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Old 08-28-2017, 11:37 AM   #11
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Wow! This is pretty close to my perfect rig. It's a little older and a few more miles than I'd prefer, but when buying used, I've learned I gotta bend a little. Some questions for the peanut gallery:

How difficult would it be to add another battery and solar?
What's the lifespan of a 5.4 motor? Like, how much more can I expect out of this van?
Anything in the photos stick out? There were no photos of the underbody. Can you tell much by a pic of the underside or do you need to actually crawl around down there to see corrosion?
Anything stick out about the van good or bad?

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Old 08-28-2017, 11:43 AM   #12
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A sink with no water? Huh, don't think I've ever seen that before!

And one 4D is plenty adequate! That's a big battery!
Back when I had a VW Eurovan, I never filled the water tank and just used a 5 gallon water jug for everything. So, this setup is perfect for me.

What would my options be for heat since there's no propane tank?
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:04 PM   #13
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Back when I had a VW Eurovan, I never filled the water tank and just used a 5 gallon water jug for everything. So, this setup is perfect for me.

What would my options be for heat since there's no propane tank?
MrBuddy portable heater is a popular option.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:05 PM   #14
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How difficult would it be to add another battery and solar?
Unless you plan to use a lot of 12v power, you shouldn't need another battery. The 4D battery has 200-210 amp hours. Solar isn't complicated, installing a 200W Renogy kit is a weekend job.

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What's the lifespan of a 5.4 motor? Like, how much more can I expect out of this van?
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There were no photos of the underbody. Can you tell much by a pic of the underside or do you need to actually crawl around down there to see corrosion?
Ask for pictures, nothing wrong with that. But looks like a CA van, so probably fine.

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Anything stick out about the van good or bad?
It looks clean, and simple. Not many extras, but that also means not many extras to break!

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What would my options be for heat since there's no propane tank?
Portable Buddy heater would work, or you could install Espar or propane or whatever.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:22 PM   #15
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What a POS! Didn't even make it to 1.3. I'm pulling my offer.
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What a POS! Didn't even make it to 1.3. I'm pulling my offer.
This is the most glowing part of the million mile van 5.4 saga: "I used Valvoline 10W-40 motor oil and change it every 10,000 to 20,000 miles. The longest Iíve went between oil changes is 55,000 miles."
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That is amazing, especially from the same company that made the 6.0l

OK, sorry, couldn't resist, back to the OP's for sale ad.

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Old 08-28-2017, 03:31 PM   #18
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I'm quite interested as well! Sent you an email.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:50 PM   #19
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SOLD. Thanks for everybody's input and interest!
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:07 AM   #20
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That took all of one day.

I didn't even get a chance get in an offer. Maybe I'll just get a slide in.
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