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Old 06-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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2007 V10 E350 Quigley 86k miles

I'm thinking of selling the V10 to buy a 7.3, I've read TONS of threads about the comparison of the two, but just can't decide. So, my question to you is this: What do I ask for my current rig? I will post pics soon if there are questions, or you can check my profile. Anyway here are the specs.

2007 E350 V10 86k miles
Aluminess front bumper 12k warn winch
Hella 500's in the bumper
Hella 4000's on the bumper
Quigley 4x4 conversion/Dana 60 front axle
5 start tuner for economy, tow, and performance settings (it's really great to have).
K&N intake
Same aftermarket transmission cooler installed that Badgertrek uses.
Colorado Camper Van Poptop with winter package side material, quiet ride insulation, power lift actuators, painted to match. It's 8ft floor to ceiling, tons of room in the penthouse, bed is 6ft or with the extension it's almost 9 ft long, and seems to be wider than SMB beds, although I've never slept in an SMB.
Dual 12v Gel cell batteries for a total of 212AH and battery isolator from starting battery
Solar on roof, BIG Kyocera panel producing 600AH on a sunny day, 30amp Pro-Star charge controller
All LED lights inside
Suburban Propane 16k BTU furnace
On-board propane in same location as SMB, 7 gallon tank? doest that sound right?
4 burner cook top stove
Fantastic fan, dual direction
30 gallon fresh water tank
stainless steel sink and 3 way faucet
Kenwood DNX 6960 Navigation unit/After market tweaters and door speakers wired to house batteries
Heated Leather front seats
Reflectix/foil backed foam throughout, including floor from behind front two seats all the way back.
17" superduty wheels with bigger brakes behind them, 285/75/17 Cooper Discoverer tires with lots of life left, and a matching never mounted spare with matching superduty wheel.
I'm sure there are things I'm forgetting, but what do you guys think for price? I'm thinking 36-42k? Is that reasonable?

Also, would you switch to 7.3 from the V10?
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: 2007 V10 E350 Quigley 86k miles

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...Also, would you switch to 7.3 from the V10?
What are your motivations for considering switching rigs?


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Old 06-02-2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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Growing family, looking at a slightly larger rig.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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Where were you 2 months ago. Hahaha!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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Growing family, looking at a slightly larger rig.
I am not seeing the connection between the size of the rig and the 7.3. A v10 can move a fully built out EB SMB and trailer just fine.

Will your growing family enjoy the noise of a diesel? Or the soothing purr of a V10?
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:44 PM   #6
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Re: 2007 V10 E350 Quigley 86k miles

While I'm not in the market to buy your van, I'd love to see inside photos of the inside and the CCV top.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:24 AM   #7
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Come on, is this just a gas usage, gas cost issue really?

Every summer folks panic about the high gas costs of driving lo mpg recreation vehicles.

But my experience is that, once you have already bought and owned your big gasser, the cost savings to switch to and maintain a diesel are false, if you wind up paying lots more for the switch than you already have in your rig.

I bought a 2004 Chevy HD camper van with the 6.0 v-8 gasser (for much cheaper up front cost than getting a diesel) about four years ago. I've put about 40,000 miles on it since then, taking two big trips a year all around the NW and then the SE for the winters. It has tons of power, can accelerate madly on hwy merge ramps, hauls a huge pile of gear (gone for up to 4 months at a time), is quiet and not smelly, and gets a shitty combined 12.9 mpg on these trips....

But.....I got it for about $22,500 when a diesel would have cost me around $10-12k more. I have not spent 10k$ more on gas or maintenance in these past four years.

Powerful, yeah; quiet, yeah; mpg, no.... But it works for me.

So, if you already know all of the good and bad of your current van, and can figure out how to improve it for your growing needs, why spend your hard earned money to buy someone else's headache?
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:58 AM   #8
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Well I'm looking at a Chinook, it's a little bigger, but it's a 7.3, so now you see the reason for the questions. I REALLY like the V10, it's bee such a great engine and drivetrain I have ZERO complaints. I am not about to try and talk about MPG, I know it's negligent. I am aware (and a little afraid) of the maintenance associated with the diesel. THanks for info, any other thoughts are much appreciated.
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You're going to get it 4WD converted?
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #10
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Converting to 4x4 would be the plan yes.
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