Episode 26: Is a Box Truck Camper Right For You?

When researching van life or RV living, you might not often come across box truck conversions. But these rigs are affordable, easy to build out…

box truck camper conversion

When researching van life or RV living, you might not often come across box truck conversions. But these rigs are affordable, easy to build out and have a good amount of space.

In this episode, I’m talking to Kurt Bradler, CEO and founder of Contravans, a van conversion company in Colorado that works on all types of vans, including box trucks!

If your interest is peaked about box trucks and the pros and cons for van life, you’ll want to give this one a listen.

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What We Cover in Episode 26 of The Wayward Home Podcast

  • Why Kurt Bradler started custom van conversion company Contravans
  • Why he started accepted box trucks for camper van conversions
  • Pros and cons of box trucks for van life
  • How box trucks are wider than standard vans, making them an attractive option for vanlife due to the room they offer.
  • How to buy a box truck for conversion: UHaul trucks are plentiful and inexpensive and can be found online.
  • The most common size of a box truck for a camper van conversion
  • Contravans’ process for converting a box truck into a camper

About Contravans’ Kurt Bradler

Originally from Ohio, Kurt came up with the idea behind Contravans when he built his own campervan for the purpose of touring the United States and our National Parks. He lived in his van for 18 months before planting roots in Colorado to build campervans for other people.

Since then he and Contravans have built awesome campervans and box truck tiny homes in every popular (and some not so popular) make and model on the road today.

Check Out This Video of a Box Truck Conversion

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