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I sold my previous van on vanlifetrader, highly recommend. They have a package that posts your van on their Instagram and other social media platforms. Who doesn't look at van porn on insta?!

I'm sure it will sell quick, IMHO your price is too low but if you are happy, that's all that matters.
 

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2018 Ford Transit 250 148” LWB High Roof with 18,XXX miles. Gas V6. RWD 4.10. $75k firm. Located in Buffalo, NY.

See photos and video.

Converted campervan. Everything internal is bolted on by plusnuts or rivnuts or tied to factory cargo points, and I built it so that it can be reconfigured back to stock with minimal effort.

Progressive Industries 30 Amp Hardwired RV Electrical Management System Surge Protector With Remote Display, auto-transfer switches for shore/house AC/DC power, shore power inlet, afci/gfci AC outlets, 10/12 ga wiring for AC power, blue seas switches, fuses, breakers, GZ1400, AC-DC and DC-DC chargers, 200watts solar, etc, etc.

Full-size bed (east-west) to stretch out my 6’1” body. Big enough for me and my wife and one dog to sleep on. The bed is suspended by removable square-tube metal bars. The bed system can be stowed so that the rear of the van can be used to haul a motorycle or move stuff. Removable Motorcycle chock included.

Under the bed is open storage with a 21” clearance. The floor of this storage area is a 500lb bed slide for easy cargo access when transporting and removing stuff. Tie-down rings everywhere.

Plenty of overhead storage above the bed, and in the living/kitchen area.

Induction cooktop, large mini-fridge. The full-size sink with electric pump and filtration uses 6gallon fresh and 6gallon grey jugs.

Removable leguna table, swivel passenger seat. Go Anywhere dry bag toilet system in ottoman. Dinner seating for 2.

80/20 roof rails and cross members (Hein), yakima max cross-members, Roof rack with cargo basket and large thule cargo box. Max air deluxe fan, cellular signal booster. Thule 8’ awning.

Running boards - full length on passenger side, with driver door side. Wheel well liners. weathertech mudflaps. weathertech window and hood deflectors. Upgraded air-box cover. Recovery boards. Telescoping ladder, wheel chocks, leveling blocks.

Class 3 hitch with wiring and brake controller.

Slider door window with vent. Perforated vinyl wrap on slider and rear windows for privacy. Weathertech window shades.

Dash-cam with full-time rear view.

Dynamat soundproofing - about 60% coverage(walks, ceiling, floor, wheelwells). Insulated with rockwool and polyiso. Floor also insulated with foam matts.

Smoke/gas detectors and elide fire suppression balls.

Legend fleet stabil-grip composite floor. Legend fleet durotherm ceiling liner.

Ceiling led puck lights. Removable portable Air Cond unit with microstart soft start and metal screened window exhaust vent. Portable electric heater. Electric blanket. The van is well insulated so the Air Cond and the heater don’t work very hard except in extreme temps (A/C with MicroAir EastStart soft start).

Rear door bug screen and sliding door bug screen allows those to be open without bug entry.

Tires have 8/32 tread.

Ford transit cargo vans come from the factory with an exhaust that ends under the van. I added a 4’ extension with a 90 degree bend to have the exhaust end away from the van. See Short exhaust

I think I’m the only person who posted undercarriage photos for their van. I have never driven this van in winter. You will see normal surface rust on unpainted metal (axle, etc) - look underneath any ford truck that has seen rain.

I’m probably forgetting features but will edit this post with any additional features.

Lot’s of pictures will be added shortly. I’ll be posting this to the classified section of the forum.
 

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I appreciate your sentiments. I’m not in a hurry to sell and just wanted to firmly price it more affordable without haggling. We got some nice summers of use out of it and I enjoyed the build process. I just hope it goes to someone that will enjoy it for their personal use and not buy it to flip it. But at the end of the day, what a buyer does with it is no longer my business.

If I end up going to vanlifetrader at $75k firm

I sold my previous van on vanlifetrader, highly recommend. They have a package that posts your van on their Instagram and other social media platforms. Who doesn't look at van porn on insta?!
I'm sure it will sell quick, IMHO your price is too low but if you are happy, that's all that matters.
 

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My 2 cents,(after some conversations along these lines) it is very hard to finance an expensive vehicle purchase for the average Joe, and coming up with $50-60k for a used vehicle can be hard. So at that point you get into older people that are going to be particular about what they want. And It may not be your build. If you could park it inside, i would say keep for the future and keep tinkering with it. But outside is rough, and if you can sell, could be the best call.
 

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Excellent point. I am one of those older people who wanted particular features (and also enjoys building - I build high tech escape rooms). When I became interested in a campervan, I didn’t see anything that met my needs, which is why I bought a bare bones van and built it myself.

