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thoughts on these for first dwelling?
#21
Something else I just noticed in that CL ad for the 190:

"Part of the original Road Trek interior in this van was removed and replaced with other parts"

Who would pay big money for a Roadtrek and then yank the original stuff out? Unless it was seriously damaged or got ruined from water damage or a fire or something?

Yep...buyer beware on that one.
Never trust a camp cook with lots of shiny new pans...
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bethiebugs (12-27-2017)
#22
Personally, I bought a "Custom" 1998 Dodge. Bitch was pulling the seats and then the "Modifying" which was a pain. I'd dicker hard on the chev, but would go with that as I could make it mine. I'd REALLY prefer a 3500 though. But would settle for the 2500 if I had to.
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bethiebugs (12-27-2017)
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(12-27-2017, 03:00 PM)tx2sturgis Wrote: Something else I just noticed in that CL ad for the 190:

"Part of the original Road Trek interior in this van was removed and replaced with other parts"

Who would pay big money for a Roadtrek and then yank the original stuff out? Unless it was seriously damaged or got ruined from water damage or a fire or something?

Yep...buyer beware on that one.

Haha! Too true--wow. And I realized also that this has been posted all over the place (ebay, other rv sites) for a while now. No wonder!
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#24
Bethie...
here is a Nissan NV2500 Hightop Cargo Van in Grand Prairie TX.
https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/li...5000723144

Looks like a pretty nice van...
We have a 2012, have built in everything. It is a great van. I drive it everywhere, even
just shopping in town!
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bethiebugs (12-30-2017)
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(12-30-2017, 04:27 PM)Nissi Wrote: Bethie...
here is a Nissan NV2500 Hightop Cargo Van in Grand Prairie TX.
https://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/li...5000723144

Looks like a pretty nice van...
We have a 2012, have built in everything.  It is a great van.  I drive it everywhere, even
just shopping in town!

WOW! That's awesome!!!! Ohhhh... a bit steep for me, though. But I'll bet that would be an ideal one, for sure. Here in Kansas it seems to be a wasteland of nothing so far...but I'm spending pretty much most of my time searching and trying!
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#26
A nice one won't be going cheap, and I wouldn't want higher mileage than that.
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#27
{ugh, I still can't format lists properly for some reason}

Some info for the NV-curious:  The NV has the longest warranty, 5yr/100,000m bumper to bumper and powertrain.  Also the highest ground clearance at 8.1".

When I was looking for a camper I checked out the NV to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything.  

My personal take:


* truck-ish cockpit (it's a Titan pickup from the cab forward).  I like trucks, but it's a matter of tasted.  To me, the Transit's cockpit felt like modern minivan and the Promaster like a bus. [/li]

* design and build seems very strong.  Would take it anywhere.[/li]

* least expensive of the high top vans[/li]

* although it is the same interior width as the Transit it felt much narrower to me.  I stress this was a personal gut reaction and not based on reason/evidence, but this was the only van I have ever climbed into where my first thought was "I can't live in this."  That's a rare feeling for me;  I see closets, jail cells on tv, and other small spaces and my immediate reaction is "I could live in there!"  <-- yes, I am weird[/li]

* if Nissan made these in 4x4 they would be an instant hit with overlanders and boondockers. [/li]

Here is a wiki page I started about the NV.  Haven't fleshed it out much yet, still learning!
frater/jason @ RTR 1000ft E of main camp on "dark blue" road
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#28
Quick question: Is a Chevy Express 3500 overkill? And is gas mileage that much worse in this? I have found several 3500 in my price range, but 2500 or 1500 are expensive or scarce.
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