Looking for Surf Van Ideas

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by SurfVanMan, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
  2. lifethrillz

    lifethrillz Member

    Jun 19, 2013

    You couldn't sell me that front wheel drive dodge pos. A Ford econoline is really hard to beat and I'm not a ford fan. They can be aquired so cheap and customized. Now that 4x4 toyota RV is something to be ****ed with Jim!

  3. natkitchen

    natkitchen Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    Gotta agree Zombie surfer had the best ideas. Love the way those look. Be good for driving on the beaches down here.
  4. Shred Ripper

    Shred Ripper Member

    Nov 12, 2012
    One thing I always wish for is a place to change in Winter. When it's 30 degrees out and your hands are frozen it'd be nice to be able to change out of the wind, then kick back, watch a vid, wait for the tide/wind, etc. It'd be nice for the back to have a waterproof tray or mat. A place to put a fridge or cooler. Basically an RV but not so expensive.
  5. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    metard - is that wisdom i see?
  6. bilthy

    bilthy Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    blacked out windows and a pot leaf graphic on the back, you won't have any hassles with this design.....smooth sailing!
  7. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
  8. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Ahmeenn, do the math. tard's got a point ...
  9. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    don't forget surf (ladder) racks. should be able to hold 10 sups. 10 lb's. 5 or 10 stuffed board bags.
    you don't want to look at a surf vehicle and…wonder…where the boards go (??).
  10. Hayduke Lives

    Hayduke Lives Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2014
    There are two kinds of van drivers out there. And most of us fit into this category. Not the 50k kind.

    I spent 1200 bucks on my van put about 300 dollars worth of plywood and materials into making it so I could get changed in the winter, cook food, and not worry about mold and mildew when I dont feel like/dont have time to go home before work.
  11. SurfVanMan

    SurfVanMan Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Yes that is definitely an option, and if you have the time and tools to do that, that's perfect for you. But a lot of people don't have the time. Another advantage to buying one new is that you can finance it. So rather than paying a big chunk of money up front, you can get one for only $700 out of your pocket (of course you gotta pay that each month). The price would be similar to an SUV, but we think a Van is a better choice because you have more room for equipment, gear, sleeping, etc...

    I completely agree with this... all the forms that have been submitted so far are confirming this as well. Focusing on utility over luxury will definitely be key to success.
  12. SurfVanMan

    SurfVanMan Member

    Jul 11, 2014

    Yea those are awesome... but they are also $150,000+ I am talking about a simple but effective vehicle for around $40,000 - $50,000
  13. ZombieSurfer

    ZombieSurfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    $150K+?! Dude I'm sure you have much more knowledge when it comes to vans than I, but for 150 large that econoline better have some serious power to go with it, and I'm talkin baja prerunner power. I can't imagine a lifted van costing that much. Unless it's got whale pen!s leather seats like the dartz suv then there is no reason for that high of a price, even new. There's a dealership up here on rt130 in Burlington that sells lifted trucks with a factory warranty and they go for about $50-60k. I could probably pick up a used e150 throw a lift kit with beefy tires on there and a few other goodies all for under 10 grand.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
  14. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    We know what you are saying Mr. Touching the no no spot. You are fishing for dates with young boys for your windowless rape van ya tool.
  15. krl0919

    krl0919 Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2011
    can i order one with "stabbin' cabin" spray painted on the side? maybe some newspaper over the windows? get back to me with a quote.