Greenville, South Carolina
Bought this Stunningly well thought out van in Feb to renovate and use, but I no longer need it. Converted from cozy camper style to beachy boho. Will list both sets of pictures.
Throw pillows, cookware, dinnerware, accessory lighting, tool box, floor length mirror, and white “fur” rug included! Floor has tile but isn’t quite finished. Listing details from original owner. Serious inquiries only please!
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A couple things before getting to the good stuff-
“There is surface rust on the gutters and bumpers as seen in pictures. I haven't put any work in dressing up the outside because I value the construction/work van vibe it has and I believe it has served me well to do so. I've parked in many hotel parking lots and side streets and have never received a knock.
The second thing is the accumulator spring in second gear is broken, so when the auto transmission shifts from first to second, and your RPM's are higher than ~2,500 you'll get a hard shift. I've learned to go easy from first to second and it hasn't been an issue. It's a fully built out camper van so you're not exactly racing anywhere anyway.
The flooring was originally laminated, however, I worked on installing tile but didn’t finish. All the tiles needed are already purchased and laid out, I just ran out of time before the end of summer.
Now for the good stuff.
“This van is otherwise exactly what I intended to build. A stealth camper. It has a solar panel and roof fan but otherwise incognito.
It's a 2000 E-150 with a 4.2L. The 4.2 had an issue with a faulty intake manifold gasket that would hydrolock your engine when it failed but they fixed that in 1997. This engine is 100% solid.
The guy I bought the van from said he bought it from Foard Construction which he works for and before he bought it, it lived it's entire life on a construction site in South Carolina.
I bought it with just under 93k, right now it has (149,000 currently!) it'll go up because I still drive it.
I had the steering gearbox replaced professionally because it had play in the steering. It's pretty tight now but it's still got about an inch of play.
I replaced both engine mounts and front hubs/rotors and breaks about 5000 miles ago.
The rest has been oil changes every 5,000 with full synthetic and keeping up fluids, which isn't hard because it doesn't have a leak on it.
Now the conversion.
Start with the floor which has 1/2" poly iso and 3/8" plywood and vinyl flooring calked around the edges.
Walls are pink fiberglass insulation with a plastic sheet and then the inner fiberboard/fake wood paneling.
The roof is 1" poly iso and white fiberboard.
Everything inside was all built by me custom for this build and I have a link to 168 photos/videos which is everything in my phone ever taken of the van and build process.
It has two 100 amp AGM Sealed batteries powered by the 360 watt panel on top that runs through a 30amp epever charge controller. There is a 1500watt inverter with a 3000watt surge that runs a blender and a 110 dual socket. I once ran a DJ's whole setup at an outdoor event because his generator broke. It was parked in the sun and I didn't even drop below 12.7 on system otherwise those haven't gotten much use, but they work. The inverter is on a switch near the outlet.
All internal wiring is house grade 12 awg romex through marine grade 12 circuit fuse boxes and breakers.
Five button switch panel runs (1)main light, (2)stealth lights with a dimmer, (4)water pump for the faucet, (5)solenoid for the porpane system. 3 is open.
Five gallon fresh water and grey water tank under sink.
Max air fan with 10 speeds and reverse, timer, temp control which I've never used. If I'm in the van, it's on.
Two burner stove and 16,000 btu Suburban RV furnace on 10 gallon propane tank that is in a sealed box and vented through the floor.
The fridge is a trucker fridge that has a freezer compartment and very low draw. I think it comes down to 1 12V amp per hour if i remember correctly.
There are various other highlights such as a hide away desk, a personally designed cool air system for sleeping in hot weather.
The van came with a steel mesh bulk head and shelves, sold the shelves and rekeyed the bulk head.
It locks with a key from the cabin, all doors have lockable clasps on the inside. If you lock those on the doors and then lock the bulk head on your way back to the cabin, no one is getting into the van without a lot of effort.
All rear windows have steel mesh, light blockers and full block out curtains on rv slider tracks. No light escapes except for the bottom of the bulkhead inside the cabin.
The futon style bed is 48"/ 74" and has a lot of storage underneath. Storage everywhere I could fit.
There's a lot of little details I made for my comfort, all well thought out.
The accumulator spring is a pretty quick fix if you're so inclined but when I'm in the van I'm never in a hurry so I rarely encounter the bump.
All of the wood work comes out in modular pieces with a few screws into the wall studs, which you can probably see from the photos which will be pretty easy to pull out, have your guy pull the fiberglass and weld in some sheet metal if you care about that.”
Price is firm. Cash only (PayPal is fine) Clean SC tittle.