House prices and rent are increasing at an unfathomable rate and it can be disheartening. Fortunately, there are still workarounds to get ahead and a live-in vehicle is one of them. As a full-timer for a decade, I found that living in a van spared me from excessive rent and allowed me to save more effectively towards someday owning a home. Vanlife is not for everyone and if you’re going to stick it out then it’s crucial to choose a platform that meets your needs. In my case, that’s a high-top van that’s easy to drive daily, relatively economical, and has sufficient amenities to support my lifestyle. If you’re looking for something similar, the E-350 is a great choice, especially when fitted with the million-mile 7.3-liter Power Stroke motor. The high-top variant has plenty of room inside while still being comfortable to drive. Today’s 2002 Ford E-350 4×4 has covered 178,600 miles and features a well-equipped camper interior and tasteful modifications.
From the Seller:
“This ambulance was acquired from a small local hospital in the area. The hospital purchased the van from Ford and had it sent to Leader for the conversion process into an Ambulance. Whitefeather then installed a 4WD package and it was used as a fleet vehicle and was very well maintained. I bought the van 2 years ago to utilize it as a tow vehicle for our Airstream. We no longer needed it as a tow vehicle so I converted it into an adventure camper.”
2002 Ford E-350 4×4
The E-350 is fitted with a 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel, which in stock form delivers 215 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque (today’s offering has been uprated with a Hydra Performance Chip by Power Hungry Performance). An exceptionally long-lived motor is matched with impressive capability thanks to 4WD, high and low range, manual locking front hubs, Dana axles, heavy-duty lifted suspension, and more. Inside the E-350 showcases the following driver comforts:
- Cruise control
- Rear-view camera
- Air conditioning
- Captain seats
- Uprated Pioneer audio
- Overland Vehicle Systems 180-degree awning
- Rocky Mounts bike rack
- Camper interior
- Nudge bar with Hella lighting
- House AGM batteries 300-amp-hour total
- Freshwater, 10-gallons
- MaxxFan Deluxe
This 2002 Ford E-350 4×4 is listed for $59,000 and is currently located in Graeagle, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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