Stick Shift Camper

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Bill B
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Stick Shift Camper

Post by Bill B » Fri May 27, 2016 11:31 pm

I usually don't post this type of thing, but saw a Honda Element with the E-Camper conversion for sale over at the Element forum. Most campers are automatics, but this one has the 5-speed stick. Classified ad and presentation were nicely done. Price might seem high, but they are popular, so they will probably get close to what they are asking.

https://mikesee.exposure.co/honda-element-ecamper
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Re: Stick Shift Camper

Post by IMBoring25 » Sat May 28, 2016 1:13 am

It's an aesthetically pleasing presentation, I'll grant, but...

[*] The site completely breaks with scripts turned off. Unforgivable when you're trying to sell something (but common).
[*] Reads like a novel or a blog, not an ad...Really wordy and you have to read it all (including mouseovers on the pictures) to figure out all the particulars.
[*] A LOT of (very nice, granted) pictures interspersed, making the writing style even more exasperating.
[*] It would be 29 pages printed and you don't get the price until you get to the bottom, if you even get that far.
[*] He never actually mentions what year it is. Essential information for evaluating the fairness of the price.

Even though it was built with blogging tools, it's not a blog...It's an ad. Remember the audience and what they want. There's a reason car classifieds are structured the way they are. You have to keep the presentation from getting in the way of the information you need to convey.

[Main picture (that one's good)]
200X Honda Element EX AWD MT ECamper, One Owner
Engine/Transmission Info
138,000 miles
$16,600

Contact info and related disclaimers

Interior and Exterior Color and Trim Info

Major Options and Upgrades:
All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
2" Receiver Hitch (used only for NSR 4-bike rack: Bike rack available for additional nominal fee)
Removable carpeted custom cargo area storage drawers
Most interior lights switched to LED

Major Standard Features:
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[Here's where you put the narrative and the rest of the supporting pictures...You can even hyperlink the pertinent sections of dialog and pictures with the key features listed above]

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Re: Stick Shift Camper

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat May 28, 2016 6:24 am

Bill B wrote:I usually don't post this type of thing, but saw a Honda Element with the E-Camper conversion for sale over at the Element forum. Most campers are automatics, but this one has the 5-speed stick. Classified ad and presentation were nicely done. Price might seem high, but they are popular, so they will probably get close to what they are asking.

https://mikesee.exposure.co/honda-element-ecamper
It's so new - he hasn't even taken it out of the box!
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

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