I guess that’s what I get for assuming people on 4chan know how to buy used cars.
But assuming the guy has a 15k budget and he wants to spend close to or all of it exclusively on the vehicle it’s by no means out of the question to buy a used chevy express or ford E series for 2-4K and use at least 2-3k of his budget making sure the all of mechanical aspects of the vehicle are in top condition since it’ll be one less thing he has to worry about on the road.
Even then, if the guy knows how to properly inspect a used car he could buy a more or less mechanically sound van, do all of the normal maintenance anyone should do when they buy any used car (tune up, oil change, new tires, etc) and still have money in the bank for breakdowns further down the road.
Assuming for that whole process no matter which direction he goes, he’s left with a very mechanically sound van for we’ll say $8000.
That leaves him with $7000 to use exclusively on building his interior, or buying additional shit that comes with living in a van (solar, dual battery, etc)
Obviously it can be done cheaper but if he has a 15k budget and wants to use all of it, what I’ve described is one option he’s got. >>1456905