This is a complicated question. The short answer is maybe.
Van conversions: Yes we do, for Ford Transit van conversions, we can finance some of your build!
We are working on obtaining financing options for other van types. If you are looking for financing options, let us know in the notes.
You might require a down payment.
For school bus conversions in Canada, yes we do offer financing up to $50,000 with average rates of 10-15%. Your best bet is to contact your bank about an RV/home reno loan as this is successful for some clients.
USA clients: We don't currently have any in house financing options for the USA. This is something we are constantly looking into but as we are located in Canada, we cannot partner with USA banks. We have had some people have success with lightstream.com - their motto is financing for just about anything! haha.
Try lightstream or your bank and let us know what kind of information you get!
Absolutely, we work with clients from all over the world.
In fact, USA residents prefer to convert in Canada due to the conversion rate. With the US Dollar being so strong in comparison, the conversion is much cheaper.
We can also bring your vehicle to our shop and drop it off to make the full process as convenient for you as possible.
The average custom van conversion or skoolie takes 2-4 months, depending on the complexity, as every build is custom made to your satisfaction.
Our current lineup is roughly one year out to start your build. This gives us plenty of time to get your 2D & 3D layouts drawn up and find you the perfect vehicle for your custom conversion!
The options are really unlimited from design options to additional luxuries.
If you can dream it, let's make it happen!
It doesn't have to be an old vehicle, we convert new vans and buses as well.
We will convert (almost) anything you bring us as long as it runs well and will last you a long time! The last thing we want to do is build you your dream camper and have the vehicle give you nothing but troubles.
This is why we can help you find a vehicle!
Some major things to keep an eye out for when buying used buses:
150,000-200,000km is best. The lower the better, obviously.
High roof so you can stand (unless you plan on a roof raise)
We generally find that be can find suitable buses within this range for $10,000-$15,000 CDN
Stay away from auctions (for the most part).
ALWAYS get a vehicle inspected before you buy anything.
Some good sites to check out:
We can help procure a vehicle for you once a deposit is made if you do choose that you'll be converting with Paved To Pines!
Searching for the right van? Check out our blog here.
We can help you find the vehicle/find one for you!
We have developed great partnerships to provide well maintained new and used vans and buses!
We can even pick your vehicle up and deliver it if that makes your life easier.
If you want to see a comparison for the three most popular vans for van conversions, click here!
We go in detail comparing Sprinter Vans, Promaster Vans, and Transit Vans.
Our shop does NOT touch the mechanical work on the vehicle, that includes suspension lifts etc.
We contract out the mechanical work with people that we know and trust to do the work properly so you are 100% satisfied with the conversion/mechanical work that needs to be done.
We can literally handle everything for you from the sourcing of the vehicle, to the planning of the layouts, to the delivery of the vehicle!
You can also be as hands on as you want from bringing us the vehicle, to giving us a layout (or ideas) to make happen to picking up the vehicle!
We go into deep detail during your camper conversion onboarding sessions. We create a 2D floorplan to give you a birds eye view of what your conversion going to look like.
When that's approved, we do a 3D conversion to put you into the space visually. This ensures we're on the same page about everything and no detail is overlooked for your custom conversion