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    RPhil's Excursion

    There are a few threads on various forums. Here is one specific to Excursions: If you wanted it at the rear, you would just need to tap into the coolant lines...
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    RPhil's Excursion

    The axle upgrade completely transformed the ride. Here is the write-up for anyone else who is interested: Nothing worth noting otherwise. Random camping trips and use. I took the drawers...
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    2000 Ford Excursion axle swap question

    The axle swap makes a great difference in how the truck handles. I am very happy with how mine turned out. @mmrocek here is my write-up on the Excursion forums:
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    Next build choice? E-350 cummins/6.0, pickup and bedcamper, or....?

    '05-'07 F-450 with bulletproofed 6.0 or '08-'10 F-450 with CR cummins swap. Your 40k budget for the van swap or 10 year old Dodge truck will get you where you want to be with these two options. *edit* Not sure if your budgets above included money for the camper. I am not intimately familiar with...
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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    Not sure if I'm allowed to post external forum links, but here you go:
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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    Finally finished up the suspension refresh (05+ front axle among other goodies) and got the new tires (Toyo 37x12.5 RT) mounted:
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    2000 Ford Excursion axle swap question

    If I recall correctly, I bought my front 2006 4.30 for 800 a couple years ago from PA. It took me a long time to find a 4.30. Came with radius arms, steering box, trac bar bracket and a few other misc pieces as well. I agree on the comment about 1500 being on the higher end, unless it was...
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    Hambo aluminum poptop

    Following closely along with this one. It gives me wonderful dreams of a project for my Excursion.
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    $26k- 1998 Toyota 4runner SR5 pop-top camper (5spd, V6)

    Very clean. Good luck with your sale. Do you have a build thread anywhere? I would love to read more details on the roof/tent.
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    2000 Suburban K1500 budget low lift with 37"s

    Where did you take this photo (if you don't mind sharing)? I am from Maryland and am always looking for new places to explore. I have also been to Assateague numerous times. Greenridge Forest is our go-to for camping.
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    Best full size SUV under $7,000

    Cleanest 8.1 GM 2500 or V10 Ford Excursion you can find. Good luck.
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    What generation 7.3L F250/F350 is better to start with?

    The answer is dependent on your budget and what you really want. If you are willing to perform the other major work that you have outlined, then I do not think doing some basic rewiring on the gas tank should be your deciding factor. If I recall correctly, 2002 was the crossover year for the...
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    Big'N-2001 F350 7.3

    How do you like those shocks? I am in the market for an upgrade and am considering options.
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    2005 FORD F350 Crew Cab SB 6.8 V10 4x4

    The V10 is thirsty but extremely reliable. Just torque the spark plugs properly and you shouldn't have an issue. Worst case scenario is a timesert to fix it. Otherwise the coil packs can go bad, but they are very easy to change. If you spit a plug, just unplug the injector and you will be able...
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    Go big or go home:

    It looks like an awesome platform. I hopped over to Steel Soldiers and saw some of your posts there as well. Years ago I had dreamed of a deuce and a half, but this vehicle seems way more awesome. I will be watching and living vicariously through you.
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    HVAC Control Wiring Question - Coolant Heater/Circulator

    Thanks for the information, looking forward to your measurements. The Espar isn't really an electric heater, it uses some power of course for operation, but it is a fuel-fired coolant heater/circulator. The startup electrical power will be high, then it tapers down to a lower amp draw for...
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    $200 5KW Portable Diesel Air Heater

    Thanks for the information. Extending the wires for the controller seems simple enough. I would just prefer to not have this entire device in my sleeping area. Ducting the heat in as opposed to the exhaust out seems more safe to me. It will also save me interior space.
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    HVAC Control Wiring Question - Coolant Heater/Circulator

    Yep, gasoline, but eventually swapping in a cummins and 6 speed. It is looking like it may be significantly easier to just get a standalone air heater and then plumb in a basic plate heat exchanger in the engine compartment for hot showers. Like you said, would only need to idle for a...
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    Go big or go home:

    Awesome! What is your plan for the enclosure?
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    $200 5KW Portable Diesel Air Heater

    For the newer all-in-one units (ex., is one able to utilize the controls to manually set the output, or is there a sensor located on the unit that will force the unit to ramp up and down based on its temperature...