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Old 04-12-2019, 09:53 PM   #1
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SOLD: 2000 Ford E350 GTRV 7.3 Powerstroke EB, poptop, $29,900 OBO SoCal

I got some bad news from my tax accountant, so I need to sell my GTRV. I wanted the forum to have the first opportunity, then it will go up on eBay.

2000 Ford E350 GTRV 7.3 Powerstroke EB, 2WD, poptop, bathroom/shower, $29,900 OBO

I bought this 2000 GTRV Westy about a year ago from the 2nd owner who owned it for 5 years. You can tell by the extensive maintenance records from new, and detailed fueling logbook, that the van was well cared for mechanically. My family has traveled to Zion, Yosemite, Mammoth, and Death Valley with no problems, and we trust it to drive anywhere.

Most GTRVs are built on an E150 light duty with 4.6 V8, but the first owner ordered the E350 Super Duty with the famous long-life 7.3 Powerstroke diesel, towing package, dual alternators, block heater, and full floating rear axle. See below for the Ford factory order sheet. I also have the order invoice from GTRV.

The van has 226,000 miles, however every factory service recommendation has been performed to the letter, including brake fluid, coolant, and transmission flushes. It still runs and shifts strong and smooth like a healthy 7.3 should!

I had the interior completely rehabbed and modernized with waterproof wood plank flooring, new carpet in the front cab, and LED lighting throughout. I like the heavy duty tweed material that Sportsmobile uses now, so I ordered 10 yards and had the seats, headliners, and side panels reupholstered. Beds have a matching softer cloth. All seat and bedding foam has been replaced with new custom cut high quality foam.

Lots of Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hq9GoJrukdTQjr5V9

GTRV Westys are custom made, and very much like a Westfalia or a Sportsmobile RB50 plan. A huge advantage of Ford vans over a VW Westfalia is that just about any shop can service it, and you can find parts for it anywhere in the country.

GTRV Vs. Sportsmobile (SMB) in my experience having owned both:

● Cabinets are made of high quality plywood, not the pressed particle board SMB uses.
● Lower bed is a true queen side bed, SMB is only a double size.
● Upper bunk is wider than SMB
● Top profile is much lower and sleeker on the GTRV...great for stealth camping and clearance in parking structures. However, the SMB T-shaped top definitely has more head space than the V-shaped GTRV top.
● GTRVs have side popout window as standard, and the glass windows are larger.

RV Features (all functioning properly):

● Toilet/sink//shower stall (rare GTRV option) including black water tank, and separate grey water tank for the shower.
● Suburban propane (and/or 120V electric) 6 gallon hot water heater.
● Suburban propane furnace
● Panasonic 120V rear AC unit
● Suburban two burner propane stove
● NovaKool 12v or 120v dual mode refrigerator
● 7 gallon propane tank
● 10 gallon fresh water tank with Shurflo pump
● 6 gallon grey water tank (for sinks)
● 4 amp solar panels with solar controller
● Rear sprayer with hot and cold water, great for surfboards or sandy feet.

Condition:

● Excellent overall condition, people are surprised at its age!
● Van runs, drives, and shifts excellent and is very reliable. Iíd trust it to drive anywhere.
● Fridge, stove, sinks, propane furnace, and propane hot water heater all work great!
● Poptop canvas and windows are excellent with no tears
● Body is original paint with minor scratches but still shines up very nice.
● 226,000 miles
● Cold AC
● Upholstery and flooring is excellent with no rips or tears

Maintenance within the past year:

● New brake rotors and pads front and rear (see pics)
● New front wheel bearings
● New upper and lower ball joints and tie rods
● New ABS sensors front and rear
● New solar charge controller
● New ShurFlo water pump
● New Suburban furnace thermostat
● New burner for Suburban furnace
● New Battery separator

Upgrades:

● Bilstein HD gas shocks all around
● CorrecTrack rear wheel spacer kit (helps handling!)
● Moog 2Ē front lift/level springs
● Alcoa Forged 16x8 slot alloys made in USA
● Pirelli Scorpion all terrain tires with 2000 miles on them, bought new 10/2018
● Bushwacker fender flares
● Front and rear bumpers powdercoated black (plastic panels removed).

Located in Loma Linda, CA Asking $29,900. I have a clean CA title in my name on hand.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:54 PM   #2
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Here's the Ford van build sheet:

Build Date: 06.04.2000
Vehicle Line: Econoline
Body Style: Extended Van
Version: 350 Series
Engine: 7.3L Diesel V8 Turbo
Transmission: 4 SP Auto 4R100 (Diesel APPLI)
Drive: LHD RWD
Axle Ratio: 3.55
Emission: California Emission Requirements
Air Conditioning: Manual Air Conditioning
Paint: Medium Toreador Red


* Medium Parchment
* Untrimmed
* With RH Hinged Side Load Door
* 138"/3505MM Wheelbase
* RV Prep Version
* Lorain Plant Build
* 8501 LB Thru 10,000 LB GVW
* With Power Equipment Group
* With Privacy Glass
* With RH 2nd Row Flip Open Window
* With Fixed Rear Window
* With Bin Type Console
* Floor Cover - Carpet Ins - Partial
* With Illuminated Sunvisor - Drivers
* With Sound Insulation Pack Level 1
* With Drivers Power Mirror
* With Passenger Power Convex Mirror
* With Under Seat Stowage Facility
* With Trailer Towing Hitch
* Extended Van
* With Door Entry Remote Control Unit
* Front Bumper - Steel Chromed
* Rear Bumper - Steel Chromed
* With Front Licence Plate Bracket
* With Passenger Air Bag
* 7.0 X 16" Forged Aluminium Wheel
* With Conventional Spare Tyre
* With Engine RPM Control
* Immersion Heater Engine
* With Handling Package
* 3.55
* 6340 LB(2876 KG) Rear Axle Assy
* 7.3L Diesel V8 Turbo
* 4 Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System
* For Unleaded Fuel
* With Tilt Steering Wheel
* With Speed Control
* Dual Heavy Duty Alternators
* Elect Prem Stro/Cass/Disc/Clock
* With Light Group
* Medium Toreador Red
* 350 Series
* 4 SP Auto 4R100 (Diesel APPLI)
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:21 AM   #3
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Don’t listen to your tax accountant. Change some numbers around and keep the rig!

Looks nice, good luck with the sale.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:50 AM   #4
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I agree with wish41, Very nice Van - keep it if possible. Although sad circumstances, don't believe you'll have any issue selling.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:27 PM   #5
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That is super rare and super cool. I have seen some oddball GTRV and Pleasure Way's but I have never seen an EB 7.3 diesel GTRV. I wonder if there is even more than one?

Sorry to hear you're selling but someone is going to be pleased.

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Get all your money, move into the van, go off the grid,.. You'll be much happier.
Then report back and let me know if that works so I can do it.

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That is super rare and super cool. I have seen some oddball GTRV and Pleasure Way's but I have never seen an EB 7.3 diesel GTRV. I wonder if there is even more than one?

Sorry to hear you're selling but someone is going to be pleased.

I was wondering the same thing. I think this is the only EB and/or 7.3 I've ever seen.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:59 PM   #8
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Thanks for the compliments everyone.

I'm told there is a white GTRV slant top long body over on Expedition Portal, but it doesn't have the bathroom option. Not sure of what engine it has.
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There are two that I know of, both white. Neither are diesels. I think one is a V10 though. Never seen that bathroom set up in a GTRV.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:56 AM   #10
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I listed it on eBay just now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293054194927
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