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Old 01-08-2021, 08:03 PM   #1
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RV Chinook Premier 4x4 - $67,500

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1998 Ford E350 Van, Chinook Premier RV camper, with Quigley four wheel drive (4x4).

She's a “beast”, uniquely awesome, and outfitted for skiing and mountaineering in cold climates. She is in excellent and fully functioning condition with a relatively new Ford V10 engine, transmission, and 4x4 driveline which means long-term reliability. Camper is a Chinook Premier known as "The Cadillac of RV's". It's time for me to pass her off to someone who is ready for the #vanlife. Travel in style with amazing off-road and snow performance. Head out on your IKON or Mountain Collective or Epic ski adventure, backcountry skiing and mountain biking, or to the coast and travel the beaches. Travel smoothly and comfortably on the highway at 70-75mph (easily) with plenty of power, and conveniently park to sleep in beautiful remote places. At only 21 feet you can drive and park this vehicle easily. Due to the length, this RV is permitted to enter all National parks, and it has wider interior space than a Sprinter or Promaster conversion. Compare this rig to a new one, or a fully outfitted four wheel drive (4x4) Sprinter van at around $150,000. A unique opportunity to purchase a "go anywhere" RV. It drives like a dream and has the looks to go with it.

I do not need help selling this vehicle and the price is firm ($67,500). If the ad is up it is still available. I respond better to phone calls. No trades. If you are serious, come and drive it after verifying your ability to purchase. The vehicle speaks for itself.

Thank you, Daniel (5*5)310-525four


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Location: Based in Taos, New Mexico (will travel to ski towns for showings)

The odometer has 103,000 original miles but the engine is almost new (less than 21,000 miles) on a factory rebuilt 6.8 liter v10 engine purchased from Ford Motor Company and Installed by the El Cajon, CA Ford dealership (3yr, 200k mile warranty).

The Quigley 4x4 was installed by a professional in El Cajon, California. Features Dana 60 ball joint, coil spring, front, and Dana 60 rear with 4.10/4.11 limit slip gears. All Quigley reinforcement brackets were installed and welded. New inner and outer tie rods, new drag link and new track bar. Progressive coil springs reinforced with airlift air bags, lowered sway bar brackets, Fox steering stabilizer and Fox shock absorbers are from Agile Offroad. New custom made rear leaf springs from Weldtec. Front end aligned nicely.

Transmission was rebuilt at the time of the 4x4 conversion. NV271 manual shift transfer case with mile marker manual locking hubs. New custom made drive shafts from Fleet Driveline Service.

Seven (7) new BFG 235/85/16 KO All Terrain tires. Discount Tire Warranty

The interior is super nice with original unmolested carpet and upholstery. Onan 4kw gasoline generator serviced by Onan in El Cajon (new carburetor installed). Dash air conditioning blows cold air; Overhead A.C. unit with heat strip; Propane furnace with electronic controls; Shower and liquid/solid separating toilet. Built-in 19 gallon propane tank; 3 way built in refrigerator (propane, AC DC); 2 burner cooktop, built in microwave; dual sinks with hot/cold water; Hot water heater; Television and VCR removed but all connections and antennae remain; Full and single bed configuration with removable dinette. (stows in overhead); Separate coach and cab batteries with built in battery charger. This RV spent its entire life in dry rust free Nevada before this refurbishment and move to New Mexico. No rust issues.

Negatives: Cracked windshield will be replaced at owner cost.



Component List / Fluids:
Chinook Premier - Twin version converted to Full / Single, Winter capable.
Vin: 1fdwe30s9wha32174
E350 Chassis odometer 103,000
Engine 6.8l v10 (New @ 82,000miles) / 5w30w Motorcraft
Engine warranty remaining 179,000 miles
Coolant / standard see hood
transfer case NV271 /
transmission (not 4r100) E4od conversion / mercon V fluid
Quigley differential front /
Rear diff 4.10/4.11 limit slip: sealed / no lube
Onan generator: 4000w / 5w/30 1.6 quarts (cold climates)
Tires stock BF Goodrich 235/85R16 all terrain (Discount tire warranty care)
(Front air 70 lbs, rear dual air 65 lbs
Front Air shocks ~30 lbs
Yakima Rocket box on roof
Buzzrack holds two snowboards or 4 pairs of skis and poles / two mtn bikes
Brakes (12/2019 front discs new, rear shoes 50%, drums good, new cylinders)
Wipers 20inch
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Old 01-09-2021, 08:04 AM   #2
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Cool van for sure. But the part about “Quigley 4x4 installed” somewhere other than Quigley is concerning, since Quigley only does conversions in house in Pennsylvania. Either the owner doesn’t really know which conversion he has, or they took the parts off another “real” Quigley van (wrecked?) and retrofitted to this van.
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Cool van for sure. But the part about “Quigley 4x4 installed” somewhere other than Quigley is concerning, since Quigley only does conversions in house in Pennsylvania. Either the owner doesn’t really know which conversion he has, or they took the parts off another “real” Quigley van (wrecked?) and retrofitted to this van.

I had the same though/concern/question.


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Old 01-10-2021, 09:24 AM   #4
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Yep, valid concerns.

This is a ripoff #vanlife price. I would value it at $35k, new engine or not. Premier is the base model Chinook, though it is a hard to find combination of small RV, 4wd and the comfort level a freshly rebuilt engine gives. But look at all that cheap yellowed white box RV plastic. Yucky.

Methinks there is a thread on this one on Expo, a couple weeks back. A few of us discussed the differences in Premier vs. Concourse, etc.
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:43 PM   #5
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I think he is a bit high on his asking price by about 17K. But its certainly worth more than $35K. The two wheel drives sell for $30 to $35K. This one has a new engine, 4x4, rebuilt tranny, plus whatever else he has done to it. I think a fair asking price would be $45 to $50K. Of course that price is assuming the vehicle doesnt have some other major flaw upon inspection.
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