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Hello, hello and happy Friday!

After daydreaming for a year+ about traveling with my own campervan, I finally realized it‘s time to make that dream a reality. I’m in the early stages of research and strategic planning.

I am grateful for this forum and excited to meet folks, especially anyone in/near Pittsburgh... should I need a pair of eyes or personal recommendation to check scary things like electrical work and plumbing. :)

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Hello Sara, I'm in Pittsburgh, and picking up a 136, Highroof, 2500 van this week. The van will be primary used for woodworking, but I hope for it to be come a hybrid to allow for some family activities. Good luck, Steve
 

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Hello, hello and happy Friday!

After daydreaming for a year+ about traveling with my own campervan, I finally realized it‘s time to make that dream a reality. I’m in the early stages of research and strategic planning.

I am grateful for this forum and excited to meet folks, especially anyone in/near Pittsburgh... should I need a pair of eyes or personal recommendation to check scary things like electrical work and plumbing. :)

Sara
welcome!
If you run into any issues or need some advise post pictures and/or drawings here in the forum!
 

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Hi. I’m in Akron if you need a consult. In short, the promaster is fully proven, fully sorted. It has one and only one real flaw - cam wear. It either happens around 110,000 miles or it never happens. The symptom is a single cylinder misfire, which will light the check engine light. If you are looking at a van with the light on, any Autozone or O’Reillys can read the code. A misfire is the ONLY thing that might make me not buy a particular van. It can be repaired, but it’s pricey. Any other defect you find is simply money off the purchase price. Assuming no codes, nothing else particularly to look for on the promaster, other than weird tire wear, presence of maintenance history (oil changes specifically) and body damage. They really dont break down much, and require almost no maintenance for the first 100k.
 
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Hi. I’m in Akron if you need a consult. In short, the promaster is fully proven, fully sorted. It has one and only one real flaw - cam wear. It either happens around 110,000 miles or it never happens. The symptom is a single cylinder misfire, which will light the check engine light. If you are looking at a van with the light on, any Autozone or O’Reillys can read the code. A misfire is the ONLY thing that might make me not buy a particular van. It can be repaired, but it’s pricey. Any other defect you find is simply money off the purchase price. Assuming no codes, nothing else particularly to look for on the promaster, other than weird tire wear, presence of maintenance history (oil changes specifically) and body damage. They really dont break down much, and require almost no maintenance for the first 100k.
Thank you! That is some really, really valuable insight!
 

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Hello Sara, I'm in Pittsburgh, and picking up a 136, Highroof, 2500 van this week. The van will be primary used for woodworking, but I hope for it to be come a hybrid to allow for some family activities. Good luck, Steve
Thats awesome Steve! Congratulations!
 

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Hi. I’m in Akron if you need a consult. In short, the promaster is fully proven, fully sorted. It has one and only one real flaw - cam wear. It either happens around 110,000 miles or it never happens. The symptom is a single cylinder misfire, which will light the check engine light. If you are looking at a van with the light on, any Autozone or O’Reillys can read the code. A misfire is the ONLY thing that might make me not buy a particular van. It can be repaired, but it’s pricey. Any other defect you find is simply money off the purchase price. Assuming no codes, nothing else particularly to look for on the promaster, other than weird tire wear, presence of maintenance history (oil changes specifically) and body damage. They really dont break down much, and require almost no maintenance for the first 100k.
AKRON!? I’m like 20 mins from you in canton area!
Small world!
 
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