SAVE ON FUEL COSTS — Less pollution with propane the original alternative fuel
My beloved propane-powered 1985 Ford Econoline Travel Van is sold.
Note: the price of propane is approximately half of the cost of gasoline and I have been driving this van since 1992 for the same cost as a small compact car.
All receipts for work, including motor rebuild of economical, reliable 302 V-8 with special propane motor parts. Parts are easily available for this van.
Brakes are good, starts and runs very well — no known mechanical issues.
A really fun van for travel – can seatbelt 11 including driver.
Four captain’s chairs with removable snack table in front.
Foldable table and bench seat in rear — can be converted to a flat deck for equipment or padded with cushions for a bed.
Secure storage area accessible from back doors — not from van interior — allows safer storage of valuables.
Trailer towing package — original equipment installed in factory — sold with hitch.
Interior photos included in slide show.
How many Km on the van?
Odometer reads 263548. Motor rebuild 99/01/16 odometer reading 195988 — receipt available.
The rebuilt motor has only 67560 Km
Where is auto propane available?
Map on Google with names and addresses of stations — not all are 24hr, so call ahead
This map does not show Superstore, Co-op, Super Save or other stations that I know about in Vancouver and area.
What is the difference in cost between gasoline and propane?
In Vancouver, gasoline is $1.34 per liter and propane is $0.64
The van travels the same distance on propane as gasoline and it has a 99 liter tank.
What are other advantages of propane?
- Propane causes less pollution. Note that forklift trucks, ice rink surface machines and other indoor motorized vehicles run on propane because the propane engines emit far less toxic fumes.
- A propane engine runs cooler than a comparable gas fueled engine, so there is less stress and wear on parts. Oil changes are required less frequently because of the clean nature of the fuel.
- More information: http://www.autogaspropane.com/why_propane_auto.htm
- From Australia: http://www.lpgautogas.com.au/index.cfm?Action=MyFleet#3