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Old 01-12-2022, 05:37 AM   #1
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1999 Ford E-350 4x4 7.3 Class C

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This 1999 Ford E-350 Super Duty 4x4 7.3L DRW adventure rig has been extensively modified for comfortable off-grid living and travel.

The Ujoint Offroad 4x4 conversion was completed in the summer of 2015, so the suspension and drivetrain are essentially new. The engine and transmission were overhauled during the conversion, and the rig has been driven approximately 14,000 miles since completion.

The Van:
1999 Ford E-350 1-Ton DRW cutaway chassis (253,794 miles)
7.3L Ford/Navistar Power Stroke diesel (~14K miles since rebuild)
Ujoint Offroad 4x4 Conversion (~14K miles)
Dana 60 front axle + Sterling 10.5” rear axle
4R100 transmission overhauled + modified for NV271 t-case
NV271 transfer case (remanufactured)
Warn locking hubs
custom Atlas spring packs designed for vehicle weight
Aluminess front winch bumper (no winch)
custom fab’d steel rear bumper with integrated receiver + LED brake/reverse lights
custom fab’d aluminum roof rack and ladder
LED exterior marker lights
LED 9007 headlight bulbs (IP67 6000lm @ 6K)
Bilstein B6 shocks
Goodyear G947 RSS M+S radials on factory steel rims
LT215/85R16 Load range: E 12/32nds tread x 6 tires
full-vehicle exterior marine-grade epoxy re-paint in 2015
new windshield
new ACDelco Gold 65-series 850-CCA truck batteries x2

The House:
1999 Dodgen Industries Born Free 26’ RV shell
interior completely removed and new interior designed and fabricated by Composite Yacht (Annapolis, MD) in 2015
additional fabrication by Campfyre Vans
interior stand-up height is 73”
marine plywood cabinetry with stainless-steel hardware
teak+holly marine plywood yacht flooring
marine vinyl headliner + trim throughout
2-place dinette with folding/removable bamboo table
custom made high-density foam dinette cushions
bathroom with walk-in shower + flushable marine toilet + sink/vanity
king-sized memory foam mattress + LED reading lamps + storage compartment under bed
snap-in-place window coverings + privacy curtains
LED ceiling lights in aluminum trim accents throughout
Greystone built-in microwave oven
Norcold 7.0cu-ft AC/DC refrigerator
Dometic rooftop AC/Heater unit
additional Carrier air conditioning unit in bedroom
1500W pure sine-wave inverter + GFCI protected 110V outlets

Water + Heat + Cooling:
30-gal fresh water tank
Note: fresh water tank and plumbing are mounted within the insulated interior and will not freeze while house is heated
15-gal black water tank + exterior dump outlet
JABSCO 12v pressure-demand automatic water pump
Espar D5 Hydronic instant hot water system (diesel fuel from main tank)
Espar S2D2 cabin air heater (diesel fuel from main tank)
Espar Digi-Max D1000 easy start pro controllers
Dometic rooftop AC/Heater unit
Carrier air conditioning unit in bedroom

Power Systems:
Kubota Z482 2-cylinder diesel apu/genset
8.1kW @ 3600 RPM
Datakom DKG-116 genset control unit w/ remote start
Solar package installed 2019
330W low-profile rooftop solar array
Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT Bluetooth charge controller
220 amp-hr lithium-ion battery bank on sliding tray
1500W pure sine-wave inverter
30-Amp external service connection

Since I haven’t been doing much traveling and my wife isn’t comfortable driving GR8WHYT, we will be building a smaller adventure van that she will be comfortable driving solo when I can’t travel with her.

It’s been a fantastic vehicle, and I am VERY disappointed to be giving up a king-sized bed and full bathroom.

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