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.
Model: E150 Cargo Van with extended hightop
Engine: V8, 4.6
Fuel type: gas
Rear wheel drive
Smog Check Certified
Transfer of custom “CAMPOLA” plates optional to California buyers
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
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)
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.
Want to see more photos?
- Check out her first closeup shoot by The Vansmith just days after they completed her build in 2018
- A quick 360 video tour taken the same day
- Watch a short van tour on Noel's Instagram page
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