You have questions and we have the answers.
The most frequently asked questions are here, but if you cannot find what you are looking for just click the button and we'll send you the answer!
You can pick it up at the factory, or have it shipped. Shipping is not as expensive as you might think. Most folks buy the chassis from a dealer close to us (sometimes at fleet pricing) and arrange for the dealer to deliver to us. Then, when the build is completed, you can either make a trip to us to pick up the van or we can arrange to ship to you.
Yes. Check with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other platforms are available including:
- Mercedes Metris (both regular and extended length)
- Mercedes Sprinter
- Ford Transit
- Dodge ProMaster
- Coming soon - Nissan NV200
The Toyota Sienna (both front wheel drive and AWD, 2011 and newer) is available for pop top only and Weekender conversions only.
There are no single answers to this question as it depends on what you're looking for. If you want economy then choose the smallest engine, if you want power then look for turbo as in the Ford Transit ECO Boost. In the Ford Transit, Chevy Express, Dodge ProMaster and Mercedes Sprinter there is also a diesel option which will give you good economy and lots of pulling power.
The Westy can sleep two people in the loft and two people in the lower bench/bed.
The overall height from ground level to roof top level varies according to what van you choose but there are several garage-able models.
Start with the photos on our website, we have more if you need them just be specific as to what you'd like to see.
To view a GTRV Westy, contact email@example.com to arrange a visit to our manufacturing facility.
The GTRV manufacturing facility is located in Sebastopol, CA.
We no longer have a shop in Canada.
Our conversions are hand built by talented technicians/assemblers. Our fiberglass tops, tents, production cabinets and upholstery are locally sourced from small businesses and shops in Northern California.
We make every effort to purchase USA-made materials and components, although some components can only be sourced from overseas.
Custom cabinets are created in our shop by our talented cabinetmakers.
The term "Westy" refers to our standard full conversion floor plan which includes cabinets behind the driver seat, a lower bench/bed system and a pop top with upper bunk.
Other conversions include the pop-top only and the Weekender (pop top with upper bunk and lower bench/bed system).
We can also build completely custom designs.
What's the difference between the conversions on the Ford Transit, Chevy Express, Dodge ProMaster, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Sienna and Mercedes Metris?
The only garage-able models are the low roof Ford Transit, Chevy Express, Toyota Sienna and the Mercedes Metris.
On the 2011 and newer Toyota Sienna we can do a pop-top only or a Weekender package.
On the Metris we can do a pop-top only, the Weekender package or a full Westy package. that runs around 30K plus options depending on what you choose for a chassis as we can build on the cargo van or the passenger van. On the cargo van we can add 3 screened windows as well as any wall treatments like Hushmat and insulation you might choose.
The Sienna is considered a mini van and the Metris is considered a midi van, same wheelbase but the Metris has 20% more cargo area and gets better mpg.
The Dodge and the Mercedes Sprinter are not garage-able and along with the Transit can be order in a height that you won't need a pop top to stand in it. We usually install upper cabinets in these and insulate them fully as an option.
What are approximate prices of the various conversions that GTRV does?
A pop-top only will run between $8,500 and $10,000.
A Weekender package typically runs about $15,000.
A full Westy conversion typically runs in the low to mid $30,000's plus any options you may choose.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed pricing information.