I’ve put a check deposit down on a 2004 Chevy Express 1500 conversion van. I want to start VERY minimally in terms of expenses and build, just to get a feel for what I really need/want.
There are a lot of things I like about it, and I’ve had it checked by a mechanic who said he would have no problem taking off across the country in it.
But one of the things I’m concerned about is the windows! The two big ones on the side toward the back don’t open at all, and the other side windows and the back windows only pop out to open, which really doesn’t seem like it would catch a lot of ventilation at all! (I’m thinking about night-time, when I would want doors closed/locked but might need airflow to help cool the van.
And just now, another interesting van has come available, a 1996 GMC Savana but quite a bit lower mileage than the Chevy. I haven’t heard back yet from the owners about maintenance and storage, etc., but its side and back windows ALL SLIDE open and have screens on them. It looks immaculate inside and out (though dated for sure), and possibly too good to be true, but if everything else checks out or is comparable to the Chevy, am I crazy to think that window ventilation might be a deal breaker in a van for vandwellling??
Thanks for any advice!