Greetings fellow SMB fourm’ers,
I am looking to get an approximate value on my van to help obtain complete insurance coverages for the USA and also Mexico travel. My insurance agent is scratching his head trying figure this out. Anyone who wishes to give their opinion it would help out greatly.
Everybody has different wants, needs, and uses for their vans. Mine is my daily driver, and I also surf and camp the beaches in California and Mexico. I cook, eat, and shower or rinse outside. This is the design that works me.
I will not be at all offended in any way with whatever value you guys may think.
This van is not for sale nor do I have plans to sell. I still have places to go, waves to surf while I can still move.
Recent pictures are found here in my updated album:
Sportsmobile Forum - longboardguy's Album: The 2006 Great White Home Build
2006 Ford e350 V10 extended, purchased from the original owner in So. Calif.
Semi float LS 3.73 rear end
Quigley 4wd w/4 inch lift was installed when new
46 gallon Transferflow fuel tank
Aluminess side step rails
Bushwacker fender flares
2 - 2” tow receivers, front and rear
Towing brake controller
Front end Agile RIP kit installed last year including steering stabilizer, front and rear shocks. No changes done to the original rear springs.
Hellwig Rear HD sway bar installed
Recent ball joints installed
New Hawk brakes pads
Recent install of new front sealed hub unit bearings from Quigley
Spark plugs changed at 100K miles.
4 - New 17” rims, less than 3,000 miles on 285/75 Hankook Open Country tires
147,000 paved and freeway miles, very little off road use. This was not the PO’s daily driver but has been mine for the past 2 years.
Well maintained by the previous owner, all sales documents, window sticker and service records were kept including oil changes, repairs, every tank of gas, price, mileage and location.
California van from day 1, No rust or accidents. There are a few micro size nicks/chips in the paint from normal use. The Paint still shines up.
The Home build:
24 in Fixed top installed in 2017 by Fiberine Co. and slider windows added. The top is insulated.
New “group buy” 10 ft. Fiamma awning. Thanks 1der!
2- 100w solar panels, 2 - 100 watt AGM house batteries mounted inside
New Sony touch screen stereo w/back up camera
Upgraded Rubber mat flooring under carpets
Swivel passenger seat, Daytona front seats, no rips or tears in the fabric.
White perforated window vinyl privacy film
6 LED flush ceiling lights
Fantastic Vent Fan
42 gallon fresh water storage and on-demand electric pump
Outside cold water shower
Dometic flush top sink w/fold down faucet
Whynter 65 QT. chest style refrigerator/freezer
2500 watt PSW power inverter
700 watt Microwave
New 5 gal. Port-a-potty in a dedicated cabinet
All the cabinets, door cubbies, full extension drawers, Formica counter tops, fold out double bed, headliner, electrical were done by me. This is the 5th van I have converted since the first one in 1968. I am not a cabinet maker or fine finish carpenter. Nothing is perfect, but it is all close enough.
What it does not have:
There is not anything on this van made or installed by the Sportsmobile company.
No gray or black water holding tanks.
No water heater, rear A/C or furnace, LP gas system, or fixed interior stove.
No power 110 volt power converter charger. Currently, the 2 house batteries are charged only by the solar panels. The plan is to connect them to the alternator charging system.
Thanks in advance for any input valuation on this.