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Old 10-30-2017, 03:22 PM   #1
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Looking for 4x4 Van

I just signed up and thought I would let you all know that we are just starting to look for a 4x4 Van. 1st we are looking for a mechanically sound van with under 100k miles. We are willing to work on the interior. We are not in a huge hurry; just starting the process. Any ideas for vans for sale, please respond.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:26 PM   #2
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Adding your location may help other members if they see a van in your area. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-30-2017, 07:12 PM   #3
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What's your budget?
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:34 PM   #4
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What are your intended uses?
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:27 AM   #5
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Looking for 4x4 Van

Thanks for the suggestions!
Our location is Basalt, CO. We want a camper van/sportsmobile type either complete or we are willing to do the interior work. Our budget is 40 - 50k. We would be off road in this vehicle. (mountain and desert terrain)
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:41 AM   #6
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Pop top or no?
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:03 AM   #7
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yes, pop top or we could add one. my husband is 6'3"
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:08 AM   #8
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Might have a van for you.

I might have a van for you if 108,000 miles would work for you. PM me if you can deal with the mileage. I think the rest may meet your requirements. I am in Colorado as well. It is a poptop and I am 64 and it fits me well.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:43 PM   #9
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NO. I might have a van for you... well, someone... I guess. Have fun reading through the Forum Threads.
Ya'll are going to love the info and the support/expertise that will be forthcoming.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:26 AM   #10
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I haven't really had any traction issues or clearance issues here in Colorado when driving to trail heads in my 2wd EB van. The trails I've failed to make it up would have been almost impossible even with 4wd. The issue I run into most on mountain trails is the overall length, height and width of the van. Entry if fine, exit is horrible. Always dragging the hitch. Going up to the Via Ferrarta in Telluride, I had to do anywhere from 3-5 maneuvers to get around the switchbacks, would have been worse if I had a 4wd with a wider turning radius. A few weeks ago I was in Lake City CO hiking Uncompahgre Peak, roads like that or Como require short wheelbase and tall lifts. Any van, regardless of lift or 4wd will not make it.

It would be nice to have 4wd in winter on the roads though.

I'm sure you've already seen that 4x4 vans in the front range area go for a sizable price. The conversion shops I've stopped by are charging large amounts of money to convert, and the "mechanics" they have beating and torching the the system under vans are neither mechanics or skilled, just cheap labor. IMHO

It took me over 9 months to find/buy a van in Denver. Most were tourist haulers, ski resort or oil field vans, 50-100k miles and BTS. Bought my 2010 E350 EB van from Centennial Airport, 70k miles, all records and in mint condition for $14k.

If you're handy, I'd suggest buying a Ford E250/350 2wd RB and converting it yourself.

Just my .02

(Also, stay completely away from any Ford with a 6.0 diesel.)
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