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Hi Everyone, I'm in the U.S., wondering if anyone here has made a camper conversion starting with the taxi as a base? Wondering specifically how difficult it would be taking out the seats and the divider between front and back? Seems like good deals can be found on them, and the skylight would be nice to have in a conversion (and potentially make for an easier pop-top installation?). Curious to hear peoples' thoughts on the advantages / drawbacks of the taxi as conversion platform vs. the standard cargo van.
 

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Ultimately the condition of the 'base' vehicle is the main factor, then you need to think door configuration - is the taxi 2 rear doors? Some prefer a single lifting rear door - a single rear door is easier to find a bike rack to fit. Then it's how it has been used - some vans might've had a hard life as they've been used loaded a lot, had building materials thrown about in etc, but that goes for taxis too, but I'm guessing taxis have rigorous safety checks done so might have had better maintenance done. Also which has the specs you'd like - a/c, cruise etc - specs might be standard across the range in the US but they're not here in the UK. Skylight would be a nice feature when chilling, until you get woken at 4am by daylight - and a large glass panel will be harder to insulate if you're anywhere cold. If your roof is dirty you don't see it but you'll see it all if it's glass. Lots to ponder and as you say there are deals to be had
 
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