I'm selling my dreams in favor of my sons pro soccer aspirations. My 97/98 Ford E-350 7.3L turbo diesel with a mere 128,000 original miles, in it's previous life it's been parked a lot on the side of the road while being used to inspect cable lines and did some plumbing work briefly before I acquired it which accounts for the low mileage. I have only put about 3 or 4000 at most on it since my 3 year ownership. Chassis is mid year 97, so engine is 98 I'm told by the dealership. I was converting it to be a racing support vehicle/RV along with my open car trailer both for $26,000 ONO. I will sell as a package, truck and trailer or truck only but not trailer only, truck by itself would be $23,000 Or most reasonable offer. This engine is the famed million miler with good care and this one as a fleet vehicle has had it and runs perfectly, no issues of note whatsoever. Pulls hard (like a locomotive) shifts smooth, because of the aero-package it gets about 12 mpg towing and about 16 empty, will easily pull at over 80 mph if that's your desire? Second owner did plumbing for a while with it, I've owned it for about 3 years now and it has been a great truck driven all over the state of Florida (wish we could have done more). Anyone who knows these engines knows it's worth half the price of this truck at this mileage.
No CDL required and currently it is registered and insured as a commercial vehicle which is really optimal but meets the criteria for a converted RV if that's your preference but insurance makes it better as a commercial vehicle if like most you have your racing under a corporate name.
Some additional performance features are full towing package, transmission cooler, power steering cooler and oil cooler. Front class 3 hitch receiver for bike or motorcycle rack still to be installed.
I have completely, professionally converted the 16' X 8' X 7' rear box that is walk through from the cab, the rear has 2 compartments, the front is a drivers den and contains a TV, futon/couch that folds down to sleep 2, closet, refrigerator and roof air with plenty of storage cabinets and a 2000 watt inverter that can operate the frig and one 120v outlet can operate the rear TV and DVD player or laptop etc. with USB chargers.
Rear compartment contains a dinette that folds down to sleep one large or two small people, a Murphy bunk that folds down to sleep 1 and also doubles as additional counter space if extra space is needed. The entire truck has been designed to be multi-use and mostly purpose built as a racing support truck built by a very experienced racer. The rear is mostly built for utility and as such the floor is rubber diamond plate matting over aluminum diamond plate for easy fluid clean ups and the walls are also laminated plastic over fiberglass laminated plywood for same and water proofing. It contains a shower, under cabinet sink in a drawer, an E-toilet, 2 water tanks, one gray water tank for shower
and hand washing about 25 gallons, one fresh, non-potable tank about 40 gals for hand washing and showers, no black water tank, also has a pressure can for even flow, no hot water at the moment.
All cabinets are lit with automatic lighting upon opening or even off position, they also double as 12v lighting when you open them for convenience by locking them in the open position overhead. It has plenty of crate storage space for car parts and tools easy removal for track side, cabinet extends or fold on both ends, interior and step lights come on automatically when you open the rear door at night, they can also be shut off for daytime or to prevent disturbing sleeping occupants put in blue mode. Outside it has a rear box for storage which also has automatic lighting. New carpet in the drivers den.
It has 12V direct with 2 deep cycle batteries, one brand new in the last 6 months, the other very new also, it has 120V throughout with shoreline or generator.
It also has a reserve fuel tank for the generator, 20 gal approx, that is not hooked up at this time, haven't needed it, the tank on the generator will easily run it for at least 8 hours and as much as 10 depending on load. The tank would best be hooked up with an electric fuel pump and marine type quick disconnect fittings to install hose easily and safely to refill the generator fuel tank. The generator has about 150 hours on it not even first oil change yet and is also completely removable to be used track side if need be.
Cab has front jump seat in the center to accommodate a third passenger, (easily removable if not needed). Dual rear back doors but a single RV door with screen for easier entrance and air circulation also and retractable steps which clear most trailer tongues without removing the trailer. Class 3 hitch with trailer brakes and new rear LED light bar and side LED spots for night loading, backing, etc., the rear light bar also comes on when reversing or manually by switch for easier night backing/loading which also automatically activates the back up camera when in reverse. It has a refurbished awning frame with new awning, opening windows all around, either slide or awning with blinds, path lighting on the side, new chrome front bumper, upgraded halogen headlamps/daytime driving lights, etc..
