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Conversion Van Pricing



  • gagricegagrice San DiegoPosts: 31,109
    It depends on the company that did the conversion. I would look at NADA RV values. It is also a free service. You can also check traderonline for used RV prices. Good luck
  • kmoltegkmolteg Posts: 2
    does anybody know where I could find some info; on internet or personal exp; on how much is should cost to repair the connecting rods. I got a quote of $4000 but I really don't have that much $...I have a friend who is a
    "hobby mechanic" but pretty much knows his stuff and says that it can be fixed for about $2000 if you do it yourself.
    I know the engine needs to be removed but he's not too sure if the whole front end needs to come off. I really don't want to spend $4000 (don't really have it) and I really love my "old Betsy". I don't know whether it's worth it to fix or sell "as is" Any help would be grealy appreciated!
  • GM/Chevrolet changed their chassis in 1996.
  • You can try
  • bgnbgn Posts: 1
    Seems I was one of the latest victims of that place Just Vee Dubs - Jose Ortega. Now located in Albuquergue NM 4801 Ellison NE. If somebody had recently similar experience would appreciate an e-mail. Lost $3,5k and my core engine.
  • Hi all,

    Trying to figure out what the trade in value is for a 1993 Explorer Conversion Van on GMC Vandura 2500 Frame. The only sight that seems to address converstion vans is the NADA site, and for some reason, it only goes back to 1997 for the explorer vans. Any insight would be appreciated.
  • tom777tom777 Posts: 1
    Greetings! I have owned a 1993 E-150 MarkIII Conversion Van since new ... and can attest to a highway mileage figure of 14mpg. What has impressed me about the vehicle however is the durability of the engine. Mine is the 200hp V8 variety ... and at 148,000 miles ... still runs superbly!

    I did a few things early on to protect the engine ... treated it with Duralube, and was careful to use only one oil product ... a Synthetic ... MobilOne.

    Interestingly, my latest NJ MVB inspection scored a wonderful 114 against an allowable hydrocarbon level of 1510 ... and burns NO oil! Ford made a great product!

    The weight and height gives a great feeling of security and makes the miles go easily.

    We just purchased a Lexus 400h however, and will probably be selling the MarkIII Conversion, as we also own a Jag and a 40 ft Motor Coach ... and the van is seldom used.

    What do you feel would be a reasonable selling price for this vehicle?

    Cordially, Tom
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 170
    Between $4,000.00 to $6,000.00.
  • Why don't you just call your local Explorer Rep and ask him the invoice? You can find them on the net at www. explorervan . com or call 574 267 7666
  • Hi does any body no of after market products to get more miles per gallon out of my 1996 ford e150 conver,van.I have to use this to carry dissabled folks.cant afford
    new vech. I do change oil and air filter reg,and check tyres daily. any help would be great.
  • hendershenders Posts: 1
    My father in-law has a 1999 Chevy Express Gladiator Conversion van that has only 8269 miles (not a typo). Its been driven to FL and back once and some around town driving. It's in excellent condition VIN: 1GBFG15R2X1025929. I would like to know how to get the current value for this van. New it was over $41,000

  • jayjonijayjoni Posts: 2
    :) Hi everyone. My girlfriend and I own a 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van and want to sell it, but we can't find the blue book value for it anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It has 101k miles. V6. Auto trans. power everything except seats. TV. bed. Converted by the Sherry Co. in (Indiana I think). High Top. This co. did a beautiful job on the interior. Beautiful true Oak woodwork throughout interior and nice accent lighting. Runs perfect and interior/ exterior in great shape. Turn key. Inspected. Info from ( under S does not show (Sherry) as a manufacturer for conversions. I'm stumped. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)
  • I have a 2000 Ford Conversion van, loaded, 73,000 miles. It says Cobra on the side but the booklet says Advantage Enterprises. I can't find it listed on NADA guide for anything after 1993, and I'm trying to find out the value.
  • I have a "92 Dodge Ram Van Hi-Top Conversion (by El Capitan out of Bakersfield) 98 K miles. V8 (5.9L), AT, Fading Paint, Cloth Interior, 4 captain's chairs, fold-down bed,AC Fr. & Back. Runs great. Want to sell and don't have any clue about value. Can anyone in the know help me? Or point me to a web site? I've looked & looked but can't seem to find a helpful site! Thanks for any help at all!!
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 170
    You should be able to get from $1,200.00 to $1,800.00 for this van. On the web, go to and for comparable vans and prices.
  • Has he put it up for sale yet?
  • Hello Everyone,

