- October 2, 2021
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Pleasanton, CA
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 1995 4Dr.
yes must be flexible
I would think one could make a living installing solar electric systems into sprinter vans!! So many people building those
Nobody buys back seats, but front seats in good shape sell like crazy LOL
You would think so - and I built up the business based on that idea.
Reality is that the market has split mostly into 3 segments:
- DIYers who can't stand the idea of someone else helping - or get talked into / shamed into taking on more than they should by internet forums
- Full service / complete van custom builders who do everything including interior and electrical
- Companies like Winnebego that offer standardized models.
When there are a lot of vans coming off of the production lines, then there are enough projects to keep life interesting.
When there are multi year shortages like there are now, people waiting literally for 10 - 20 months for a vehicle - then there isn't enough work to pay the fixed bills. Amazon in particular, and the other delivery services are buying factory production capacity in multiple months at a time.
I worked in the semiconductor equipment industry for many years (both as an engineer and in various sales roles.) I probably will end up back there and do this stuff as a side thing.
The system that I am putting in this explorer is also used for disaster relief and I do some volunteer work in that area.