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
“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.
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.