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My van camper
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2000 Astro  AWD  equipment Coleman cot quite comfortable and light, Engel frig/freezer, Honda 2000 gen.,extra battery.

Next mod is 2" lift kit. Does well in snow and poor traction conditions. Its small but, I did 18 mos in a 1998 Jimmy, much more
comfortable for traveling. Will probably put a DIY high top on sometime this spring.

Best to all you guys and girls out there living your adventure in a Van.
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Like those trailers .
I almost bought a 5th wheel version last winter, $4K sounded like too much for the condition.
(Rear window leak and gutted bathroom turned into a closet.)
It was about the same size as yours with a 5er OH added to the front.
Now regret not getting it.................
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popeye

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12 "Stinkin'Badges"  a "Full Monty Badge" 2 "Just Ignore Me" clusters  4 "Pine Cone" clusters  one "Stinkin' Badger" and 4 of the coveted "Flying Manure Spreader"awards! (What a "Stinkin' " honor !) + ROOIRIA
 

1981 Travelcraft Class C - 23'
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Campor99 (03-01-2016)
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I hear the Astros are pretty Reliable. Congrats !
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Welcome... nice to see another brother from the Astro/Safari family.
I have the same pewter color in a 05 Safari AWD...
2005 GMC Safari AWD
85 Vanagon TinTop 1.8T
2014 Lancer AWC
2007 Tango Trailer (Home)
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Had a friend who had a Safari and he loved that thing. I always thought it was a cool looking van. What kind of mpg do they get?

John
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Campor99 (03-01-2016)
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Any interior pics?
I was never going to go if I waited for someone to come with me.



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Campor99 (03-02-2016)
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(02-29-2016, 05:31 PM)Silver Wrote: I hear the Astros are pretty Reliable. Congrats !

They are reliable, did 6000 mile trip after purchase, ran like top had 163k on odometer at start, now I'm at 179k and running great.
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(03-01-2016, 12:50 AM)Konaexpress Wrote: Had a friend who had a Safari and he loved that thing. I always thought it was a cool looking van. What kind of mpg do they get?

John
Lightly loaded best I got was 19 mpg, think it averages normally between 15 and 17mpg. Heavy load and pulling a 1500lb trailer in rockies
12-15mpg.

Thanks for reply, Frank
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Are they front wheel drive or what? With all those windows, people could turn those puppy's into the modern day vanigan. Smile Start a new modern movement. "Viva La (insert something cool)"!

John
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(03-01-2016, 11:29 AM)Konaexpress Wrote: Are they front wheel drive or what? With all those windows, people could turn those puppy's into the modern day vanigan. Smile Start a new modern movement. "Viva La (insert something cool)"!

John

AWD or RWD... and many of us vanagon owners have made the switch at a far cheaper overall costBig Grin Tongue
2005 GMC Safari AWD
85 Vanagon TinTop 1.8T
2014 Lancer AWC
2007 Tango Trailer (Home)
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