When it comes to purchasing a travel van, there are many things to consider. Do you want something new or used? Do you want to buy new or refurbished? The list goes on and on! Before you make any decisions, make sure to think about what type of traveling you’ll be doing with your van. If it’s just going to be used for weekend getaways every once in awhile, then having a large bed and storage space isn’t as important as if your intent is to live out of it all the time.

Measure the length of your bed and find the van to match.

Before you start shopping for your new travel van, it’s important to make sure you know your bed length. You want to make sure you find the right size van so that you can fit everything that needs to fit in there.

To measure the length of your truck bed, place a tape measure on the ground next to the cab of your truck so that it runs parallel with the edge of the tailgate. Then measure back from this point until there is no more space between where you are standing and where your sleeping area will be located (behind or above). Once you have obtained this measurement, divide by two because there is usually an amount taken up by flooring and other interior accessories. This number will give us an idea as to what kind of van we need based on our measurements!

Many vans are not made with accessibility in mind.

Friends Relaxing by RV Van
Friends Relaxing by RV Van

If you are disabled, you may need to find an accessible van.

The van should have a ramp or lift that allows for easy entry and exit of the vehicle by wheelchair users. The floor needs to be lowered so that it can accommodate wheelchairs or scooters as well as seating for other passengers and/or cargo. The vehicle should also have a wheelchair lift (sometimes called an electric hoist) in order to allow people to enter and exit the vehicle while seated in their wheelchairs or scooter chairs.

Get a van with a fold-down table and swivel seats.

  • Folding table. A fold-down table is handy for eating, playing games and using a laptop.
  • Swivel seats. This option allows you to turn the seats around and face each other while driving or lounging in the back of your campervan.

Consider how you plan on keeping clean.

  • How to keep your van clean.

There are a few different ways to approach this. You can go with the old school bucket and sponge method, or you could splurge on some cleaning supplies. And since we’re talking about splurging, it’s not a bad idea to buy something like an RV toilet seat cover or shower curtain liner for protection against mold and mildew growth.

  • How to keep your clothes clean:

This is going to depend on how much space you have available in your vehicle, as well as what kind of person you are (do you want all of your stuff crammed into one suitcase or would rather spread things out over multiple bags?). If there’s only room for one suitcase then consider buying some foldable bags that allow you pack more items while keeping everything compact enough that they don’t take up too much space when closed up tight!

Modern vans generally come with modern features you’d expect out of any car, but they also usually have a few extras that add to the overall quality of life on the road.

For example, most vans will have heaters and air conditioners (with windows that open), radios, DVD players and TVs available for entertainment purposes as well as refrigerators, microwaves and stoves for cooking and cleaning. Different brands offer different equipment so be sure to check out what’s available before purchasing your travel van!

When considering the size of the van, think about what else you’d like to bring along for your trip besides yourself and any passengers that may be coming along for the ride.

Young couple with dog traveling with dog on vintage minivan
Young couple with dog traveling with dog on vintage minivan

If you’re going on a camping trip with all your gear, it would be wise to get a larger van that can fit everything perfectly. However, if you’re just going somewhere for one night or only have clothes and supplies with you, then something smaller is probably fine.

You’ll want to make sure that whatever size van you get will hold up well during your travels as well. A small vehicle might not be able to stand up against weather conditions or heavy traffic while traveling across country roads on vacation; likewise with large vehicles: they may not be able to handle narrow alleyways in European cities like Rome or Venice (though this is less likely than someone trying to squeeze into an upscale restaurant).

Do not forget about the weight of the van itself.

Towing capacity is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a travel van. It can determine how far you will be able to go and what kind of adventures you can take on in your new vehicle.

Not all vehicles have the same capabilities, so make sure that you are getting a van that has enough room for everything that you need for your trip! Take into account their weight too since this will also play a role in whether or not they can tow something as large as what we’re talking about here today! You don’t want anything bad happening while out there exploring!

The best travel van is one that suits your needs, fits within your budget, and can handle whatever you may throw at it.

The first step in finding the right travel van is to make sure you know what you’re looking for. For example: do you want something big enough to sleep six people? Do you need storage space for all of your gear? Are there any special features (like dual battery systems) that are important to you? Once you’ve answered these questions, it’s time to begin researching which type of vehicle will best suit those needs. The good news is that there are so many different types of vans on the market today—and they all have their own pros and cons! To help narrow down which one might be right for you, here are some quick tips on how to research different types as well as find deals on used vans or new models with all the latest features

We hope you have found this guide useful! We know that picking out a travel van can be difficult, but we wanted to make sure that everyone has the information they need to make an informed decision on their next purchase. Good luck!