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Old 11-01-2016, 03:59 PM   #11
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Do you know the RV stuff was removed, or was it just a passenger van converted to 4x4 and a pop-top? Doesn't really matter as long as it meets your needs.


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Definitely RV windows, so it started life as a cargo van.. and looks like there used to be a propane door. Why anyone would rip out a Sportsmobile interior is a little confusing, but looks like that's what happened here.

Back to value, looks a little bit rough, what's they guy asking?
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #12
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Looks like it has the Propane door on the driver's side, tank might still be there.

Nice looking ride though. Got "good bones"
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:29 PM   #13
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it started life as a sportsmobile and the rv stuff was removed about 4 years ago to accommodate the owners kids. I have lots of little ones and as it sits works great for me.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:34 PM   #14
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Definitely RV windows, so it started life as a cargo van.. and looks like there used to be a propane door. Why anyone would rip out a Sportsmobile interior is a little confusing, but looks like that's what happened here.

Back to value, looks a little bit rough, what's they guy asking?
I thought it looked clean for a 97
the guy had kids and needed more seating.
it has all new interior that is nicely done
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:18 PM   #15
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$25k is my high estimate. People rarely service the 4*4 suspension, steering, bushings, and wheel bearings so factor those in if needed.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:00 PM   #16
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$25k is my high estimate. People rarely service the 4*4 suspension, steering, bushings, and wheel bearings so factor those in if needed.
he had new rear springs put on but front does have some slop. what would your low value be at?
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:11 PM   #17
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I'd say 15k low end. If it's a one owner what kind of maintenance history? Tranny ever serviced or replaced? Plugs updated to newer ones? Some of the early V10's (97 is the first year) had plug issues, spitting plugs out, breaking when removed, etc. Look into that if you aren't aware but don't be scared. There's more hype than substance but there is substance. The fact that it's a one owner is in your favor.

You can see daylight through that passenger side sway bar bushing (mentioned above). It's a sure fire way to tell it's shot.

This van will benefit from an RIP kit and go over by a chassis shop.

It has a full float rear axle. That's a good thing.

What is left of the RV conversion is still fairly important to it's value. Batteries underneath somewhere or just one under the hood? Any of the tanks still there? Furnace vent is there but is the unit gone?

If repainted how do all of the door sills look? How does the rain gutter around the perimeter of the roof look?

How rusty is the PH hardware? Any cracks in the roof?

Nice find, it has promise for sure.
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... can't believe you can tell from just the photo.
hes got a good eye for sure. i didnt catch it either first look, but you can see that tie rod is end is spent. likely part of the slop in the steering. definitely isnt helping things. all the components on mine were dead too. drive back from georgia was sketchy.

just answered your pm. should be able to give you a ring here shortly. if i wasnt out in nampa right now id say go drive it and bring it by and id help you look it over. off at 8 though if that helps??
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just purchased the rig for $9500.
it seemed to be a fair price.
should be great for exploring with the family
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Great job! You got a good deal with wiggle room for any fixes needed down the line or out the door.
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