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Old 12-29-2013, 11:27 PM   #15
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:01 AM   #16
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That's NOT a 1996. Headlights are wrong. 1986 as others have guessed above is more likely. And it looks much longer than 22'.
The 22 may not mean feet down under. What measurement system do they use down there?

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The 22 may not mean feet down under. What measurement system do they use down there?

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Australia uses the S.I. measurement system (metric) like all the rest of the world except the U.S., Liberia, and Burma(Myanmar). We still use the imprecise, inefficient, and awkward 'Customary System.'
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:23 AM   #18
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it also looks like the seal around the bunk window - above the driver has popped out. Leaks around the windows in older class Cs is a common problem.
I thought the same thing, but that actually appears to be a reflection in the window. Worth take a close look at that area though to see if it has leaked in the past.

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Easy way to tell between '86 and '96 is to see if it's fuel-injected or not. That started to supersede carbs in 89-93 depending on manufacturer.
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Once again, many thanks for all the replies and advice.
I am going to have a look at the unit this week as I now have some
info to go on. 2 things had worried me apart from parts was the stated year and the length of the unit. Nice thing about US vans is the interior layout when compared to our older units. Also the character of the exterior, you either love or hate them.
By the way in Aus the measurements used is metric but we still use the old system of feet and inches when it suits us specially in measuring vans, makes them seem a lot bigger, 28 feet v 8.4m
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I think it is a Ford chassis. Although if it is an Australian Ford this could just about have any engine/transmission combo, possibly even diesel powered.
Unless the pic is reversed it has right hand drive and I really like the roo diverter on the front end.
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That is definatly a chev chassis unless someone did a cab transplant I'd label it at 29'
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That is definatly a chev chassis unless someone did a cab transplant I'd label it at 29'
I stand corrected, I took a better look at the pic(blowup) and agree it is GM chassis. still like the bumper though.
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Sure looks like a Sportscraft to me. I own a 1984 24', with the bath in the rear. The rear bed is nice, but must add 3-4 feet to the length. These were better units for their day. Unfortunately, they are orphans. The have better appliances and accessories than others of the same era. Mine had a Kohler Generator, on a KT17 motor, Dometic 13.5 airconditioner, a larger Norcold refrigerator and Wedgewood range. Not by any stretch, state of the art, but very serviceable. The wheels are upgrades, I have 16" steel rims.

I live in the Western US and do a lot of mountain driving. I admit that the 350 engine will not do 60 mph over a mountain pass, but it will pull a comfortable 35 on a 7% grade at 6500 ft elevation. Still getting an average of 13mpg. I think the chassis on the G30 van is better on a small rig, but you are in between the small and large and should do just fine.

Parts replacements and service as others have said, should be fairly easy, I understand there may be more vintage US rigs in Australia than anywhere outside the US.
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