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#1 of 477 Price of conversions
Dec 03, 1997 (3:41 pm)
My wife Beth and I are the third owners of a Ford
E-150 Mark III conversion van. We're seriously
considering buying a new Starcaft E-150
Does anyone know of any dealer cost references
that would allow us to deal wisely?
#2 of 477 Davidej
Dec 31, 1997 (3:42 am)
I too am looking for something similar for references without much luck. I found a starcraft E150 locally for $44,000 which seemed very expensive compared to the Chevy Explorer for $37,000. I talked to Starcraft today direct. They acted very surprised at the $44,000 number and seemed to feel that $36,000 to $37,000 for the well equipped (pop top, leather, TV, power, etc) was a valid expectation of what to pay.
#3 of 477 mmagill
Jan 18, 1998 (6:17 am)
Do any of the conversion companies, especially Starcraft or Explorer permit "factory direct" sales? I noticed a link on the Starcraft web page (www.starcraftcorp.com) for factory closeouts, however, I've left several messages on their voice mail with no response received to date. Does anyone know the http for Explorer?
I've driven the GMC Starcraft GT Classic and GMC Explorer Limited SE. Both impressive vehicles..almost enough to make this Ford man consider a change over for van #5!
#4 of 477 nemoall
Jan 19, 1998 (4:55 pm)
I'm considering purchaseing a used full size conversion van. Somewhere around a 90 to a 92. I've looked at a G-20 chevy with 45000 miles with all the goodies. Whats a good price to buy this baby at. I'ts a 91
#5 of 477 jmbl
Jan 29, 1998 (5:21 pm)
Hi: We're starting to look for a conversion van
as well, but we're in the market for a used one,
around the years 93-95. We want something that'll
be great for camping and long hauls. We're in the
military and love to travel.
Any advise on what to get/stay clear of for those
years, what dealerships/areas to avoid (i.e. avoid
Staten Island--we're in Brooklyn), better deals for
the money, etc. We'd prefer a high top, bed in
back and TV/VCR for sure.
If anyone's in the general area selling his/her
van, we'd love to hear from you too with the details
of what you have for sale.
Thanks for any and all tips!
P.S. Sorry if this is a repeat from what others have already asked...
#6 of 477 jmbl
Jan 29, 1998 (6:09 pm)
Do you have any other conversion van company URLs? It was very interesting visiting Starcraft. I'm going to attempt to go see something with MarkIII and Mark IV, Gladiator, Boxter--not sure what I'll find or if I'll get anywhere, but that's what I'm looking for.
Thanks for your help.
#7 of 477 BuyGood
Feb 01, 1998 (10:00 pm)
We've been looking a Ford's E-150 standard and hi-top products. Several friends have cautioned us on the poor mileage of the hittops compared to the standard models. The mileage guide only indicates a 1 mpg difference with the same engines. This seems a bit on the low side, anyone with any real life info would be appreciated
Feb 07, 1998 (6:22 am)
Is there any info out on conversion vans similar to the Edmund's books on cars and vans. I'd be interested in knowing the dealer costs on these vans. Also, can you get any deals if you go to Elkhart, IN and buy from the factories?
Feb 14, 1998 (4:39 am)
I am also stumped looking for dealer costs on conversion vans, particularly FORD or Chevy MARK IIIs. Any info would be appreciated.
Feb 20, 1998 (5:57 pm)
I'm looking to buy a new Chevy Express full size
van and I'm having a hard time finding information
on conversion prices. All I need is second row
bucket seats, conversion bed and bay windows. Does
anybody know how can I get information on the price of this kind of conversion?