Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-16-2017, 04:53 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default Saying Hi

Steve here. I'm in West Virginia . Just found this forum. Will be getting one of these in the next few weeks.
Looking for a forum that is for these older camper vans. Seeing a lot of good here so thought I'd stick around.
__________________

VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 06:51 AM   #2
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 881
Default

I've run into alot of happy Falcon owners!
great use of space

Mike
__________________

mkguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 02:18 AM   #3
Platinum Member
 
gklugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Garland, Texas
Posts: 236
Default

Welcome. Lots of great information here. Occasional humor too.
gklugie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 01:52 PM   #4
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 693
Default

Welcome aboard, that is a nice looking rig. Heck, we don't age discriminate, matter of we don't discriminate! The systems are usually made up with the same equipment. These folks here are the best at providing solid ground tech support and advice on "how to."
__________________
Ron J. Moore
'15 RT210P
Ron J. Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:22 AM   #5
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default Well we never found A Class b we could afford

We did get a van though. Found an 88 Model E150 on Craigslist. Got her for $1,200. Drive it over 200 miles home and have been driving it every day since. Love it . Fixing to start the bed build on it in a couple days.




All we could afford but we are loving it. No rust and drives and runs like new.
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:42 AM   #6
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 693
Default

That is an amazing looking Van - $1200...you can invest money in whatever you need and still be ahead. Again, congrats. Ron
__________________
Ron J. Moore
'15 RT210P
Ron J. Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:47 AM   #7
BBQ
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: East
Posts: 2,484
Default

.

+1

Nice
BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:50 AM   #8
Platinum Member
 
peppster66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Brampton,Ontario
Posts: 229
Default

Thats a great looking van, easy to work on, parts are easy to find, and the best part is that its affordable. Great find, let us know if you do any mods to it,,,,, best of luck,,,,, take care,,,,
peppster66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 01:34 PM   #9
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default Well the 1200 dollar van is ready to go.

Yanked out the seats to build a bed with storage under it.


The decided i would need a cabinet too.
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 01:37 PM   #10
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default

The cabinet idea quickly turned into a sink basin after I found this clear water tank on Ebay.10 gallon.

Added a 12 volt pump and the pipe is the fill to the tank.

Then the top and front of the cabinet had to come back off.Added a 3 burner propane stove with oven.
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 01:46 PM   #11
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default

This is Plan B (that's the name of the van) today. 43 days after the purchase. Still well under 2k in it including purchase price,new alternator and battery plus all the stuff inside.



We are really happy with her. I know she isn't a class B but since we couldn't afford one we did a plan B instead and you don't get much stealthier then this. Anyone seeing this would just think yeah just a van until they opened the doors. The shore power i installed in the front gas tank filler door.There is no front tank so this is perfect.Anyone asks why I have a cord going into my gas tank I just tell them " I have a small smart car inside and I am charging it " lol.
Oh and BTW she has been inspected and approved by Buddy The Adventure Dog.

Pic was taken before the build was finished but he was still excited about it .
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 02:13 PM   #12
BBQ
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: East
Posts: 2,484
Default

.

+1

+1


Nicely done !
__________________
BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 08:22 PM   #13
Platinum Member
 
Phoebe3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: California
Posts: 674
Default

Boy, you got that done really fast! That's a snazzy conversion - you'll really have lots of fun with it!
__________________
2018 Coachmen Crossfit/Beyond
Phoebe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2017, 09:16 PM   #14
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default

Yes we are really enjoying it . Hoping to be adding some new videos of our adventures soon on our youtube channel too. Buddy The Adventure Dog says he can't wait.
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 01:37 AM   #15
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 693
Default

Congrats...you have done a great job; let the good times roll! Ron
__________________
Ron J. Moore
'15 RT210P
Ron J. Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 02:46 AM   #16
BBQ
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: East
Posts: 2,484
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VanGuySteve View Post
Yes we are really enjoying it . Hoping to be adding some new videos of our adventures soon on our youtube channel too. Buddy The Adventure Dog says he can't wait.
What is your channel?

You should add it to your signature line.
__________________
BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 04:16 AM   #17
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default

My YT channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCds...HqDIw3IaTHBpSQ

My Fb group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/EASTUSVANLIFE/

I have no idea how to make a signature line
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 04:18 AM   #18
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default

Okay maybe I figured it out.
VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 05:23 AM   #19
BBQ
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: East
Posts: 2,484
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VanGuySteve View Post
Okay maybe I figured it out.

There is something wrong with the YT link.

It works in post 17, but not in the signature line.
__________________
BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 08:17 AM   #20
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10
Default

Ok got it now. thx
__________________

VanGuySteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×