2000 Ford with top-level cruising/touring conversion AND very extensive mobility conversion
84,000 Miles
Current Price: $16,900
THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES:  12 MONTH/12,000 MILE WARRANTY

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $4,000 of new and very recent mechanical care and service: please read details below

This is a verified and guaranteed as being a 'One-Owner' by Carfax

  Due to extensive, special features, can be loaded, unloaded and operated solo by many folks in wheelchairs (no need for a helper)

Please see and read all about it on this page...this is an amazing and gorgeous full-service wheelchair van

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  This began as a 1/2 ton Ford with XLT package of features.  it has the 5.4 liter 'Triton' (great combo of power/torque/MPG was designed to compete with the General Motors Vortec series of engines) engine with overdrive automatic, which is a very proven and fantastic drive-train combination.  Included with this van prior to its two major conversions, it had various features such as power windows, mirrors, locks, tilt, cruise and so forth.   And it came from Ford with the large fancy bumpers, chrome grill, alloy wheels, dual heat and A/C, fancy cloth interior, upgraded Ford brand CD sound system, and much more.

THE TOURING/CRUISING CONVERSION:  when this was brand new it was converted by a unique and desirable brand called "Roll-A-Long".  This company is a premium convertor which has a unique relationship with Ford Motor Company.  They have over the decades actually worked in collaboration with Ford  and its dealers for many show vans and trucks, modified vans and trucks, prototypes, etc.  This is a gorgeous, high-quality and very inclusive conversion.  There is too much to list, but here are some highlights of interior and exterior modifications :  INSIDE: fancy cloth seats;  deluxe carpet; various solid wood trim pieces; misc adjustable lighting in ceiling; large map pockets on doors; misc storage areas; solid wood console; upper area ready for TV and video (has complete pre-wiring); rear seat folds flat to a bed;  windows with vents and screens; and much more.   EXTERIOR:  contoured, moderately tall roof; very strong one-piece running boards with integrated wheel opening flares and steps; fancy graphics and striping; and more  

MOBILITY:  Of course, as a person shopping for a wheelchair van, the mobility features are likely your main focus in regards to features and equipment.  This van has a wonderful list of mobility features which have a very high  level of function and a great amount of value.  Notably, the man who ordered this (it cost $62,000) bought the best and most valuable brand of mobility features, which is  from the industry leader called, Braun.

*  Braun UVL (under vehicle lift):  among most professionals and van users this is considered to be the favorite lift of all time.  And due to its installed cost ($10,000-$12,000) is not chosen by many folks.  As a result, fewer than 10% of all wheelchair vans have this amazing lift.  It is the best for many reasons, primary of them being:  800 pound capacity!; large platform for parking the wheelchair; when not in use lift is tucked away under the van, not impeding one tiny bit into the function of the van;  because it is not 'parked' inside the van, there is as much as a foot of extra interior width (about 15% extra) inside the van;  very easy to use even for first time users.  Yes, if you have a choice, for nearly all users this is the preferred lift to own.  This operates  either with the buttons on the end of an attached cord, or with wireless remote, see below

*  Braun power swinging side doors: these swing out with the push of a remote control button, or the controller on the cable, allowing many folks to load and unload themselves with no need for a helper

* Tall Doors:  as you see in the photos, this has the tall doors and corresponding roof-notch that many folks need.  And even if you don't need it for entry clearance, it is so nice to have.  Because, it makes getting in and out much more comfortable for everyone in a wheelchair or not.

* EZ-Lock electronic wheelchair docking station:  this means that there is no need for any use of straps or places in the floor to anchor them.  All that is needed is a simple kit on the bottom of a wheelchair which provides a pin that latches into the dock.  There are two locations of buttons which release the dock when you want to get out.  This is the system most folks want and it has much more value than traditional anchors and straps.

Wireless remote: most vans of this vintage and price range do not have wireless remote, as this van has.  with this remote, you can open the side doors and operate all features of the lift.  Wow, this is a slick feature to have.  This lends greatly to the ease of use of this van, either for a single person to load and unload themselves, or with a helper. The remote makes life easier, much easier.

*  Braun turning seat:  This is has the ability to turn about 90 degrees, as you see in photos.  and it has an extreme range of travel fore and aft, up and down and of course, it turns.  This allows certain people who are capable, to transfer from their wheelchair in and out of this seat in order to drive from it.  Many people need this power turning seat and without it cannot drive from the seat, because they can't negotiate getting in and out of their wheelchair without the drivers seat turning.  This is about a $5,000 feature!

Note:  this does not have hand controls.  However, they are a relatively very minor cost (well under $1,000) compared to other mobility van features

 

Dimensions, capacity and specifications:

Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.    

History of Ownership

This van has had only one personal-use (not harsh commercial use) owner since new.  He sold it to me because they needed to find a good home for it due to his degenerative condition which makes him no longer able to drive or even ride in the van. When this man bought it new he was in a position of having a large amount of money available and he decided he wanted to get the nicest wheelchair van he could have made. And as you can see in the photos and descriptions above, there was little spared in the creation of this van, via the two conversion packages applied to it. 