    I just purchased a 2001 Ram Ram Vam 1500 conversion. I'm having problems with my heater. It only goes on High and thats it's. Is this an easy fix or what????? and can someone give me some idea's on what's going on. I love this vehicle and could not pass up buying it.
  • There are several things you can do, depending on how much you want to spend and how mechanically adept you are. First of all, it's much cheaper to do anything yourself. That said, get a Haynes manual (better for beginners) on your model.
    Also, check for books (besides the Haynes manual) about getting more Miles-Per-Gallon. Oddly, one of the best ones was written in the 1970's, when few cared about such things. Included will be driving techniques that will improve your mileage, such as knowing when to "make" the automatic transmission shift up (by letting up on the gas), but not lugging the engine. Then start by installing (or having it installed) a tachometer. This will let you see your RPMs vs. speed; which will help you keep your foot light. The lower RPMs (again, without lugging the engine), the better. Also, more horsepower=more mpg, as long as you don't increase the fuel intake to the engine. Ways to add horsepower would be installing a high-flow oiled permanent air filter (which you clean and re-oil) like K&N or similar. Remove the resonator to your air filter box--its only there to keep the noise down, and restricts airflow. Install some premium, hot spark plugs, like Bosch 4-way (has 4 sparks instead of one), along with a copper or brass connector distributor cap and rotor (standard Ford ones have aluminum, which produce poor contacts). Upgrade your ignition coil and wires (find out how many volts your current ignition coil puts out, and doubling it will help). Don't forget to change the fuel filter and transmission filter and fluid, AND the differential fluid (most people and mechanics have forgotten this since most cars are front-wheel drive now). Remove, clean, and repack/regrease your wheel bearings. Make sure your rear drum brakes DO NOT drag, even a little (this is contrary to installation instructions). If you get really serious, you can lower the suspension, add heavier and additional sway bars and spring leaves, with heavy-duty shorter springs and shocks. This limits and controls body sway. Super-serious--add large-rim wheels and low-profile tires (rather than the Ford balloon tires) to decrease sway, increase tire pressure (up to 65 lbs), and decrease rolling resistance. (If that's too much, just get slightly lower-profile tires-and a bit skinnier-next tire change. Be sure to get tires that inflate to 44psi, minimum, and the tread is made for rain mostly (not the noisy mud & snow tires). You can even over-inflate your current tires about 2-3psi without harm. Check into installing a dual-exhaust system next time you need muffler work--and get free-flowing mufflers (and catalytic converters, if possible). A true dual-exhaust system will connect both exhaust pipes coming from the engine, usually between the catalytic converters and mufflers. At the end of your tailpipe, add a short piece of pipe that allows the exhaust to exit at a 90-degree angle to the windflow...not a sharp bend, just a 30-degree with the end part cut at an angle is best. This allows the wind (when driving) to help 'pull' the exhaust gases out. Free-flowing exhaust adds horsepower. Maybe you can get an airfoil or "wing" to put on the top rear of the van, to smooth out the airflow. Standard vans have an airflow that curls clockwise (from driver's side) behind the van, and adds drag, actually 'pulling' the van back. An aerodynamic "bug-shield" on the hood and window rain shields help the airflow, also--you can then crack the side windows up to 2 or 3 inches without it adding drag to the vehicle. Adding window-tint saves on air-conditioning (don't run it unless you need to, it eats gas) and unused seats (like the rear bench) or other things can be removed to reduce weight. Keep the engine clean & grease-free, and keep the van washed and waxed. These are the basics, but there's plenty more. A Ford E-150 with the 302 (5.0 liter) fuel-injected engine can get up to 30mpg or more on the highway (keeping it under 60mph). The 4.7-liter SOHC or DOHC engines, 2, 3, or 4-valve (whichever you have, I'm not sure) can do even better, possibly, since they have more horsepower in the stock engine. BUT--be sure to do your research, and if needed, search, search, and search some more for a very good, knowledgable, trustworthy mechanic. Hard to find nowadays.
  • I have a 1995 GMC Savana van that was converted by Mark III enterprises. It has a Ricon wheelchair/scooter lift, remote control side doors for access to the lift, docking unit on the floor to hold the scooter or wheelchair so it won't travel in an accident and a 6 way power seat the allows you to go back and turn 180 degrees to access your wheel chair or scooter. The van has approx. 78,400 miles on it. There are two captains chairs and a bench seat in the back. Power door locks and remote start. Power windows, air, and rear air. I just don't know what to ask for this van. It runs great but I have a new one coming and have to get this one out of the driveway. If you can help me with coming up with a price I would really appreciate it. Thanks again, Parrotthead
  • goatdadgoatdad Posts: 1
    I sure hope you get a reply with info. I just aquired a 2500 cargo van with the same problem. Was told it is the resister 98% of the time , but that wasn't my problem.
  • What is the resistor. It looks like there is electronic resistors, brake resistors and many others? Thanks
  • They usually install the resistor for the fan speed control in the air flow duct to keep it cool by the vans own blower moving air across it. There is usually 2 or 3 resistance windings that you control from the speed switch on the dash. Low uses all the resistors at the same time to give the most resistance and slow it down the most. Then they drop out the others for the speed you are asking for. High has a direct 12 volts so that is why you only have high speed. On high there is no resistor involved. If you look at where the motor for the blower is bolted to the duct you most likely will find a small item that is held in place by a couple of screws.
    It will have a few wires going to it in the form of a plug. Pull the plug off with the fan turned off and remove the small unit with the resistors and take it to an auto parts store and they can check it for you. If this is not it then the switch might be bad. I think you are going to find the resistor bad. Good luck. :)
  • i have a 99 ford la west conversion van with 89000 miles and i am trying to figure out what it is worth it has leather and vcr and dvd with a sports top and very clean and i was thinking bout selling it but dont want to go wrong is there a way to find out
  • jrg38jrg38 Posts: 6
    I have a 1999 gmc explorer van that I bought in 2001 and generally love it .
    My biggest complaint is the drum brakes on the rear & some wind noise from around the doors that I can't seem to get rid of.
    It listed originally around $50,000. I bought it in 2001 used from the original owner with 19,000 miles for $23,000.
    I would shop for a low mile used as opposed to a new one.
    They do seem to depreciate quickly in price and as they are usually owned by more mature people are in pretty good condition.
    I would try to get one from the southwest though because of corrosion.
  • I have a 2000 Chevy 1500 Express "GENEVA" conversion. I was able to find a Conersion Value at NADA. I used the standard KBB value plus the NADA conversion value to get my Current Value.
    Here is the link to the NADA page to search Van/Truck Conversion Values. 38&f=5693&gc=VL&gtc=CN&c=26&any=0
  • I have an Explorer conversion chevy hi-top van with 75,000 miles on it...champagne color...I am the second owner...leather seating, back bench makes a queen bed, two captains, and two front and other players...factory installed trailer package for towing up to 6200 lbs...complete hitch...michlin tires all around...I added a back window a/c for overnight stays in campgrounds and only used once...excellent condition. Will sell resonable retired and declining health...looking for 4 dr toyota, honda, hyunda sedan....roger70
  • Hi Roger,

