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Old 08-30-2022, 11:26 PM   #1
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2002 E350EB XLT 4x4 Adventurewagen Class B (SOLD)

This is a rare vehicle in excellent condition. I've been very lucky to own this van. I can't believe I am selling it, but my family and I have plans to live abroad and it makes sense. Whoever owns this vehicle next will be very happy.


This van is lightly used, is in great shape and has most of it's useful life left in it. It currently has just over 80,000 miles. It has never needed any major mechanical work and is turn-key as a vehicle and as a very comfortable, off-road ready, camper. I used it to drive to the beach and use it as a mobile office. It has never really been off-road for any extended period of time. The first owner owned the van until 2012 and had put less than 10,000 miles on it. It was sold to a traveling physician in Colorado who drove it between hospitals in Leadville, CO and Lincoln Nebraska. He put another 30,000 miles and then I was lucky enough to purchase it from him in CO.

Check out the quality of the double-wall, insulated fiberglass top, the three, awning-style, screened windows built into the fixed top. It has a sunroof.

The body has 360-degree, wrap-around privacy glass. You can see out, they can't see in. Not shown are the sliding cloth curtains (being washed) and the custom, reversible insulation/heat reflectors for each window. Check out the quality of the cabinetry, the thoughtfulness in the layout, the HUGE amount of open space in the interior and plenty of room for gear.

There are two fold out hardwood tables, one attached to the third door, the other attached between the cabinet and the couch/bed. The lower bed (just under queen size) folds out in 5 seconds. Add pillows and you've got a fully-privacy-glassed and curtained bedroom.

Check out the floor. It's hardwood parquet oak. Yes, there is a square that needs to be repaired more completely. But I leave it up to the next owner to do what they want with the floor. Maybe they want a completely different style of flooring?

There is a water heater system that allows you to take a hot shower either inside or outside the vehicle. The sink has hot water too, if you want. There is a removable, flushing porta-potty with a custom seat cover that you can bring along which allows you to be fully self-contained. This fridge is an IsoTherm and it has been run for only a few days total.

The house batteries are less than a year old. I've got a bunch of brand new replacement parts and accessories that are included with the sale, including two 5-gallon water tanks, two 5-gallon fuel tanks. Replacement CO and propane sensors, replacement furnace controller board, neoprene seatcovers, and more. Also included are two, custom-built, strong, multi-functional, hitch-mounted racks. High-lift jack and extraction kit.

Just about everything is made well and works well.

Current Mileage 80,847
6.8L Triton V-10
Seats 4, forward-facing
3.73 limited-slip rear axle
Gold Parchment exterior paint
Adventurewagen custom wind-tunnel designed, fixed fiberglass top - paint matched to body color
Quigley 4 wheel drive installed as a brand new vehicle prior to interior conversion
Sportsmobile upgraded rear springs and correct track spacers
RidgeStep steel running boards
TWO custom hitch-mounted cargo carriers (motorcycles, surfboards, bikes, etc.)
Bushwhacker Fender Flares
Billet Grill
American Racing “Baja” aluminum Wheels and Goodyear tires
Rancho 9000x shocks
Reunel Rear Bumper, Bolt on receiver
Swing Away Tire Carrier w/ High Lift Jack mount
Swing Away Cargo Carrier Basket
48” High Lift Jack & Off-Road baseplate
3”x 30ft Heavy Duty Recovery Strap
PIAA 4052 Back up lights for rear bumper (Never Installed)

Plantation teak and mahogany cabinetry
Oak parquet floors
Queen-sized lower main bed, single upper bed (sleeps 3)
Privacy glass, removable curtains, sun reflectors, and heatshields for all windows in the camper compartment
Interior standing height of 6'2"
IsoTherm Refrigerator/freezer
Hot/cold stainless steel sink with extendable faucet
Atwood propane stove
Siemens 180 Watt Solar (Roof mounted & remote panel with 50' cord)
Trace Engineering 1400W inverter/charger system
Bogart Engineering TriMetric Battery Controller
JRV Systems monitor
VMax 450 Ah AGM batteries
High-intensity LED and incandescent lighting
CO and Propane detectors
Atwood furnace with digital thermostat
EcoFlow propane water heater
30-gallon fresh water tank
14-gallon grey water tank
20-gallon propane tank
Indoor/Outdoor shower
Thetford flushing porta-potty
Screened awning windows
Fan-tastic Vent fan
“Wet Okole” Neoprene Seat covers
ARB – Portable compressor/Tire deflators

The van was purchased by it's first owner as a brand new 2002 E350 2wd. It was purchased in Northern California and was immediately shipped to Pennsylvania to have four wheel drive installed by Quigley International. In 2004 the van was sent to Ed Andersen of Adventurewagen in Fort Bragg, CA. I've read that Ed built a fleet of Ford Adventurewagens for National Geographic. Jimmy Buffet has one. Ed and his "merry band of woodworkers" rebuilt the interior of the van with the premium Adventurewagen package, adding hardwood flooring, teak and mahogany hardwood cabinetry, a custom-designed fixed fiberglass top (again I read that Ed was an aerospace engineer and designed and built these tops using a wind tunnel). Only the best quality components and craftsmanship was used. These vans were the absolute top-of-the-line overland vehicles based on the Ford E350 chassis. This is not a pop-out, vinyl-wrapped-particle board crap. It is not a off-road-incapable-Sprinter van. It has live Dana 60 axles front and limited-slip with 3.73 gearing in the rear.

A link to a brief history about Ed Andersen:

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Old 08-30-2022, 11:30 PM   #2
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A few more pics...

A few more pics to add..

Send me a message and we can do a video walk through.

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Old 08-31-2022, 12:03 AM   #3
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You wrote a lot but forgot the most important part of your ad;

the price
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Old 09-01-2022, 11:38 AM   #4
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A true Unicorn looking for its next home....
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Old 09-03-2022, 05:37 PM   #5
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Where is this van located?

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Old 09-04-2022, 09:15 AM   #6
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Price is included in short sentence near the top -- more location info would be appreciated -- maintenance history available ? Thanks -
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Old 09-04-2022, 09:32 AM   #7
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The van is located in Sebastopol, CA. I have all maintenance records. It was meticulously cared for. Price is $70k. Thank you for looking!
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Old 09-04-2022, 09:34 AM   #8
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Hello! Yes I have maintenance records for the van. It hasn't needed any work other than maintenance. The van is located in Sebastopol, CA. Price is $70k.
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Old 09-12-2022, 10:08 AM   #9
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Price drop to $60k

I can't believe this unicorn hasn't found it's new home yet! Who is going to be the lucky new owner?

Price is $60k
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:30 PM   #10
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My first campervan was an 84 Vanagon Adventurewagen. I can attest to the quality of their materials and workmanship.

BTW, what's the size of the upper bed.

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4x4, class b motorhome, e350, fixed top

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