Originally Posted by Sierrasclimber
My advise be patient on buying your rig and don't be afraid to get on a plane to buy the van you want once you see it. A $300 plane ticket might save you $1,000's. Make a list of items you would need to do to a stock van to make it what you want. Buy a rig that checks at least one item off the list. It will likely be the cheapest upgrade you "pay for" and the fastest completed project. Also SMB in Fresno isn't that far away. They tend to have a couple models on the floor and often some used rigs. Make a trip there and climb in lots of van.
Trust me, you don't have to ask me twice to travel for a vehicle!
When I lived in Cleveland, I shopped for almost 3 years and flew out to Ventura, CA to buy my car. Right car, right seller, right price. Pretty hard combination when you're hunting unicorns.
When you say SMB in Fresno, are you referring to a SMB dealer? I'll do a search for them in a minute.
My biggest issue right now is getting rid of my truck and my toy hauler. My storage lot is closing so it has to go soon, and moving to another lot will likely cost me more than I'm paying now, and I'm already forking over a load every month. Once I can get rid of at least the trailer things should start falling into place. I may have gotten a little far ahead of myself, but reality says those two things need to go first. Trouble is nobody is biting despite me lowering the price by quite a few grand.