1972 Ford Balboa Motorhome Camper Van

Price: US $5,100.00 Item location: Cardiff by the Sea, California, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: E-Series Van
  • SubModel: Camper Custom
  • Type: U/K
  • Trim: Balboa Motorhome Camper Van 18ft
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 66,000
  • VIN: E30GHN82875
  • Engine size: 5.0L 302cid V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1972 Ford E-Series Van Balboa Motorhome Camper Van 18ft

1972 FORD BALBOA MOTORHOME CAMPER VAN




ABOUT THE MOTORHOME:

-THIS RARE 18FT MOTORHOME WAS BUILT BY JENSEN MARINE IN COSTA MESA, CA. A BOATBUILDER WHO ADDED THE ALL FIBERGLASS MOTORHOME ONTO FORD, DODGE, AND CHEVY VANS FROM 1968-1974. THE CONCEPT WAS THAT IT DOESN’T LEAK AND DOESN’T RATTLE AND WILL NEVER FALL APART. THERE WAS NOT MANY MADE, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ABOUT/OWN ONE WILL TELL YOU HOW AMAZING THEY ARE. THE LARGE WINDOWS AND ROOMY LAYOUT GIVE YOU THE OUTDOORSY FEELING. SINCE IT IS JUST A FORD VAN CHASSIS, THERE IS NO HARD TO FIND PARTS AND ANY MECHANIC CAN WORK ON IT. THIS IS A REALLY FUN VAN THAT GETS LOTS OF ATTENTION. PEOPLE LOVE IT AND ALWAYS WANT TO HEAR THE STORY AND TAKE A LOOK AT IT. I AM SELLING IT BECAUSE I CAME ACROSS ANOTHER ONE THAT IS A CHEVY AND AFTER MUCH DEBATE, MY WIFE PREFERS THE CHEVY. WE PUT SOME TIME INTO RESTORING THE INTERIOR OF THE CHEVY AND IT HAS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LAYOUTS THAT SUITS THE FAMILY. ITS CRAZY THAT I HAVE TWO!


-18FT SO IT FITS IN PARKING SPOTS EASILY

-DOESN’T COUNT AS AN RV, IF YOU TAILGATE PARK ON THE STREET

-STOVE WORKS - PROPANE JUST FILLED

-HOT-WATER HEATER WORKS OFF THE VAN ENGINE AND/OR WHEN THE CAMPER IS PLUGGED IN

-OUTLETS WORK WHEN VAN IS PLUGGED IN TO LAND POWER

-SINK, SHOWER, TOILET (FLUSHES, BUT I’VE NEVER USED IT) WORK

-AUXILIARY HEATER AND THERMOSTAT, BLOWS OFF AUXILIARY BATTERY, PILOT LIGHT IGNITES - SEEMS TO WORK, BUT I LIVE IN SO CAL

-NEW MARINE AUXILIARY BATTERY TO POWER INTERIOR LIGHTS, WATER PUMP, ETC

-POWER INVERTER INSTALLED TO CONVERT INTO ELECTRICITY (USE FOR LAPTOP)

-A COUPLE INTERIOR LIGHTS NEED BULBS

-TOP “DOGHOUSE” BUNK / CUSHION FOR KIDS TO SLEEP

-SEATS CONVERT TO A FULL BED IF YOU PUT WOOD IN BETWEEN ISLE

-THERE IS NO REAR SEAT BELTS, BUT I THINK YOU COULD PUT THEM IN

-40 GALLON FRESH WATER TANK

-HOOK-UPS FOR ELECTRIC AND CITY WATER

-GREY WATER HOLDING TANK

-TABLE

-DRAWERS AND CABINETS FOR STORAGE

-NO REFRIGERATOR, I USE A COOLER IN THE VACANT SPACE, BUT IT IS WIRED AND PROPANE IS THERE SO YOU CAN INSTALL A NICE MODERN 3-WAY FRIDGE IF YOU WANT!

-BATHROOM DOOR NEEDS KNOB AND BATHROOM LIGHT NEEDS A BULB

-ALL UPHOLSTERY IS IN NEW SHAPE, CLEAN AND NO RIPS

-RESEALED SKYLIGHTS

-SLIDING LARGE WINDOWS HAVE TINT AND SCREENS ARE GOOD, NO CURTAINS

-TV ANTENNA GETS YOU ALL THE GOOD CHANNELS ;)

-STORAGE UNDER THE BENCHES

-VINYL FLOORING LOOKS LIKE WOOD, GREAT FOR SWEEPING OUT SAND

-A BOATYARD/OR YOU COULD POLISH THE FIBERGLASS AND IT WILL HAVE EVEN A MORE GLOSSY SHINE!




DETAILS ON THE VAN :

-E-300 ECONOLINE V8 302 ENGINE

-RECENTLY TUNED UP BY ENCINITAS FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC - BELTS, TIMING, CAP, ROTOR, SPARK PLUGS, WIRES, OIL CHANGE, TIRE PRESSURE, ETC.

RUNS GREAT, I DRIVE IT ALL AROUND TOWN AND TO THE BEACH

-TOGGLE SWITCH TO MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP IS RECOMMENDED TO BE RE WIRED TO IGNITION

-BRAKES SEEM FINE TO ME

-DOESN’T PULL TO EITHER SIDE, CRUISES STRAIGHT ON THE FREEWAY

-ALL GUAGES WORK, BUT THE GLASS OVER THE GUAGES IS A BIT CLOUDY

-RUNNING LIGHTS NEED BULBS IN FRONT - ONE SMALL CIRCLE MISSING IN BACK

-NO SPARE TIRE

-TOW HITCH

-ALL LIGHTS AND BLINKERS WORK (EXCEPT A FEW RUNNING LIGHTS AS MENTIONED)

-HEAT WORKS IN FRONT OF VAN

-AC UNIT IS THERE BUT I’VE NEVER TRIED TO MAKE IT WORK

-ORIGINAL RADIO MOUNTED ABOVE REAR VIEW MIRROR WORKS (I USE A BLUETOOTH PLAYER WITH MY IPHONE FOR MUSIC)

-AFTERMARKET GUAGES- TACHOMETER

-CARPET IN FRONT IS A BIT WORN OUT AND COULD EASILY BE REPLACED

-VAN BODY WAS PAINTED GREY AT SOME POINT, WAS ORIGINALLY WHITE

-NEEDS A COVER ON THE ENGINE COVER AND/OR CUPHOLDER RACK -TRY EBAY;)

-REGISTERED CURRENTLY WITH CLEAN TITLE IN MY NAME



Inspections are encouraged. $1000 non refundable deposit due at auction end and remaining balance due within three working days. Payment must be in the form of cash in person or via certified bank wire transfer. I do my best to accurately describe the vehicle to the best of my abilities. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are NOT to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the BUYER to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The SELLER shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. The BUYER is responsible for any/all shipment costs involved in transportation of the vehicle. This Ford is being sold, "as is where is". Thanks

PAUL 760-908-9885