Originally Posted by Robin97396
Some of us have been using buses for years registering and insuring them as vans or RVs, with no problems. True, most of us have the Progressive commercial policy now and it's usually not that expensive.
For me, all of us having to go to one insurer doesn't make sense in a free society. Where's the competition? Why just Progressive? I know there are a few people with buses insured through other companies but that's relatively rare.
Concerning your e450, there are a few people here that like them. You wouldn't be headed toward one of those V-10s would you?
Yes it is the V10 model. I don't know much about the v10's. The van has about 175K miles on it. I plan to go look at it tonight to evaluate if it is something that I really want to do.
I know the gas engine is going to get terrible gas mileage much like my F450 with the 460 gas. My F450 will get 8 at best and typically about 6-7. I don't plan to drive it a lot. In reality it will be 10-15 weekend trips per year.
My brother offered me his 40' ford bluebird (mid 70's) with the 391 industrial engine. He abandoned that project and I have the freshly rebuilt engine and transmission in my shop to put it back together. It is a upgraded 391 with the higher compression 390 pistons and upgraded cam. All new goodies. I am considering it but I don't think it would be in the wife's wheelhouse for driving it.