10k: Picnic Ready: 1971 Dodge Tradesman 200 Camper Van

 The first generation Dodge B-series van was a full sized workhorse built from 1971 through 1978 on what Dodge called a uniframe fully welded platform.  This allowed the Dodge van to be lighter and stronger with a lower load floor compared to the competition and gave the Dodge better handling characteristics.  Find this 1971 Dodge Tradesman 200 Camper Van offered for $9,800 in Carmichael, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

A quick search for Dodge Vans from the same era gives a horror flick slideshow of free candy vans that will give you serious second thoughts about leaving your house.  Granted, the seller of this Van might also be a serial killer, but you’ll probably be suffocated gently with a frilly fringed pillow and your body parts neatly diced to be stored in small decorative music boxes. This is a much preferred death to the typical rock-to-the-head and stuffed into a shallow grave death that is expected from the average craigslist transaction. 

The inside of this Tradesman has a setup for lunch for four (maybe they’ve got a few finger sandwiches left from the last guy who came to look at the car) and sleeping accommodations for the entire cast of your amateur production of Cats.

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