1987 Dodge Ram Van 350 Chinook camper
greetings, this is my first post here. This looks like an excellent forum from what I've seen. I've just inherited this van and I was wondering if anybody can give me more info, heads up, or anything about owning this van. Here is the background story. Basically it's been sitting since 98 in my G/F grandmothers driveway. It was her grandfathers, but he died a while ago and now they just want it gone. so I went over there and checked it out. It was in good condition, relatively speaking, but it was dirty as hell. So we spend the weekend cleaning the inside and out. looks driveable now. It wont start so I took off the air filter and looked at the carb. it wasn't getting fuel. changed the fuel pump and filter, and voila. so now I have a running camper van thats been gutted and cleaned. gonna take it on a trip after I put new tires and change all the fluids. I just wanted info on what it's like to own these, how reliable they are, and any advice on owning it, maintenance, etc.... well thanks, I love the van so far, probably just gonna go on a few trips this summer with my g/f then sell it. btw it has 61,000 miles, I don't think it's flipped over.