Ford Transit Campervan Automatic
NEED TO SELL AS I’VE FOUND A HOUSE TO BUY
ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED
Sick of paying rent? Need extra accomodation?
How much would you save if you lived in a van and didn’t have to pay rent, electricity & water? Well I’ve been doing exactly that and saved quite a substantial amount.
It can even be plugged into a house so you have electricity (4 internal power points. I’ll include the adaptor and extension cord which is about 30 metres). I mostly needed this for the heater, vacuum cleaner & electric jug. There is a gas stove & oven which I’ve only used to boil water as I prefer to eat out. I pour the boiled water into a thermos for coffees to save gas which has worked out really well. There’s also a sink with a 55 litre water tank beneath the van.
No internal damage as I wanted to retain its resale value.
It’s perfect for a student/worker as the van fits into 1 standard car park of which you can park anywhere and not be hassled and study/work without interruption. It can’t be parked in a car park though as it is too high. When I bought it, I opted for being able to stand up straight instead as it is more comfortable.
If the average person paid around $200 per week (rent, electricity & water) and spent 4 years doing a degree in it, then they would save $41,600 ($865 per month) and then be able to sell the van at the end of it, provided it was looked after. It’s also a good idea to do it up in the meantime if you have some free time to add extra value.
There are a few issues that need addressing:
• Some rubber pipes in the engine bay are leaking diesel and need replacing (probably an easy fix for a mechanic)
• Cabin heater needs to be fixed (my brother who’s an avionics technician said it wasn’t a big issue, but I have no idea)
• Needs a service (new owner usually does this as they want a mechanical inspection)
• Skylight needs replacing ($130). I didn’t fix this as the one installed couldn’t stand up to the sun of which the plastic dome was fryed and the wind blew it off. I wanted to build my own but never got around to it. A total professional replacement is about $300. Apparently it’s a common fix with caravans. There are many YouTube videos on this.
• 3rd rear battery needs replacing. The wires connected to the battery also need replacing as I accidentally wired them in too tightly and they singed a little.
• I haven’t used the fridge or the boiler since I bought it. Apparently the fridge needs a service, however because it used gas, I never bothered getting this done. I opted for buying long life milk instead for $1.30 per litre in the supermarket which lasts about 7 months for coffees. Tastes exactly the same as ordinary milk. I wouldn’t keep it longer than 2-3 days though once opened, however it lasted a week when I tested it.
• It needs a CLEAN. Unfortunately I don’t have access to a house to plug it into without paying as I’m not from Wollongong, so it will require a thorough clean.
Mechanically sound (driven mainly just to move it). Good tyres, steering and brakes (brake pads don’t need replacing). Gearbox A1. Registered and everything up to date until September 2019. I can also provide copies of all the mechanical bills paid over the years as I kept everything.
I would have loved to have made it really awesome as the design fitout is brilliant (the lady who designed it died and it was the last thing to be sold by the estate), however I have nowhere to work on it. A paint job or stain, stick-on tiles on the floor and an iPad Pro with a couple of Bluetooth speakers where the tv used to be would really make it awesome. I installed a miniature colour tv (cabbie tv), however I never use it as I have an iPhone X.
Built-in toilet under green seat next to stove. Never been used either as I can’t be bothered taking the green seat off, and to empty & clean it. Plenty of public facilities. Never used it in case I was sick...
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- Date Listed:27/01/2019
- Last Edited:12/02/2019
- Registration Expiry:16/09/2019
- Listing Type:Private seller
- Campervan Type:Campervan
- Sleeping Capacity (people):2
- Registration Number:CQ82WJ
- Fuel Type:Diesel
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