficult to park and drive these vans. For a smaller family a small camper van is an ideal choice.
Read the Vehicle history:
Vehicle history can give show you what the vehicle can deliver for you. Used camper vans can be a headache if you choose the one that is worn out. Go through it thoroughly. Information regarding repair bills and spare parts receipts can be gathered. Also check on how many owners had the vehicle and tried it. Try contacting them to know their experience with the vehicle and if they had changed any parts. Ask them their rating for the vehicle. Obtain information regarding pick up speed, fuel efficiency and comfortability from them. This information can help you make a better choice.
Check the mechanics:
Take a professional mechanic along with you to test drive the camper van. He can tell you if the van is worth the buy or not. Ask him to inspect the engine, exterior and interior parts. Check for the safety features. Do not compromise on essential safety features. The perfect van should be fuel efficient, comfortable and safe.
Check the bodywork:
Check the ceilings and top of cupboards or wardrobes. Check if there are signs of dampness. Inspect the kitchen floors and bathroom area. If there is any leaking water system, the floors may tend to be soft indicating a corroded wooden support. Do check if the panels are budging out in a suspicious manner if any.
Check the fittings and fixtures:
Living area should be comfortable. Check if there are any extra features like a dining space, TV, armchairs etc. Check if the cupboards are easy to open and close. Look out for any repairs in any part of the van. Make a list of these repairs that need to be done. This will come in handy when negotiating the final price.