Selling my vanlife converted 1997 ford e-250. Runs great but does need some maintenance. I would keep it, but I just decided to stay in LA for the next year, and don't want the van to just be sitting around in my parking lot. Took it to the mechanic and they said they need to check the spark plugs, which would be the same amount of labor as just replacing the spark plugs - so I'd recommend going to your local mechanic and just having them replace them! I was going to sell for higher, but lowered my listing price to hopefully aid with the cost of the replacement. I bought the van in early 2021 and drove it all through the Sequoia's, through Oregon's coast/forests, and through Wyoming to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I'm not versed in auto mechanics so I'll do the best I can to answer questions about the van itself, but can tell you all you need to know about the camper conversation's solar electrical system, water setup, and more. The mileage is 240k but has had regular checkups so it runs well if continued to be taken care of. When I bought the van, used, in 2021 it had these updates: - Transmission flush & new fluid & pan gasket - New fuel injector seal kit - New platinum spark plugs - New belts - Radiator flush & new fluid - New thermostat - Replaced vacuum hoses - New brake lines & fluid - Replaced front&rear brakes, cylinders, drums, fresh packed bearings , 2 new front tires, new alignment - New KYB off-road gas shocks (very smooth ride) - great looking Icon wheels - New wiper blades The camper conversation includes: - custom built bed platform with sliding rear trays - hardwood floors - 2000 watt continuous/4000 watt peak power inverter (Could use a battery replacement for the electric system but I can show you what to get and how to replace it. super simple, I just didn't buy a new one bc I'm selling the van) - rooftop solar panels - mobile butane camper stove and microwave (I rarely used the microwave and would suggest just taking it out to make more storage space) - new custom off grid USB sink with clean running water, 6 gal fresh water&6 gal waste tank - portable 5 gallon flushable chemical toilet (Brand new never used but is out of box) - custom cabinet with granite countertop (I covered the granite with vinyl sticker that looks like wood bc I didn't like how the granite looked, and painted the cabinets with white acrylic paint) - Pioneer stereo - Viper Alarm - factory running boards - wind reflectors/rain guards Just a great machine and ready to go anywhere after a lil spark plug replacement. Very comfortable and rides smooth. For transparency, I did get into two accidents with it. The first was just a little bump and didn't affect the van at all, and the second had one back wheel metal cover torn off (does not affect van performance, just annoying aesthetically). Neither affected the van's functioning. Also there is a dent on the camper hightop bc after spending a week in the forest, I forgot that clearances existed and drove into a parking lot I was too tall for. It collects water when it rains, but again is only an aesthetic loss and does not affect the van performance. If you are considering vanlife, this is a great low budget starter and I will gladly give you camp tips, tricks, pins, and more to make the transition comfy for you. Spent a lot of time parked in national forest and national park land!
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