Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear V6 1996 camper van | National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images
Marine & RVs

5 Affordable Camper Vans That Are Actually Cool

Campers are increasing in popularity by the day, it seems. As COVID continues as an unfortunate fixture in our lives, the need to travel safely and socially distanced continues to be of the utmost importance. The problem is, the coolest campers can cost some pretty serious money. Airstream and Winnebago can easily get well into …

A Ford Transit van that has been converted for van life sits by the beach ready for everyone and the dog
Marine & RVs

‘Scariest Moments of Van Life’––Don’t Let Them Steal Your Dog!

If you’ve spent any amount of time watching van life Youtube channels or camper conversion build videos, you’ve probably already connected the dots. Van life isn’t always perfect views and funny conversations while driving. Especially if you are heading to South America like Trent and Allie––and their dog Frank––in the video below. Bumps and problems …

A white 2021 Ford Transit AWD with the Adventure Prep Package drives up a forest hill
Marine & RVs

Do the 2021 Ford Transit’s New Packages Turn It Into a Mini RV?

It’s not just RVs that have exploded in popularity recently. Their smaller counterparts, camper vans, and the associated #vanlife trend have similarly grown within the public consciousness. Enough that a few manufacturers are starting to get in on the trend. RV maker Winnebago, for example, is turning Mercedes Sprinters into camper vans. Volkswagen’s been in …

2020 Nanjing international holiday leisure and RV Expo is held in Nanjing International Expo Center
Marine & RVs

Is Insulating Your Camper Van Worth It?

The #vanlife community exemplifies the spirit of adventure and exploration, but there are a few things people can’t seem to agree on. One of the biggest points of contention in this community is whether to insulate your camper van. If you’re considering taking to the open road, here’s everything you need to know to make …

a dark red Nissan NV driving off road in the forest with recreational gear loaded up top
Marine & RVs

Don’t Waste Your Money on These Van Life Scams

There are plenty of people out there that consider making a shift toward van life. The blissfully free life of nomadic adventure is alluring. Some may think that they can’t afford to start life on the road. This video, however, shows that if you make some sacrifices and minimize your setup the freedom of the …

Mercedes-Benz Metris panel van light commercial vehicle on display at Brussels Expo
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Has 1 Glaring Flaw

While the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is best known as the Amazon delivery van, Mercedes-Benz does manufacture another, slightly smaller, van. The Mercedes-Benz Metris van has been sold in the U.S. since 2016, and it will be getting a light refresh for the 2021 model year. The Metris is sold as the Vito in other parts …

Honda Odyssey on the road near the seaside
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Complained About Minivans

Minivans may not be the most exciting segment––to people other than myself, anyway––but they do comprise one of the most functional. Minivans are basically the most family-friendly vehicle on the market. There aren’t a massive amount of different minivan offerings, but of the more popular ones we see thousands of complaints filed on CarComplaints.com. If …

Commercial vehicles of the Sprinter type are built at the Mercedes-Benz AG Ludwigsfelde plant
Marine & RVs

The Mercedes Alphavan is King of the Custom Camper Vans

Until recently, camper vans and RVs have often occupied either grandma or weird-cousin Eddie spot in both the motoring and the camping world. They are neither fun enough to drive nor rugged enough for either (pun intended) camp to be fully satisfied. Although the past few years have given rise to various boutique campers and …

a bright blue Ford Transit connect cargo van working as an urban work truck
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Most Complained About Cargo Vans

Cargo vans are great for a long list of purposes. They make great work trucks as well as perfect platforms for camper van conversions. Additionally, cargo vans in their passenger form are excellent people movers for large groups or extra-large families. However, not ever cargo van is created equal. Consumers have submitted their qualms on …

Alex and Loz sharing a moment on the journey.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Would You Live in This Volkswagen Camper Van named Marty?

This is Marty, the Volkswagen T3 Syncro camper van conversion. He is a beautiful retro brown with gorgeous natural browns and beiges throughout. The couple thought out every texture and planned the space perfectly, creating this immaculate van life build that looks like something out of a vintage photoshoot. However, there is more than we …

Edd China, former co-host of the Wheeler Dealer television show stands before his EV ice cream truck.
Hybrids & Electrics

Edd China Sets EV Ice Cream Van Record

Many are familiar with the Wheeler Dealer television series. Those that are might recall that Edd China was a co-host of the show for many years. Well, Mr. China and the series parted company a while back, but that has not stopped him from pursuing other automotive-related activities. To that end, as an acknowledgment of …

A green Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van on the production line at the Mercedes-Benz AG Ludwigsfelde plant
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recalls: Sprinter Vans, Trailers, and a Tire

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has issued recalls for several popular recreational vehicles and a specific tire. Some of these are minor issues, such as a label. Some, not so much, such as a tire. Please review the recall information below and take action as necessary so that you can enjoy your RV, trailer, or …

a blue Bentley Bentayga SUV at speed on a scenic road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

A Bently Bentayga Van Designed for the Elite?