    I'm interested in learning more about the hi-top conversion van you have for sale. Where are you located? My husband and I would like to find a well-kept, well-maintained conversion van for our growing family.Any info your could provide would be helpful! Thanks!
  • roger70roger70 Posts: 10
    We are a retired couple and no longer need the room this van affords nor do we need the factory installed towing package and equalizer hitch, electric braking system, since we no longer have our camper to pull...due to our poor health we are willing to sell this van at a really low price to someone that needs a van like this...this is a C20 van and is an Explorer conversion with has leather seating...the bench seat makes a queen size two captains the driver and passenger seat up front...sun-roof, tv, beige carpeting and maple wood accents....the van only has 73K miles, michlin tires all around and we are only the second owner...champagne exterior...we live in elizabethton TN.
  • Hi Roger,

    Thanks for the reply. Is there an email at which I can write to you? Also, can you tell me what year the van is? Do you happy to have any photos you can send? It sounds like a really well-kept vehicle and we are in the market for a Explorer Conversion Van.

    I'd love to discuss via email or phone. Please let me know your email and I'll drop you a note.

    Thanks Roger!
  • roger70roger70 Posts: 10
    Yes, I do have some pics I can send you if I can figure out how to send via this post...The van is a 1995 model year and had 53000 on it when I bought 73K...Since the van is an older model I have been offering it for $9995.00 but am willing to take less if I can sell it before spring when it will go up to $ I will continue to try to send you pics....roger 70
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