Asking Price: $65,000
Key Camper Facts
- Model Year: 2017
- Trim / Maker: Transit
- Odometer: 0
- Engine: 6 Cylinders
- Transmission: Automatic
- Ad Source: Craigslist
- Location: Ventura, California
- Contact Name: Not Provided
- Phone: (805) 856-6570
- Email: Send Message
More Details & Photos
*** DEMO SCHEDULE ***: If you would like to see the CV1 Prototype in person, we are currently scheduling demos in Sacramento for June 9 – please email us ASAP for more info.
If you’ve been looking for an affordable camper van here on Craigslist, you probably already know you have the choice between a high mileage, well used Sportsmobile or a very high mileage Westy. We’d like to offer you a 3rd choice!
We love camper vans and we wanted something modern, reliable and affordable, so we created the ModVans CV1 Camper Van. With safe, comfortable seating for 5 and removable RV components, the CV1 is a full featured camper van, family van and work van all in one. Based on the #1 van in the USA, the Ford Transit, the CV1 will get to your destination time after time with plenty of power, reasonable fuel economy and lots of comfort.
If you you want to learn more about the CV1, or just chat about camper vans, email us, give us a call or visit our website at http://www.modvans.com/
If you are trying to decide what type of RV to buy or if this is the right RV for you, please see the Q&A at the bottom of this post.
- Sleeps 4 adults + 2 children
- Available 300 Watt Solar Charging System
- 2,000 Watt (6,000 Peak) Pure Sine Wave Inverter / chassis generator
- Extra Large 2 Burner Propane Stove
- Deep Undermount Sink
- 3 Cubic Foot high efficiency, compressor based refrigerator
- Full Height Toilet with privacy closet
- 10,000 BTU Rooftop A/C
- 1,500 Watt Electric Heater
- 7,000 BTU Propane heater
- LED Lighting System
- 10 gallon Propane System
- 10 Gallon Fresh Water System
- 10 Gallon Grey Water System
- 6 Gallon Black Water (56 flushes)
Ford Transit T350 Chassis
- Ford Transit 350 Chassis
- 3.5L EcoBoost® Direct Injection, Twin Turbo V6
- 400 lb ft torque @ 2500 rpm / 320 Hose Power @ 5500 rpm
- 20 MPG
- Available 4×4/4 Wheel Drive
- 4,100 lbs cargo capacity (without conversion)
- 7,000 lbs towing capacity (without conversion)
- Leather seats with seat belts for 5 adults
- Bluetooth Stereo with LCD display, backup camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Heavy Duty Towing Package
Modern Design and Modular Features
- Visit our website at http://www.modvans.com/ to learn more
Status, Pricing and Financing
The CV1 is currently pre-production. Pricing is based on special introductory prices for early adopters. The payment of $284/month is based on special introductory pricing, 10% down, 20 Years @ 4.89% 20 year RV financing and monthly tax savings from RV 2nd home interest deduction. Please contact us or visit our website at http://www.modvans.com/ and review our Pricing and How to Buy information to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do Camper Vans cost more than bigger RVs?
Camper vans are extremely popular for these important reasons:
- Easily fit into campground parking spaces
- Easier to find a space in a crowded RV campground (you will fit in all available spaces)
- A 19′ Camper Van is easier to drive and park (it is the size of a large SUV or pickup truck)
- Camper Vans costs less to store (no need for RV specific parking)
- Camper vans cost less to maintain (service available at any Ford dealership)
- Camper vans cost less to operate (better gas mileage, less expensive tires, etc.)
Where can I camp?
Because the CV1 will fit into any campground parking space, you can generally camp in your RV anywhere you could normally camp, plus you can camp in RV specific campgrounds and campsites that include “hookups” for power, water and/or sewage. Some of our favorite places include:
- National Forest Dispersed Camping: Free – not all available places are documented, but see https://freecampsites.net/ for ideas.
- National Forest Campsites: Typically $10/night – no hookups
- National Park RV Campgrounds: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Lake Powell, etc.
- State/County/City Park RV Campgrounds
How does the Refrigerator work?
The CV1 refrigerator has a high efficiency compressor that runs off the 12V house battery. It is very user friendly and foolproof. See our website for more details.
How does the toilet and sewage work?
You use the toilet normally (Ladies love it!) except that you must use special RV toilet paper. You empty the grey (sink) and black (toilet) water tanks into your home toilet, at an RV dump station or at a campsite with full RV hookups.
What is the gas mileage?
We’ve consistently measured 20MPG across a wide range of driving conditions.
What can it tow?
According to the factory specs, the empty base van can tow apx. 7,000 lbs. Our RV conversion is removable and made of very lightweight materials, so most of the towing capacity remains with the conversion installed. The EcoBoost engine is very powerful and has no problems towing heavy loads up steep grades.
How does it compare with a Sportsmobile?
We have a detailed comparison on the Pricing section of our website. The CV1 is more modern, modular and more affordable.
How does it compare with a Westy/Westfalia/Vanagon/Eurovan?
Both the Westy and the CV1 are camper vans with popup tops. If you could buy one, a fully restored Westy costs about the same as a new CV1. Of course, the Westy is an iconic classic that can never truly be replaced. However, as you might imagine for a vehicle designed 70 years later, the CV1 has a few technical improvements. In general terms, the CV1 is more roomy, more flexible, drives better and more reliable.
How does it compare with a Class B RV?
Although they serve a similar purpose and both have RV style amenities, a camper van is somewhat different than a Class B. The camper van trades away some luxuries like a high roof and an interior shower for vehicle that smaller sized, drives better and, for better or worse, more tied to outdoor living. Here are the major advantages of the CV1 over a typical Class B RV:
- Lower initial cost
- Low roof/popup top (good driving and improved interior space) vs. high roof (convenience)
- Easier to park and drive
- Less susceptible to wind gusts
- Better off-road capabilities (lower center of gravity and better angle of departure)
- More fuel efficient
We have a detailed comparison on the Pricing section of our website.
How does it compare with a Class C RV?
Class C RVs can be very affordable. However, because they are built on heavy duty truck chassis, they typically ride very rough and loud and are much more challenging to drive. Besides affordability, the CV1 retains all the advantages (and disadvantages) of the Class B comparison.
Why the Transit Instead of a Sprinter?
Because of the modern, space frame chassis, the Ford Transit drives noticeably better than the Sprinter. In addition, the Transit costs less and can be serviced by any Ford dealership that services vans.