This video attests to the sheer luxury inherent in the 2014 GMC Southern Comfort Conversion Van. Check out some of the features below, or see for yourself!

Exterior: Black/Blue Fade Paint w/ Running Boards, High Top Raised Roof, Mesh Chrome Grill, Dual Exhaust, LED Running Lights,
Interior: Ebony Color Decor with Premium Leather Seating
Engine: 5.3L Vortec V8, RWD,
Body: GMC 1500 with Seating for 7 Passengers
Doors: Rear Passenger Doors on Both Sides of Van
Front Seating: Premium Leather w/ Power Lumbar, Power Slide, Power Recline, Heat
Mid Seating: Premium Leather Captain Chairs
Rear Seating: Power Sliding & Power Recline 3 Section Sofa / Bed
Features: AM/FM Stereo w/ CD and USB Input, Steering Wheel Controls, Premium Speakers, Premium Wood Accents, Rear Sunroof, Rear Backup Camera,
Rear Entertainment: 31″ HDTV, DVD/Bru-ray, Premium Kicker Surround Sound System w/ Subwoofer, Multicolor LED Accent lighting, Rear Climate Control, AC Power Outlet, Rear Stereo, HDMI Input,
Wheels: 20″ Premium Bright Powder Coated Wheels
Towing Package: Class III Receiver

With the weather heating up, it’s time to clean out the conversion van and get it ready for travel. Over the winter, your van has probably suffered from the effects of cold weather, and the inside could use a good scrubbing. Below is a list of things you need to take care of before heading out on your summer vacation.

Eliminating Mold And Mildew
Even if you gave the inside of your van the once-over last fall, you should make sure the appliances and upholstery are completely sanitized. If your vehicle has a liquid propane stove, the burner elements need to be removed and thoroughly cleaned. Pay special attention to the burner plates, as soot particles can easily become lodged in tight areas around the base of the unit. A diluted cleanser – preferably an organically formulated one – should be used to clean the exterior cabinetry. The van floor is susceptible to moisture condensation during the winter months, so it is a good idea to use a carpet cleaner. A mold-killing spray should be applied to the floor and walls of the van.

Sealing Cracks
Many of the late model conversion vans have sliding doors and windows. These should be inspected for dirt particles that have gotten trapped in the space between door and frame. If the sealing strips are becoming cracked or brittle-looking, remove them and install new weather stripping. The base of the doors should never be sealed. The vehicle manufacturer designed the sliding doors to allow moisture to drain out.

Inspect the windows of the van carefully for signs of mildew. If discoloration is seen, use a seal compound to make the area waterproof. The roof vents should also be inspected for leakage. During the winter, cold temperatures cause contraction and fatigue to the seals.

Electrical Inspection
If your conversion van came with a set of kitchen appliances, the electrical circuitry needs to be checked before heading out on a road trip. The vehicle experiences constant vibration during travel, and this causes eventual problems with electrical connections.

Auxiliary power sources such as extra vehicle batteries should be checked at a tune-up shop for voltage and amperage output. Running the engine several times during the winter months is insufficient to keep the batteries at optimal output level.

Propane And Water Tanks
If you leave propane in the tank over the winter, chances are some of it has escaped. Fill the tank completely and do an odor test by opening the burner valves. If you smell gas, locate the source by applying soapy water to the tank and line valves.

The holding tank should be flushed prior to your road trip. Make sure you inspect the holding tank valves carefully. The connection gaskets also tend to become weak during the winter. Replacing them now is far less expensive than dealing with the problem while on the road.

In this video, Conversion Van Specialist Larry Oaks walks you through a 2014 Mobility Conversion Van with an Under the Vehicle (UVL) Lift. Dave Arbogast Van Depot is your number one conversion van dealer, and can help you with all of your Conversion Van needs.

rrIf you know anything about Rocky Ridge – Big Bad Trucks, you know that they can customize your truck any way that you want it. They are reliable and have top notch customer service. They are motivated and only sell the best. Rocky Ridge – Big Bad Trucks now offers Conversion Vans. If you are looking for a conversion van for road trips or camping and want complete luxury and total comfort, Rocky Ridge is the place to find it.

