Spring, Texas 77373, United States
Hi everyone, this here is Aspen. My pride and joy. I had an amazing journey over the past several months. Traveled all over the pacific coast and through the some of the most amazing places in the western United States. I traveled around 12,000 miles and through 10 different states with her. I continually received compliments on how well she looked and roomie it felt inside. Although it is time for me to move on, I hope you will find as much joy as I did.
After many hours of YouTube videos, pouring through Instagram and discussions with others about conversions, the design you see is where I landed. Aspen is a 2007 Ford Econoline E350 XLT Extended edition with just under 112,000 miles. I was diligent in keeping the van in top shape during my journey. This includes oil change every 3,000 miles and a full maintenance check before and after getting on the road.
The full list of upgrades I invested into Aspen surpass my original budget but I believe it was worth it in the end.
1 X 320 Watt LG monocrystalline solar panel attached to roof
2 X 155 ah VMAX Xtreme AMG sealed lead acid batteries (wired in parallel to equal 310 total ah)
1000w (peak 2000w) Pure Sine Wave Inverter
30A charge controller
*There is enough power storage to run a laptop, charge a phone, run the fan and lights for multiple days with no sunlight. Adding a 12V powered refrigerator is also possible with the current power output.
Sink with Whale hand pump faucet
6-gallon water tank
Plenty of storage in lower cabinet for dishes/cookware/pantry/etc.
Large top drawer for kitchen items/other necessities
Entire cab covered in tongue and groove cedar planks (natural insect repellent & clean look)
6 in. memory foam full size mattress
10 speed MaxFan roof fan (can be opened and left on in rain because of cover feature)
Bed was raised to just over 15in to allow for ample storage of bikes/surfboard/large storage containers/etc.
Black out curtains dividing front cab from living area
Individually designed and stitched insulated window covers
Backup alarm system
4 new A/T tires added at 102,000 miles
spare tire underneath cab