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01-17-2012, 12:07 AM #1
Hi all from Washington State
Greetings from the great northwest. I'm obviously new to this forum, but have owned Chevy vans for quite a while. My first van from GM is a 1996 Express heavy half. It was purchased as a wheelchair transport/tow vehicle back when my wife was still able to enjoy traveling around. When traveling by pull-behind trailer was not so feasible I purchased a Winnebago on a 1-ton Chevy chassis and 6.2L diesel. It had a wheelchair lift already installed and fairly low miles for an '82. Unfortunately it sits unused since my last trip of any length; had a heart attack in North Dakota and never made it to our destination.
I am a Civil Engineer by profession and have been caught up in layoffs at the local government level. A year since having a steady job and in the meantime I have revived a '85 G20 van with a C-code 6.2L diesel. I am still slowly working on some of the cosmetics on this window van. It sat unused for about 3 years, and I mostly use it now for a daily driver. Around town it gets 15 mpg which is half again better than the '96 Express. Out on the road it has returned about 20 mpg. I hope to keep it going a good long time as it has only 115k on this drive train. I hear these diesels are good for 300K.
I'll post a couple of pictures if there is a gallery section.
01-17-2012, 01:17 AM #2
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01-17-2012, 09:38 PM #3
Sorry to learn of your layoff, heatlh troubles, and the now-unused '82 Winnebago. However, welcome to the site! Hpoefully you find it informative and fun!
01-17-2012, 11:33 PM #4
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