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Dead Ford Van Question (wont turn over but electric is good?)

We have a low mileage 2000 Ford Econoline van which has been running well but now will not turn over. It was just running, turned it off, now it wont turn back on. We had to towed to a mechanic and they said it stated right up and could find nothing wrong, drove it home and same thing. All the electric is fine. Nothing happens when we turn the key, lights don't dim, nothing, but again, all the electric works great. A looses fuse or loose cable is what I would expect but where do we start with something like this? Thanks so much for any ideas.
posted by 1inabillionmistake on Jun 24, 2014 - 5 answers

epiphanies while living the van life

You've lived/camped/traveled extensively in your caravan/camper-van/class b RV... [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Jun 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Moving a Step-van Pt. 2

I need recommendations for a vehicle shipping company, with some snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Apr 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Van warranty dilemma

On march 11, about two and a half weeks ago, I bought my dad's van. 2008 town and country. Thursday morning, it wouldn't start. It might be dead. The mechanic is still working on diagnosing the problem, but he's not getting compression on two cylinders. Anyway, the van had a lifetime non-transferable power train warranty, so if had broken on march 10th, Chrysler would have covered it. Is there any way to void the sale and get the warranty back? [more inside]
posted by artychoke on Mar 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Carjacking Is Not A Viable Way To Get A Van, Right?

Small not-for-profit health care-focused agency in Ontario, Canada wants to increase their outreach program by creating a mobile service. The problem is that funds are limited and we're confused about what our next best step could be - since none of us has done this before! Apologies in advance for the wall of text that's about to hit you, but I don't want to leave out anything important. [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Mar 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Cargo Van Tetris

I have some boxes and some furniture. They need to fit in the back of a van. Is there somewhere on the internet where I can tell it the sizes of my things, and the size of the space they need to fit into, and it tells me how to most efficiently stack my things? [more inside]
posted by mgar on Feb 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Moving a step-van coast to coast.

I (might) need to move a vintage step van from New Jersey to Portland, Oregon and need help sorting out my options. The van does not move on its own volition. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Feb 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Can I avoid having a salvage title (California)?

My Vanagon was hit, and the other person's insurance company wrote it off as a total loss. We settled, and I retained possession of the vehicle. It's fixed and good to go--except maybe the whole salvage title thing. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Cargo van options with decent gas mileage?

I'd like to find a newish, reliable cargo van with under 100,000 miles, good gas mileage (at least 15+ city, 19+ highway), and a high top. The first two are strongly preferred, the high top could go either way I suppose. My budget is under $18K. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Harvard Square - Moving Truck Permit on Sunday and Truck Routes?

Hi all, I am moving from Cambridge to Providence on Sunday morning. I'll be picking up a 16 foot truck from Penske at 436 Riverside Ave in Medford at around 8:30am that morning, and driving it to Harvard Square, probably to Linden St between Mass Ave and Mt. Auburn. And once it's loaded, on to Providence. I need help knowing whether I need a permit, and about the best way to drive the truck through the streets of Medford, Somerville and Cambridge. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Sep 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Pricing out different ways to get a travel/live van for two months

I'm going to drive around the U.S. for about two months, living out of a vehicle. I don't currently have a car, and I won't be able to keep one after the end of the summer (moving to a big city where a car would be impractical). I've found some excellent sites and prior AskMes that cover all the techniques of actually doing this: the parking, sleeping, health and safety, etc. What I'm having trouble sorting out -- getting conflicting advice with lots of variables -- is whether to lease a vehicle, or buy-and-sell (as well as best makes and models for the buy-and-sell approach). Has anyone done this temporary vehicle approach before, or have more general advice? [more inside]
posted by the brave tetra-pak on Apr 21, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I go about renting a mini-van in Las Vegas?

I've never rented a car before. What is the best way to go about doing this in Las Vegas, NV? [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Oct 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Most cargo capacity for cross country move: minivan vs. SUV?

My girlfriend is moving from New York City to Miami for a yearlong clerkship. A one-way rental of an SUV or minivan seems to be our best option to move her stuff. What would have the most available cargo space? [more inside]
posted by theory on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

What to do with a dying van?

What to do with a 2000 Econoline which is (not so slowly) dying? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jun 29, 2012 - 6 answers

What's this 1966 Chevy vehicle called?

What is this vehicle called? I'd like to find out more about it, but I'm not sure of the model name (if any) or even what to call the type. 1966 Chevrolet delivery-type truckish thing. [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Mar 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Truck bells?

What's the deal with these bell-like things on the bumper of this van? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jan 20, 2012 - 4 answers

How to get a used cargo van cheap?

Straightforward question: How do I go about getting the best deal on a used Ford Econoline cargo van? [more inside]
posted by lore on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

help me to not implode

How do I not lose my shit to claustrophobia and insomnia on this ridiculous tour that I'm on? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Nov 29, 2011 - 21 answers

Wheelchair van

Need recommendations for a wheelchair van. [more inside]
posted by Floydd on Oct 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Best source for art prints?

Best source for art prints? [more inside]
posted by facetious on Aug 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me live well in a van.

I'm going to be moving into a van for awhile. What should I expect and what are some things I can do to make it as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jul 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Ghost in the van

Ghost in the van: our 12-passenger van has started up a few times without a key in the ignition. Also, the locking mechanism sometimes engages continuously, leaving us briefly locked in/out of the vehicle. Is it haunted? [more inside]
posted by otolith on Apr 18, 2011 - 11 answers

What should I know before doing a long road trip in New Zealand?

