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Old 09-13-2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Newbie Question.

Has anyone ever converted a ford E350-E650 shuttle bus into an RV? I have heard that the shuttles fall apart and are not reliable for full-timing. Is this accurate? Also, would anyone happen to know what the towing capacity is for a large Ford E550 Shuttle bus? We want to pull a 10K pound trailer. Your input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-13-2019, 11:07 PM   #2
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Year: 1982
Coachwork: Ford
Chassis: E-350; 4x4 Minibus
Engine: 351c.i.
I can't give any info as far as towing capacity but I do know there's many, many shuttle bus conversions out there. Including on this forum. Assuming the body is in good condition and not sun cracked, torn, etc. I imagine it could last a long time. There's lots of fiberglass on the road from the 80s still. Fiberglass poses its own set of problems but there's always a workaround.
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