So for the last few years I have been dreaming of owning an A van and turning it into the perfect long distance road tripper. In an ideal world I would purchase one in either Southern CA or Seattle and spend 2 weeks with the wife slowly making our way up/down the PCH while seeing the other side of the country and then ship it back to the East Coast.
My concern is trying to do such a trip with manual brakes or even hydrobosted brakes. I am not a big guy and I would expect we are going to hit a lot of traffic in our journey.
So do any of you have your vans in the above mentioned areas? I'd gladly pay someone for a ride around the block. I just need to confirm whether this is a possibility or just a fantasy and that really comes down to whether I can make one of these thing stop reasonably quick AND how much of an undertaking it would be.
- I know discs can be done
- I've read a bit about hydroboosting
- I am guessing a axl swap (and a lift) would open up options but then you have other steering mods to do?
Essentially I see myself flying out somewhere a few days before my wife, buying the vehicle, and then modding for reliability and comfort before starting our once in a lifetime trip....but can it be done and is the finished product fine to mix it up with modern traffic.
NYC area out to North Port Long Island
Anywhere near Narragansett / Newport
Also from NYC up i-95 to Rhode Island.
The wife has softened after seeing would could be possible on beach/park days in RI.
I would pay for a quick joy ride with the owner present. I am a clean cut 5'6 finance professional so you don't have to worry about being murdered.