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CrabbyMcNab

Adventurer
Still looking. Wife told me to crunch some numbers! I have probably $16-18K trade-in with probably another possible $5-10 to put into it.
Would like a passenger, diesel, 1-ton. I can work with 7.3 or 6.0 as long as van hasn't circumnavigated the earth 10 times. My plan is to convert to 4x4 (preferably with a UJoint kit) and add a pop-top at some point. Not too worried about adding inside accessories such as fridge, potty...

On eBay, seems like a legit deal? Not a passenger, but for $13K getting a 2008 6.0 with 11K miles doesn't look too bad. Has 4X4 from quigley already. Clean van with appears to be little to no rust. Interested to see if there is paperwork to go along with the van.
Doesn't look like any rear air. would have to remedy this before the kiddes will be allowed to ride (per the wife)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-E-Series-Van-Minivan-2008-Ford-E-Series-QUIGLEY-CUSTOM-4X4-DIESEL-/140839290953?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item20caad0849#vi-content

Another on eBay. Cargo, 6.0 with 109K miles. $10K and not too far from the house. Only problem with cargo, finding one with rear air, "passenger" windows on door. clean carfax
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-FORD-E350-DIESEL-CARGO-VAN-VA-/130756548614?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1e71b29806

Autotrader. 2006, 6.0 with 88K miles. $17K for a clean passenger with 3.55 limited slip rear. Located in AZ, so should have little to no rust. clean carfax. If I play with the numbers, isn't this a little high in price? I know there is a premium for passenger diesel.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&searchRadius=0&listingId=326478972&Log=0

Autotrader. 2006, 6.0 with 93K miles. $14K for a clean passneger. Located in FL.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&firstRecord=26&searchRadius=0&listingId=326285494&Log=0

Autotrader. 2000 7.3 with 69K miles. $12K for a clean extended passenger. 3.55 limited slip rear. Located in MI. Clean carfax. Not really looking for an extended.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&firstRecord=51&searchRadius=0&listingId=318626641&Log=0

Autotrader. 2001, 7.3 with 163K. $8K for an extended cargo with rear air. 5 owner van.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&firstRecord=51&searchRadius=0&listingId=328128598&Log=0

Autotrader. 2000, 7.3 with 165K. $5 for an extended passenger. 3.55 limited slip rear.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&firstRecord=76&searchRadius=0&listingId=328303055&Log=0

Autotrader. 1996, 7.3 with 155K miles. $9K for a 4x4 cargo. Located in MI
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&firstRecord=226&searchRadius=0&listingId=329069864&Log=0

Autotrader. 2006, 6.0 with 163K miles. $7K for a passenger. Located in TX.
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?fuelCode=DSL&zip=20855&endYear=2008&modelCode1=E350ECON&showcaseOwnerId=77684&startYear=1992&makeCode1=FORD&firstRecord=251&searchRadius=0&listingId=324459401&Log=0

Cars.com. 2005, 6.0 with 35K miles. $27 for a 4x4 sportsmobile. Located in CA. No rear seats, but loaded with the amenities, including a pop-top. I could "alter" the interior to accomodate seats for the kids and be able to utilize or sell the accessories that are already installed.
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=89738846&listingRecNum=0&criteria=fuelTypeId=31766&sf1Dir=DESC&alMdId=26507&mkId=20015&stkTyp=U&mdId=26507&rd=100000&crSrtFlds=stkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-fuelTypeId&zc=20855&rn=0&PMmt=1-1-0&stkTypId=28881&sf2Dir=ASC&sf1Nm=price&sf2Nm=miles&isDealerGrouping=false&alMkId=20015&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&aff=national&listType=1

Cars.com. 2001, 7.3 with 179K. $7K for a passenger in OK condition. Would have to "update" the interior a little and ditch the body effects. Could be a good candidate to mold into a machine. Located in MO
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=96298336&listingRecNum=102&criteria=fuelTypeId=31766&sf1Dir=DESC&alMdId=26507&mkId=20015&stkTyp=U&mdId=26507&rd=100000&crSrtFlds=stkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-fuelTypeId&zc=20855&rn=100&PMmt=1-1-0&stkTypId=28881&sf2Dir=ASC&sf1Nm=price&sf2Nm=miles&isDealerGrouping=false&alMkId=20015&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&aff=national&listType=1

Cars.com. 2006, 6.0 with 250K miles. $7K for a passenger Chateau package in clean condition. CArfax 1 owner (corporate). Only downside is milage. Located in MN
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=93398551&listingRecNum=110&criteria=fuelTypeId=31766&sf1Dir=DESC&alMdId=26507&mkId=20015&stkTyp=U&mdId=26507&rd=100000&crSrtFlds=stkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-fuelTypeId&zc=20855&rn=100&PMmt=1-1-0&stkTypId=28881&sf2Dir=ASC&sf1Nm=price&sf2Nm=miles&isDealerGrouping=false&alMkId=20015&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&aff=national&listType=1
 

CrabbyMcNab

Adventurer
craigslist in NJ.
1997 with 7.3 Chateau package. 154K miles for $6500.
Looks a little beat-up maybe score a good price for the condition. Rust concerns since from the North East.
Judging from the condition, I don't think the wife would allow me to drive something this "worn" as a primary.
 

bknudtsen

Expedition Leader
CrabbyMcNab,

My advice is that you stay away from higher mileage 6.0's. With a lower mileage, newer model year 6.0, you can take a few steps to eliminate most of the common issues that arise with that powerplant. With the higher mileage ones, sometimes the damage is already done.

With the 7.3 you can push the mileage a bit higher, but then you are looking at all the wear and tear associated with an older vehicle. And 7.3's are not without their own issues, albeit, most are less catastrophic than a failing 6.0.

I am really glad that I found a van with power windows and locks, as well as, rear air. These convenience items really make it a nicer experience. Adding those things later would be a huge pain. You have listed some nice vans, so you know they are out there. And yes, the Diesel Wagons will command a premium price.

Good luck!
 

WrenchMonkey

Mechanical Animal
Long time lurker, first time poster.

This isn't mine, just saw it on CL and thought of you guys!

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/3187584713.html

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For Sale
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Wagon XLT
E-350 Diesel
V8, Turbo Diesel, 7.3L
$6,300

12 passenger van

One Owner
Factory Tow Package
Cruise control
Power steering
tilt wheel
Power locks, windows, mirrors


194,000 miles
Emerald Green Color with wheat color interior
Running Boards
Arm rests on front seats and two bench seats
Duel Air and Rear control
Factory Tinted Windows
CD player, Cassette player does not function

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Cheers!

Robert
 

MTDewX8

Observer
My thoughts exactly! If it were closer to me, I would be all over it!
I would not be afraid to fly and drive. it makes it an adventure.

just did it actually just drove 2500 miles to get my Elvis Beluga whale from Maine. and I live in Montana. enjoyed the trip.

if it was in my price range and I didn't already have a van I would fly and drive.

just my .02
 

MTAA

Adventurer
Those lifts are around 3k new.

(This was in response to the tommy lift gate inside of the a van purchased earlier in this thread)
 
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hobietony

Explorer
I would not be afraid to fly and drive. it makes it an adventure.

just did it actually just drove 2500 miles to get my Elvis Beluga whale from Maine. and I live in Montana. enjoyed the trip.

if it was in my price range and I didn't already have a van I would fly and drive.

just my .02
Glad that Elvis thing worked out.
 
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