Originally Posted by Brianf7028
I see handicap van going for good prices. Had anybody converted one of these into a sportsmobile? What are the pitfalls?
Don't be offended, I'm just giving you the facts. Sportsmobile is a brand. It is a company who takes vans and makes professionally built campers out of them. The Sportsmobile Forum is NOT affiliated with the Sportsmobile company, however a majority of people here have historically been Sportsmobile owners and quite a few are just fans.
Handicap vans can easily be converted in to a camper van but it won't be a Sportsmobile unless you take it to them for conversion, and they don't fool with old vans anymore to speak of.
I'm sharing this because many people don't know this stuff, not to be picky or snarky. You can convert a handicap van to a homebuilt camper van easily. Asking what the pitfalls are depends on your skillset and experience. Also, it depends on a million aspects of the specific van.
Read here lots. Go to the Expedition Portal 2/4 wheel drive vans section and read there lots.
This can be an addiction. Tread lightly. You may end up broke and single but you'll have an awesome van to live in down by the river.