Mobile Dental Systems Van Structural Considerations
i. What is the cost of a vehicle and what creates variation?

Mobile dental vehicle prices range from $135,000 for a lower-end modified recreational vehicle to $325,000 or more for a custom-designed and manufactured commercial coach. The single biggest variation is frequency of service and length of service. Do you want a vehicle that will last 10 years before updating or replacement? Some vehicles that are lower initial investments may only be on the road 3 to 5 years before they require major modifications and/or replacement. Will the unit be a permanent part of the local healthcare system or is the program a short-term solution?

Some variations that affect cost are:

These are explained later in the chapter.