I am selling my custom-built 2008 Ford E350 camper van. Only 84,700 miles. I converted this van in the fall of 2016 and spent eight months traveling and living in it. As a previous VW Westfalia owner, one of the reasons I chose the passenger van instead of the cargo van for the conversion is because of the windows — who wants to travel and camp in beautiful places and not be able to see out in every direction?!? Another reason, reliability. I never once had to worry whether this van was going to start or if it might break down when I was in the middle of nowhere (constant concerns with the VW). This van has plenty of clearance. Despite being a rear wheel drive vehicle, I never had problems driving dirt roads.
I am only the third owner of this van. Prior to Montana and the traveling, it spent it’s entire life in California. First as a commercial vehicle and then as a personal vehicle. It is in excellent condition mechanically and has zero rust. Clean Carfax report. I do not have the service records from prior to owning this vehicle. I had the rear brakes and front shocks replaced in May 2017 at 75,917 miles. This van has the sliding rear passenger door instead of the dual doors - something I definitely prefer in a camper van.
These vans are so much less expensive than a Sprinter or Transit and are much more heavy duty than either of those vans. Ford halted production of the true full frame E-Series work vans in 2014. Ford does continue to use the E-Series cab and chassis for RV's, ambulances and box trucks - which is an admission that the Transit is not set up for heavy duty applications. This van is built to last! It has a 5.4 EFI V8 engine. I averaged 16 mpg on the highway (and this was with AT tires and a roof-box on top). It has a 35 gallon fuel tank; I never worried about how much distance I could cover before having to fill the tank up again. I bought this van with the idea that if I wanted to continue the #vanlife lifestyle, I would convert it to 4x4 and put a high-top on it - essentially making it a Sportsmobile but at a fraction of the price.
It is in excellent condition and is ready for the next adventure! Vehicle sold as-is.
The Conversion:
Closet for hanging clothes and drawers
Insulated (spray insulation on the floor and side walls up to the windows)
Full-size bed platform
MaxxAir Fan Deluxe fan - 10 speeds, reversible, remote control (extremely effective and quiet)
Solar Power: Renogy 100 watt 12 volt mono crystalline solar panel and charge controller and Renogy foldable solar suitcase 100 watt mono crystalline with 50 feet of cord (for when you want to park in the shade)
Two deep cycle marine batteries for solar power storage
Powerbright 600 watt pure sine power inverter (600 watt continuous/1000 watt peak)
LED lights (4 over the bed area and two over the kitchen)
USB and electrical outlets (near bed and in kitchen near the fridge)
Uninstalled LED light strips with dimmer switch (wires are in place for installation)
Kitchen - steel surround of camp stove area, cutting board, cabinets
Long, thin storage shelves at top of windows (not quite sure how to describe these)
Big Buddy Mr. Buddy Heater
Rear Hook Ladder for access to roof
2 78” yakima towers and bars
Insulated curtains for all the windows and as a divider between front seats and rear area
Birch Plywood that has been stained, epoxied, and polyurethaned (cabinets and floor)
I chose not to have a sink or propane in this van. I never used the sink in the Westy and opted to not install one in this conversion. I used a marine stove that utilizes denatured alcohol and a water jug on it’s side (with a cabinet designed for it). Less to worry about without propane and more storage without a large water tank.
The MaxxAir fan is incredibly effective and quiet and can be open while raining and while driving (awesome for my dog when hanging out in the back). The combination of the insulated van, insulated curtains, awning, and fan kept the interior of the van cool even when camping parked in the full desert sun. The spray foam insulation also greatly reduced noise from the outside and retains heat well. When using the Mr. Buddy Heater, it would get extremely warm in the van!
The solar system utilizes two deep cycle marine batteries for storage. This was always more than enough unless there were three cloudy days in a row. It is wired to be able to connect to the car battery to charge while driving - I never had any need to actually connect it.
Van Info:
2008 Ford Econoline Wagon E350 Super Duty Ext XL
5.4 EFI V8
4 wheel ABS system
Toyo AT Open Country Tires (new Dec 2016 at approx. 64,500 miles)
Air conditioning
Power steering/windows/doors
No fluid leaks
Rear brakes and front shocks replaced 5/2017 at 75,917 miles
Original Stereo with CD player
Ridiculous amount of cupholders
There are a few quirks and imperfections: the sliding door won’t unlock with the power locks or from outside (I’ve just been reaching in from the passenger door and unlocking), minor exterior imperfections - small scratches and dents (pictured), the front tires make noise when going over bumps (checked by a mechanic and told the brake mechanisms are off slightly but that it was not necessary to change as the brakes function properly - the noise does not happen when brakes are applied), and the front driver side and passenger side windows rattle when partially down.
Optional Equipment:
Fiamma F45S awning and mounting system for roof rack bars (the best awning out there)
Set of two yakima towers and bars - (front two pictured will come with the van)
Mattress - Full-size wool and cotton mattress handmade in MT at Small Wonders Futons in Missoula (originally a $500+ mattress) - only used for the 8 months of traveling
Engel MR040 - 40 quart marine fridge freezer ($849 purchase price)
If you are interested in any of these optional items, please let me know and we can discuss adding them to the purchase of the van. Roof-box is not included in sale of van.

Used Year: 2008
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 1FBSS31L48DA52169 Mileage: 84,000
Transmission: Automatic Make: Ford
Body Type: Extended Passenger Van Model: E-Series Van
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Trim: XL
Vehicle Title: Clear Engine: 5.4L EFI V8
Options: CD Player Drive Type: RWD
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sub Model: Super Duty Ext XL Fuel Type: Gasoline
Exterior Color: White For Sale By: Private Seller
Interior Color: Gray Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8 Drive Side: Left-hand drive