For Sale: 1998 Ford Econoline Campervan with only 106k miles We are downsizing the number of vehicles we own and made the hard decision to let our beloved campervan go. It’s a 1998 Ford Econoline converted to a camper that comfortably houses two people and has room for all the bikes, skis, packrafts and outdoor equipment you can think of. The van is built out to be a capable, comfortable adventuremobile and we have taken comfortable extended trips in it. We’re very happy with the build and wouldn’t change a thing. If keeping it long term, it would be a great candidate for a 4x4 conversion or pop-top addition. Otherwise, it’s ready to go out on an adventure tomorrow for a weekend or living! It’s a low mileage workhouse that saw us up the entire PCH and through 10,000 miles of travel with no mechanical problems. Van gets about 16-17mpg with the V8 motor keeping it around 60mph. It can maintain 75-80mph speed limits in the rural west if desired and pull over mountain passes strongly. No problems at altitudes up to 12,000 ft in Colorado this fall. The van has 200W of Renogy panels on the roof that feed into a 100ah Renogy AGM battery that is charged with a Renogy 30A DCDC charger. You can monitor battery status from a BT-2 bluetooth module as you drive down the road. A BlueSeas Fuse panel has 12 outputs and only four are being used now. There is a USB socket that is always live and a switched panel with two dual USB ports, two 12V sockets, and a voltage readout. There is a 1000W Bestek inverter mounted for easy, switched power with two AC sockets. Everything is fused appropriately and I would be happy to go over wiring schematics with seriously interested buyers. The bed platform is 52 x 85 and we have been using a Hest Dually L+W mattress (50x78) on it. The platform folds in half so you can use it as a couch or store two bikes inside the van. For food storage, we have been using a 45L Yeti that fits perfectly between the driver’s seat and bed platform. If we kept the van for longer, we would have upgraded this to a fridge/freezer combo as the van has plenty of power for that. We are not planning on including the Hest (MSRP $550), but it could be included for an additional $400. Has always been used with a fitted sheet and the removable cover below will be washed before sale. There is a Maxxair Deluxe 7500 fan centered over the bed frame. It is in the Smoke gray color, has ten speeds, exhaust, in-flow, a rain cover, and wireless remote. It is great and we have never woken up with condensation or frost inside once. There are four LED light pucks built into the bottom of the upper cabinet for light and they do a great job of illuminating the whole van. A light switch is located near the fan remote and power center. We built a shelving unit and “garage” on the passenger side of the van and use it to store almost all of our gear as well as 5 gallons of water and our stove. For storage on the two upper tiers of the shelf, we use 9 Container Store cloth bins. The floor is insulated with ¾” foam panel XPS insulation, 22/32nd’s plywood and vinyl flooring. We used appropriate adhesives to bond each layer of this sandwich together and haven’t had any squeaks or rattles from the floor. It is a secure mounting point for the bed and shelving unit on the passenger side. The walls and ceiling were insulated by the previous owner and appear to be ½” rigid foam insulation. The van has spent its whole life in California, Nevada and Texas before moving to Colorado this summer and has no problems with rust. It has a clean NV title until April 2023. It has about 106,638 miles and those will go up slightly as we use it around town. It has gotten regular oil changes every 5,000 miles with synthetic oil and we have a folder of maintenance performed. The van regularly receives a clean bill of health from mechanics and was most recently inspected in April of 2022. It passed NV smog testing in April 2022 with the replacement of a downstream DPFE EGR flow sensor. The good: fully built out campervan ready for adventure. Reliable triton V8 motor can haul serious trailers and weight. Low miles and great shape for its age. Prime candidate for anything from weekend adventure to 4x4/pop-top conversions and long term vanlife. The bad: small dents and imperfections on the bumpers and body panels from 24 years of use. Photos available of all available if you’d like. AC system needs a yearly recharge. We paid for this at an autocenter this spring and it could probably be done again, but with winter coming, we’re holding off. The driver’s side door lock is the only one that is able to be opened with a key. The passenger door and trunk lock have been punched out with a screwdriver by a previous owner. You can unlock the driver door with a key, reach over and unlock the passenger or open the sliding door. It’s mildly inconvenient, but we get around fine. Long term, we might buy a replacement set. If the doors are locked from the inside, they cannot be opened from the outside so we enjoy the security. Possible extras- -Hest L+W Dually $400 -Kuat Sherpa 2.0 hitch mounted bike rack with built in cable lock- $400 -Delivery within 15 hours of Fort Collins, CO for the price of fuel and a plane ticket to Denver Intl.
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