Ready to start life on the road, but not sure where to find the perfect alt-living vehicle? With new RV sales going through the roof and dealerships dealing with a backlog of orders, many have turned to the used market for a taste of the open road.
Whether you prefer the full amenities included in an RV, the flexibility of pulling a travel trailer, or the picturesque minimalism of a converted camper van, your online buying options are endless. Here we take a look at five online websites and marketplaces to start the search for your dream RV.
eBay Motors has everything from folding trailers to camper vans to full-size RVs. An added bonus: they are an official uShip partner so shipping your large items will be a breeze.
Top Find: Easy to haul when stored away but with a spacious interior, pop-up trailers offer the perfect amount of flexibility for any adventure, whether you’re on a weekend getaway or an extended time on the road.
2021 Forest River Flagstaff MAC 206LTD Folding Camper, found on eBay Motors.
Facebook Marketplace is a newer addition to the world of pre-loved vehicle sellers, but the options appear endless. Not into this vintage look? Don’t worry, there are plenty of newer models to search through in your local market.
Top Find: Looking for true Americana road trip vibes from your alt-living vehicle? This rare 1950s travel trailer comes with a custom awning, original cabinets and hardware, and a vintage icebox. Get ready to have all eyes on you as you make your way across the country.
Rare 1956 Shasta Travel Trailer, found on Facebook Marketplace.
Craigslist is one of the tried and true online spots for buying used vehicles. Browse through all kinds of alt-living vehicles from used to brand new, big to small, with a range of prices and a variety of styles. Whatever you’re searching for, you can probably find it here.
Top Find: Are you into minimal space and big adventure? A gem like this pre-converted van is the perfect buy-and-go vehicle to start your life on the road. Take it to the beach, the mountains, the desert, the forest, the lake – it’s ready to take you anywhere and make anywhere home.
2017 Ford Transit EcoBoost XLT 350 Conversion Van, found on Craigslist.
Want to start from scratch on your alt-living vehicle? Vanlife Trader not only offers camper vans for sale, but can also connect you with van conversion builders across the country.
Top Find: Do you want your alt-living vehicle to stand out at the campground? This custom-made A-frame camper and truck combo is definitely a showstopper and the perfect adventure set up. The ability to remove the camper provides you the flexibility to haul other items, like quads or motorcycles, and the 4×4 capabilities of the truck means you can get to some tougher-to-reach spots.
Mitsubishi Fuso FG 140 4×4 Overland Camper, found on Vanlife Trader.
More of a home-body but still have a wanderlust spirit? A tiny house on wheels might be your solution. A one-stop-shop for tiny homes, Tiny House Marketplace can help you find the perfect tiny house to buy or rent, as well as connect you with builders and tiny home communities.
Top Find: Stay on the go but never have to say goodbye to the comforts of home. Pick a tiny house that is more of a blank slate (like this one) to add your own personal touches, or find one that is completely finished and ready to hit the road.
18 ft. Tiny House on Trailer, found on Tiny House Marketplace.
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