Definitely make sure you've done your research and have your funds ready to go!
I looked for almost 5 months before finding my rig, lost out to 2 vans by others being
faster to respond to the ads and committing quickly to seller. After losing out on the 2
vans, I watched the member ads here, Ex Portal, and CL checking whenever I could during
the day! Mikracer posted a link to a CL ad here and I was the 3rd caller, 1st caller from Colorado
was driving to look at outside of LA. the next day. After talking to owner I knew I wanted it and told him I would take it pending inspection and I'd send deposit right then if he agreed. Owner felt obligated to the first guy, I was bummed but told him I would be on first flight if the guy cancelled.
Got a call at 7am and the first guy cancelled, I headed to airport right then and flew to Ontario where owner met me...did the inspection and went to bank to complete transaction!
I ended up with a one owner 2006 SMB EB50 4x4 with 109k with full aluminess goodies,
Dealer serviced with detailed records from van purchase til seller smog. Extreme air inboard air,
propane heat and water heater with shower attachment, 2 4D AGM set up, DVD in dash w/Sirius and
GPS, second DVD setup with drop down screen and wireless headphones, amp and advent speakers with woofer in back below closet rack. The van was super clean inside and out. I think I got real lucky but know that deals are out there and you need to be ready to pounce if it meets your
requirements....I snagged the van for 34k