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Old 06-19-2020, 12:36 PM   #1
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Seeking advice for sale

I have a 2005 rural route bus Iíll be selling soon and just hoped to get an idea of what people though it might be worth.
Good: It an e350 with a 6.0 diesel with 200,000. It was a rural route bus so it goes fast. I drive around 60 to 65 but Itís very comfortable at 80 and has a lot left, just not for me. New, commercial grade tires and shocks, new vacuum pump, andu-joints. Run synthetic blend and new fuel and air filters also done.

Needs A/C and has rust. Mostly side trim which I may replace or let the next owner do that and take less money.

We have driven their bus to So. California, up north the North Carolina and back to Florida. We are currently on another trip from Florida to California and are now working our way back to Florida. Bus runs really well.

We have built a bed in back and two benches face each other behind driver. My wife and I sleep up top and our daughter sleeps on a bed we make out of the two seats. It is not fancy but well constructed.

Iíd love any thoughts people might have, Thank You.

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Old 06-19-2020, 12:41 PM   #2
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Honestly a 6.0 with rust isn't worth much to most of us here.
Has it been bulletproofed?
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Old 06-19-2020, 12:44 PM   #3
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Bulletproofed and fleet maintenance until I got it about 15,000 mi ago
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Old 06-19-2020, 11:30 PM   #4
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You'll likely need to expound on what you consider "bulletproofed". Those 6.0L Powerstrokes are the red-headed step-child of the Powerstroke family. I think their faults are exaggerated, but I still wouldn't buy one if I had other options.

You can probably ask $3,000 and get it from someone who doesn't know the difference between the four generations of Powerstrokes (7.3L, 6.0L, 6.4L, 6.7L). All they'll know is "Powerstroke is one hell of an engine". You can probably increase the "curb appeal" just by putting Powerstroke emblems on the fender. Hell, throw a Banks filter in the box and a matching sticker on the fender, and you could probably ask even more.
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Old 06-20-2020, 07:38 AM   #5
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In my experience, I couldnít agree more about the 6.0 the three Iíve had have been trouble free with the other two Trucks sold with 400,000 and 500,000+ on them. Iíve had 6 7.3 Powerstrokes and theyíre fine but definitely eat more small parts than the 6.0s Iíve had. The real gem of the group is the IDI, two of which Iíve had over 1,000,000, truly a bombproof motor.
I have a new toy so this one just needs to go, thanks for the response, I appreciate you taking the time.
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Old 06-20-2020, 09:09 AM   #6
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To be honest. A 15yr old e350 Ford with rust is scrap materiel to most. If it runs try to price it at low blue book. Someone desperate might want it as a work truck or a homeless person might use it as a shelter.
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