$15-20k for a conversion done by one of the "main" converters (U-joint, etc.).
All things considered that’s not bad considering everything is new/rebuilt vs $12,800 ish for DIY with junk yard parts.$15-20k for a conversion done by one of the "main" converters (U-joint, etc.).
THis is my main worry if I were to make the switch to an extended E350 4x4.Agreed, I Iooked at converting my 2001 E-350 SD Chinook to 4x4. Using a F-350 donor vehicle and local shop was $12k, with end cost probably more and questionable drivability. Reputable and well known shops to this forum quoted low to mid 20's for proper conversion.
End of day I opted for lift, beefed up suspension, better tires and recovery gear. Really haven't seen need to have 4x4 yet but due to rigs size I can only get into so much trouble.
My rig is 21' long and 9'5 high. I live on east coast so I limit my off road to FS/dirt roads and the like. The Chinook is very agile for it's size but biggest issue is simply it size, more so height than width, length not a problem. and clearance issues were fixed with lift etc. In the east we have low forested canopy and that is biggest limiting factor. There are crazy windy dirt roads in Wilderness areas that I avoid since it would be close to impossible passing someone, but I rarely go deep if I have not been down area with my Jeep to know what to expect.From your experience is it hard to maneuever the E350 in trails?