In recent weeks, I evaluated four out of five cargo van candidates for my RV conversion project. I reviewed the 2015 Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, MB Sprinter and the Nissan NV. I left out the Chevy Express, mainly because it is quite dated and doesn’t fulfill my minimum requirements. I quickly came to the conclusion,… Continue reading Count Down To Cargo Van Purchase
The three major brands have introduced their new European style Cargo Vans to the American market and I am finally ready to pick the best one that fits my requirements. Yet I may have to hold off for a little longer, as rumors persist of several new entries that may tease the American buyer. As… Continue reading Hyundai H350: Will This Change My Mind….?
Narrowing down and researching the many options and many models of the current batch of cargo vans, has brought me to a more realistic comparison of the 3 most popular choices according to my personal preferences: Medium Roof and Long(er) Wheelbase. Ram Promaster 136” WB – High Roof – MSRP $30515 Ford Transit 148” WB… Continue reading Decisions, Decisions…
With the new Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster cargo vans now for sale at your local car dealership, it was time to compare the five most popular cargo vans. With the European styling of the current models, a substantial shift in their use as a RV conversion is happening. Changes in exterior AND interior… Continue reading 2015 Cargo Van Comparison
This is the second cargo van review in a series that focus on the 2015 Ram ProMaster, Ford Transit, MB Sprinter, Chevy Express and Nissan NV. It is part of the buying process of a new van, that will be converted into a nicely finished, one-person RV. MB Sprinter Review Ram ProMaster Review Nissan NV… Continue reading First Look: 2015 Ford Transit Review
My second Cargo Van Conversion has been coming along fine, yet it’s time now to make some choices about the actual vehicle. The next few weeks, I’ll be reviewing the 5 main contestants: Ram ProMaster, Ford Transit, MB Sprinter, Chevy Express and the Nissan NV. Ford Transit Review MB Sprinter Review Nissan NV Review These… Continue reading First Look: 2015 Ram Promaster Review
It’s time to buy a new van and after having done some of the preliminary work, I’ll have to visit a few dealerships to clear up some remaining questions and, after choosing the final model, to actually see where I can get the best deal. The first step, in this two-step process, is getting a… Continue reading What Do Ford, Mercedes Benz, GM, Chrysler and Nissan Have In Common?
OVERALL SALES NUMBERS OF COMMERCIAL VANS AKA CARGO VANS, ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE AS SALES OF OLDER MODELS ARE RAPIDLY DECLINING. Sales of the newer European-Style vans have been rising steadily, beginning with the MB Sprinter that has been on the market longest, but still account for a small part of the total market.… Continue reading 2014 Van Sales: Ford Transit Is The Big Winner
With the new Ram ProMaster cargo van now for sale at your local car dealership and the new Ford Transit coming early 2014, it was time to compare the 5 most popular cargo vans. With the European styling of the current models, a substantial shift in their use as a RV conversion may occur.… Continue reading 2014 Cargo Van Comparison
The 2014 line-up of the Ram ProMaster Van is the second introduction of a European style commercial van, after Ford’s early announcement of its Transit van. The ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato, with some adjustments and refinements for the American market. As a front-wheel-drive-only, it differentiates itself from other currently available vans. The… Continue reading 2014 Ram ProMaster Van