Originally Posted by MyJourneys
It's been a while since I've posted, but I'm still looking for a RB50-style campervan and am currently looking at a 2013 Pleasure-way Traverse. It's very low miles (under 5,000), and they're asking $47,000 for it. That's more than I was planning to spend, but still within my overall budget. Can you give me a reality check, though, and let me know if it's a reasonable price. (It's a Ford E150, 4.6L EFI V8.)
The one thing that's worrying me a little about the later-year Traverses is the lack of an air conditioner. I live in the South and worry that not having a Starcool system (or something similar) would limit my travels too much (locally - I do plan to follow the weather eventually, but that may be a few years down the road still).
From what I've researched, the build quality of the Traverse may be better than the Sportsmobile, but the top and the air conditioner are better on the Sportsmobile.
Thank you for your time and help (again!).
Hi I have 2002 traverse (looks like new as it was garaged most of its life)
Pricewise I think new they were about 65k canadian and were built on made to order basis mostly.
I paid 27k for my 2002 last july . Albeit is in exceptional shape for its age , the seller has
several people interested I was in it I was lucky to be first in line. They are very rare to see them for sale at least that has been my experience.
Mine is a 5.4, which is small as I would want for driving in the mountains around vancouver etc.
A 4.6 might be fine for you depending where u will take it.
Build quality is very high , the electrical and plumbing is very tidy and well thought out.
They should fit t2 27 series batteries in the battery box however I would only Agms as they are right under the bed in a sealed box vented to the outside.
They are classic westfalia style layout which feels very open once front seat swivelled around and side doors open. Kind of like a living room in small condo..
I have a wife and a daughter and a dog and we fit very well in it.
The traverse has very love profile top( same height as stock van) which fits inside many parkades and garages.
Apparently you van still get the rear door air conditioner kit from pleasureway and put a 90$ walmart air con unit in.
They only stopped doing it as standard as air con units seem only to last 3-4 years as they are not designed for mobile use. However they are cheap and easy to replace compared 3000 dollar starcool.
Or some fans to move air around. Also made some reflectix window covers for inside.
They dont usually have running hot water but mine was an early one an 12/120 on demand water heater.