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Old 09-24-2017, 08:05 PM   #11
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Agile Offroad Twin Traction Beam (mid to long travel) 4x4 conversion would be the best for most of your requirements.
How much does one of these cost? Website only offers to send me a quote.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:18 PM   #12
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You can estimate your Agile conversion at $18K, not including cost of van being converted.
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You can estimate your Agile conversion at $18K, not including cost of van being converted.
Depending on the van, it could be less.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:27 AM   #14
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:33 AM   #15
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Hello, new guy from San Francisco here.

I'm looking at building my first overland vehicle. I'm not new to the idea, I do a lot of adventure motorcycle riding.

Basically:
My GF and I live in the big city, daily drive motorcycles, don't own a car.
I want a Tacoma for moving dirt bikes/furniture/speakers/groceries/etc.
I want a Bronco for hooning in the desert.
I want a Land Cruiser for overlanding.
I have 1 street parking space.

I was thinking a Tacoma+Cap+rooftop tent+motorcycle trailer would be the best choice here, but dunno where I would keep a trailer, and my GF likes the idea of a van because it's less work while travelling we assume. You can sleep in a van in the middle of a city too, harder to do that in a truck bed.

I'm assuming vans are no fun to hoon around in, but more function when actually travelling. I'm also assuming a van build would end up costing more and being less capable than a Tacoma, but more comfy to travel in.

Would building something like an E350 4x4 be my best all around option?
Listen up hoondoggy I think your on the right trail with the tacoma(even though I love vans),you can have one of these trailers stored just about anywhere standing 8 high x 2 deep x 6 wide
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I was thinking something like that, or maybe something I could quickly and easily disassemble halfway. I'm still liking the van idea but it's looking way expensive. I'm not really interested in spending $18k on suspension when I was thinking about paying that for the base van.
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If you really want a van to build out. Buy it converted to 4x4 already. You'll just need to take your time to find the right one.

I know of a van locally that's already a 4x4 for under 18k. With under 120k miles on it. Fresh conversion by timberline vans here in Denver so all new parts. All you'd need to do is build out the interior & pop the top or put a fix top on it & your good to go.


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Or you could ride your bikes over here and slay the Dragon, the ultimate Hooniground, and then load them up in my van and head back. Total cost of trip less than $25k, van included. It's a nice, low mileage V10 4x4 with a fresh MG Metalworks conversion, wide open in the back for bikes and beds.

If you aren't familiar....

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^^ probably your best bet right there... And if you don't have time to get it, there are a couple members here that will do a fly and drive for you.
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^^ probably your best bet right there... And if you don't have time to get it, there are a couple members here that will do a fly and drive for you.

I second this, MG's conversion is fairly newly designed and very very well thought out, you wouldn't be disappointed with this van.
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