Cab Interior has been upgraded to include, high back captain seats with inflatable lumbar support (not currently connected but available) and arm rests that also serve the center seat passenger, electric door locks and windows, (why doors are red and not white, easier just to change out entire doors) A/C blows ice cold in both front and back also heat on both as well, wireless remote rear view mirror/back up camera, new remote/touch screen stereo with MP5 etc. and can Bluetooth link with your phone, for example also as any OBDII diagnostic app such as torque, has video feature as well, small amp, 6 speakers, only lacking remote door locks but could be easily installed, new floor mat and other interior finishes as well as carbon fiber look fabric finish. Also recently installed tilt steering wheel with cruise (at this moment cruise needs to be programmed in ECU).
Maintenance in the last 4000 miles are as follows:
-New filters all around and oil and fuel filters also at necessary intervals since
-New Serpentine belt
-New water pump and hoses
-New vacuum pump
-New oil to water cooler O-rings, addressed minor external oil leak
-New shift tube on steering column, entirely new/used steering column for cruise and tilt addition.
-New battery, second one is also fairly new
-New front sway bar bushings upgraded to urethane for more compliant steering control
-New front steering stabilizer/damper
-New steering control arms and tie rod ends
-New trans-pan gasket and internal screen as well as fluid flush and new fluid as maintenance, not leaking
-New rear end cover gasket and fluid, again, maintenance, no leaks previously
-Newer rear brakes (about 3000 miles since new)
-Newer rear brake wheel cylinders
-Newer front brakes and rotors at the same time, bled entire brake system (just rotated tires and inspection shows it could use some front pads again for best braking)
-New heat-exchanger to provide for A/C temp regulation also and complete disassemble and cleaning of A/C evaporator, good heat and A/C
-Truck also has very good tires with at least ¾ tread
Remember I was building this truck for my program so I spared nothing in terms of maintenance and preparation to make it comfortable and reliable.
I developed a small leaking o-ring fitting on the HPOP which I initially thought was the Turbo pedestal O-rings, has always been flushed when changing the oil and Prolube/oil refilled, the best way to reach it was from the rear of the engine. As a simple matter of maintenance, when I removed the turbo I inspected it and decided it'd be prudent to just rebuild the turbo as matter of preventive maintenance as the shaft seemed to have a minuscule amount of play, upgraded the oil distributor and also replaced the shaft bearings of course, pedestal O-ring, fuel pump, filter housing and all related hoses. Replaced all hoses and clamps, replaced HPOP fitting O-rings, new fuel filter and cap, new high pressure injector fuel return hoses and rebuilt fuel filter/water separator housing o-rings, cleaned internal line filters, this engine already has a fuel pulse regulator on it as well for smooth fuel distribution. No leaks whatsoever, all done within the last 300 or so miles.
16 foot trailer has been converted for ease of use, I have made the fender on driver side fold down U-haul style, for easy ingress/egress into the towed vehicle, installed several tie down eye hooks and diamond plate aluminum accents, front stone shield/tire rack,
shelving, it has a tool box with 2500lb winch will pull anything you need, within reason, have loaded a non-running, brake locked Touareg with it, no problem. I have installed LED spots underneath for night loading etc., (In process of completing)it has good tires, at least half life and new brakes both sides and recent bearing service with new seals.
The tire stops are both removable, slide out of the way to load low cars and can be adjusted forward and back to accommodate larger vehicles such as an SUV for example which I have towed several times. The framing you see in the picture is going to be a diamond plate aluminum stone guard being installed around the front with a shelf for extra storage and tire rack.
The truck is now titled commercial and I left it that way for insurance purposes but it qualifies for RV conversion in every state I know of? Personally I'd leave it as commercial, requires no CDL due to max weight, many of you have your teams under LLC's etc. best to leave it under that IMO, not for hire etc..Work continues on details, cabinet lighting and a few more spots, as well as some minor interior finishes, all it needs is your teams paint scheme, I can have it painted in white for the asking price or we can negotiate a deal considering that.
No nonsense about how my time and money does not increase the value, the truck is professionally done and is virtually new inside and low mileage with perfectly running engine with potentially 100's of thousands of miles still in it's future with good care, nothing but minor surface rust to be expected on a van this age, could drive to Alaska and back today, fly in, drive it home. With trailer and complete, $26,000 ONO, without trailer, $23,000 ONO, no tire kickers, serious inquiries only, trades or partial trades considered, No motorcycles, guns or drugs though.. Call (863) 304-8375 and leave message or text (352) 286-6154 ask for Keith
Video tour coming soon and some jpegs with too;