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High Top Econovan Maxi

located in Christchurch and listed under Cars & Campervans

Selling from: Christchurch

Sale needs to be secured: End of November


Hello travellers!


For sale $12,000: ‘Maxi’ our FORD ECONOVAN MAXI 1992 Camper Van high-top. We are Maxi’s SECOND backpacker owners (previous owners bought it from local Kiwi’s). We bought this van with intention of travelling extensively around New Zealand and after 7 months we can ensure you that this van is STRONG enough to do it. The van is perfect for a couple or friends, providing space for up to 3 PEOPLE (3 seats with seatbelts). Please see the van FEATURES BELOW.


The Ford Econovan Maxi has a reputation for being nearly indestructible if the engine is looked after. If you don’t believe us, we highly recommend researching this model online. This one has been very well maintained and comes with detailed documented maintenance history back to 2008 and an overview going back to its first owner in 1992.


Prior to our purchase in April, we subjected the van to a 100-point inspection from the AA, which it passed with flying colours!


The van is certified as a SELF-CONTAINED vehicle until 09 JAN 2021. The Self-Containment Certificate allows you to stay in all Freedom Camping sites with generally more scenic views and those reserved for self-contained vehicles only.


New WOF (exp 24/04/2018)

REGO currently until 22/12/2017, can renew for sale.



·                 Hot water on tap!

·                 X4 New Tyres (Oct 2017)

·                 High-top roof

·                 Power steering

·                 Fridge with freezer shelf

·                 Sun/Rain awning

·                 Secure Lockbox w/ padlock


We are travelling home to the UK in early December so will need confirmation of purchase before then.


We look forward to showing her to you!


Sophie & Tom


///// MECHANICS /////

She drives brilliantly (2.0L petrol engine) and has a five speed manual column shift gear box. With just over 300,000km she has plenty of life left in her (same age vans are generally between 400,000 and 600,000km).

DO NOT trust other Ford Econovan ads with mileage under 300,000. Check reports of vehicle on CARJAM as we did.


The POWER STEERING is very useful for a van, because you are going to drive it every day on winding New Zealand roads.  A good Sony Radio is installed with external plug (Jack and/or USB), which allows you to listen all your favourite songs from your Smartphone during those long drives. Speakers in both cab and living space.



New Flasher unit + Windscreen Chip repair (JUN 2017)

New Head Gasket + Spark Plugs (JUN 2016)

New Cambelt Kit + Water Pump + Auxiliary belts (DEC 2013)

*Full documentation available with viewing.


///// ELECTRICITY /////


The second battery of the van is necessary for all your interior electric needs such as fridge, power inverter, usb plug, lights and water pump. This second battery is charging when you are driving but the Dual System installed protects your engine battery by never discharging it.


New high quality DEEP CYCLE battery (December 2016) w/ DUAL SYSTEM protection.


FRIDGE 61L (Engel brand: the most economic and strongest fridge). A full working fridge with a small freezer, definitely makes a big difference in an everyday road trip.


POWER INVERTER (800w; for your laptop charging), USB PLUG (for your smartphone/GoPro charging)


Voltage Indicator (shows you the battery level)


Interior LED LIGHT (more economic and energy efficient).


///// INTERIOR /////


All furniture is sturdy and professionally built. All equipment in the van is of good quality and in good condition.


GAS COOKTOP (2 burners) with 4.2kg gas bottle (propane) hidden in the cabinet


SINK with HOT and COLD water powered by electric pump w/ fresh water tank (roughly 25L).


The WATER HEATER is useful when you want to have a SHOWER outside with the EXTENDABLE HOSE.


Lots of STORAGE with 2 plastic boxes for clothes, hanging space (wardrobe), cupboards and under bunk storages.


Hidden LOCKBOX with padlock and chain which can be used to store valuables out of sight.


Plenty of head room with the HARD TOP ROOF, which allows you to stand comfortably.


Electrical living-area HEATER w/ thermostat, useful for cold nights (with 240V external plug).


Big bench + comfy seat with DINING TABLE that folds out into a comfortable double bed (1,40m wide) with good foam mattress.

It comes with a warm QUILT (duck feather filling, ideal for NZ nights in the hills),

And also with all necessary LINEN: 2 quality pillows, 2 bed sheet sets, 2 bathroom towels…


Good quality CUTLERY, kitchen tools, plates, saucepans, frying pan, kettle, and more. Cutlery drawers can be secured for driving.


Blackout CURTAINS all around with Velcro fastenings (so secure when driving)


///// EXTERIOR /////


Tarpaulin AWNING above sliding door, for extra shaded space in good weather and rain cover in bad weather.

Extension CORD 20m (to connect to main power at campsites)


(x2) SLEEPING BAGS (0°C+ / min -3°C), water resistant, inside pockets.


///// EXTRAS /////

Many tools, starter cables, jack, spare wheel, 10L Water Jerry Can, and other maintenance equipment.

X2 Solar powered camping lights


X2 Foldable picnic chairs

X2 Body boards


Dozens of leaflets for various tourist attractions



Before buying a campervan or car we recommend that you get the vehicle checked by an independent mechanic or have an inspection by the AA undertaken to ensure there are no major faults or problems. If you are renting or taking advantage of a buyback scheme make sure you have a valid contract in place.

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