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Old 05-07-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default Please suggest a Class B RV or Campervan to sleep in

Hi everyone,

I am searching for a good condition used class B RV or a Campervan to sleep in. I am planning on sleeping in this van for 1-2 years while I attend college, as dorms and other costs are very expensive.

I have about $4,500 cash, and a 1994 Ford Explorer which is in good, running condition.

I live in Van Nuys, CA, 91405

Originally, I was thinking about a Ford Econoline, and I was suggested to think about a class B RV.

I searched autotrader,, & ebay, but haven't been able to find a target Class B RV. Everything listed seems to be very expensive.

I would like a small bed in the back, and possibly a small table for computer work and home work.

I heard there were "Van Sofabeds" available which is a very cool idea.

I also have clothes and stuff I would like to have conveniently hidden away from potential company.

Please suggest a class B RV that will accomplish this, and fit my budget. I think I have about $6.5 - $7.5k total

Please also estimate what I should pay/what would be a good or bad deal.

I would also like to save some money incase of repairs.

If I'm not able to find an class B RV, I'm also interested in a Ford Econoline

Please also ask any questions, as I will be checking this forum frequently for info in other threads.

Thank you.

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Old 05-07-2010, 02:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Please suggest a Class B RV or Campervan to sleep in

Well, you're right, your budget isn't going to give you a large number of options,
but I ran a basic search on rvtraderonline, and came up with a few hits in the
van conversion grouping, gas or diesel, $0-$10,000, any manufacturer, new or
used, and any distance from your zip code.
Link below.... ... YearESC/

Some of them don't look too bad, but you'll have to follow up, if you choose to.
You'll have to send some emails, or make some calls, or do a bit of driving.
Basically, you'll have to take it from here, but there are tools avauilable to make the search easier.
Maybe you needed to refine your search a bit?
Hope this helps.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Please suggest a Class B RV or Campervan to sleep in

Hmmm, look at that, they did show up as links Cool! Most of the forums I am on don't do that without some extra work!

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