Originally Posted by Roccon99
Sorry, don't mean to beat a dead horse...but, anyone?
In other news, saw a great looking 2007 Ford E350 2wd RB with Camburg Baja lift, nice new wheels and tires, 90,000 miles for $10k. Gone within hours! It's like a full time job finding a well priced van and getting there before somebody else does.
Yeah, that's kind of a problem. Lots of folks here basically "got lucky", being in the right place at the right time, just when that certain van is for sale. If you have the patience, that can happen to you, too.
I may be completely off the mark here and, if I am, just move along, but I sense that you might be looking for a bunch of stuff that will meet your needs, but you might not have the $$ for it. A lot of folks here really wanted a certain thing and would have sold our first born to pay for it if we found it but, lo and behold, they wanted actual money which is, commonly, in short supply.
So, we got ourselves (hopefully) a vehicle in good shape - or at least one that matched our mechanical abilities (um me? Yeah, no car mechanic, thus the late-model van) and then set to putting it together to our liking, piece by piece. Sometimes that meant going on camping trips with a half-assed bed and water via five gallon jugs. But it's ours, and we love it.
Like I said, I could be completely off here and would never presume to know your intent, but thought I'd offer this bit of my experience, having neither much money nor significant mechanical skills.
On the other hand, maybe you'll get lucky and find an SMB, already built out, for just a few bucks more than you want to pay. I found one and nearly bought it before I bought my present van. It was all built out and, actually, wouldnt have met my real needs, but it was pretty and cool and I WANTED it. Thankfully, the owner ignored my emails and, when she finally got back to me, I'd already bought my PhoTow. And it's a happy ending for me.
I sure do wish you good luck in your search and would just say, get a decent rig in good mechanical and body shape. The rest is gravy (to me).