The idea of living and traveling the world in a van is a dream for many. But when turning this dream into reality you’re faced with some difficult questions and decisions like – which van should I get, will my van have issues down the road, and what should I know before I buy it?
One of the things that attracted us to getting a Ram Promaster van is the price tag. We bought ours only a few months used with 8,000 miles for $20,000. You definitely won’t find that with any other van.
Another notable thing about the Ram Promaster van is that it shares the engine and transmission parts with just about every Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram made in the last 10 years.
Compared to other vans, the Ram Promaster has a boxy interior with nearly vertical walls that maximize the interior space. It is also the widest van by a huge margin and the only van where you can fit a bed crosswise without doing major expensive modifications.
Because the Ram Promaster is wider and has flat walls, you have more usable roof space than other vans. This means that you can add solar panels, a couple of roof fans, and still have plenty of space left for a roof deck as well.
Having a front-wheel-drive means that all the drive components are located in the front and there is no axle going to the rear wheels. Because of this, the floor sits very low to the ground, allowing you to step into the van easily.