Family obligations (eldercare) mean that there will be no opportunities for camping in the foreseeable future, so I've reluctantly decided to sell my van.
Ready for camping now! Sleeps 3 adults (2 adults up, single down). Seats 2.
The van is a 2006 RB E350 5.4L V8 with 67,500 miles and a lot of Colorado Camper Van conversion work (see below).
Asking $19K (negotiable) Located in Austin, TX.
The value of the CCV and SMB work is $17,000 -- so this is a great deal for someone looking for a van to "make their own." The interior can easily be changed because there is no white/grey water system to work around.
PM here, or email to TxVan2006 (at) gmail.com
The van started as a 12 passenger van. The seats behind the driver were removed, and a plywood floor topped with Allure vinyl planks installed. (Build thread here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3679
) Windows are deeply tinted, and simple but effective curtains/shades lined with blackout cloth hang on aluminum rods.
Considerable work was done in Fall 2012 by Colorado Camping Van (CCV), including the PH with insulated top and sidewall fabric, LED lights, a 100W solar panel with MPPT controller and battery monitor, a 6500 BTU Propex furnace, a propane tank with internal coupling, a roof rack and two rooftop fans (roof air can be added -- see http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/viewto ... 51&start=0
The CCV build was done with the intention of making a four season camper: fully insulated for winter, great airflow for summer.
In 2009 SMB-Tx installed a 4D-AGM battery and a SurePower 1315 separator. They also relocated the rear roof air from the ceiling to the rearmost driver’s side column.
Other goodies include front and rear hitches, and of course Bushwacker flares.
The interior is a center aisle design, which allows for storage of bicycles if needed. The passenger side is a single bunk with storage and the driver’s side a large cabinet with a pull out desk, suitable for laptop work.
Here are a few photos. Scroll below the photos to find a detailed bullet list describing the van.
Roof down. Note Bushwackers and front hitch.
OK, you can’t see the front hitch, but it’s there!
PH up – note ladder (roof rack access) and rear hitch
Roof rack – fore and aft fans, 100W solar panel, expanded steel cargo deck with lashing points. view looking forward from ladder
Solar control center: MPPT controller and IPN battery monitor
This has the big CCV top: two adults can sleep AND sit up fully in bed.
Side door galley box with flip up table
Center aisle design. Lots of storage in cabinet and under bunk/sofa.
The bunk top swings up and is held by gas struts -- plenty of storage for bulky items under the bunk.
Rear ceiling air is re-directed through vents on rear pillar
View through side doors: cooler cabinet and map/books/etc cubbies behind driver.
Interior hookup for a Coleman stove for cooking with the onboard propane. Tucks away behind counter.
Counter over cooler cabinet opens upward for easy access.
The cabinet has two large drawers with moveable dividers, as well as two lower storage compartments.
And here's the pull-out desktop.
View through the rear doors.
Note that this is not a "pass through" design, but the rear storage shelves could removed with relatively little effort.
2006 Ford RB E350 5.4L V8
Work by Colorado Camper Vans (Fall 2012, warrantied to Nov. 2013)
- Former 12 passenger van (power windows/locks, cruise, front and rear air, etc)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- 67,500 miles[/*:m:323j25xs]
- New alternator: Jan 2011[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Usual nicks and dings for a 6 year old van[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Small dent in rear bumper [/*:m:323j25xs]
- Speaker cover on side 60 door is cracked. [/*:m:323j25xs]
- Seats two [/*:m:323j25xs]
- Floor: 3/8” plywood + Allure vinyl flooring (easy to remove – nothing is glued down).
- CCV 16” rise electric pop-top roof with LED lights (roof and lights on remote fob as well as interior rocker switches)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Quiet Ride insulation[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Arctic wall fabric (Triple Wall Insulation)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Color match paint[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Fantastic Fan with Remote (front fan)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Fantastic Fan, manual (rear fan)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- GS100 Solar Panel (AM Solar, Springfield OR)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Blue Sky IPN-ProRemote battery monitor[/*:m:323j25xs]
- BlueSky SolarBoost 2512i(X) MPPT controller[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Propex furnace (6500 btu)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Under carriage propane tank with side panel access[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Feeder tube into van with Coleman fitting[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Single fixed bed with hinged lid (Passenger side)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Side door cabinet with swing up table[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Long side cabinet with drawers, pull out table[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Cabinet for cooler, 27" x 20" x 19h", top-opening. 12V socket inside cabinet. Fits Edgestar 43 qt cooler (not included).[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Pass-through 110V Marinco outlet [/*:m:323j25xs]
Work by SMB-TX (Fall 2009)
- Bushwacker Fender Flares[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Rear ladder[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Roof rack with expanded steel deck[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Porch light (works by wall switch or on remote)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- House Battery: 4D AGM (under side step)[/*:m:323j25xs]
- SurePower 1315-200 battery separator[/*:m:323j25xs]
- re-routed rear air from ceiling to driver's rear pillar[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Front hitch[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Rear hitch[/*:m:323j25xs]
- Tinted windows all around[/*:m:323j25xs]