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Old 08-14-2015, 01:47 AM   #1
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2005 Ford E-350 Diesel 4x4 GTRV (like Sportsmobile) - SOLD

After two years of blissful riding in North-America I'm starting to plan overseas trips and will be selling my ultimate 2005 Ford E-350 SuperDuty Powerstroke Diesel 4x4 CamperVan Conversion (GTRV, like Sportsmobile RB50) for powerful off-road adventures, camping, and comfortable road trips.
Completely overhauled in 2015, key parts (transmission, turbo, EGR valve, batteries, lights, brakes, tires, HD radio/navigation/backup camera, custom paint, etc.) with new Ford/OEM warranty.

condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: Diesel, BioDiesel, Vegetable Oil SVO/WVO
odometer: 107500
paint color: dark forest grey
size / dimensions: 212 x 80 x 88 in
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
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  • Pop-up Roof by GTRV (flatter and better than Sportsmobile, fits into garage 88 inch high (7'4")), 7’2” inside standing height with roof up
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  • Seats 5, Sleeps 4 adults: two on Queen-size folding seat/bed, and two on queen 7ft-long upper bed
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  • Ford 4x4 four-wheel drive conversion and lifted by Salem-Kroger (famous for US military 4WD van conversions with a better-than-OEM turning radius, with 18 ft regular van length also great for tight parallel parking spots even in cities)
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  • Powerful super-cool air conditioning, AC system and A/C Freon gas regularly serviced (no shore powered AC needed due to excellent circulation with mosquito-screened windows and poptop)
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  • 2-way Fridge with freezer compartment
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  • 2 deep-cycle house batteries (in off-grid camping run fridge/lights 4 days without starting engine), smart isolated from 2 starter batteries
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  • 110V Battery charger and shore power circuit with several 110V wall outlets, and powerful 12V to 110V inverter for running laptops etc. while off-grid camping
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  • 3 indoor lights converted to power-efficient LEDs
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  • TV-antenna hidden in roof and plug-in socket for example in campgrounds
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  • 2 burner LPG gas stove, with 10 gal LPG gas tank under vehicle (used 2 years for cooking/heating on less than one refill).
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  • CO2 indoor air quality sensors, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, etc.
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  • Kitchen Sink with pressurized running water
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  • 15 gal fresh water tank, 10 gal used water tank (warm water for shower after driving for a couple of hours through heat transfer from heated secondary biofuel tank, see details at bottom)
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  • Shower wand for rear outdoor shower (privacy protected between rear doors with curtain)
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  • 120 VAC Engine Block Heater (great for getting into a pre-warmed car in winter)
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  • Rear trailer tow hitch package with electrics and hitch ball (used for towing once, after that occasionally for bicycle rack mounting)
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  • Sportsmobile side ladder screws for roof access (ladder removed)
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  • Roof tracks for Yakima roof rack
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  • 2 spare tires: 1 in rear tire carrier that swings out from left rear door, and 1 under the trunk
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  • Kenwood DNS 571 HD radio/CD/DVD video with big screen, GARMIN GPS navigation, hands-free Bluetooth phone/mike, WiFi, USB, iPhone/Android app integration, rear backup camera and anti-theft
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  • Power windows, power mirrors, power locks on all doors, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, airbags, remote keyless entry fob, armed, panic button
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  • Privacy dark window tinting and heat-reflecting curtains on all windows
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  • Mosquito screening on both rear camper windows, and two popup roof tent windows. Mosquito screen can also be velcro’ed into wide-open double rear and double side doors
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  • Entrance step for rear side door
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  • Swivel passenger captain chair turns 360° for eating etc. in kitchen area
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  • Lots of storage space: trunk under rear bed, drawers under rear bench seat, closet with rack for hanging clothes, closet with clothes shelves, three large cabinets with rolling doors, 1 large kitchen cabinet with space for pots/plates/pans (and porta-potti), kitchen drawers for utensils, etc.
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  • Kitchen area is also large enough to transport 4 mountain bikes if you want to keep them clean and safe instead of using an exterior bike rack. [/*:m:2qyca9g2]