Imagine driving long distances in what feels like a lazy boy recliner. Take breaks and lie down on the manual bi-fold rear sofa to take a power nap. Never have cramped legs as you can stretch at any time with the wide body interior. No worrying about small spills on the stain release carpeting so your van always feels clean. Feel at home with the high gloss wood trim. Treat yourself with your favorite beverage within hands reach with each seats cup holder. Feel relaxed knowing that each person can set their own air to hot or cold to keep themselves comfortable. Have no need to find a hotel room as you can hang your cloths on the fold down clothes rod. Take your mind off of how long it will take to get there and watch your favorite movies on the flat screen television. If there are youngsters on board gaming systems may also be installed to keep them occupied. Leisurely read your favorite book and allow yourself to fall asleep and always feel rested. If you are an outdoor lover but only like to go for a short time then going in a conversion van is ideal. You can enjoy going hiking, fishing, breathing in the fresh air and ending the day beside a campfire. If you would still like to sleep on something comfortable, get relaxed by watching a movie and fall asleep on the sofa or a comfortable chair.

Rocky Ridge also partners with other auto sale industries. They say that they always like to have some Rocky Ridge vehicles on their lot. Not only do they sell well, they help the car salesman to sell other cars on their lot simply because of the high quality and plain beauty of their vehicles. Rocky Ridge knows how to customize any vehicle brought to them to the customers satisfaction and have proven themselves time and time again. They are a trusted brand and name. Another company that is also going to be offering conversion vans is Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans.

db04f59d1dd7ef2bcf38d32c6d9a08e7xThis time of the year offers some amazing deals, but actually getting to those deals can be a real drag. Stores with the best deals will often open their doors in the wee hours from 4 to 6 a.m., and by that time a line around the block and down the street has already formed.

Savvy (or just really determined) shoppers sometimes pitch tents on the sidewalk the night before and wait it out that way. For many people, however, spending the night sleeping on concrete just to shave $100 off of a flatscreen TV purchase might be just a little too hardcore to justify the savings.

So let’s say there’s a killer Holiday deal you absolutely have to get in on, but you’re not willing to go the Hobo Jim route. An alternative to consider is camping out with a conversion van. If you’re not familiar with them, conversion vans are a sort of hybrid of a cargo van and a camper. They’re generally smaller than a regular camper, with the ability to easily tuck into a regular parking space, but still offer sleeping quarters, a kitchenette and other creature comforts for short camping trips.

Of course, this plan is contingent on a few things. One is actually owning or having access to a conversion van. If you don’t have access to a van but expect your Holiday purchases to save (or earn) you multiple hundreds of dollars, it might be worthwhile to rent a van for the night. This could be particularly economical if you want to visit multiple stores throughout the morning but don’t already have a vehicle!

Another factor is that someone will actually need to be physically present in the line at all times. Stores are generally not going to allow you to roll the van directly into the line! So this plan will require teamwork, with at least two people swapping positions in the line. One physically holds the place in the line while the others get to enjoy the comforts of indoor living. Given the fairly cramped quarters of conversion vans, however, it’s probably best to include no more than three people total in this scheme. Also, the less people involved, the more storage space is available in the van as you make your escape from the zombie shopping hordes.

If a conversion van is attainable and you can enlist the help of at least one partner, it can be a stylish way to weather a cold night in the parking lot.

main_15Sherrod Conversion vans will be available at Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans. Sherrod Vans has taken an ordinary vans and converted them to luxurious riding experiences by transforming them to maximize safety and comfort.

The Sherrod Nissan Mojave is the result of 5 years of Nissan Research and Development based on the needs of their customers. The Mojave is comparable to no other van currently on the market and stands alone in comfort and design. The Mojave is cutting edge in detail, workmanship, technology and design.
Features of the van will be adjustable ultra-leather front seats that can swivel, with headrests, armrests and storage. The midseat row has removable seats and slide tracks. Total seating capacity is 7. The van features a rear couch that can recline to a flat position. The interior design of the van allows you to maximize your room and comfort with a choice of interior colors of Denali black or burl wood.
Look for refreshment holders, clothes hangers, 12 volt power plugs, and individual control lights and vents throughout the van. Dual flip down flat TV screens, two dedicated DVD players located in the footrests and audio internal wireless headphones will maximize your entertainment on long trips.
Plush pile carpet is located on the cabin floor and is Scotchguard* treated. Custom floormats for both front and midseats are the same rich pile as the floor carpeting. Foam subflooring for additional that won’t absorb water or moisture of any kind to guard against rot and deterioration.
Nasa Technology Astrofoil provides ultra insulation throughout for all conditions. It reflects heat in the summer and insulates during the winter. It acts as both energy efficient and sound dampening.
Extra options offered are molded dash, door & engine trim with wood to match the interior accents. Add extra infared two-channel headphones and a game control center of RCA audio video jacks linked to the dual monitors for maximum entertainment. Other entertainment add on features are; iPod/IPhone station with touch panel navigation system, Satellite radio, Direct TV and WiFi.
Other interior options are: multi-zone seat massagers, heated seats and power recliners.
Exterior Options: Fade Paint, mid and low paint scheme, two-tone side sweeps, rocker paint S/S exhaust tip to eliminate rust, tinted front windows and 18” chrome wheel & and tires upgrade.
Let us get you started on designing your Sherrod van today at Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans today. Ride in the lap of luxury – what are you waiting for?

