Upfitting and Purchasing Services

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. Shoot me a line if you want to know more, or need a few references.  – Chris Dixon

A few of my projects:

Jimmy Buffett’s Amazing Syncro Adventurewagen.
Build out overseen by Chris Dixon




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“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.

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My High Top 1987 Syncro Westfalia.
An incredibly rare van. Full 4wd Syncro Westfalia camper with upgraded engine, supension and a fixed Adventurewagen high top.

My Current Project
, 1987 VW Westfalia Camper with Ford Zetec Engine Conversion. Solar, suspension, electrical and bodywork upgrades.


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