Asking Price: $25,000
Key Camper Facts
- Model Year: 2000
- Trim / Maker: E150
- Odometer: 132,000
- Engine: 8 cylinder
- Transmission: Automatic
- Ad Source: Craigslist
- Location: Portland, Oregon
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We love this van, and are only parting with it since we’re upgrading to a larger / more expensive Sprinter van. The GTRV van conversions have the same layout as the VW Eurovan, but without the expensive maintenance, with more space, and with a fridge that actually works.
The original GTRV conversion seemed more tailored for camping in RV parks with full hookups. I’ve modified this van to be a true off-the-grid camper (including solar, lithium batteries, cell booster and more), and removed the things that only work when you’re plugged in (A/C and Microwave) in favor of more storage space. Need more gear with you? Van is equipped to tow up to 4500 lbs with proper weight-distribution and trailer brakes– we towed an Airstream on a recent trip.
With the upgraded electrical system the refrigerator will essentially run forever without draining the batteries, unless you’re camped in one spot for 4+ days without running the van and without any solar exposure at all. There’s enough battery capacity that you could add a pretty beefy inverter (2000-watts?) if you want to run residential appliances (toaster? blender? electric kettle?)
The van is mechanically in excellent condition, according to our mechanics. Being a camper, those 132k miles are primarily highway miles. Previous owners stored it in a garage for its first 16 years of life– we’ve owned it for 2 years and stored it outside.
Van has the 4.6L V8 gas engine.
The GTRV includes:
– 12v fridge
– Propane stove
– Suburban propane furnace
– 16.9 gallon (29 lb) propane tank mounted under the van
– Sink with 10 gallon fresh water tank, and 6-gal grey water tank
– Seating for 5 while driving (2 in front, 3 in back bench seat– 1 shoulder belt in back, the other 2 are lap only)
– Sleeping for 4 (2 in pop-top loft bed, 2 in lower bed that converts from the bench seat)
– Swivel front passenger seat
– Fold-out table on passenger door
– Free-standing additional table
– Lots of cabinets
– “Carefree of Colorado” awning
Additionally, We’ve added the following upgrades (which cost $4,000 in parts only)
– 2x Battleborn lithium 100-amp-hour batteries (200-amp hour total capacity)
– Victron BMV-702 battery monitor– critical for actually knowing the status of your batteries
– 300 watts of solar panels on roof + Victron MPPT charge controller
– Wilson Drive 4G-X cell phone booster with antenna mounted on telescopic pole
– Upgraded interior lights to LED
– Added 7-way tow connector for towing a trailer w/ trailer brakes
– Added front trailer hitch– useful for carrying bikes while towing a trailer, or carrying additional cargo in a cargo tray
– Re-upolstered ceiling with solar-system map
– Re-upolstered curtains
– Removed air conditioner from rear door and replaced rear door (as existing door as cutout for the residential window air conditioner). The air conditioner was ugly, didn’t work well (it was 18 years old), and was only usable if the van was plugged in.
– Removed microwave and finished space as storage cubby (I have the Microwave and it can be easily replaced if you prefer)
– Added shelving inside the two larger cabinets (easy to remove if you prefer a big open space)
The van itself has the following recent maintenance:
– New starter
– New shocks
– New power steering pump
– New front brake rotors and pads
– Recent transmission fluid flush
Only issues I know about are:
– The gas lifters that lift the pop-top aren’t as strong as they once were– it takes a bit of strength to open the top.
– When I replaced the rear door to remove the A/C I didn’t swap out the window, so you’ll notice one of the rear windows isn’t tinted. I have the tinted window that I removed from the old door if you’d like to swap it out.
– The rubber tread is missing on the driver side running board step
– The arm rest on the passenger side does not stay up
Decals pictured to be removed prior to sale.
I’ve detailed the electrical system upgrade here:
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