2000 T4 Eurovan with the Winnebago Industries camper conversion. We purchased it as a bone stock model in 2019 and immediately set about upgrading it to the tune of about $45,000.
Before I get into the mechanicals, I’d like to say that Selah has been our baby for nine years. We’ve explored the Western U.S., drove across the United States on a 13-state journey from California to Florida, and explored much of the southern U.S. and Baja California. Now we mostly use her to tailgate rocket launches from Cape Canaveral. She’s won five car show awards (see below) and has her own Instagram account @selahthewondervan.
The only reason we’re parting with her is that we’ve gone everywhere we can within range of where we live and figure it’s time for someone else to have some great adventures with her. (And we got a boat).
Thanks for hearing me out. On to the basics!
Engine - 2.8 liter VR6 - We had the top end rebuilt by Tomas Sport Tuning in Berkeley when we bought her at . Work included replacing the timing chain and tensioners.
Transmission - Original four-speed automatic transmission was replaced at 175,182 miles with a rebuild from German Transaxle of America in Bend, Ore. Note: It will occasionally hesitate for a split second going from first to second. It’s done that since the day it was installed and we’ve put 58,000 miles on it since then with no issue.
Suspension - GoWesty lift kit with Fox shocks, 16-inch black wheels and GeoLander tires. Two new Geolanders on the front and a brand new spare mounted under the van.
Brakes - Stock system with new rotors on the front.
Odometer - 233,000 miles
Camper package - Standard camper package with fully-functional stove, sink and propane stove. We never used the stove and only fired up the sink to sanitize the water tank. The refrigerator works fine, but they were never particularly efficient. We almost always packed an Igloo cooler. New GoWesty propane system - filled but never used.