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Old 12-03-2015, 09:10 PM   #21
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Re: 1999 E450 Ambo conversion FOR SALE - $89,000

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Not that anyone here will necessarily know, but I thought ambulance bodies were reasonably heavy, so how would one be able to run "non super" singles in the rear and have enough weight capacity on wheels/tires? Or maybe they were custom rims/tires or something?
Ambulances aren't super heavy. Heavy enough they switched from the E350 to the E450 in the early 2000's as ambulance and patient's bodies got bigger. 19.5's would handle the weight no problem. If those are a 265 tires they are good for 5500 pounds each, and the wheels are probably Rickson wheels which are rated for 5k. He could gross over 15,000 pounds and still not be over weight on the tires, if his weight balance it decent.

What you don't get however is the stability of a duals. Duals still have twice as much sidewall, and more tread on the ground.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #22
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Re: 1999 E450 Ambo conversion FOR SALE - $89,000

Thanks for that input, carringb.
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