2012 CHEVY EXPRESS 3500 LT 15 PASSENGER CONVERSION VAN
For sale is our ultimate road trip machine! Our family has used this van for regular trips back and forth from Upstate New York to Florida. The only reason for selling is that we purchased a home in Florida and have now relocated to be here full time. The van has been meticulously maintained and has never let us down in any way. It is a very heavy duty van, yet it is easy to drive on the highway, park at the grocery store, and is simple and inexpensive to service and maintain. Our regular NY to FL trip was 1500 miles non-stop at 75mph getting 15+mpg, loaded with people and gear. For the most recent trip, I had a 2" receiver hitch and brake controller installed and towed a 5000lbs trailer, and the inside of the van was completely loaded. This was the first and only time the van has ever towed, and it performed flawlessly.
Mechanically, this van is in excellent condition. Since this was a personal use vehicle limited only to family road trips, it was always kept in tip-top condition. Prior to the most recent trip I had the power steering pump replaced due to a slight leak forming, and the brakes were disassembled, cleaned and lubricated, and the rear calipers were replaced. I also had the trailer hitch installed at the same time. The van is riding on almost new Michelin LTX load range E heavy duty tires that were the highest quality tires available. The 6.0L Vortec V8 has 300hp and runs like new. It is quiet, makes great power, and gets good gas mileage and is simple to service. It has a 6-speed automatic transmission that shifts perfectly and was replaced with a brand new OEM transmission at a Chevy dealership about three years ago. The A/C blows cold and everything is in proper working condition. The rear suspension was upgraded a few years ago as well and the van handles the road beautifully and confidently. Even with a 5000lbs trailer and the interior completely loaded when we made our move, the suspension didn't sag at all. It is a very stout, 1-ton van. You won't find another one like it.
Cosmetically, the van is in great condition. It does have some minor imperfections around the exterior such as a little paint flaking above the side windows, but that is very common on these vans. There is no rust on the body and the undercarriage only has a very slight surface rust. It is rock solid. The van has deep tinted windows for privacy, and it has a great look to it. The Explorer SE body kit and high top roof are in great shape with no cracks. The interior is nice and clean, and has never been smoked in. It is extremely spacious and comfortable. It has four rows of seats behind the two front captains chairs. All the rows of seats are easily removable in a matter of seconds, which converts the van from a 15 passenger tour bus into a cargo hauling machine, or any combination in between that you desire.
I have really struggled with the decision to sell, but ultimately I can downsize to a Tahoe or Suburban which will also fit in our garage, so it is time to say goodbye and pass this amazing vehicle on to someone else who can utilize it for its full potential like we did in the past. If you want to travel but prefer to stay out of airports and airplanes, or if you have a big family to move to sports games or religious gatherings, there is no better option than this van. Additionally, this van has a clean CarFax with tons of service records.
Fly in to Sarasota airport and drive this van home anywhere without worry, or I can assist you with lining up transportation options. Payment can be made in the form of a certified check, wire transfer, or cash in person. I have a clean Florida title in my name, with no liens. Please call or text me with any questions. My cell is [hidden information]. Thanks, Joe