33410442c8bd77eb90833ee3c552a70bxThose of you who are searching for an excellent, full sized, high performance luxury van should note that the new breed of Customizers vans are available at Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans. If you’re looking for the last word in efficient street and highway performance and sheer unadulterated luxury, the new line of Customizers vans is going to be a god send to you and your family.

Just in case you haven’t been following the news, let’s get you up to speed. The Customizers Luxury Travel Vans line of products is currently composed of vehicles which can accommodate seven to nine passengers in comfort and style. These vans are specially designed, engineered, and manufactured in order to give a full luxury ride experience.

The brand new line of Customizers Luxury vans are guaranteed to bring you a luxury ride that emphasizes the company’s undying commitment to passenger comfort and efficient performance. These revolutionary new conversion vans now feature up to 40 percent more interior space than even the most modern full sized SUV’s manufactured by competitors.

And even more astounding is the difference in affordability. Customizers vans have proven to be far more affordable, while offering more, than the average modern full sized sport utility vehicle. In case you weren’t previously aware, here’s a nice figure to chew on for a moment: The new Customizers Platinum regular top van, which seats seven passengers and comes equipped with vastly expanded luggage space and a full entertainment system, starts at a price well below that of the competition.

In case you were still wondering, even after taking in all of the above, why you should trade in your current car, truck, or SUV for a Customizers luxury van, here are a few more things you might want to make a note of.

A new Customizers luxury van contains more than double the storage space of any competing minivan. If you need to seat six, seven, or nine adults comfortably, this is the vehicle for the job.
All Customizers vans are fully equipped luxury vehicles, complete with home entertainment systems and all of the modern luxuries that you have come to expect and deserve.
In conclusion, if you’re tired of dealing with “second best” vehicles that are really nothing more than a temporary patch on the quality and performance you’re truly looking for, then it’s time to step up to the big leagues. A Customizers luxury conversion van is your ticket to maximum performance, luxury travel, and cost efficient freedom.

The new line of Customizers Luxury Travel Vans are now available at Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans. Please contact Dave Arbogast to inquire about purchasing one for yourself or your family.

Rust can easily ruin a conversation van. Both the exterior and internal parts are susceptible to rust damage. Rust can easily cause irreversible damage if it’s not taken care of right away or prevented. You can prevent rust from developing on your conversion van by following these tips.De-Icing the roads

Weather is Your Enemy

Rust needs two things to grow, and those two things are air and moisture. Since it’s basically impossible to avoid air, the only thing you can do is avoid moisture. The best way to achieve this is by keeping your van indoors or under a protective cover as much as possible. Keep your van in a garage or in a car port when you’re not using it. There are going to be some circumstances when your van will get wet. Rain and snow are difficult to avoid in any corner of the globe. If you can’t help but get the van wet, you can take the time to dry it to help prevent rust.

The Protective Power of Paint

The paint used on cars is meant to be extremely durable and resistant to wind, rain, scratches and more. The paint also has another function and that is to protect your vehicle from rust. The paint acts as a barrier to protect the metal underneath from air and moisture. However, even tiny nicks in the paint can allow for rust to develop. Take a couple of minutes every couple of weeks to look over your van carefully for nicks and deep scratches in the paint. If the metal is exposed, it can become rusty. It’s best to hit those spots with touch up paint as soon as possible. If rust has already started to form, you can gently sand it off and repaint over it.


Dirt easily collects in the undercarriage of your vehicle since dirt is constantly being kicked up there by your tires when you drive. When this dirt collects in the undercarriage, it can eventually collect moisture and hold it onto the parts of your vehicle until it dries. This collection of dirt and moisture can easily cause rust and corrosion. To combat this, you can regularly wash the undercarriage of your vehicle. This is especially important if you’ve recently driven in the mud or on dirt roads. Having a rusty exterior is one thing, having the vital parts of your vehicle become rusty can easily cause hundreds of dollars in damage to your vehicle.

Rust is difficult and sometimes impossible to deal with. If left alone long enough, it can completely ruin a vehicle beyond repair. Instead of wracking your brain trying to fix rust or berating yourself for letting severe damage occur to your vehicle, it’s best to do all that you can to avoid it beforehand.

