I love sharing a diverse range of vehicles with our classifieds: some are cheap and cheerful, others are luxurious and expensive. And a very select few I want for myself—this stunning E-350 is one of them. Sure, the 7.3-liter Powerstroke isn’t the most economical, but it’s widely regarded as one of the most reliable diesel motors ever produced (500,000 miles is almost a given if serviced correctly and unmodified). Personally, I’ll endure a few less mpgs for an engine that won’t let me down. Whilst economy is an important consideration, it’s not such an issue for a live-in vehicle (the higher fuel bill is drastically offset by the money you save by not living in an apartment or house).
This low-mileage example is the sought-after 4×4 high-top variant and features a basic but functional camper interior. The E-350 4×4 is a popular choice among overlanders due to its strong engine and drivetrain, impressive go-anywhere performance, accessibility of parts, and its relatively small footprint (i.e., comfortable enough to live in full-time, while not being so large that it restricts access to remote locations or built-up areas). Still not sold? Check out Daniela Wagner’s E-350 overland adventure in Guinea Bissau.
From the Seller:
Due to family commitments, I’m regrettably parting ways with the best, most functional van I’ve ever owned. This E-350 has been a great adventure partner, and I would like to see it go to a good home—someone who will properly utilize this low-mile unicorn for the good life! I originally purchased the vehicle from an amazing couple in Wisconsin and never planned to sell it, but life has taken a new direction—even if I still wish I was taking it down to Baja for the winter.
The 7.3-liter Powerstroke is a legendary motor, and this one is no exception; at 85,000 miles, it’s just getting warmed up. The 4×4 on the E-350 is excellent and has always performed amazingly in snow and mud. The van spent the majority of its life in Houston, Texas, up until 2016 when it moved to Wisconsin, and then finally, Washington State. It has been garaged every winter and is subsequently very clean. The air conditioning and heater both work well, and the vehicle comes with all documentation and a clean title in hand.
85,000 original miles (7,000 of which was put on since June)
4×4 leaf springs installed off the factory line (I believe it is Kroger Salem – much superior to
New BFGoodrich A/T tires
Limited slip rear differential
Warn manual locking hubs
ARB refrigerator/freezer with slide-out (runs on 12-volt or 110-volt)
Routine maintenance always performed by local diesel technicians with records of all services
Two CRL slider windows installed at head and foot of bed
High-top roof insulated with Reflectix and mineral wool batting, walls and doors also insulated with spray foam and polystyrene where possible
Wilson (WeBoost) professional cell signal booster
Dynamat on walls and doors for sound deadening
Insulated floor with 3/4-inch OSB subfloor and waterproof locking vinyl plank
Swivel passenger seat
DPTuner installed with six preset tunes
ScanGauge tool installed
100-amp-hour AGM cabin battery, charges off solar and the alternator
Multiple USB-A and 12-volt charging ports installed throughout van
Six marine-grade LED lights in ceiling, controlled with dimmer switch
Two gooseneck reading lights at head of bed
MaxxAir intelligent roof fan
New AIMS Power Global LF 2,000-watt inverter/charger
Smittybilt roof rack
Reunel rear bumper with spare tire swing arm
Almost new Smittybilt X20 10,000-pound winch with wireless remote
Two PIAA halogen driving lights with illuminated interior switch
ARB manual awning with aluminum cover
Retractable mini-awnings over rear slider windows for rain protection/privacy
Two AGM starting batteries newly installed 2020
New unmounted “modern” look Ford towing side mirrors included
Things that will need attention:
Rearview camera stopped displaying on Kenwood head unit
Cruise control has been a little inconsistent
Paint is over 20 years old and fading in spots
This Ford E-350 4×4 is listed for $55,000 and is currently located in Washington State. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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