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What is Conversion Van?

A conversion van is a full-sized cargo van that is sent to third-party companies to be outfitted with various luxuries for road trips and camping. It can also mean a full-size passenger van in which the rear seating has been rearranged for taxis, school buses, shuttle buses, and limo purposes in place of a family van. Other conversions include bespoke fitting services to be undertaken to make the load area of light commercial vehicles suitable for industrial work. This includes various things such as racking systems for the storage of tools and goods so they can be kept safe and utilise the full storage capability of the vehicle.

 

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History of Conversion Van:-

Conversion vans came into style during the 1970s and 1980s. Early conversions were simply vans with seats put in them, often with murals painted along the sides.

After the mid-80s, luxurious interiors featuring thickly padded seats, wood trim and luxury lighting began to appear in conversion vans as families and retirees started using them for road trips and camping. At the same time, both the federal government and vehicle manufacturers began efforts to exert some degree of control on the van conversion industry, demanding that certain safety guidelines be adhered to. The price of conversion vans also started to increase as things such as sleeping accommodations, cooking utilities, televisions and other items were added to the conversion vans. The higher pricing and smaller market segment meant a resulting decrease in sales. Also, DVD and flat screen technology meant that many automobiles now have features once exclusive to conversion vans. At the same time, the price of gas was also increasing, leading still more people away from these large cargo vans, whose V-8 engines and poor aerodynamics resulted in poor gas mileage. Finally, the growing demand for minivans and SUVs siphoned off even more potential customers. Despite these setbacks though, as the economy boomed in the 1990s, conversion vans sales began to improve, with almost 200,000 units sold in 1994 alone. As of 2007, about 20,000 conversion vans are being sold each year, with most being sold for family transport.

 

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Van safety tips:-

1. Make sure your tires are in good condition.

2. It is always important to keep good tires on all of your vehicles, but it is especially important to have safe tires when driving in snow and ice.

3. Keep your vehicle clean.

4. The use of mirrors is very important when driving the large vans. Each new driver should adjust all mirrors before beginning or resuming a trip.

5. If the trip is long, be sure to change drivers. Driver fatigue impacts response time.

6. Do a walk around the van before leaving and take note of overall appearance of the van, taking special note of tires.

 

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Negative effects of conversion Van on environment:-

1. Car, van pollution is one of the major causes of global warming. Cars, vans and trucks emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which contribute one-fifth of the total global warming pollution.

2. Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, which causes worldwide temperatures to rise.

3. Warmer global temperatures affect farming, wildlife, sea levels and natural landscapes.

4. The effects of van and car pollution are widespread, affecting air, soil and water quality.

5. Nitrous oxide contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer, which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

6. Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide mix with rainwater to create acid rain, which damages crops, forests and other vegetation and buildings.

7. Oil and fuel spills from cars, vans and trucks seep into the soil near highways, and discarded fuel and particulates from vehicle emissions contaminate lakes, rivers and wetlands.

 

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