Vacationing in your Conversion Van

When you have a Conversion Van accessible, you have the world at your fingertips No longer do you have to worry about high-priced flights for you and your family, or even hotel rooms because your conversion van can be used for both travel and stay. So just get packed and go. Here are a few tips that will help you be prepared when traveling.

Make a List 

Make a list and check it, check it, check it. Have a talk with your family and come to an agreement on the essentials that you will need while traveling. As you pack, keep your list handy and make sure you check each item that you pack. That way, you know you have everything packed and ready to go. The list should consist of food, cooking utensils, articles of clothing, and some games. Those are just the basics, so be sure to think of anything else you may need. As you get ready to hit the road, make sure everything on your list is checked off and that you didn’t forget anything.


Prepare for Cold and Hot Temperatures 

When you’re staying in your Conversion Van, and the temperature drops low, you want to be sure you have enough blankets for those chilly nights. Same goes for hot nights. In a hotel room, you can go ahead and control the temperature of the room, but not in your conversion van. You want to be prepared for all types of weather. There are a few companies that also make space heaters that just plug right into the cigarette lighter, so if you know you will be in a cold area, that may be something you want to look into.

Act like your Camping


When you’re staying in a conversion van, you will most likely be staying in something like a campground or an RV park. Places like these will allow you to set up a tent and sleeping bags. Having those handy can make for a nice night, falling asleep underneath the stars. If it gets to be warm in your conversion van, setting up a tent can help prevent you from an uncomfortable night sleep. So make sure you consider packing a tent and sleeping bags!

Feeling Crammed and in Need of More Room?

Surprisingly enough, you may feel that your van doesn’t have all the room for everything you pack up and the bodies that will be occupying it. With all of your clothing, camping supplies, and food, sitting comfortably in the van may not be possible. You have options! If you have extra seating, you are able to easily take seats out of the vans and make more room. You can also bring a trailer that attaches to the back of the van which will give you lots of extra space for all your necessities.


So get packing and hit the road!




Road trippin’ in a Conversion Van


Having four children and working full time is quite a task. We decided it was finally time for a vacation. But finding a time that works with all of our schedules, is close to impossible. After much planning and rescheduling, we finally were able to pick a destination. San Diego it was! My husband and I booked a week in a house right on the beach. I began counting down the days until we would be laying in the sun, on the beach, relaxing.

Of course we mentioned to our friends, our plans to get away. And what was their first question? “How are you guys going to get there?” When we told them that we decided to take a conversion van, people looked at us in awe. “All of you guys will be going in one van? With all of the kids, for that long drive?” We knew that it was possible, and actually quite a pleasant drive. But no matter how much we tried reassuring them that it was great, they looked at us as if we were crazy.

Regardless of what was said, we’d done this before and were happy to do it again.

As our departure day approached, we shopped and packed and were ready to take off. We woke up early Monday morning and loaded up the van. It was packed with suitcases, bags, and coolers filled with food. Our beach towels and umbrellas were randomly poking out between suitcases and we were ready to hit the road.

The drive was very pleasant. Having four kids, arguments always seem to arise, but luckily with this conversion van there is enough space for everybody. Everyone was able to do their own thing in the space we had. The boys were watching a movie, and one of my daughters was getting into one of her novels. They all were able to stretch out, sit back, and relax as we continued on the road.

I was of course sitting in the front seat and had plenty of room to enjoy my book, while occasionally checking back on the kids every so often. As the weather heated up throughout the day and we began to blast the cool air which felt amazing. We periodically made stops along the way to use the restroom and stretch our legs, and grab some lunch.

When we finally arrived in San Diego, our real vacation began, and it was a wonderful one. Our drive back was a bit lighter, having eaten all of the food. But the food was now replaced with souvenirs. It was time to head on home.

We got out of vacation mode and back into real world mode, and the big question among our friends was “How was it? And how was the drive?” Everyone was surprised at how smoothly our trip went. I went on to tell them how comfortable the trip there and back was, and how good the gas mileage was. I even encouraged them to give it a go and rent a conversion van. Next year we’re planning on a trip across the country and plan on using a conversion van the whole way!


Large Supply of Conversion Vans at Classic Vans

At the moment, Classic Vans has an oversupply of conversion vans. If a used conversion van is what you are looking for, we’ve got it! Over the past few months, we have had an abundance of owner trade-ins. Prices are excellent, and now is the time to buy. With the supply of vans we have on our lot, we are more than likely to have a perfect fit for you and your traveling needs. Classic Vans has an unbeatable staff, with lots of knowledge and experience when it comes to conversion vans. We can help find whatever it is that you are looking for. You will not be able to find a better staff or selection anywhere else. To speak to one of our experienced sales staff call 1-510-538-3150 today!

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Learn About Your Customizable Options

Fully customized 9 passenger conversion vans are  known to have the best options when it comes to the entertainment systems and features that can be added.

Premium entertainment systems include features like DVD players, top of the line Stereo Systems, and first-class television sets. There are a large variety of vans that can be converted into 9 passenger conversion vans. Popular models that are converted into the 9 passenger conversion vans include: Ford Explorer SE, GMC, and Chevrolet vans. The interior alterations for these vans can vary greatly and are all too often, highly dependent upon what the consumer demands. While some conversion vans are customized so that they can accommodate mobility equipment and wheel chairs, others are converted so that they can seat 9 to 15 passengers.

Also, some 9 passenger vans can have leather seating and fully carpeted interiors. There are even some luxury vans that host flat-screen televisions, special lighting tailored to your liking, privacy shades, storage cabinets, and slide out beds with entertainment consoles in the center. These types of vans help make a more comfortable and enjoyable traveling trip and also, are sure to work great for short family getaways. By making use of a conversion van, people can carpool with greater ease and they can have a comfortable place to stay for short or long durations. These features within the vans help avoid the hassles involved with traveling. These vans make traveling more enjoyable and help with making less stops throughout your trip, while also keeping passengers entertained and comfortable. . In the end, fewer stops means less money spent on lodging. This in turn, can help save you money when it comes to your traveling budget, as well as, time spent away.

For whatever your needs, you can customize these vans to tailor your needs, so you can go about your trips the way you like.


So you want a custom conversion van that fits to your exact needs. If this is the case it is easy at Classic Vans. There are knowledgeable Sales Managers that can help you with questions you may have regarding your interest in either a new or used Conversion Van. With a conversion van expert you get exactly what you want.

You can get a Conversion Van customized to your specifications. Have it equiped with the luxury interior and premium features that you care about most. You can have the outside looking and driving to absolute perfection. Your van conversion can be set up with a complete gaming center, including a  television and surround sound system.  With your Conversion Van you can have lush swivel captain chairs for the passengers and have the drivers seat set to the exact temperature and amount of lumbar support  to meet your needs.

On-board conversion vans come equipped with ice chests and plenty of cup holders to keep you hydrated on long road trips.

You only have to go to Classic Vans to get precisely what you want. Have our knowledgeable and experienced Sales Managers answer any of your questions and help you get the Conversion Van you’ve always wanted.