Nice Ambulance Conversion but too pricey for me

Dunk

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http://reno.craigslist.org/rvs/4886449733.html
4x4 Expedition Vehicle - $99000 (Carson City)

Ford E450 odometer: 105000 fuel : diesel transmission : automatic title status : clean cylinders : 8 cylinders

condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 23 feet long

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4X4 EXPEDITION VEHCILE -- This project started out as a 1999 Ford E450 Ambulance with the highly sought after 7.3 litre turbo diesel from FORD. It had been kept inside and had 95,000 miles on the odometer and had been professionally maintained by an Ambulance Company. If you're serious about a high quality expedition vehicle and don't have the $500,000+ to buy the one of your dreams --- this is an outstanding option for us mere mortals.

The 4x4 conversion was done by UJOINT OFF ROAD (http://www.ujointoffroad.com/) in Fletcher, North Carolina. Following is the work done on the drive train:
• 4x4 conversion -- including Stage 2 Dana 60 Front axle and Dana 80 rear axle
• Custom 6" Suspension lift -- heavy duty leaf springs front and rear with Air Bag assist on the rear
• On Board Air System for the bags and plumbed to air fitting front and rear.
• Aluminum Front Bumper
• 16.5K Warn winch
• Sway bars
• Electronic Ratio Adapter
• NV271 Transfer Case
• Transmission rebuild/4x4 Conversion
• Major upgrade on Tire and Wheels. Tires are G load rating and 19.5 wheels are built to take the weight.
• Bilstein shocks with reservoir front and rear
• Custom wheel spacers for rear track
Interior conversion was a major project. We left most of the cabinets in place that came with the ambulance and built around them for the most part. The beauty of starting with an ambulance is the quality of the build is incredible. They spare nothing to build a quality unit that's more solid than any typical RV. The entire box is double wall aluminum and all cabinets on the inside are an integral part of the body. There's virtually no flex or rattle at all. The outside storage compartments are huge and allow you take all the gear you need for a serious adventure. We had all systems installed professionally and everything works well when out in the rough or plugged in at RV park. Here's the list
• Water System -- 65 gallons in custom stainless steel tank with small grey water tank
• Propane system for stove and heater as well as plumbed to outside compartment for outdoor cooking
• Porta Potti
• Fold out shower in rear. Customer design -- works great.
• Yamaha 3000 generator
• 3 HUGE Deka 8D batteries (this is in ADDITION to the two 1000 CCA batteries wired separate for engine start)
• 4000 watt inverter
• Sink and stove inside
• Instant hot water system
• Dinette / bed conversion with storage
• One IndelB 50 litre 12 v refrigerator
• One National Luna 74 litre refrigerator/ freezer -- very low draw. This unit is used in Africa for safari. By far the best available.
• TWO shade awnings --- one on passenger side and one on back to cover the shower.
In addition -- the fuel injection harness and fuel injectors have been gone through and replaced where needed. All computer sensors that tend to go bad have been replaced. This rig was prepared for a serious adventure through Mexico and Central America and now I have to return to New Zealand without getting to take this trip. I can't tell you how bummed I am to have to sell this baby. I've been working on it for a year to get it ready and now I'm heading back down under before I realized my dream adventure. My loss is your gain. Only serious buyers please.
 

pugslyyy

Expedition Vehicle Engineer Guy
That's a very nicely set up rig. Could certainly be worth the $100k to the right person, but seems maybe a little on the high side. The seller has invested a lot in maintenance but it is hard to get that money back out.

There's no mention of solar?
 

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tgreening

Expedition Leader
Pretty nice, but that is alot of coin for an old Ford ambo. Hate to say but you could probably find a pretty spiffy Mog for that price. And it forces me to think about the money I'm dumping in mine, which I dont wanna do, because I know if I ever have to unload it I'll be lucky to get 50% out of all the "upgrades". Such is life I guess. Hope the guy gets his money (cause it means theres a chance I might get mine someday!)
 

Dr. Cornwallis

Adventurer
I wouldn't pay 99 grand for an ambulance. We drive the piss out of our engines and boxes at work, not because were abusive on purpose but because the nature of the job is abusive on engines. Plus after seeing some of the stuff that happens in an ambulance I'm not sure I could ever sleep in one. I don't know if there is any amount of cleaner that could possibly disinfect all of it. Really cool idea but I def couldn't do it, especially for 99 grand... As someone else posted, that's approaching mog money.


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Fyreman

Observer
I wouldn't pay 99 grand for an ambulance. We drive the piss out of our engines and boxes at work, not because were abusive on purpose but because the nature of the job is abusive on engines. Plus after seeing some of the stuff that happens in an ambulance I'm not sure I could ever sleep in one. I don't know if there is any amount of cleaner that could possibly disinfect all of it. Really cool idea but I def couldn't do it, especially for 99 grand... As someone else posted, that's approaching mog money.


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Amen. They don't call it diesel therapy for nothing.
 

PGGRS

Observer
Wow-A hundred G's...I bought my E450 a year ago & didn't start on it until fall. A lot of time sitting in it & visualizing. I would have torn it apart several times had i started right away. This post has me motivated to take & actually post some pictures of my (REALLY an RV) conversion. STAY TUNED! Gonna be worth $200G LOL
 
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