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Old 11-06-2018, 10:08 AM   #11
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Looks nice.

You could remove the roof rack for more clearance. Looks like there is only a front rack. What about the rear?

I'd be concerned about weight and want to check that. What is the curb weight, front/rear axle weights, front GAWR, rear GAWR, and GVWR?
Thanks a lot and I am sorry for my lack of knowledge but how can I check those information?
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:21 AM   #12
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Better act fast if you're interested. GTRV's and Pleasure Way Traverse's sell fast.

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Old 11-06-2018, 10:28 AM   #13
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Thanks. I am on my way to check it:-)
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:49 AM   #14
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Good luck. Look in the driver door jamb for GVWR and GAWR. Have to ask for weight or take it to a scale. Might be a GTRV sticker with weights in the door jamb.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:09 PM   #15
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Hi All,

Thanks again for your wise advices.

I went to check the Van. Here below are my first impressions and "concerns"

The van is e150 4.6l 122,000 miles 2000 GTRV Conversion.
Interior is in a really good shape for its age. Blue, grey.
Has a fridge, microwave, propane stove, heater and AC
5 seaters and 4 sleepers
The fabric of the top roof can be changed and the vinyl in the wall does not stitch everywhere. Same with the ceiling of the driver. but nothing crazy.
It smells like a sailing boat:-)
The van starts smoothly, break well.
I have all record since 2013. (not sure the number of owners). The last persons were 2 old ladies.
The last control is dated of september and they did the oil change and filter change.
In 2017, they have changed
- the engine control module (78-8491F),
- the note mentioned that they replaced the PCM
- the switch is sticky
- they had a code P0443 - Evap System Purge Control fault
- did a brake fluid flush
Total cost in 2017 = 1k

As i said, really good looking for 18 years and kind of old school.

My concerns are more below the van. We have lifted the van and I think there is quite a lot of rust, no holes. The guy told me that is superficial and not a big issue but I really want your view on this. Is that a big issue and how much should I plan to budget.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:18 PM   #16
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:32 PM   #17
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You mean 122,000 miles right?

Pay the $500 or so for a comprehensive pre purchase inspection. Nothing looks terrible but interior issues, replacing the ECM and a life near the water could mean the van will struggle to live past 200,000 miles in my opinion.

Camper vans are money pits so prepare yourself....
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Calling 86Scotty...☺

Is the price very good?

With the stated issues I'd feel better with a pre-purchase inspection too.

For me, too much rust. Most of it looks like surface rust, but the frame rails have a bit more than simple surface rust. It is enough where I'd want to bead blast, then treat and paint. I do not know a cost and location impacts. I'm a rust hater so my threshold is somewhat low.
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I think I know the owner/van. If so, it's nice.
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:59 PM   #20
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Asking prize is 15k.
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