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Old 12-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

Wow somebody found one for you Claude...Diesel, no dents or dings, never driven hard and even has side barn doors



Sorry I couldn't resist
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #12
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

Thanks Dave, it's exactly what I was looking for !!
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #13
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

This one's better, except it has that sliding door no one wants.

This burn out looks to be more about power rather than the other one where he was holding things back with his brakes.




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Old 12-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #14
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Thanks for your help in my search..!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #15
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

Back on topic. Claude you've been a good member in standing and I'm glad you have a great sense of humor. Hopefully someone will find you what your after. I understand how difficult it must be to find a van in the USA when you live overseas.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #16
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

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QuadVan has one that seems to meet most of your criteria except year (and its already 4x4):
http://www.quadvan.com/4x4-van-inven...d3df8be7cb2256
Who knows, it might have side barn doors. I can't understand why companies like that won't show all four sides of the van.
I went through the checkout process. You can buy this $33,000 van in about 3 minutes with $5.00 flat rate shipping using a credit card, but there is not a single obvious place to ask a question.

Too bad my CC limit is not that high, right?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:25 AM   #17
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

At the risk of sounding officious (and naive), would it be possible to buy a used EB50 (or another style) and mod it into a 51? I know SMB Texas is very creative and might take on a project like that (if it were possible). Maybe that might broaden the universe of vans that would work. It might be worth a call to Paul @ SMB Texas or another call to Alan. Just thinking out loud.

Good luck with the search, I will keep my eyes out. I'm rooting for you, it sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I've run into a few Euros in Mexico en route to doing the very same odyssey you're contemplating. Living the dream! Maybe I can join the club in another 15-20 years. I hope you post up on the forum as you're on the road.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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Re: Wanted : used Diesel E350 Extended cargo van !

Webbmac, I also already asked this question to Alan but the answer was : it will be more expensive than a build in an empty van. The most expensive in building an interior is hours of labor, not the fournitures. So, uninstall the complete interior, remove the walls to install better insulation and then reinstall fournitures + change some of those, it's a lot of work which would be more expensive than install a new interior...

Thanks for keeping your eyes open for my van!
Of course I will keep the forum updated of my project and my trip... but before, I've to start it concritely by finding the right van!
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #19
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Gotcha. I had hoped it might be as simple as chopping the countertop and moving the bed and some plumbing.
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Unfortunately not, because all electrical connections and hoses are behind the walls...
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