Mountains are really where that power starts to matter. Pro: Small, easy to maneuver. The panel vans make wonderful conversion projects and come with a long list of optional fittings to make the job easier for the contractor. The E-Series is available as a passenger wagon that can carry up to 15 people and a commercial van version that offers up to 275 cubic feet of cargo space. If you do drive it home be aware that many of these vehicles have been on the dealers' lots for a year or more and the batteries may be in bad shape. All of my mini's appear to be contemplating a divorce between the body and chassis.
And fuel milage was a whopping 6 mpg with a fresh 300 ci six. And the otherwise mechanically sound brake were terribly insensitive and flat-out dangerous on ice. Passenger models have seating for eight occupants on two. I have hooker headers and dual flowmaster exhaust already I'm at 5-6 miles per gallon. I do pack light so to speak, so my vehicle isn't weighed down a whole lot with a ton of heavy shit, but you know a lot of conversions will do this and that's the reason most higher end and heavier class b's are built on E250 frames. Top heavy and noisey due to steel construction.
A shuttle bus solves all of that. Probably the biggest factor in fuel economy is speed. Keep it in perspective, however. Noisy, but tons of power for hills, passing, etc. Although they're listed in numerous other places I found the sellers had almost always listed their ads on Craigslist too because it's free.
I can only speak to my personal experience, but here's the deal with me, I've had two E150s. I installed futons with bunk beds to be able to sleep 6. From there it was sold at auction and I bought it from the dealer. My understanding is that this change also came with beefier brakes and transmission but for some reason this information is very difficult to determine. Brendan Nother 11-17-09 I have a 1990 c class gm 454 23'. Empty without seats they weigh 9550. For the same money you can have a nice short school bus.
Best gas saver is the person behind the wheel. Thanks Tree 9-13-10 I am looking at a 2004 Tiffin Allegro. It is the most aerodynamic motorhome ever built. Vacuum traps are not working i think What else??? Anyone own a V10 and been happy with the ride and the power? What kind of milage could I expect? Sightlines from the driver's seat, particularly to the right, are very poor. Before I made all of these mods I was getting 8-9 mpg not towing the Mini. The good one, the 7.
My rig is a F-350 dually with a 12 foot camper shell on top. Mike Z 12-22-10 I owned a 71 Dodge 32 ft class A with a 413 gas engine and got 6-7 mpg pulling a 3000 lb trailer. What is diffferent is it's about a foot and a half wider than a regular van, and acceleration is slower. If you get a smaller shuttle that is not a dually expect it to wallow a bit like a boat. On the other hand, you can have your pick of shuttle buses like this for less than the cost of the lift! A hospital bed or massage table fits in a shuttle bus easily and does double duty as a bed and a diaper changing station. Bus body already pretty well insulated. Factory installed options such as the Masterack tool storage system, Cable Lock tool security system and the QuietFlex rack and bin system allow owners to custom-tailor their vans to better suit specific work-related requirements.
I was sure the e150 v6 was perfect, but here are 4 main items I'm trying to rationally consider here. That's just the nature of it. I'm a firm believer in Amsoil synthetic motor oil. Get a short skoolie Lower deck, less steps to climb. A backup camera system is almost essential. In-Dash Computer Developed by Magneti Marelli and powered by Microsoft Auto, the in-dash computer allows businesses to do business on the road.
Living the van life Live in your van, car or truck or want to? E-450 extended passenger wagons can tow up to 10,000 pounds. I even use it in my Onan genset. Another appealing option is the Masterack work bin storage system, which includes steel shelving, drawers and cabinets. Can anyone tell me what gas mileage I can expect to get? If they come with the purchase price it sweetens the deal considerably. My 85 F-250 460 gas with a 3000 lb camper pulling a 6000 lb trailer got 5.
Charlie D 8-20-14 I'm looking at buying a 2003 R Vision Trail Lite. I will most likely be hauling a smaller vehicle. I already had an indoor rated portable propane heater for camping so, instead of collecting dust during the winter, I put it to use in my bus. For 2009, the Ford E-Series receives a new dash and door panels, more comfortable driver and passenger seats and wider opening rear doors. Earnings btc completely free and does not require much time, join! Your Name: Your Email: Message: Type Code in box: Code is case-sensitive. Go faster and you'll get less.