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Old 01-19-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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1994 Ford Sportsmobile van conversion - $5995

Another CL add - no affiliation. This one is where I am currently living. Can check it out if anyone is interested. Oddly enough it does not have a pop top or high top, just the regular roof line.

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/rvs/4854311423.html

1994 Ford Sportsmobile camper van - $5,995 until camping season (then increasing)

My father, The Colonel, received the final promotion last year, and left me his 1994 Ford Econoline camper van with 134,000 miles. The Colonel loved Burning Man, but he never took this van to the alkali wastelands of Nevada. This is the van he pampered, storing it in a closed storage unit in Roseville.

The Sportsmobile camping conversion features:
A pull-out double bed
Water tank, pump, sink, and gray-water tank
Electrical hookup
Refrigerator
Heater
Cupboards and cubbies
I have original manuals to explain how to operate the systems.

The DMV registered it as a van, rather than an RV because it has:
No stove (just an electrical hotplate)
No shower
No toilet (Only a "Porta Potti")

Motorheads will appreciate the 5.8L V-8 engine, which rocketed over the Siskiyous like they weren't there. The ride is cushy and the steering is easy, with cruise control. It has:
A new battery
A new ignition switch
Recent fuel pump (2010)
Tow package and hitch (with 2 electrical options)
Sirius satellite radio cassette player converter

Les Schwab reports that the brakes are 50 percent in the front, 40 percent in the rear. The detailer who just polished and shampooed it end to end reports, "There is not a spot of rust on it."

Selling the Colonel's van "AS IS," so in the spirit of full disclosure:
ABS warning light is always on
Windshield wiper reservoir leaks
Foot-long crease on the passenger side rear fender
Rain leak near passenger seat, so keep a tarp over it. (Besides, I just detailed it.)
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:00 PM   #2
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Re: 1994 Ford Sportsmobile van conversion - $5995

Dear God. That's the interior color I thank Sportsmobile every day for NOT putting in my '97! Rallypanam told me about it but I'd never seen until now. WOW!

I jokingly refer to it as Tahitian Sunrise. Anyone know what they really called it?

Now I love my baby blue even more!

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Old 01-20-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Re: 1994 Ford Sportsmobile van conversion - $5995

Nice clean van, and probably still a good deal without a modified top. I'm just ticked that SMB was putting in day/night shades in 94 but the PO of my van went with curtains in 95.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:35 AM   #4
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My 98 has curtains. I kinda like them compared with the shades.
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Re: 1994 Ford Sportsmobile van conversion - $5995

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Nice clean van, and probably still a good deal without a modified top. I'm just ticked that SMB was putting in day/night shades in 94 but the PO of my van went with curtains in 95.

Thats interesting. Now that I think about it, my 95 had shades on the (2) SMB installed windows and curtains on the side barn doors and rear doors.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:30 PM   #6
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Re: 1994 Ford Sportsmobile van conversion - $5995

My first Ford van was a 1994 E150. The ABS warning light was always on after about 30K. The dealership couldn't fix it well enough to make it stay off. And the ABS brakes chattered at the slightest provocation. Wilson Ford in Corvallis eventually said "live with it."

The van was my first "home brew" camping van -- a bunk and four large dog crates!

I put 167K miles on that van, ABS light and all.....

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