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Ford Econovan Selfcontained 2000

located in Queenstown/Wanaka and listed under Cars & Campervans

After nearly 3 months touring New Zealand, our time is coming to and end and so we need to find a new guardian for our trusty van, Shawn.


Shawn had served us well travelling around the North and South islands. Whether ploughing along unsealed roads, heading over the passes of the south island, or fording unexpected streams, Shawn has proved his worth as our trusty travelling home!


Shawn is certified fully self-contained (valid until october 2021)- this is a godsend for travelling NZ as you have many, many more camping options as a self contained van, and can save loads of $$$! As a self contained van, we have a portable toilet (never used), a rubbish bin, and two 25 litre tanks for fresh and waste water-the sink is powered by an electric pump. 


Key details:

• Model: Ford Econovan- long wheel base. this extra space really makes a massive difference in terms of comfort (particularly when it's raining!) as there is space to comfortably cook and prepare food inside

• Year: 2000- so only needs WOF once a year, unlike older vans

• Diesel 2.5 l engine (cheaper to run than petrol)

• Manual transmission

• 315 xxx km (will increase a little as we are still travelling)

• Fuel efficiency : Approx 9 litres /100km

• All brakes replaced Feb 2018

• 1 tyre replaced Feb 2018

• Full service carried out Feb 2018 (next due at 319000km). We've also checked all fluid levels regularly while on the road. 

• Cambelt: last replaced at 296000km (i.e. good for another 80,000km)

• Roof rack (great for transporting surf boards or any other large things you might have)

• Tow bar


REGO until 26/05/18

WOF until October 2018


Second battery which charges as you drive, and power inverter for charging devices. 


One of the rear sliding doors gives easy access to the fresh and grey water tanks, as well as the second battery. The rear of the van has a counter with the sink, food preparation area, cool box, and storage area. An extra table segment attaches to this counter so that you can cook outside easily. For cooking we have a 2 gas ring stove powered by a 2kg LPG cannister- this is MUCH cheaper than buying gas. We use our stove at least twice a day, and have used less than $10 OF LPG in over 2 months!

Further back is a full queen size bed which has a massive amount of extra storage underneath. The bed converts into a table area with seating for 6 people. We've made a few home improvements to the interior, like the addition of both solar and battery powered lighting, and some home made mosquito nets, so that you can sleep well this the back windows open without getting eaten alive!


Included with the van is all of the usual extras- pots, pans, cutlery, glasses, cooking equipment, washing line and pegs, duvets, pillows and sheets. You can also have our two touring atlasses. We will also throw in our toolbox, a large tarpaulin, and some more mosquito net, so you can continue to make improvements to Shawn! 


Sale in Queenstown area or Christchurch. Feel free to get in touch and ask! PM or message me (Julia) on 027 260 72 46 or Sam on 021 027 879 11. Also on whatsapp: +43 664 433 85 25


Price : $8000 negotiable (EUR/CHF/GBP equivalent also possible)

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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