I'm going on a road trip around New Zealand and also around Australia. What should I know about before doing a long road trip like this? [more inside]
posted by Bron-Y-Aur on Jan 22, 2011 - 25 answers

A Van Down By The River

My wife and I live in an expensive (by non-NYC standards) NYC apartment. Recently, lamenting how much of our salary went down the rent drain, we wondered if we could save money by living in a van. (This is a thought experiment. We're not really planning on doing it.) Is this feasible economically? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 20, 2010 - 53 answers

Who will rent a ONE WAY cargo van from LAS to SJC?

Looking for a Cargo Van to Rent One-Way from Las Vegas to San Jose, CA. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Oct 25, 2010 - 1 answer

Tell me about the Trans-Asia Express

Some friends and I are planning on taking the Trans-Asia Express from Istanbul to Van (not continuing on to Tehran) next month. Could anyone who has taken this trip answer a few questions for me? [more inside]
posted by minicloud on Oct 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Automobile seating for five

Looking for a reliable, economical used vehicle that seats at least five. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 12, 2010 - 14 answers

What kind of vehicle should we get?

I have to buy a new (used) vehicle but know little about whats out there, so lets hear your suggestions! [more inside]
posted by hollyanderbody on Sep 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me figure out who hit my car this morning

Seattle long-shot filter: this morning I was in a hit and run accident with a van (the van was the hitter and runner, not me). The van was from a van service company that I've seen around, but I don't know the name. I'd like to try to figure this out before I call my insurance company. Metafilter detectives, please help me get some justice! Details about the van inside. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Should I buy a used van, and if so, how?

Need advice about buying a used van for a long trip - or maybe I should rent? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jul 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Yet another music recommend thread

Help me find more country songs with minimal production. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jul 10, 2010 - 24 answers

Story Songs?

What are some great songs that tell stories? [more inside]
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns on Jun 25, 2010 - 75 answers

Ford Econoline Safari rack recommendations

I have a 2005 Ford e150 van. I am going camping tomorrow and it would be nice to throw the clothes and sleeping bags on a roof rack. Yet the Yakima and Thule options seem terribly overpriced, and given the vehicle it should be obvious that fashion is not an issue. Is there a functional rack that I can get from a bricks-and-mortar retailer that costs <$300 and doesn't involve suction cups? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on May 28, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I go about buying a used cargo van without burning my money?

What should I look out for while buying a used cargo van for my business? Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I go about finding a local freight pickup/delivery service in the Boston area?

How do I go about finding a local freight pickup/delivery service in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Apr 19, 2010 - 2 answers

If God is in the details, is a bus tour heaven

What is the best way of getting to the Farnsworth House while staying Chicago? [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Need cheap moving alternative in Brooklyn

Moving truck rentals in Brooklyn area? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Feb 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me choose a van for a cross-canada trip!

My girlfriend and I are taking a (return) cross-Canada road trip in April, and I'm getting pretty excited about it. We want to keep overall costs as low as possible, and I think purchasing a cheap Van is probably going to fit the bill. Any suggestions on makes/models? [more inside]
posted by weasel on Jan 21, 2010 - 6 answers

We are demographic freaks and need a larger vehicle

I have four kids and we our outgrowing our 1999 Mercury Villager minivan. Suggestions for something reliable and around 10-$15k (used)? Is there a database that lets me search vehicles by their interior footage? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 11, 2009 - 21 answers

Locking the side-door in a VW Transporter panel van?

Is the sliding side-door lockable on the Volkswagen Transporter? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Sep 8, 2009 - 10 answers

I need an inexpensive, yet reliable moving company in Chicago?

Can anyone recommend a reliable, yet reasonably priced moving service/company in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by shrimpsmalls on Aug 5, 2009 - 20 answers

mechanic for a big van in Toronto needed!

Can anyone recommend an auto-mechanic in downtown Toronto that will have the facilities to service a Dodge Ram class b motorhome? It is a campervan that is the size of a regular van but with a higher roof. [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Jul 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Seeing California on the cheap

I am planning a trip to California late July with a friend and I wouldn't mind renting transportation to get around. Would it be feasible / possible to rent some kind of hippie van and sleep in it along the coast?
posted by baking soda on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Melbourne to Brisbane: inland by camper

We’re hoping to rent a camper van in Melbourne (approx April 13), drop it off in Brisbane a week later. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by bookley on Mar 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Help this man keep his van.

How can I tell if my '87 GMC Safari Van is up to driving from Philadelphia to Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by pantsonfire on Dec 9, 2008 - 11 answers

NYC Limo/Van Referral Needed

I'd like a referral for a service in New York City that can provide transport for six people, and luggage, from Penn Station to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. There are dozens - if not hundreds - limo services to choose from so I just need help separating the wheat from the chaff. Thanks.
posted by Man with Lantern on Sep 18, 2008 - 7 answers

van driving in NY

Which highways (or roads) should i avoid while driving a van in NY? [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

What is this Mies floor plan?

Can anyone provide more information about this Mies van der Rohe floor plan? [more inside]
posted by GaGaLoc on Aug 15, 2008 - 4 answers

work vehicle ideas

Seeking recommendations for a work vehicle for a cabinet-maker. Is it a mini-van? Is it a station wagon? Whatever it is, it doesn't cost much... [more inside]
posted by schwap23 on May 30, 2008 - 20 answers

Who gets what in a band breakup?

Bassist buys the tour van then quits the band in the middle of the tour. What's a fair way to distribute the money now that it's over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2007 - 15 answers

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