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Old 07-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio

Looking for a used 4x4 Sportsmobile, under 65k miles, on the east coast, preferably Ohio vicinity. All I can find are vehicles in the west and southwest making it difficult to consider.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio

I'd like to know too ....
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio

I have a 2008 E350 EB, diesel 4wd, 51,000 miles. Priced at $59,500, can email you pictures and more information. I am located in Asheville, NC.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio

Its funny but when I was looking I ended up in Ohio to find a van for my home build that met my needs and I flew in and drove it back to California, it was a great first trip in it.

Some things to consider,
Rust in the northeast. That was one thing I was worried about when I bought mine, but luckily it spent its winters in a garage or in Florida.
What it was used for. Mostly highway or mostly off road.
Service records.
Did it sit a lot? Some things go bad from sitting just as they do from use.
Why the 65,000 mile limit, I'm just curious? A van could be beat to death or like new at that mileage depending on the PO.


You could reach out to forum members and or a dealership for a pre purchase inspection, thats what I did. I had it checked out and asked for detailed pictures and when it checked out I went and got it. The only thing I did on the trip was to have the tires re balanced.

Your best bet is decide what you want and do not want and make a detailed list.
Color, motor type, options, floor layout etc. Do not compromise too much from what you want or you wont be happy.
If you want a red V10 4x4 RB dont get a silver V8 2wd EB just because its in Ohio.
Pick the van that is the closest to what you need and want and check it out then have it shipped or drive it back.
That way you get what you really want like I did.

Good luck on your search...
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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Re: Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio



Here is s a movie of someone who did a fly and buy on a Sportsmobile.

Marc I hope you dont mind I posted this but you know how we love your movies.
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Re: Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio

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Some things to consider,
Rust in the northeast. That was one thing I was worried about when I bought mine, but luckily it spent its winters in a garage or in Florida.
Great point about the RUST, especially on the underside of the floor outside the frame rails!

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Front Axle - 1 Ton Spec Dana 60/King Pin/Open Knuckle/High Steer
Rear Axle - 1 Ton Spec Dana 60/Full Floating
Eaton E-Lockers Front And Rear/4:10 Gears
ARB Differential Covers - Nodular Iron With Dipstick And Drain Plug
Leaf Spring Suspension Front And Rear
46 Gal Transfer-Flow Fuel Tank
ExtremeAire Magnum Air Compressor
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
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Re: Looking for 4x4 close to Ohio

I have one for sale in MD, no rust on the under body, well taken care of. Here is my post in the classifieds, hit me up if you have any questions, want to negotiate a price.

Good luck on your search.

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