|Winchester State Park, Idaho|
I was originally going to write a post about the different places we camped on our trip, but even I found that a bit dull and it was my idea. Instead I'll turn this into a marketing post. As soon as I get the ambition to finish removing all our personal belongings from the van we will be putting it up for sale. With that in mind, I'll do a quick description of the van with a bunch of "you could be here" photos to see if any of our blog readers might be interested in buying it. I normally wouldn't try to sell a vehicle to friends, but this one worked out so well for us with almost no issues that I feel OK about passing it along.
|City of Rocks, Idaho|
It has the Dodge 5.2 liter Magnum engine (318 for you old school folks) and a four speed automatic transmission.
It has a big fuel tank, I think it's 35 gallon, with a brand new fuel pump. On our trip we averaged over 14 MPG so the theoretical range is almost 500 miles.
Because the van was originally from Canada, the speedometer and odometer are in kilometers, so mileage has to be converted but comes out to about 150,000 miles on the van currently.
|Nine Mile Canyon, Utah|
The van has seating with seat belts for three, two captains chairs up front and a third seat behind the passenger. This worked out well for us to have a belted seat for the car seat for Madeline.
|Black Dragon Canyon, Utah|
|Indian Creek, Utah|
It has good ventilation, an overhead vent with an exhaust fan, as well as seven opening windows, all with screens to keep the bugs out. All the windows, including the windshield, have curtains for total privacy while parked.
There is a separate battery to run the water pump and lights in the camper, and I converted most of the lights over to LED for our trip.
|City of Rocks, New Mexico|
The tires still have good tread, but the sidewalls are dried out and weather-checked from sitting, so the tires should be replaced. Otherwise I wouldn't hesitate to drive the van across the country again. It starts right up in any weather and runs and drives fine.
If you are interested or know someone that is, let me know and don't hesitate to ask questions.