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elCapitano

Trad climber
Yorkshire
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 26, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
It's been an amazing trip but unfortunately the end is in sight now as I'll be flying home late May. I'm in Los Angeles this weekend then I'll be driving up the coastal route and through San Francisco to be in Yosemite next weekend. The van can be viewed on the way or in Yosemite. Full details are on craigslist; http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/3767217283.html

Call or inbox me if you have any queries. Thanks, Ian.
The van loving life in Malibu.
The van loving life in Malibu.
Credit: elCapitano
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 26, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Bump for a sweet ride!

I wish I could quit my job, buy it, and just scour the land looking for routes.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Some of you may recognize this van -- it was mine before I sold it to elCapitano not so long ago. Duty calls and his trip has been cut a wee bit shorter than he would like, but from all reports he has tremendously enjoyed his visit here and the van has helped make that possible.

Dubbed the "Tradmobile" by Chris Chan (sniff) this van was featured (hah!) in Climbing Magazine, courtesy of this fellow here:

(Contemplating the next objective)

Yes! It's True! It combines function and form! It will get you layed! (though probably not by either of the Ians)

I lived in this van for four years from 2007 to 2011 and because it was my home I babied it and performed regular maintance and took care of any issues promptly and with quality parts. I never expected to sell it.
Fishfinder will note that I replaced a brake rotor in the Bishop Kragen parking lot... Blitzo may (or may not) recall my replacing the fuel pump while parked in the pit. There are currently no mechanical issues that I'm aware of -- it really does run great.

In 2009 I re-did the interior and although there are some cosmetic touches that need to be finalized (or ignored), it is extremely functional and is far more durable and has much more storage than the crappy-ass Sportsmobile interior, particularly for someone road tripping as a climber.

Great fridge, 3 burner stove WITH OVEN. Yes, an oven.


That's climbing gear storage. Grab a milk crate, it'll fit in there and is perfect for your stinky-ass shoes.


I have more gear than you. Mine fits in here:


When you are getting it on in the comfy bed up top you will have clean hands:
Which as you know is very important for the ladies....



This could be you:
Credit: khanom

Up here:


If nothing else you may get a fine meal:
Trip to Smith Rocks with Steph
Trip to Smith Rocks with Steph
Credit: khanom

This won't get you laid or fed (contrast and compare, eh):
Lover's Leap
Lover's Leap
Credit: khanom

Or you can just enjoy a fine bivy in solitude. Cranking the tunes on the kick-ass stereo:
Credit: khanom

Even Jstan approves:
Credit: khanom

But what does that old east-coaster know anyway? You have your sights set on greater heights:
Credit: khanom



Buy this van!
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Copy that.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Coolness. Well, for this crowd anyway!

Eric
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 26, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
sweet ride bump
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Apr 27, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Resistance is futile.
MisterT

Trad climber
little gold truck
Apr 27, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
That is a sweet ride, but I must point out that my friend owns and lives in the Ford Festiva you pointed out above(the Peace Love Car) and in fact before the trip to South America Jan through now, he has been traveling in the car with his girlfriend (yes, it sleeps 2!!!). I think it has over 350K miles now and almost assuredly gets better mileage than the van.
PLC Driver

Trad climber
Grand Forks, ND
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Hey khanom,
Nice van thanks for posting a pic of my car it is fun to see it pop up in random places around the World:)

a water bottle sticker in Africa:
Africa
Africa
Credit: PLC Driver

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YogaSlackersPeaceLoveCar

Webpage: http://yogaslackers.com/about/peace-love-car-plc

And Climbing Magazine, Was your van in any magazines?
Climbing Magazine articial on my company.  www.YogaSlackers.com
Climbing Magazine articial on my company. www.YogaSlackers.com
Credit: PLC Driver

It has over 390,000 Miles on it now. Looking forward to another 200,000:)
Fully Loaded
Fully Loaded
Credit: PLC Driver

Hope you sell your van!
Peace
Credit: PLC Driver
Sam

More pics if you care to look:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.574412665545.2166728.29411596&type=1&l=ab7e71d673
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Oh Snap!

There's about to be a car-battle!

EDIT: Sam, went through the pics on FB. Some sweet action in there.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Apr 27, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
Dumb question, but here it goes anyways... what kind of MPG does that bad boy get??
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 28, 2013 - 07:10am PT
thought it looked familiar. I wish i wish. But I'm a few years out from going there, again.
patrick compton

Trad climber
van
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:04am PT
This won't get you laid or fed (contrast and compare, eh):

I'm guessing ripped, dreaded, slacklining, yoga dude gets laid quite a bit.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Ok ok! I concede, the Fiesta will get you laid... at her place.

briham89, pretty consistently 16mpg. It's a 5.2l V8 so you can't drive like an idiot and expect to get that. I have managed 18mpg on long haul highway driving using "hyper miling" techniques (which really do work btw). I used a ScanGuage, so this is pretty accurate.

The point of this van is long term living for the discerning dirtbag who understands that less hassle and more comfort equals more sending. I lived in a Rav4 for a year and that gets real old -- if not down-right depressing -- after a while. Four years in the van and I would have gone many more had my heart not been captured by a certain young lady.

Unlike most Sportsmobiles, this baby is fully insulated. This photo wa...
Unlike most Sportsmobiles, this baby is fully insulated. This photo was taken at around 20F. No probs bra!
Credit: khanom
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Apr 28, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
If it was 4x4 I'd be all over that sexy thang.
elCapitano

Trad climber
Yorkshire
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
Hey everybody, I've agreed a sale with some cool guys in San Francisco so the van is no longer for sale. Thanks for all the nice posts and comments. Safe climbing. Peace.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
May 3, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
How about a PM with a price please.

Eman
AlanDoak

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 3, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
That shaggin' wagon must be coated in love sauce. No thank you.
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