Now that I’ve listed it for sale at what I think is a steal, I find that I’m spending many hours answering newbie questions about vanlife and technical minutiae. I love helping people learn things, but really don’t have the time.

I was trying to avoid all this by selling it at such a low price and attracting someone who understands vanlife, campervans, and can see what a bargain this is.

I’m already thinking it’s not worth the hassle of selling it and might just end up keeping it.

My 2 cents,(after some conversations along these lines) it is very hard to finance an expensive vehicle purchase for the average Joe, and coming up with $50-60k for a used vehicle can be hard. So at that point you get into older people that are going to be particular about what they want. And It may not be your build. If you could park it inside, i would say keep for the future and keep tinkering with it. But outside is rough, and if you can sell, could be the best call.
 

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Excellent point. I am one of those older people who wanted particular features (and also enjoys building - I build high tech escape rooms). When I became interested in a campervan, I didn’t see anything that met my needs, which is why I bought a bare bones van and built it myself.

Now that I’ve listed it for sale at what I think is a steal, I find that I’m spending many hours answering newbie questions about vanlife and technical minutiae. I love helping people learn things, but really don’t have the time.

I was trying to avoid all this by selling it at such a low price and attracting someone who understands vanlife, campervans, and can see what a bargain this is.

I’m already thinking it’s not worth the hassle of selling it and might just end up keeping it.
I have had success by limiting initial contact to text and emails. If the response to my ad is focused, I'll provide info. If not, I tell them I can add them to the call back list if it doesn't sell at asking price. Real buyers will step up at this point and tell you they have the financial end covered, but need to see the item. This has resulted in a sale to the first viewer each time. Good luck.
 

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[QUOTE="lucienpsmith, post: 1181371, member: 96016"
Now that I’ve listed it for sale at what I think is a steal, I find that I’m spending many hours answering newbie questions about vanlife and technical minutiae. I love helping people learn things, but really don’t have the time
I’m already thinking it’s not worth the hassle of selling it and might just end up keeping it.
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Thats because you have it listed on Facebook at a low price. FB is a huge pain IMO, lots of views but people just scrolling aimlessly, not educated or seriously shopping. There are some people on there but the vast majority are people pushing the "Is this still available?" button.

Craigslist auto section has been better for me at $5 its worth a shot but the paid sites have better buyers, and I would think this forum as well. Your van is a good deal.
 

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I have what appears to be serious inquiry. But, your point is well-taken. I’m gonna honor the $65k for him. But you never know how things will go, so I’ll probably be listing it on vanlifetrader this evening and set the price at $75k firm as that price is still a steal based on comps on that website.

Thats because you have it listed on Facebook at a low price. FB is a huge pain IMO, lots of views but people just scrolling aimlessly, not educated or seriously shopping. There are some people on there but the vast majority are people pushing the "Is this still available?" button.

Craigslist auto section has been better for me at $5 its worth a shot but the paid sites have better buyers, and I would think this forum as well. Your van is a good deal.
 

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Thank you to all for your thoughtful comments, and for the suggestion to list it on vanlifetrader.
While I wait on the potential buyer that I've mentioned, I did a thing: Converted 2018 Ford Transit 250 High Roof, 3.7 V6, Gas, RWD 4.10, 18,XXX miles - VanlifeTrader
Or is that $65K with a $10K #vanlife #adm #premium. ;)
One suggestion given your Buffalo location. If it has not seen road salt, that might be good to point that out. If not and the undercarriage still looks good, a few photos of the undercarriage might help.
Good luck with the sale.
 

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Or is that $65K with a $10K #vanlife #adm #premium. ;)
One suggestion given your Buffalo location. If it has not seen road salt, that might be good to point that out. If not and the undercarriage still looks good, a few photos of the undercarriage might help.
Good luck with the sale.
Unfortunately, vanlifetrader and the classified on this forum limits the number of photos to 10. If you see my post on earlier in this thread (Sell or hold? Converted 2018 148” HR 19k miles), I provide photos of the undercarriage. Only typical surface rust on unpainted metal - look underneath any ford truck that has seen rain.
 

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Unfortunately, vanlifetrader and the classified on this forum limits the number of photos to 10. If you see my post on earlier in this thread (Sell or hold? Converted 2018 148” HR 19k miles), I provide photos of the undercarriage. Only typical surface rust on unpainted metal - look underneath any ford truck that has seen rain.
Can you add a link on Van Life to photos stored somewhere else like a Google Photos directory? Obviously not on the forum where you previously listed it for less $$. Or adjust the price here and link to your post here?

BTW- That makes me think that also having the old price still listed here might be sticky. Say someone on the current listing sees it here for less. Even if you are willing to go down to that price it still might come across as flakey and hurt your credibility slowing down or loosing a sale. Maybe go back and edit posting to eliminate price and just point it to the VanLife. If I saw the same listing in two places for different prices it would be a red flag to me.
 
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