Dodge Ram Promaster City Van

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Spotted this in San Francisco last week. Lots of interior space, sliding doors both sides. 178 hp. 4-cylinder, 9-speed automatic, 24 mpg, about $24k; half the cost of Mercedes Sprinter van (altho the dodge is neither 4 wheel drive nor diesel). Looks like a pretty good base for building your own RV.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Dodge Ram Promaster City Van

  1. It does LOOK good, Chrysler has designed good looking vehicles for some time.
    BUT
    I bought a new Dodge truck for my business because it had a Cummins diesel engine which was acknowledged as the best diesel engine made. Within a month, the brakes failed. Then the transmission failed. The mechanic said the transmission was not designed to handle the torque of the Cummins diesel. After two years of ownership, the truck actually worked for less than 3 months.
    I will never buy another Chrysler product.
    I bought Japanese made Izusu and UD trucks, and they never failed, never needed a repair in years of use.

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