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Old 02-09-2019, 09:37 PM   #11
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I have a 2001 Ford E450 for sale with only 31k miles!! It has been EXTREMELY maintained and parked in climate controlled garage. Probably one of the nicest rigs available. Has plenty of power and could tow 5000 lbs from what I understand.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-Ford-E...W9af:rk:1:pf:0


I'm open to all offers. Let me know if you are interested.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:20 AM   #12
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I pull a 20’ car trailer with a f350 single wheel just fine. And that is with the 5.4 with a car on the trailer
I pulled same trailer with my 250 with idi 7.3
And that is with a car or truck on the trailer.
So a turbo 7.3 is a good choice
If you can find a e350. With a 7.3 your good to go
Some of my friends pull 4 horse no problems
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:54 AM   #13
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Ok, 7.3 or larger if I can find it. BTW, what would that engine be called? T444? (I know about the DT466E and the Cummins 8.3/5.9....)

The 7.3 and T444 are basically the same engines - the 7.3 being the Ford version, and the T444 being the International version. There are a few minor differences between them (the Ford version, for example, has thicker head gaskets and a higher top RPM), but otherwise share many of the same parts. The engines were both built by International, Ford used them in much the same way Dodge used a Cummins.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:18 AM   #14
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What about a longer bus and put horses inside...no trailer needed?
Seal up a wall in between the two halves.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:45 PM   #15
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The 7.3 and T444 are basically the same engines - the 7.3 being the Ford version, and the T444 being the International version. There are a few minor differences between them (the Ford version, for example, has thicker head gaskets and a higher top RPM), but otherwise share many of the same parts. The engines were both built by International, Ford used them in much the same way Dodge used a Cummins.

Ah! That's really good information to know. One question - how does the T444 compare to the T466?




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What about a longer bus and put horses inside...no trailer needed?
Seal up a wall in between the two halves.

Well, we already have the trailers; we need to replace an SUV that can pull; and my wife doesn't want to have a daily driver that's too long....
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:04 PM   #16
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What about a longer bus and put horses inside...no trailer needed?
Seal up a wall in between the two halves.
that's what I intend to do with my conversion, only for sleddogs instead of horses
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:11 PM   #17
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If there is a shortie with a dt466 engine with an allison 3000 transmission it will pull it.... those combos or the 2500 motorhome transmission will pull another full size 40' bus. Then ya got what I call mountain climbing gears or highway gears in the ass end you get the torque gears and it will pull 2 of those trailers you just need a monster hitch.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:40 PM   #18
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I have a "Shortie" - it was a para transit bus for New York City company. It held seating for 5 and 3 wheelchairs not counting the driver. Its 2006 Ford E-350 cutaway - with the 6.0 power stroke Diesel - and the original transmission. no exhaust brake - basically I put a new wiring harness, EGR and Cooler, new fan, and a new turbo unit - replacing the things that looked like they needed it. I have had it for 4 years now and added 30K miles to the 170K it had on the odometer. All of those miles have been going across I84 up and down those hills dragging a haulmark 26' foot dual ael trailer - loaded to the gills - and no problem. Acceleration may not be the best especially on the entrance ramps on some of hose hills but it does a fine job for us. The hitch came from U-haul, there 10K 2 inch receiver. I did have to have a muffler place re-route the exhaust pipe to accommodate the hitch mounting - and the load leveler hitch mounting is set to counter the low height of the receiver - but nothing drags and the wife has never had a complaint - even when I had an explosive blow out of the right front tire, at 80 mph. Other then the length of time for the road service to get to us.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:20 PM   #19
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https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/c...809041564.html

Awesome size Bus.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:23 PM   #20
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Too bad it has that drive train and they want $7K for it.
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