General idea about camper van A camper van is a motor vehicle that contains facilities like daily transportation, as well as living accommodations when you or your friends and family decide to travel. Facilities provided in a camper van are in the form of beds, seats or sofa beds, cooking facilities, storage space for food and equipment for preparing it. Interiors must have at least 2 fixed seats, a table, bed for at least 2 persons, a fixed kitchen and lockable storage facilities. Double bed must be at least 180 cm long and 110 cm across. In case of 2 separate beds, each bed must be at least 180 cm long and 60 cm across. While buying a used camper van set your budget and buy after you are satisfied with the information. When you’re planning to purchase find out are there any repairs and what alterations have to be done. Buy a vehicle only after you are absolutely sure that the vehicle is sound. With doubts, don’t buy the vehicle. You can also take advice of a professional mechanic before making a purchase. You can also buy camper vans through bargains. While buying a van privately do consider certain factors – Go to seller’s house and view the vehicle. Check the address on the log book is where the vehicle is. Vehicle must have all the legal documents. If there isn’t, you can approach the seller or police. Always take a witness with you in case any problem arises in the future Check the details of the vehicle like chassis number and engine number Check the vehicle history Get the vehicle inspected by a professional. Before buying a vehicle do inspect the vehicle properly, test drive with the vehicle and check the history of the vehicle properly. Buying a camper van from a dealer is more expensive than buying privately. But one advantage is dealer will tell you about the problems that are in the vehicle and cost they will include an up-to-date MOT or roadworthy certificate. Some dealers also offer 3 months warranty certificate. While buying a camper van do check certain things: You have to check the engines, bodywork, Chassis and transmission before buying a camper van. Engines:
Check for unhealthy noises when the engine is running. Check oil leaks, cam belt, radiator, blow head gasket, steam and smoke. At last do check whether all hoses and pipes are clean. Bodywork: Check the roof, wheel arches, edges of the floor and each door carefully. Chassis: Check underneath the vehicle, wheel arches, front and rear box sections. Transmission: Check there are no oil leeks from the gearbox Check the CV joints are intact and not split.