make a areostar camper van or buy full size ford camper van
i was thinking about using our ford areostar van and make it into a non raised roof camper van by doing most of the work myself , but was wondering if it might not be just as cheap to get a van like i used to have a 1982 ? ford camper van that had a raised top and everything built inside already and maybe put a two barrel adapter and a two barrel carburater on it since it wouldn't be used for pulling anything anyway . what does anyone else think ?
i also think i would rather take out any propane tanks, etc. and just use a microwave oven and a power converter to warm water up to wash up with . (which would also make it lighter ) i lived in a van like this before for quit a while in california . i am wondering by the time i get everything in the areostar van the way i want it (small electric fridge the wood cabinets made up to window level , sink, microwave, a fold out seat/bed combo , small closet ,drawers , area for potable toilet , tv , vcr , area , etc. that with the added weight even though i have a 3.0 v6 that it may not be much cheaper on gas than a van like i mentioned (above ) with a 2 barrel carburater on it as long as it wasn't a big motor maybe a 302 ? . what does anyone else think about this ?