Visitation Van: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Hightop Camper – NOW $5,500

by | Jul 2024 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Truckin Tuesday

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July 1, 2024 Update – The seller of this ’99 Dodge Hightop conversion van we first spotted in February replaced their expired Craigslist ad with a fresh listing.  While the pictures and description carry over, after four unsuccessful tries at $6,500, the seller lowered their asking price by another one thousand dollars to land at the new ask of only $5,500.

May 30, 2024 Update – After sitting out most of May following the expiration of their last Craigslist ad, the seller of this ’99 Dodge Hightop conversion van we first spotted in February posted a fresh listing. While the description and $6,500 asking price carry over, the seller provides updated photographs.

May 7, 2024, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “ClassiFIND” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” until we come across a replacement listing.

March 29, 2024 Update – The seller of this Dodge conversion van we first spotted in February replaced their expired Craigslist ad with a fresh listing.  The pictures, description, and asking price all carry over.

The return of low gas prices in the 1990s led many consumers in need of station wagon-like room to purchase conversion vans. Conversion vans offered all of the seating and storage capacity of a station wagon or suburban-size vehicle, often with a high-top roof and a more luxurious interior. They were the perfect vehicle for families who needed to travel comfortably for such things as travel sports or to visit family.

This Burgundy 1999 Dodge Ram Van Mark III Conversion for sale, first spotted on Craigslist in Zephyrhills, Florida in February 2024, is a great example featuring a camper that gives this van added versatility.  The seller notes they used the van solely for visiting family in Wisconsin, so it’s safe to assume much of the mileage shown is likely highway miles accumulated between Florida and Wisconsin.

Now offered for $5,500 (the original ask was $6,500), Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask aligns with this guide’s six-month results for all Dodge Ram Vans produced between 1972 and 2003.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for recently:

As a second data point, the  Old Cars Weekly Online Valuation Tool confirms the following prices based on condition:

Old cars weekly 1999 dodge van price summary

The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 B Hightop Conversion Camper Mark III is a unique vehicle that blends the functionality of a cargo van with the comfort and convenience of a camper. This conversion model, produced by Mark III, a well-known aftermarket conversion company, offers a range of features tailored to individuals seeking adventure and mobility.

At the heart of this vehicle is the Dodge Ram Van 1500 platform, known for its durability and reliability. The Ram Van 1500 chassis provides a solid foundation for the conversion, offering ample space for customization while maintaining the vehicle’s structural integrity. The 1999 model year represents a period when Dodge was refining its van lineup, focusing on improving performance, comfort, and safety features.

The “B Hightop” designation refers to the roof style of the camper conversion. The high-top roof design allows for increased headroom within the living area of the camper, enhancing overall comfort and livability. This feature is particularly beneficial for tall individuals who may find traditional camper vans restrictive in terms of vertical space. The high roof also enables the installation of amenities such as overhead cabinets, lighting fixtures, and ventilation systems.

Mark III’s conversion process transforms the Dodge Ram Van 1500 into a fully functional camper, equipped with essential amenities for life on the road. The interior layout typically includes a combination of sleeping quarters, dining area, kitchenette, and storage space, all seamlessly integrated within the confines of the van’s cargo area. The camper may feature convertible seating arrangements that allow for daytime lounging and nighttime sleeping, maximizing space efficiency.

One of the key highlights of the 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 B Hightop Conversion Camper Mark III is its versatility. Whether used for weekend getaways, extended road trips, or full-time living, this camper offers the flexibility to adapt to various lifestyles and travel preferences. The inclusion of amenities such as a refrigerator, stove, sink, and portable toilet enhances the camper’s self-sufficiency, enabling occupants to enjoy extended periods off the grid.

In terms of performance, the Dodge Ram Van 1500 platform provides adequate power and handling characteristics for typical camper van applications. The vehicle is typically equipped with a gasoline-powered engine, offering a balance of fuel efficiency and performance suitable for long-distance travel. Additionally, features such as power steering and automatic transmission contribute to a smooth driving experience, particularly important when navigating varied terrain or congested urban areas.

Safety is another important consideration in the design of the 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 B Hightop Conversion Camper Mark III. The vehicle may be equipped with standard safety features such as airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control systems to enhance occupant protection in the event of a collision or emergency maneuver. Additionally, Mark III’s conversion process may incorporate structural reinforcements and safety upgrades to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards and regulations.

The 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 B Hightop Conversion Camper Mark III offers a blend of practicality, comfort, and adventure-ready features for individuals seeking a versatile mobile living solution. With its spacious interior, thoughtful amenities, and reliable performance, this camper is well-suited for exploring the open road and embracing the freedom of van life. Whether embarking on a solo journey or traveling with companions, occupants can enjoy the comforts of home while experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventure.

Based on the pictures, this burgundy 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Hightop Camper conversion for sale appears to be an economical alternative for someone in need of a camper van on a budget.

If you are serious about buying this Ram Van Camper, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their Rad Era Camper Van featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Sale in person only. NO Shipping!
Please Serious inquiries only
No scams! NO sending CODES. Don’t ASK.
We promise not to waste your time. Please don’t waste ours by low balling.

1999 DODGE RAM VAN B 1500 HIGHTOP Mark III SE CONVERSION CAMPER / Sleeper Van
5.2 engine. Interior is Mauve and Grey. Exterior is Burgundy. Title says Red..

Clear Florida title in hand.. title is in my name…

We are Liquidating and moving.. This is one of 3 vehicles.. whichever one is left is what we will drive..

No known mechanical problems at this time. It is not perfect..its a 1999.
Interior is real good. Exterior, not so much…
Queen Bed with storage underneath. Carpet has been replaced at some point before we owned the van.

Seats are in great condition. Kept them covered. Driver seat is electric. Stock radio has never worked since we bought the van. Exterior paint has Oxidation and rust in various areas. Mostly where the running boards and trim use to be..some rust on lower back door and under one of the side window. It is shinny because its wet from washing..Needs a good detailing/buffing/paint job.

Previous owner lived near ocean. Not a Northern vehicle so not bad under neath. Normal for age. Started removing pin stripes… yea that did not work out well..

Original electronics -TV, DVD player ect.. are long gone. The original wires are still intact. So you could re-install a newer TV/DVD ect…

Even with that said, the van still is in overall pretty good condition for age. Exterior needs TLC.
Tires all good with no leaks or repairs. Getting time for new tires.
Oil was always changed 3-4,000 miles.
Antifreeze is clean. AC works with a can of Freon every year.

This van was for the sole purpose of visiting family in Wisconsin. The van made 3 trips in the fall and home before SNOW. Oil was changed TO AND FROM wis trips. Van was not was not used as daily driver.

The van rides good! AND SLEEPS GREAT!! NON SMOKER-NO PETS. We have always had a plastic cover on the mattress.

If we still have the van late summer/FALL of this year. It will get new tires and take another trip to Wisconsin and maybe sold there.

Show or go: What would you do with this driver quality 1999 Dodge Ram Van 1500 Highmark Camper Conversion for sale? Please comment below and let us know!

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