E150 Cargo Van with extended hightop 

and full Vansmith Build

Asking Price $58,000

Meet Francis Ford Campola – a custom camper van built for the adventurous vanlifer!

This van was built for our friend, Noel Russel, in 2018 by our team here at The Vansmith. This van has been loved by it's owner, Noel Russell, and her 

This is not a full Vansmith build. This build is built with The Vansmith walls and cabinets. All other componentry is by the builder. This is build is not covered by The Vansmith.

Van Features

Make: Ford

Model: E150 Cargo Van with extended hightop

Year: 2009

Mileage: 104,300

Engine: V8, 4.6

Fuel type: gas

Transmission: Automatic

Rear wheel drive

Smog Check Certified

Clean Title

Meticulously maintained

Transfer of custom “CAMPOLA” plates optional to California buyers

Conversion Features

Exterior Mods

32’’ LT275/65/R18 Toyo Open Country ATII tires with full-size spare (only 18,500 miles logged on tires)

 18’’ Fuel D579 Vector matte black wheels

 Custom full body lift

 Steel front and back bumpers (with additional lighting at front)

 Full roof rack with additional lighting

 Rear spare tire rack

 Side mount ladder

 Rare fiberglass high-top build (van was a former medical transport vehicle) with full rear doors

 Aftermarket alarm

 Tow hitch

 Steering Stabilizer

Interior Build

 Ample storage throughout including a large “garage” compartment under bed

 Custom woodwork throughout (including mixed tongue and groove ceiling

 Full-size bed with fold-out extension to accommodate sleepers up to 6’2’’ (extension also serves as additional counterspace)

 4 inch premium custom mattress made by 2920 mattress (3 layer: memory foam, soft foam and high density foam) plus a 2 inch memory foam topper (section of mattress to cover fold-out extension comes with a custom dustproof cover to protect when not in use)

 Bamboo countertops

 Waterproof Vinyl Flooring

 Hand pump sink with 2 five-gallon fresh water storage tanks

 Flush-Mount LED Ceiling Lights and over-sink LED lighting

 Custom curtain over sink and privacy curtain separating main cab from front seats

 Multiple 12v outlets, and many 5v USB-A outlets throughout

 Dometic CoolFreeze CFX-40W

 Ample wall and floor insulation for winter comfort

 200Ah of lithium battery, a 3000W inverter

 Unique ability to jumpstart van using rear battery - no need for jumper cables or AAA

 Custom seat ponchos (you know you love ‘em)

The Not-so-good Stuff

Air conditioner needs a recharge. We had it serviced in 2018 and haven’t since as we live in a cool region and don’t use AC.

Rear lights on roof rack do not work – wiring was never located during buildout.

One or two of the roof rack front lights are out.

One of the tires has a dead TPMS sensor, not sure which one, so I just monitor the pressure the old school way.

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