Off to the Ford Dealer
I bought a 1997 Conversion Van on a E250 Econoline Extended Club Wagon chassis. Drove it from Tallahassee, Florida to Cincinnati, Ohio. There are some issues that need addressed. I instructed the Service Advisor at my Local Ford Dealer to go through the camper from front to back and top to bottom. Known issues are; suspension( crab walking), squeaking idler pulley upon starting, brakes pull to the left when hard braking, cruise control inoperative, and HVAC blower motor only works on high. I expect more problems to be discovered as the inspection is completed.
On my trip through Tennessee, the winds were gusting up to 70 mph, I really had to concentrate on keeping it in my lane. With the high roof, I was driving a big sail. Yahoo!
I will post an update on what I am fixing. Hopefully, I won't have to spend too much money getting it ready for a trip. Leaving in August of this year to visit Teddy Roosevelt National Park, Glacier NP, Denali NP, Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, Grand Canyon NP, and other NP's, along with State Forests. In addition, my friend and I plan on traveling 15K miles over a 16 week period. Both of us have our Bucket List ready, and we are looking forward to the adventure of our lives.
Both of us are Amateur Astronomers, and plan on doing some Astrophotography. We plan on being in Coldfoot, Alaska the second week of October to observe the Northern Lights.
I will have a Web page set up for viewing our trials and tribulations of our journey. Wish us luck!