Yes, this is the one with the alleged transmission issue and the alleged hand crank top.
The transmission problem actually belongs to a Ford F-250, not my van, so no transmission issue. RallyPanam looked it over for Ramsey, drove it and said it looks fine.
Hat-tip to both of them. RallyPanam for passing along his opinions after he checked it out, and Ramsey for being gracious enough to give me another shot at it. We were both interested, but I backed off at first when my trade came in low, then being in Mexico complicated things for him. (I'll kick in some thank-you bucks for Jage once we've got 'er home.)
The way it's looking now is that my sister and I will fly out during MLK weekend, pick it up and drive back, with probably stops in ABQ and Laughlin. Overnight lows for ABQ are in the mid-20s, so I'm not sure we'll be staying in the van.
Hubs has to work, so no fly/drive roadtrip for him.
We're looking at a shakedown trip to Sequoia later on in spring, then a summer trip to Tahoe, followed by either Glacier or the Olympic Peninsula.