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Old 10-17-2012, 07:56 AM   #11
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Re: Newbies to Short Bus... please help!

There used to be a forum called vandwellers, but they direct you here now:

http://www.cheaprvlivingforum.com/

A cousin of mine hauls his dirt bikes in a 7.3 e350 extended. He claims 17mpg.

Minivan?

Sounds like an adventure.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #12
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Yep... have to agree with most everyone above. -- LPG is romantically green, and romantically virtuous, and romantically alluring....

... but I'm afraid the practicality of it is just not here...yet.

Maybe if T.Boone Pickens' outcall to his troops will *ever* gain some inroads... then we *might* see some improvements in availability of filling locations across the nation. But it just ain't happen'n yet. ~ Sorry.

The rig you show looks like a nice find. Albeit rather pricey (as every else also agrees). Do quite a bit more shopping around..I'm sure you'll find considerably better value propositions without too much effort in either gas or diesel versions.

..just my 2 cents worth.

FWIW-- I personally have a 2001 Eldorado E350 7.3L diesel with 168K on it. --Picked it up about 2 months ago. I gave $5K for it ~~ BUT it has no rust, leaks, or damage at all. It also has 6 nearly new Michelin tires and a fresh tranny, fresh brakes, refurbished a/c, and several other things like front end parts etc. all of which are new or nearly new (obviously well maintained).

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Old 10-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #13
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Re: Newbies to Short Bus... please help!

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Yep... have to agree with most everyone above. -- LPG is romantically green, and romantically virtuous, and romantically alluring....

... but I'm afraid the practicality of it is just not here...yet.

Maybe if T.Boone Pickens' outcall to his troops will *ever* gain some inroads... then we *might* see some improvements in availability of filling locations across the nation. But it just ain't happen'n yet. ~ Sorry.

The rig you show looks like a nice find. Albeit rather pricey (as every else also agrees). Do quite a bit more shopping around..I'm sure you'll find considerably better value propositions without too much effort in either gas or diesel versions.

..just my 2 cents worth.

FWIW-- I personally have a 2001 Eldorado E350 7.3L diesel with 168K on it. --Picked it up about 2 months ago. I gave $5K for it ~~ BUT it has no rust, leaks, or damage at all. It also has 6 nearly new Michelin tires and a fresh tranny, fresh brakes, refurbished a/c, and several other things like front end parts etc. all of which are new or nearly new (obviously well maintained).

dave

Are you thinking about CNG? I know T. Boone is heavy into CNG as well as water rights.

To the OP, I don't think LPG is that great of a fuel source for a bus. Your mileage is less and in some areas costs more than gas. The days of cheap LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS are long gone.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:14 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the advice! Really appreciate it. We'll probably head in a different direction, more towards a built out camper. thanks heaps!
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #15
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LPG & CNG are both lower in BTU's than gasoline so you really have to crunch a lot of numbers to determine any benefits. Then there is that "availability" thing...
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If it's LP-only, yes, run...if it's dual-fuel (can run on LPG or gasoline), might be worth it.

What year is it?
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