Chevy Conversion Vans

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Chevy conversion vans are common among the best van conversion companies, which use the Chevrolet chassis as the foundation for many of their customized luxury vans. Popular models include the Astro minivan and the full-size Express van from Chevrolet, and the Savana and Safari from General Motors Corporation (GMC). Various conversion companies have their preferred chassis--from GMC, Ford, or Dodge--and some use only one chassis exclusively.

Road Trek, for example, only uses Chevrolet chassis for their best-selling Class B motorhomes, also known as camper vans. The Road Trek 170 is built around the Chevy 2500 regular-length van; the 190 uses the 3500 extended van; the 210 models are constructed using the 3500 extended van. Road Trek produces its own brand, but other companies that manufacture conversion vans, such as Regency and Explorer, use both Chevy and Ford chassis for various models.

Chevy Conversion Vans Are Reliable

One of the reasons for the popularity of Chevy conversion vans is the reliability of the Chevy chassis. Astros and Safaris are the only truck-based minivans in this country, and the design for both is so dependable it has been used since the late 1980s. With regular and extended lengths, the Chevy chassis accommodates various-size vans for families of four or larger groups and all their gear.

Chevy conversion vans are luxury vans with a host of amenities and features never envisioned by the designers of the original, conventional vans. Captain chairs, color TV, quick-release seats, power sofas--these and many more features are designed to make these luxury vans extremely comfortable for travel. Although not intended for overnight camping--there are no bathrooms--these vans certainly make life on the road enjoyable.

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