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Old 12-28-2017, 04:45 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on this Ford E350

I just came across this ad on craigslist and it looks like it could be a little good starting platform for a shortbus

Although a V 10 has me already concerned about gas mileage as does the shell and itís ability to be insulated

https://redding.craigslist.org/cto/d...416485359.html
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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My parents have that engine in their motorhome. They're thirsty beasts and very tough to get at for repairs. They're tough enough, and they pull well, but I'd avoid one in a van just because working on a van is a pita even with a little v6 in it.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks! I appreciate your reply and input
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:23 PM   #4
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If you are a speed demon and want the horse power? you can get a 97 to 2001 diesel for less.

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Old 12-28-2017, 07:10 PM   #5
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I looked at a few RVs with that engine and they all had knocking rods around 100k miles. Same with the Ford 460.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:47 PM   #6
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Nope not a speed demon but would like a rig that can handle a hill while carrying a load. I have motorcycles I want to travel with. Thanks for the info about other options
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:49 PM   #7
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I looked at a few RVs with that engine and they all had knocking rods around 100k miles. Same with the Ford 460.
Good to know thanks!
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:12 AM   #8
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I think the price is alittle high. I bought my 1997 with 5.4L for $3500 with less miles, but your location has a lot to do with prices.. I love my shuttle bus and have not reinsulated it, mostly don't see the need. I only camp in my bus but if you're going to full time in it , then you should reinsulate. Lots of shuttle bus threads in the "short bus" section of this board.
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:25 PM   #9
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Good to know Leadsled. At this point I am in no hurry and researching all my options which also include mid size busses as well as cargo vans and trailers. I have time and in no hurry.
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