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STEP ONE: THE DESIGN

Contact us and we will start with a series of conversations to help define what your budget and goals are for the project.  People often have specific features already in mind and we can give insight into others worth considering.   Together we’ll find the best combination of features to fit your budget.

STEP TWO: BUYING YOUR VAN AND GETTING IT TO THE SHOP

There are many choices when purchasing a van – new, used, diesel, high top etc.  While we’re happy to share our insights into the various makes and models, we leave the final choice to you, the owner.  Downeast Vans does not currently purchase vehicles for our customers, focusing instead on the builds themselves.  Our facility is in southern NH, less than an hour north of Boston for convenient drop-offs.  Once you have booked with us,  we will get you in the schedule and fine tune the design plan.

STEP THREE: THE BUILD OUT

Most full builds will take 3-4 months for all systems to be installed. If we are adding just one subsystem for your DIY build, it can be just a few days to install. We typically host an open house at least once during full builds where we are happy to have you join us and see the progress on your van.  

STEP FOUR: TAKING DELIVERY

Your van is ready and your adventures await. When you come to pick up your van we’ll walk you through how to use and maintain all the systems. You can relax, knowing we are always available to answer any questions down the road. If you want to take your first adventure immediately, we are happy to help build a great New England itinerary that starts right as you leave our shop.

Design your dream build with our new estimator!

This tool is only a high level estimator and true costs need to be developed by our design team, but this should help you get in the ballpark for your budget. Feel free to run through the options as many times as you like and when you're happy with where you took it give us a call, and we will be happy to listen to your goals and get you a detailed design quote. Most importantly, have fun tweaking your design!
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