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 ULTIMATE WINDSURFING VAN - THE ORIGINAL!
         

   My Original Ultimate Windsurfing Van - The Trusty Old 1987 Dodge Ram Van B250 Custom Raised Roof - My 3rd ultimate windsurfing van

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle


Presenting my trusty 1987 Dodge Ram Van B 250 customized as the Ultimate Windsurfing Van

 

 

I purchased this exceptional vehicle on my arrival in the USA in 1993. It had around 79,000 miles on it and I purchased it from the original owner.

I used it to travel and windsurf every decent spot on the entire USA coastline (E. coast, Gulf coast and W. coast). I customized it to be the ultimate windsurf van. I wanted it to house all my windsurfing gear, but still allow me to sleep in it at any time without having to rearrange the interior. I custom welded the board frame to keep the windsurfing boards out of the way, and I built the bed to provide storage and protection for the masts and sails. 

The exterior is in good shape, having been repainted in 1999. It has a few rust spots which is to be expected from a 16 year old vehicle. The Van runs exceptionally well and boasts the following features,

  • Incredibly reliable and durable 318 cu inch (5.1L) V8 engine - runs GREAT

  • Full size B250 custom van with professionally installed camper van roof, allowing 6ft of head clearance (full standing height inside)

  • Power everything - windows, locks, steering, brakes

  • 15" wheels with new tires - 225 x 70 and stainless steel hubcaps

  • Newly installed high capacity alternator and battery

  • Full length aluminum running boards

  • Custom rear bumper with tow hitch

  • Ladder rack allowing access to the roof top

  • Sony CD/AM/FM 40W with 4 6x9 speakers (excellent sound)

  • Fully carpeted and upholstered interior

  • Full size queen bed (totally usable even when fully loaded with gear as in photos below)

  • Interior fluorescent light

  • Sliding windows in camper roof and on van sides, all with mosquito netting, providing excellent ventilation and air circulation

  • Custom curtains for all windows and partition for privacy and security

  • Skylight and vent to cool the van on those hot summer nights

  • Interior fan above bed for those hot summers nights

  • 12V/110V TV VCR for those hot summers nights

  • Plenty of storage for all your windsurfing gear clothing, camping gear, and food 

The custom built racks offer amazingly efficient windsurfing equipment storage for  

  • 12 Windsurfing Sails up to 12.5m (Hobie 16 sails also fit under the bed)

  • 8 masts 

  • 6 booms

  • 4 boards (including Formula Board 1m wide)

  • 3 crates for wet suits, harnesses, extensions, fins, bases and other windsurfing paraphernalia


ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

storage for sails and masts under the bed

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

custom racks for boards and booms

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

plush fully carpeted interior


ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

storage crates for wetsuits, harnesses, bases, extensions etc. Also 12V  TV VCR

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

rear bumper with tow hitch,  ladder rack, and spare wheel

ultimate windsurfing van - ultimate windsurfing vehicle

shot of bed with all equipment cleverly packed out of the way




Click here to view my new ultimate windsurfing van

Click here to learn how build your ultimate windsurfing van

 
   
         

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