** Update: Sold!! **
I’m selling my 2004, 1-ton, Ford E350 with a 6.0 turbo diesel that has already been converted to a most badass, move-in ready campervan!
I bought this as a completely bare cargo van four years ago, built it out, and drove it across the country for 2.5 years while living in it. But not too much. In fact, I’ve only put about 35,000 miles on it. For the past year, it has been in storage and maintained by family members, making sure everything still works, seals are lubricated, and that it’s ready for its next owner. This AdventureVan has a lot of adventure left in it.
You can see the entire build-out and quality work that went into by clicking through the links here, and/or watching the 13 videos of how everything was built on my YouTube channel.
But for now, just keep reading.
What Makes the Van a Home?
- Fully insulated
- 3-way refrigerator
- Closet to hang your clothes and store things on the shelf
- A bed that’s big enough for one person, but expands to fit two comfortably
- Huge storage under the bed
- A huge gear drawer that I actually fit in, is rated for 500lb, and pulls out the back
- 3-speed, reversible vent-fan
- A kitchen counter that runs the entire length of the passenger side from the back to the sliding door
- Cabinets, drawers, and shelves under the entire counter
- A sitting desk section
- Chair/dresser/dirty clothes compartment
- Separate cabinet for 2-burner stove, pots, pans, and food storage
- Custom built center console for the battery charging system with big storage compartment
- 300W solar system with 120 Ah, sealed AGM battery
- 300W pure sine wave AC inverter
- LED lighting
- TONS of USB and electrical outlets
- Insulated, blackout window covers and curtains
Mechanical Info, Upgrades, Maintenance, and Repairs
- 6.0 PowerStroke turbo diesel
- 199,000 miles (good for 400,000!)
- Rear wheel, 2-wheel drive
- 16 mpg mixed usage
- Cruise control
- Power windows and locks
- Freezing cold A/C, awesome heater
- Side window visors (to keep the rain out while your windows are cracked)
- Oil changed every 5,000 miles with Rotella T6 full-synthetic 5W-40
- Fuel filters changed every 10k miles
- Completed a 200k mile check-up and lubrication
- New Rear main seal
- Upgraded “Bulletproof” EGR cooler
- New oil cooler when I bought it
- Brand new FICM
- New serpentine belt
- Professionally cleaned turbo
- New tires just after I bought it with well over half the tread still available
- Class IV towing package
- New crankshaft position sensor
- 2 brand new starter batteries in December 2016
- Complete front end ball joint replacement
- New passenger side window motor
- Anything else?
Optional Toys and Adventure Equipment
- Thule roof rack
- Thule hitch mount swing-away, 4 position bike rack
- 2-burner cook stove
- 10lb. LP tank
- 4-ton bottle jack
- Some more stuff I’ve probably forgotten
The price of your new VanLife?
$14k. Now $9,999!
I’ve stuck over $6k in the engine and upgrades. Have used only the BEST oil and filters (air, oil, and fuel). It has been meticulously maintained since I bought it because I have an overly anal, engineering personality (which isn’t included in the upgrades I mentioned). And I’ve put about $3k into the interior and all the toys. Overall, I’d say you’re getting a helluva deal!
Want more info on this van? Contact me
If you want to know anything else, just ask! I need to sell it soon, and this thing is adventure ready. All you have to do is pick up the keys and go so contact me now.