The Ford E-350, alongside the Mercedes Sprinter 4×4, is one of the most popular vans for overland builds on the Expedition Portal forums. Recent expedition-ready examples include this 2000 Diesel Hightop, a 2000 Sportsmobile RB Agile 4×4, and a 2004 Quadvan. These vehicles are relatively compact yet provide enough internal space for a well-equipped camper interior. Moreover, their engines and drivetrains are long-lived (especially if you opt for the 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel), spare parts are readily available, and there are a wide array of aftermarket components and accessories on offer to uprate the E-350 for the road less-travelled. Finally, while only available from the factory in 2WD form, this vehicle has access to a wide array of 4WD conversions that transform its all-terrain capability; these include services from Quigley 4×4, Quadvan, Agile Off-Road, and Expo Vans. If you’d like to know how this platform performs as a round-the-world travel companion, check out Daniela Wagner’s Ford E-350 in Africa.
From the Seller:
“I chose this type of van because I always loved the idea of being compact and self-contained. The E-350 has a similar footprint to a pickup truck but offers significantly more interior space, and 4WD allows me to bring my family of four to remote trailheads and set up base camp in no time. This type of van does not have the latest amenities and comforts, but this makes it reliable and fixable on the road, whereas a modern alternative may require several days of troubleshooting or specialized coding equipment.”
2010 Ford E-350 MG 4×4
The E-350 is fitted with a 5.4-liter V8 that produces 255 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This durable, albeit thirsty engine is matched with excellent go-anywhere credentials, thanks to a 4×4 conversion from Expo Vans. Upgrades include a rear limited-slip differential, Superlift Control arms, an NP271 manual transfer case with high and low range, Fox 2.0 shocks, and more. Inside driver comforts include:
- Chateau captain chairs
- Cruise control
- Air conditioning
- Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
- Aftermarket Kenwood head unit with front and rear-view cameras
- MG Metalworks 4WD conversion kit
- Vision rims with Falken A/T tires
- Ranch Hand front bumper and Smittybilt winch
- Dual 90-amp-hour house batteries with 165 watts of solar
- Roof rack
- Whynter fridge
This 2010 Ford E-350 MG 4×4 is listed for $29,000 OBO and is currently located in North Houston, Texas. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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