Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2018, 06:37 PM   #11
Senior Member
86Scotty's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 9,212
Originally Posted by avanduh View Post
I'm picking up a 2002 Ford E-250 on Saturday morning. It clocks in at 181k and I thought it was a little high. Of course, when I called my mom to tell her the news that I finally found the van of my dreams, she told me I was in for a mess of maintenance and breakdowns. Keep in mind, she has no idea what she's talking about but still... not what you want to here.

Finding this thread put me right at ease and this...

Oh, man. I got a good chuckle out of that! Thank you!
Tell us more and we'll tell you more. 181k is not bad for any E-series van though. Fleets run them hundreds of thousands of miles. If it is a 5.4 v8, 6.8l v10 or 7.3 diesel you should be fine.


2010 Chevy AWD home build
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 11:09 PM   #12
brushogger's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 80
Originally Posted by E350 View Post
Looking forward to hearing that explained in campfire some day...

This x 2!!!!

brushogger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 07:24 AM   #13
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 45
I have 290k on my 2001 e350. I'm loving it.
jblaze5779 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2018, 08:32 AM   #14
Senior Member
REF's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boulder, CO.
Posts: 2,171
Send a message via MSN to REF
Keep in mind folks, while there's some good info, this isn't another "how many miles do you have on the clock" thread. Yes, these Econolines can outlast a lot of other vehicles on the road, but it depends on engine and how it's maintained, and in some cases, how deep your pockets are.

To the OP, it would help us out if you provided a bit more info on the van you are looking at if you know, if not, these are some things to find out or ask the previous owner. For starters, what engine, 4X4?(adds to things needing attention), maintenance records-fluids, ball joints, plugs and any major service, where it's located-issues related to rust, how its been used-flatlander, mountain driving, off-road, towing, etc.-potential transmission issues. Oh, and pics never hurt! Good luck, hope we can help you out.

'03 Ford E350 7.3L Diesel
(de)SMB'd Custom RB-50
Quigley 4X4 w/Deavers & Agile Offroad's R.I.P. package
CCV High Profile Pop Top
REF is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.