We recently covered how your should Safely Drive In The Rain, but for some drivers, one of the worst conditions to operate a vehicle in is the snow due to slippery roads, poor visibility, and high wind speeds. Accidents increase in the winter to 1.5 million accidents annually due to high speeds that can easily cause skidding, which can be avoided when driving in the snow.

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Tire chains are crucial to use when driving in th

e snow, which will provide more traction and prevent skidding. These are available in different sizes and should be placed onto tires before beginning a drive. You can also use snow tires to increase traction if you have a smaller vehicle, but drive at low speeds as they tires are still prone to slide on packed ice or snow, making it important to reduce speeds. Expect lower fuel efficiency with snow tiers, which can be offset with lower speeds.

Tires should also be properly inflated as tire pressure can decrease in the winter about one or two PSI every 10 degrees that the weather drops.

Look Ahead

It’s important to maintain visibility and keep eyes ahead of the vehicle to watch for icy roads or road blocks. Have your headlights on, even during the daytime, and keep a three to four car-length space between you and the vehicle you’re behind for every 10 mph of your speed. Slamming on the breaks too quickly can easily cause skidding and lead to an accident.

Keep your eye out for reflections on the road, which makes it easier to spot ice or water.

Drive at Lower Speeds

Drivers should reduce their speeds to 30 miles per hour, especially when using chains, to ensure they’re in control of the van on highways or bends. Four-wheel drive should also be used on the vehicle, which will send an appropriate amount of torque to each tire for proper traction.

Control Skids

Skids are common on icy roads with black ice, but can be controlled to prevent an accident from occurring. Turn into the skid while accelerating, which may seem unnatural, but will deter the vehicle from going out of control. The weight is then put on the rear wheels and makes it easier to control the vehicle. Take your foot off the brake and avoid oversteering. This can also be practiced with trained driving courses.

Clean the Windshield

Scrape ice or snow off of the windshield to increase visibility, while replacing windshield wiper blades so they’re up-to-date. Run the air conditioner to prevent condensation or frost, which can occur with standard defrost settings.

Snow or ice should also be removed from all of the windows, outside mirrors, lights, and on the roof.

479cac5d0a0a006501db5427347f1fabThe versatile workhorse GMC Savana Cargo has made some improvements for the 2013 in order to make work easier and a little more accommodating. A navigation radio, rear vision camera, and ultrasonic rear park assist are new for 2013. The features are options for both the LS and LT models. The rear vision camera is displayed conveniently right in the rearview mirror. However, if the vehicle is also equipped with the new navigation radio, the rear vision camera will be displayed right on the radio screen.

The GMC Savana Cargo is available in regular 135-inch or extended 155-inch wheelbase lengths. The 1500 Series vans include light-duty models at 7,300 pounds, the 2500 Series includes heavy-duty models at 8,600 pounds, and the 3500 Series includes full-bodied models at 9,600 pounds. Savana Cargo models are also outfitted with a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, and an available 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel engine that has a B20 biodiesel capability.

Exterior Design Features:

• Black-painted bumpers are standard, chrome front and rear bumps with a chrome grille is available in the chrome appearance package
• Swing-out 60/40-split passenger and driver side doors, with sliding doors a possibility for the passenger side
• Heated and power-adjustable outside folding mirrors, with available turn signal indicators
• Sixteen-inch steel wheels, or seventeen-inch steel wheels for half-ton models
• Ambulance prep and hotel shuffle packages available for buyers
• Wide selection of exterior colors – sand beige metallic, polo green metallic, onyx black, deep blue metallic, steel gray metallic, fire red, summit white, wheatland yellow, and pure silver metallic

Interior Design Features:

• Standard single-zone air conditioning, with the option of rear air conditioning
• Variety of audio systems, including CD/MP3 capability and a USB port for all electronic desires, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio if opted
• Enhanced interior lighting package that includes three access panel lights and two mounted lights in the roof of the cargo area
• Two auxiliary 12-volt outlets in the interior engine cover
• Remote keyless entry and vehicle starter system available
• Leather steering wheel with wheel audio controls
• Custom vinyl or cloth upholstery in either neutral or medium pewter colors

Furthermore, StabiliTrak stability control is standard for all models, along with a trailer rating of up to a whopping 10,000 pounds on the heavy-duty models. Flat and convex exterior mirrors offer a wider field of vision for the driver. Tire pressuring monitoring systems are standard for all models. Safety features, including lap and shoulder belts for the center seats and front air bags are always in every model.

These new features offer a competitive advantage for this GMC Savana Cargo van, along with the pre-existing wide range of features. Thus, these improvements help push it to being one of the best cargo vans on the market today.