Upfits and Purchasing Services.
If you’re interested in buying your own camper van, or upfitting a van you already own, feel free to contact me. I have too many years of experience in both of these areas, and my hobby has evolved into a business. I can recommend what sort of vehicle (modern or vintage) might be the best fit for you. I’ll also tell you what sort of van you should run away from. I can discuss a wide range of various upfits from high to low dollar along with their pros and cons. I generally work on a per hour basis for consulting or mechanical work and approach both with the same sort of seriousness and honesty I approach my journalism. I won’t try to convince you to buy something you don’t need, or shouldn’t buy. And depending on your mechanical abilities and actual needs, I might instead tell you to not buy a van at all, but to instead hit the road in a reliable old Tacoma with a Shasta Airflyte in tow.
Shoot me a line if you want to know more, or need a few references. — Chris
A few of my projects:
Most Recent: Luna, 1987 VW Westfalia Camper with Ford Zetec Engine Conversion. Solar, suspension, electrical and bodywork upgrades.
Jimmy Buffett’s Amazing Syncro Adventurewagen.
“The Fried Green Tomato”, Vegetable Oil Powered Diesel 2008 Sportsmobile 4×4 Camper Built out for Jimmy Buffett. I oversaw this project from buildout to upfitting with Vegetable Oil Fuel System.
Jean Claude Damn Van – High Top 1987 Syncro Westfalia.
An incredibly rare van. Full 4wd Syncro Westfalia camper with upgraded engine, supension and a fixed Adventurewagen high top. This van was a true unicorn. I never should have sold it!