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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby WinnieVan » April 20th 2018, 3:14pm

Been all over. It’s a scam. Someone stole the pictures.


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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby 1lowcab » April 20th 2018, 3:47pm

I don't understand the scam, do they rob people when the show up to look at it?

There was a 2005 Astro awd, rear air, rear heat, dutch doors, tow package with 42k miles on my local craigslist for $2500, the pictures of it were BEAUTIFUL!

I noticed the city was a local one but the phone number was not, I called the number, no answer, I texted the number and said I will buy it where can I see it at, I got a text back that said "send me your email address and I'll send you the location of the van" , I said just text it to me, no response.

I texted them a few more times over the next few days, called them a few times...nothing. I checked craigslist again and the listing was pulled.

Kinda weird.
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby WinnieVan » April 20th 2018, 5:02pm

They usually ask for a “deposit” or they’ll arrange a shipper since the van is in “storage” but can’t be seen yet.

They are just praying on stupid.
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby WimpTech » April 20th 2018, 5:19pm

I'm sorry but anyone stupid enough to fall for THAT.... #darwinism
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » April 20th 2018, 7:23pm

1lowcab wrote:There was a 2005 Astro awd, rear air, rear heat, dutch doors, tow package with 42k miles on my local craigslist for $2500, the pictures of it were BEAUTIFUL!

Missing a zero on that price if it was a Tiger. You really have to be careful of the Tiger sale ads. #1 indicator is that if the price is too good to be true.

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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » August 18th 2018, 5:41pm

For those subscribed to this thread, here is one in ABQ that appears to be in great shape, hope for more pictures:
https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=136210

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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » August 19th 2018, 1:35am

1989 Chevrolet Astro Provan Tiger Camper - $4500 (BERKELEY)
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/rvs/d ... 48882.html

LOWERED PRICE!!
1989 Chevrolet Astro Provan Tiger Camper. V6, AT, AC. 158k miles. Pop top camper. 16 feet bumper to bumper. 3 way Norcold 323 refrigerator (Propane, 12v, 110v), stove, 2 sinks, heater, water heater. Grey water tank only- toilet and shower removed to make room for more storage..

Fourth image is of refrigerator temperature running on propane.

Recent trips to Saline Valley over rough dirt roads (near Death Valley) and McArthur/Burney Falls.

SMOGGED July 30, 2018. Registration is paid and in my name. e-mail or text. $4500 cash
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » August 20th 2018, 2:14pm

AstroWill wrote:https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=84898 Back up for sale again, different seller. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Chevrolet ... 3388787374

You can see the old listings/pictures on https://web.archive.org/web/20170828065 ... tiger.com/


Looks like it sold for $12,000 this time, someone got a great deal!
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » September 5th 2018, 1:39am

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/rvs/d/ ... 06841.html

1991 Chevy Astro Van Tiger XL Hard Top - $45000 (visitacion valley)
1991 chevy astrovan

condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 0333164
paint color: white
size / dimensions: 16 feet
title status: clean
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby WimpTech » September 5th 2018, 4:55am

AstroWill wrote:1989 Chevrolet Astro Provan Tiger Camper - $4500 (BERKELEY)
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/rvs/d ... 48882.html


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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » September 5th 2018, 9:53am

1990 Chevrolet Astro V6 Tiger Provan Custom Hightop Camper Van with Solar
Starting bid: US $14,000.00
Price: US $17,000.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/113233914294

Item specifics
Condition: Used Year: 1990
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1GCDM15Z6LB150741 Mileage: 125,000
Type: Camper Van Make: Chevrolet
Exterior Color: Tan Model:
Astro
Engine: 4.3 V6 Vortec Length (feet): 16
Power Options: Air Conditioning Transmission: Automatic
Sleeping Capacity: 4 Number of Cylinders: 6
Vehicle Title: Clear Drive Side: Left-hand drive
Slide Outs: None Drive Type: RWD
Fuel Type: Gasoline Interior Color: Blue
For Sale By: Private Seller Body Type: Van Camper
Leveling Jacks Included: Yes Options: CD Player
Water Capacity (Gallons): 21-30



I am selling my Tiger Provan which I have called home since summer of 2016. This van has been tried and true for me over the past few years on the road. I have taken her to Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, Utah, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. I have taken her on interstates all the way to dirt backroads. She’s stayed overnight in rainstorms, windstorms, several blizzards and temperatures ranging from the 100s to the negatives. This really is your all-around van life machine.

Because I have lived in this van for the past few years, I have come to know it inside and out. Every system inside works perfectly and the majority of it I designed or redesigned myself. I have added many practical and standard of living upgrades. I have tried to list all of them below. Most of these upgrades have been specific to what I have been using the van for which is full time living as a raft guide in the
summer and a ski instructor in the winter. These include upgrades for full-time livability, hot weather, extremely cold weather and often snowy weather, humidity, and off-grid capabilities. I did not design the van to be parked at an RV park. It doesn’t need hookups. Every single system will work off-grid for up to several weeks. This being said, all the original RV hookups are still in place and functional.


