Newb's from Kamloops, BC - VanAmera
My wife Kathy and I have just embarked on the adventure of doing a restoration on a 1990 Chev G20 conversion from VanAmera/Super-van. These units were built in Kelowna BC, and like so many other builders, they have gone away with only a few old vans left to remind us they one existed.
Our old girl is what I would call a hybrid Travel/Class B van. It has a travel vans (shorty) raised roof and interior, has a couch/fold down bed in back, built in propane system for the RV furnace and 3 way fridge, as well as a cabinet with a sink that holds the appliances. Sort of a 'Class B lite' if you will.
She is solid, but well used. The odo shows 236,000 km, and she shows the miles and years. However, she looks to be strong and with a bit of TLC, and a fair amount of time and money, we think she has a fair amount of life left in her.
We are still at the 'survey & mechanical' stage (hey, is only been a week...) So it will be a bit before we lift the 'City Limits' restriction and we get out on the highway. To use the words of Jeff Foxworthy, poking around the van "is kinda like getting a present from your Grandma... You don't know what you're going to find, but you're pretty sure you aren't gonna like it". Lots of little things, as you would expect from a 30 year old rig. But she deserves a bit of love and a second chance.
We look forward to sharing what we can here, and getting to know some of the group here on the old World Wide Webdom!
Scott & Kathy