Well taken care of and completely overhauled in 2015. Original engine runs very strong, like new.
New or recent:
  • New automatic 5 gear Transmission with overdrive (3 year Ford OEM warranty)
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  • New Turbo (3 year Ford OEM warranty)
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  • New EGR valve, and oil pressure regulator
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  • New Kenwood DNS 571 HD radio/CD/DVD with GARMIN GPS, backup camera and anti-theft (OEM warranty)
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  • 4 oversize Tires LT265/70R-17/10 AT Granada Touring All Seasons/M&S rated (still 2 year/40000 mile Les Schwab warranty and lifetime free rotation/balancing/flat repair)
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  • New locking lug nuts for all 24 wheel bolts and 3 spare wheel bolts with two keys
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  • New Bushwhacker fender flares on all sides
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  • New additional KC front fog lights
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  • 2 New Bosch Starter Batteries 12V 65/850 (3 years full free replacement warranty)
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  • New Custom paint, metallic dark forest gray (lifetime warranty)
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  • New Rhino liner protection all around the base of the van body, and both bumpers
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  • New GTRV Pop Up Roof Tent
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  • New rear seat bench/ Queen-size folding bed combo
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  • New Rear Disc Brake Rotors and ceramic pads (with warranty. Front more than 75% left)
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  • New Powersteering pressure hose
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  • New camping gas pressure regulator and LPG Gas Tank service (both firmly installed under van)
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  • New Powerstream PST-SBI-212 smart battery isolator (keeps house batteries independent from starter batteries, can start van from house batteries if starter batteries low)
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  • Can fit a LYL Elm327 Bluetooth V1.5 OBD2 OBD II Auto Diagnostic Scanner, displays car computer info on your smartphone, e.g. engine/outside temp, speed, mpg, etc., explains/resets check engine light error codes …
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  • Rear drive shaft U-joints, and new front hub seals
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  • New front suspension control arm links and bushings
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  • and many more
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  • CA registered til March 2016[/*:m:2qyca9g2]


Other key components of 6.0L Diesel engine preemptively replaced in recent years:
  • FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module) halfshell
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  • Internal Injector Control Pressure diagnosis and service
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  • Fuel Pump, Fuel Pressure Regulator replaced
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  • Stronger Alternator, 2 deep cycle 6V house batteries and terminal cables
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  • Engine oil & filter changed every 3000 miles, all warranty service intervals by FORD[/*:m:2qyca9g2]


Fuel Efficiency and climate change/carbon neutral :
  • 15/19 city/hwy miles per gallon on Diesel, Bio-Diesel, and on straight vegetable oil (SVO / WVO )
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  • 30 gal main diesel tank and 40 gal aux tank, about 70 gal total = 1200 miles driving without refueling
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  • Optional High-end Biofuel (VegiStroke v2) system by BiofuelsTechnologies.com (was about $6000 with 40 gal radiator-heated tank and installation)
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  • If system is turned on automatic, the van starts on diesel, when at operating temperature automatically switches to biofuel, at end of trip automatically cleans and resets itself. Can also be switched on/off/purged manually. Or just use the 40 gal second tank with diesel.
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  • Including VegiStroke brain, automatic filter, pump, and engine radiator-heated secondary 40 gal biofuel tank, 2 spare biofuel filters
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  • Skip the gas stations - Free fuel ! Buy cleaned biofuel in many areas from other users for $1-2/gal or make your own free fuel by recycling your neighboring restaurants’ cooking oil – if interested, with the van you can receive my easy, fool-proof and very efficient filtration system for your garage: with two 55 gallon drums (plus another 55 gal storage drum if you like), one drum is heated/isolated for optimal filtering/dewatering/settling, 2 filters, 2 electric and 1 manual pumps to clean and pump clean fuel straight into your tank[/*:m:2qyca9g2]

Compare with over $ 120,000 for a similarly spec’d new E-350 4x4 Diesel at Sportsmobile.com or GTRV.com ?
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: 2005 Ford E-350 Diesel 4x4 GTRV (like Sportsmobile) $67,

Do you still have van for sale? Does it have solar panels and if not, could it be added? Where are you located? How do I contact you? I am new to this forum. Thank you
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Old 09-01-2015, 12:07 PM   #3
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Re: 2005 Ford E-350 Diesel 4x4 GTRV (like Sportsmobile) $67,

Hi Corbin,
Yes, it is available as long as this ad is up. The van is in San Francisco (unless I'm enjoying another trip in the Sierra like last week ;-)

I'll also reply to your separate email questions, feel free to email if you have more:
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Can you tell me where you are located? I am on the East Coast. Does your van have solar panels, and if not, can that be added easily? Any rust on undercarriage or around engine? Any mechanical or electrical issues? What kind of seat belts do you have in the back? May I ask how much you have invested in the vehicle? Can you keep the top up during high winds and rain?
- The van has always lived in sunny California and has no body rust, see also the photos of the undercarriage in my album.
- There are three seat belts in the back, the middle one is a lap belt
- No mechanical or electrical issues
- Over the past year about $34,000 invested in the upgrades and maintenance listed (and some more small improvements not listed. I'm a bit of a perfectionist ... )
- Yes, the poptop is extremely solid and I never had to take it down due to weather
- It is very easy to add solar panels for $100 or so, as the batteries, cable channel etc. are already in place. I already have a solar charge controller. Never installed solar as the house batteries last 4 days if the fridge and lights are running, and I never camped in one spot longer than that. If I keep the van another season I might add the slim flexible 100W panels just so the fridge can keep running if I go on another weeklong backcountry hike to come back to some cool beers like last week
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Re: 2005 Ford E-350 Diesel 4x4 GTRV (like Sportsmobile) SOLD

SOLD - Thanks for looking
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