History of Care

I bought this van directly from the original owner, who lives here in Medford.  He was very sorry that when he moved a year ago he had lost the file with his records for care.  Of course, because it is now a "Certified" van, and in the process has had very extensive care, it is in amazing condition in every way.

Certified

This vehicle is 'CERTIFIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is when each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third- party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here.

Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good, or
satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".  As for this vehicle:

New:  Transmission service with filter; cooling system service;  wiper blades;  Front brakes;  Rear axle seal and lubricant;  upper and lower front suspension ball joints;  serviced battery and cables;  serpentine drive belt;  misc interior and exterior lights;  alignment;   front and rear shocks;  service lift and power side doors and EZ-lock and turning seat; lube and filter

Recent:  Very high quality "Toyo" brand tires, which have about 90% tread !  nearly new HD battery

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $ 4,000

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

The report indicates this is certified as having had one personal-use (not commercial/business) owner since new.  Such a privately owned van, versus a commercial/business van, is more desirable because it has not had harsh use as most commercially used vans have had.

Report shows no accidents of any kind, which is unusual for a vehicle of this vintage.

You Might Like To Know...

* Ford vans have an extremely similar interior and exterior style from 1992 until the mid-2000's. Therefore, when you have a Ford van in the supreme condition this one is in, especially with the very fancy features inside and out which this one has, it looks, feels and seems as though you have a much newer van than a 2000.

* Each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

Summary of this Gem

If a person were to buy a new, similarly equipped wheelchair van with the two premium conversions this one has, it would currently cost around $75,000! This is an amazingly well equipped van and it sure is gorgeous.  And of course, after having been extensively cosmetically and functionally rejuvenated, it is now "Certified" and includes a warranty.  This is surely one of the nicest vans I have ever had the pleasure of offering. 

Cargo area in rear is ample for several items.  And under seat is open too.
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This is a standard length body, not the extra long model.
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When driving down the road this van looks gorgeous and stylish...hardly revealing that it is a highly capable wheelchair van
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Almost perfectly level when moving on and off the platfrom, makes for a very secure, easy and comfortable transition
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Tall, stylishly contoured roof cuts through the wind for limited wind noise and buffeting, but makes it so easy to move inside the interior
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Gorgeous and immaculate from every angle
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This photo makes very obvious the nicely styled and contoured raised roof and also the tall side doors
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Drivers seat feels and sits virtually the same as before the special turning base was added.   And even if you don't need that feature of its intended use, it comes in handy in order for the driver to turn largely toward the rear in order to converse with rear passengers when parked.
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Very modern and stylish, because the interior and exterior of this van is virtually the same as one many years newer
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This control unit is mounted on lower dash area, near drivers knee.  It controls the unlatching of the EZ-Lock docking station for the wheelchair.
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Immaculate in every space, even under the hood
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Comfortable, versatile interior is a tan/taupe color
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One of the many super benefits of this style lift is that when not in use, there is zero blockage of doorway.  Also, because it stows under the van, there is about 8-10 inches more usable interior width than a traditional style of lift.  And...no blockage of the view out the side windows.  For these and other reasons, this is the very most desirable lift to own
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Automatic flap at end of platform flips up and down automatically to prevent wheelchair from accidentally rolling off
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Notice generous size of platform, which is larger than all but the very biggest available.

  This lift has heavy-duty capacity of 800 pounds which much exceeds the more common lifts with 600 and 700 capacity.
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Large platform accommodates even large wheelchairs.  As you see, there are several inches free space on either side of the wheels on this medium size wheelchair
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Overhead switches in ceiling are for items such as fixed  lighting, adjustable lighting, TV power; etc
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Rear heat and A/C duct and also see 12volt receptacle
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Notice several things here: large windows with vents; much space to park wheelchair;  real wood trim; immaculate carpet; electronic docking station for wheelchair on floor; adjustable overhead lighting
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Nearly new, high quality 'Toyo' brand tires
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This is rejuvenated and "Certified" van #297, as indicated by this numbered metal badge
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Quite tall doors (modification is all from steel, which is much better than fiberglass) and corresponding roof notch give this van generous clearance at the entry point
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Original manuals and information brochures
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This is a controller for the side doors and lift and is on a 6 foot cord, which is stored near the lift
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Notice the special power drivers seat and the area in the ceiling which accommodates TV and video or gaming devices and has storage
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Drivers seat can turn 90 degrees and also has extreme travel up and down and fore and aft to accommodate most users needs for transferring.  Is also handy feature for when parked and conversing with rear passengers.
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Cozy, spacious and with contemporary design....and it is immaculate, with so much function and versatility
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The rear seat/bed easily folds flat, which operates manually, with no need for electricity...simple and easy
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This is the wireless remote which operates the power side doors and also controls the functions of the lift
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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.