The update we recently saw for the Bentley Bentayga is pretty impressive. According to auto evolution, the SUV is a vehicle choice in the “new money” vein. It’s the type of SUV that you buy when you sign a pro athletic contract or land your first big part in a Hollywood film. But what about …

side view of the wooden doors leading inside the lovely wooden camper conversion of a fiat ducato maxi van
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Stunning Camper Van You’ve Ever Seen

Inside this woman’s Fiat Ducato Maxi there is a full-time home. Everything was thought out to the finest detail to fit her personality and her lifestyle. This is without a doubt one of the most stunning camper van conversions we’ve ever seen. It’s not just useful, it’s a pretty camper. Thanks to Jordan Osmond for …

The front quarter of the driver front on a silver 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

2021 Honda Odyssey is Enchanted, with Disney Hookup

A trip to Disneyland is a road trip many families dream about. Pre-COVID, thousands of people made the odyssey every day to the magical park. So, it is fitting to learn that the Honda Odyssey, a popular family hauler, has been the Official Vehicle of Disneyland Resort for 15 years. Now, Honda is launching an …

A white sprinter full-size cargo van on a construction site
Hybrids & Electrics

Mercedes Launches T-Class, Family Lifestyle Minivan

Mercedes currently makes the Sprinter and the Metris vans. The two vans have been doing a lot of commercial fleet, and passenger van business for Mercedes for several years. Apparently, however, the company has decided two vans are not enough. It needs a smaller van to join the Sprinter and Metris. This new, smaller Mercedes …

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Trucks & SUVs

3 Reasons Pickup Trucks Are Better Than Work Vans

When it comes to choosing the right commercial vehicle to serve your business, the choice between buying a pickup truck or a van can be a hard one. Pickup trucks are awesome and you can’t argue that they possess more style and attitude. On the other hand, cargo vans are very utilitarian and offer up …

Ford Ranger Off-Roading in the desert shows one benefit of an all-wheel-drive powertrain
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Decked Decks out Pickup Truck Beds and More

You may have seen the cool advertisements for the Decked pickup truck bed accessory. They fit in most trucks like the Nissan Titan or Ford F-150. But sometimes this grain of aftermarket add-on can turn out to be cheesy. Are Decked drawers an organizer that is actually as cool as it looks? Or should we …

a white Ram work van
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Best Work Vans Under $10,000

When you are on the hunt for a commercial work van for business-related use, keeping the price low is often important. However, sacrificing on reliability or utility isn’t an option. Are there good cheap work vans out there for less than $10,000? The answer is yes. You can actually find many options for that price …

white Ford work van in motion
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Big Used Vans Under $5,000

Vans are a fairly popular segment right now. With many taking to the open road because airlines aren’t what they used to be, a big van for a summer on the road is more appealing than ever. But do you have to spend the big bucks to join the craze? Are there good big used …

2020 Ram ProMaster in Motion
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Nissan NV vs. Dodge ProMaster

The Ram ProMaster and the Nissan NV are both mainstream options for large cargo vans. Though many seem to prefer other vans like the Ford Transit and the Mercedes Sprinter, there are a few other options out there. Both the Nissan and Ram offerings to the segment have strengths and weaknesses. There are compelling reasons …

white Mercedes sprinter van driving down a forested road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Best Model Years for a Used Mercedes Sprinter

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a long-running van choice worldwide. Introduced in 1995, it has gained a large following and for good reason. The Sprinter came to came to the US in 2001. While there were some awesome Phase I models from 1995 – 2000 sold abroad, we will narrow this list down to the model …

2020 Mercedes Metris Van | MB
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Mercedes-Benz Metris vs. Ford Transit Connect

The Mercedes-Benz Metris and the Ford Transit Connect are both smaller vans which offer both a passenger and cargo version. The van segment is perhaps not one of the most exciting, but it is popular. These people and stuff carriers are an important part of the automobile industry. They carry families around town and they …

The rear of an RV has a porch tent platform.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

This Sport RV Van Has An Expandable Porch

The making of an RV is a complicated thing. Engineers and designers have to maximize the use of every inch of the vehicle. It gets even more complicated when the base for the RV is a smaller passenger van. But, year in and year out, RV manufacturers have found ways to make vanlife more and …

Blue 2021 Land Rover Defender Hard Top 110 panel van driving down a country road
Crossover & Midsize

The Land Rover Defender Panel Van Is Ready to Work

While the new Land Rover Defender isn’t a body-on-frame SUV, it’s still more than capable when the pavement runs out. But the new Defender’s goal isn’t just to equal the original’s off-road prowess. It’s meant to be more refined and comfortable on a daily basis; good for something besides just off-roading. This is seemingly why …