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Old 09-12-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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2015 Chevy Express 2500 camper van conversion

Offering for sale my recently completed 2015 Chevrolet Express 2500 2WD cargo van conversion. 6.0L gas engine, 6 sp auto.
80K miles

Asking $30,000 USD.
Located in Seligman Arizona half way between Kingman and Flagstaff on I40

I converted this van into a camper van with added capability to get around off the beaten path. Although it's 2WD I added suspension, wheel/tire, and differential/gearing mods, as described below, to make it a capable off-pavement vehicle.

Exterior mods to the van
Hood wind/bug deflector and window visors
Replaced factory head lights w/ LED Truck-Lite head lights
Added factory GM running boards
Added Curt class IV hitch w/ 7 pin & 4 pin trailer connectors
Added Aluminess swing out spare tire carrier
Added custom designed and built 80/20 roof rack for solar and extra gear
Installed 3 100W Renogy solar panels to the roof rack

Suspension mods
Installed a Weldtec Designs 5" lift kit w/ custom rear leaf springs

5 X Method Racing 307 Hole 17" wheels sourced from Weldtec
5 X BF Goodrich All Terrain TA tires, LT285/70R17 Load Rand E
Installed Detroit Truetrac limited slip differential, 4.10 gears
Reflashed the computer w/ Blackbear Performance Autocal to recaibrate the speedometer and odometer for the larger tires

Recovery/Off-road mods
Installed an Outback Extremeaire on-board air compressor
Added ARB Tred Pro recovery boards (mounted on roof rack)

Interior build out
Installed Noico 50 mil sound deading mat to all exposed wall & roof panels
Installed 3M Thinsulate thermal/acustic insulation
Installed Legend Duratherm cargo van liner kit to walls and ceiling
Added full coverage dash pad
Added driver/pass seat covers
Installed Toguard 8" mirror dash cam and backup camera
Installed swivel seat base to passenger side seat
All shelving and bed frame is custom designed and built 80/20 Aluminum extrustion.
Driver side shelving unit has 3 pull-out wire basket shelves for easy access to stored items
Left top shelf unit has a Trail Kitchen chuck box permanently mounted. We used this as our coffee bar.
Right side of shelf unit has a Trail Kitchen portable kitchen mounted on slide rails that can be removed to be used as an outside kitchen
Above the chuck box I built a shelf that holds a Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium power station which I pug into the roof rack mounted solar panels
Added a Goal Zero MPPT solar charging module to the Yeto 1000
Installed an ARB 50qt fridge/freezer between the front seats mounted on an ARB fridge slide for easy access and to swivel the passenger seat
Bed is a 6" foam mattress 4' X 6'. I'm 5' 11" so I can sleep side to side without issue
Added a Froli sleep system under the mattress for comfort and ventilation
Installed 2 ARB drawer systems side by side under the bed and integrated into the bed structure
Integrated a rear mesh wall into the bed structure to conveniently hang or mount various items.
Installed 2 Rotopax 2 gal water cans inside the van

Please contact me at cdwright455@gmail.com if you need any other info.

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Old 01-10-2021, 09:38 PM   #2
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Cool build! I am building a similar setup. I have a 2018 Express 3500 passenger with a weldtec 5" lift kit among other things. I was curious about the locker you installed. Its been very confusing as to which locker fits in my differential. After much research I came to the conclusion that I have the newer style 2014-2020 12 Bolt 9.5" 33 spline. Eaton Detroit Duratrac looks like they make a locker that fits the newer style 12bolt 9.5/9.76" with a spacer. Any info would greatly be appreciated!

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Old 01-11-2021, 03:24 PM   #3
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Nice build with basic features. Looks good too. GLWS!
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