General Specifications
1989 Chevy Astro Converted by Provan Industries (1990 conversion year)
125,000 miles
Fully self-contained
Solar Setup
Two beds (sleeping for four)
Full kitchenette
Wet bath

Chassis (Upgrades in Bold)
4.3L Vortec V6 155hp
17 mpg highway
RWD
39.5ft turning radius
27 gallon gas tank
Swivel seats
16’ length
82” width
8’9” height (fits through drive thrus)
Air Conditioning
Intermitent windshield wipers
Radio with CD/Bluetooth/USB (Summer 2016)
New power steering box (Spring 2018)
Oil Change/Tire Rotation every 3000 miles
New spark plugs/cap/rotor (Spring 2018)
New fuel filter/air filter (Spring 2018)
Brake pads replaced (Summer 2017)
Kumho Road Venture AT Tires
Rear helper leafs
Rear 1.5” wheel spacers
Extended sideview mirror for towing

Coach (Upgrades in Bold)
6’2” Interior height
Welded aluminum frame
4 adult sleeping capacity (76x48) (72x43)
Auto light propane furnace 16,000BTU
7 gal/27lb propane tank
22 gal fresh water
8 gal grey water tank
7gal black water tank
2 burner propane stove
2 compartment sink
Electric water pump
3-Way 3 cu ft fridge/freezer
Wet bath enclosure
Shower
Flush toilet
Propane hot water tank
Fabric poptop converted to aluminum hardtop (Summer 2017)
Fantastic roof vent 3-speed
Hardwood laminate flooring
Interior paint new
Slate Faux Countertop
Interior stereo system with Bluetooth
LED lighting throughout
Oak cabinetry
Back of fridge fan vent
USB/12V outlets throughout
2000W inverter with remote startup
200Ah deep cycle AGM batteries (Spring 2018) (Space for 200Ah more)
200W Solar panels (Space for 300W more)
Solar controller
Fridge temperature sensor
Interior/Exterior temperature and humidity gauge
CO detector
Fleece insulated curtains throughout
5 cu ft storage container mounted on rear bumper
Stabilizer Jacks
Porous mat under over-cab bed (for condensation control)
Updated logo design
Space to add Air Conditioner (currently storage)
TropiCool Rubberized Roof

The van will include all original documents and manuals for all components. Only known problems are cracks in the windshield and driver side mirror. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want more information or photos.

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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby dave_karl » January 25th 2019, 6:37am

hello all! wondering if anyone can give me some buying advice on this van...
Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/blwtG9E
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From the seller:
1989 Chevy Astro Van (Tiger Pro Van)
- 106,000 miles
- Pop top camper roof ( netting worn out)
- Re-built 4.6 Liter V-6 Engine @ 89,000
- Re-built Transmission w/corvette components (overdrive)
- Rear wheel drive
- Wide Tires with 2 spares
- Heavy Duty Sway bars and air shocks, front and rear
- Freshwater and Grey water storage tanks all functional.
- Propane system for cooling and heater functional.
- New Brake pads on front/ synthetic brake fluid
- Heater blower motor doesn’t work
- internal heater furnace works but Dis connected.
- No oven, no toilet, shower removed
- Pop top needs to be replaced. It takes two people to open.
Runs very good.
$4000

Obviously this thing is a big project on the inside. but i think that will be fun. I'm curious about the canvas and poptop. he says the bars and canvas both need to be replaced. He said there is a small leak in the roof, but no serious damage.
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » January 25th 2019, 4:24pm

That is definitely a major project. Depending on where you get the canvas and if you make the lift panels yourself, you are looking at probably around $1,000 to $2500 for replacement.

If you aren't handy where you can do a lot of the work yourself, I would stay away. But if you have the skills(or the desire to learn the skills), I would say go for it and enjoy the project.

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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby sixsix » January 25th 2019, 10:45pm

Boy, quite the Jekyl n' Hyde.

And the outside looked so nice n' clean.



Mike
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Well, after all... what would Banacek say ?... “It is only a matter of time before armed citizens, waiting or not for the police, take things into their own hands, fire on the rioters for personal and property prot. & end up hunted like dogs.”

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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » March 4th 2019, 11:15pm

Less than 5 hours remaining:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-Provan-Ti ... 2603580628
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby Astro Pop » March 30th 2019, 3:39am

Just posted this craigslist under vans for sale and then saw a Tiger section. Now I see the same listing from Fleabay in the Tiger thread ?????

