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What’s more fun than a conversion camper van? A secret conversion camper van. This seemingly normal-looking 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan hides a pretty intense secret camper van conversion under its stock shell. This secret camper is one of the coolest camper vans we have ever seen, and it’s for sale.

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan secret conversion camper van parked next to some water
Custom 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan | James Roy

Can you convert a minivan into a camper van? 

We have seen several minivan camper conversions lately, but none quite like this. Our friends at Motor1 first discovered this 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan conversion camper van listed for sale on the Facebook marketplace. The Facebook ad says it “drives and looks like a new vehicle” because the owner “spent a great deal of time and resources planning this build.” 

Is it worth converting a van to a camper? 

Dodge Grand Caravan camper conversion trunk
Dodge Grand Caravan camper | James Roy

Conversion campers don’t have to be complicated or expensive. The key with camper conversions like this Dodge Grand Caravan is that a little creativity can elbow grease can go a long way. For instance, the builder of this one used high-quality Baltic Birch to build the structural elements for the inside of the camper. Instead of getting too fancy, he used commercial-grade vinyl tiles for the flooring. This material is easy to install and lasts a long time. 

Given the size of the camper and the lack of a real kitchen or bathroom, it is probably only good for shorter trips. Although, there is a pull-out sink and gas burner. It has everything you could need for a weekend camper trip. The interior includes heating, air conditioning, a carbon-monoxide alarm, a 13-inch TV, and an audio system. There’s a 100-watt solar panel for the off-the-grid trips, a 1,250-watt gas generator, and a 100 Ah lithium battery. Large underfloor storage compartments ensure there’s enough space for all your adventure rigs. 

Are Dodge Grand Caravans good cars? 

Dodge Grand Caravan camper interior
Dodge Grand Caravan camper interior | James Roy

KBB polled owners of 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan owners, and overall, the Dodge van scored 3.8 out of 5 stars. Few owners praise the van for opulence or luxurious features, but most seem to be happy with the van’s reliability and overall satisfaction of ownership. 

As for the Dodge Grand Caravan conversion camper van for sale, the van itself is said to be in fantastic shape. It looks to be a very clean example with only 73,000 miles from new. The owner says it has a fully working AC system for the front seats and, judging by the available photos, everything looks to be in factory form. Meanwhile, everything in the camper area is said to be brand new.

How much do conversion camper vans cost? 

It is not uncommon to see some converted camper vans go for big money. However, this is not one of them. Not only is this camper van easy to drive because it’s still a minivan, but it also is affordable. 

The owner is asking $24,000 on Facebook marketplace. TIf the van is in as good of condition as it seems to be, this seems like a screaming deal for anyone looking to break into the van life without spending a bucket-load of cash. Check out the listing here.


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