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Our Rig

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  • Year, Make & Model:  1996 Chevy Express 1500
  • Body Style: High-Top Conversion
  • Purchased From: Craigslist
  • Initial Mileage: 101,000
  • Name: Gnomie (...Tiara on weekends)

Cost Breakdown

Vehicle Costs

Purchase Price:  $1,500
Pre-Inspection:     $250
Taxes and Reg. Fees:     $320
Badass Off-Road Tires:     $800
Misc Mechanical Work:     $800

TOTAL: $3,670

Conversion Costs

Building Materials:  $2,500
Solar and Electrical:  $2,000
Plumbing System:     $300
Appliances and Fans:  $1,400
Mattress and Bedding:     $200
Misc Items:     $200

TOTAL: $6,600

Vehicle Costs

Purchase Price:  $1,500
Pre-Inspection:     $250
Taxes and Reg. Fees:     $320
Badass Off-Road Tires:     $800
Misc Mechanical Work:     $800

TOTAL: $3,670

Conversion Costs

Building Materials:  $2,500
Solar and Electrical:  $2,000
Plumbing System:     $300
Appliances and Fans:  $1,400
Mattress and Bedding:     $200
Misc Items:     $200

TOTAL: $6,600

Total Cost of Vehicle and Conversion: $10,270

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