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/ ... 09461.html
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby fisherman1 » March 31st 2019, 9:27pm

WARNING--this 1993 Tiger GT was posted and sold for $13200 on EBAY earlier this month(March 2019). If the new owner drove the vehicle from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, had it serviced, and reposted it on the SF Bay Area Craigslist to make a quick buck, why did he use essential the same text and pictures as the EBAY posting in the new Craislst posting?---possible scam!
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Postby LAZ 1 » April 2nd 2019, 9:35pm

As a Retired Gentleman Gypsy, I wander, and sometimes I wander on rough roads, or no roads at all, often for months at a time. AKA OVERLANDING. Nothing I have found in 50 years of looking, suits me as well as an AWD ASTRO/SAFARI Mini Motorhome .... some thing like the old Provan Tigers.

I like the CONCEPT of the Provan Tigers a lot ... but I don't like the prices, and the fact that most of them advertised for sale seem to be "ridden hard and pulled up wet". And few of them are on an AWD chassis. For my lifestyle, AWD is mandatory. And if you are going to go ROUGH, the thin fiberglass shells of the Provan are a bit light duty for long term durability.

So I built my own ruggedised versions.

My Tiger inspired 1999 AWD SAFARI Mini Motorhome cost me about $12,000 to build the body and upgrade the suspension, wheels and tires. For that cost, and some "sweat equity" aka manual labor, I ended up with a mechanically sound, sturdy, ALL NEW body, with Oak panelled interior, and a tough outer skin of 1/8"rubber checkerplate. That build stood up well to three years of liveaboard overlanding, including two trips to Winter in Mexico.

Last year I decided to upgrade to a 2004 AWD ASTRO chassis, and sold the 99. Nothing really wrong with the 99, but I wanted to go in a different direction. I got a decent price for the 99 from another outdoors oriented overlander, who really understood and appreciated exactly what he was getting. This is a very limited niche market ... almost every hippy vagabond or homeless person who saw it, wanted one like it, but not many had the $$$ to afford it.

My new 2004 AWD MINI MOTORHOME build has 1/16" shiny aluminum checkerplate over most of the exterior, with 1.5" x 1.5" x 1/8" aluminum angle reinfircing on all the corners. The angle corner reinforcing is mandatory for my life style, Summers exploring logging roads in BC, Winters bouncing along cobblestone streets in Mexico ... where low hanging trees can jump out at any moment, and very VERY narrow streets are the rule. I just crunched a low tree branch, and ripped out a window ...
OOPS!

After four years of rough living in my A/S mini motorhome van conversipns, roaming de-commissioned logging roads and Mexican streets, I still hit things up high. SO, be warned if you are contemplating this type of rig,
LOOK UP!

SImular ADVICE for fording streams ...
walk through before you drive through.

And for parking on beaches ...
check the tide times and the water content / consustency of the "quicksand" before hand, and carry sand matts. A short picnic can too quickly turn into an afternoon too full of ADVENTURE.

BTDT
Still having fun
Still getting stuck now and then
Still loving my RUGGEDIZED TIGER INSPIRED 2004 AWD Mini Motorhome.

But already plnning improvements for my third build next Summer.
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Re: Provan Tigers for Sale thread - Affiliation Allowed

Postby AstroWill [OP] » April 14th 2019, 8:29pm

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/ ... 09461.html

Chevy Astro Van Conversion - Tiger Provan GT - AWD - $19999 (los gatos)

1993 Provan Tiger GT

condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 73000
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: van
1993 CHEVY ASTRO PROVAN TIGER GT AWD

THIS AWESOME RV IS FULLY SELF CONTAINED SLEEPS 2-4 People

Measures 16’ Fits in any garage

Parking stalls drive thru restaurant

Has all the good stuff a full size RV would have

Like 2 way fridge/freezer, 2 burner stove,

Double sinks, Toilet/Shower, rear A/C,

Heater furnace, Hot water heater...

All in working order last used rarely



The Van Runs and drives perfect and smooth

Like it should has 73,xxx Original Miles

4.3 V6 automatic transmission

Dash A/c works Great Blows Cold Air

Heat works as well.

Has brand new Goodyear wrangler

Tires with less then 100 miles on them

Brakes work very well

Driver and passenger seats move forward and back, plus recline. The passenger seat reclines fully.

Just did a FULL tune-up and service with a receipt of over $1700, including tune-up, oil change, filter, both differential seal fixed, both window motors replaced, and more. Van recently did a 9 hour trip over the grapevine and had zero issues, she ran perfectly and averaged 19 mpg.

Lower seat turns into a full size bed by moving the back cushion down, and securing next to the seat. You can sleep warm and comfortable in complete stealth mode. Due to it's height and length, you can legally park this anywhere and sleep inside.

((CONS))————————————————

Obviously The vinyl Stripes are fading from being weathered remember it’s a 1993

So it’s not in perfect condition BUT Not in Bad shape for its age being 26 years old

The Canvas tent in the pop top has some moisture in front corners of the tent. Upper cab bunk bed is all solid just the vinyl is deteriorating from age.

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I have a CLEAN California Title

All registered up to date

Passed Ca Smog Emissions less then 90 days
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