After I had made up mind to try living in a van, the first place I looked for a used van was Craigslist. But I got stumped quickly because I didn’t know what I was looking for. An extended length van? A Sprinter? Some Sprinters seemed longer than others, and some had higher roofs than others. It was confusing.
So, now that I have some time on my hands, I figured that I’d put together a chart of various van measurements to help some of you prospective nomads out. Hopefully, it’ll help give you an idea of how much space the current models have to offer.
I wish I could do this for all of the previous years’ models, but that is just too much work! 2016 models were all I could muster.
Now, there are a couple of things to note:
- I wanted to compare like with like as much as possible, and so the base comparison is based on cargo vans of standard roof height and standard length.
- Since most vans come in good/better/best options, for example, 1500, 2500, or 3500, I tried to stick with 2500 because it’s the middle-of-the-road option—except for the Ram ProMaster because the 2500 version of that van only comes with a high roof.
- All measurements came from manufacturer websites and brochures.
- Some measurements simply were not provided by the manufacturer (boo!). Rather than guesstimate, or the pull the measurement from an unreliable source, I simply noted “not provided”. Sucks, I know.
That’s all, I hope it’s helpful!
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