Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Maplewood, MN
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After spending a few months on Excursion forums and on tds on the Excursion forum figured it was time to start looking for one. Three months later found the 00 with 104K miles black new tires mint and it was $20K out the door, the cheapest one within 100 miles, Nov 03. Figured after putting a 5.8 motor in my wifes 95 Bronco I didn't need to do that again.
Did a couple CPS's the first year, first one was $90. Alternator was replaced two Summers ago, glow plugs were replaced but SES is still on, glow plug relay last Winter, and four door lock actuators. Everything that I've done to the truck I've done myself and the hardest thing to do has to be the darn door lock actuators!
The previous owner put a 100K mile ESP on it with only the head light knob being replaced. At 172K miles the tranny has never been touched and the heads have never left the motor. Average fuel mileage is around 16 with a mix of driving and has gotten as high is 19.5 a few times. It's towed around 18K lbs a few times and although it squats really bad (all original suspension parts) it pulled it fine. Thought about getting a 4x4 stripped down Excursion diesel and turn it into a work vehicle since it averages 3 mpg better than the F250 and has a 44 gallon fuel tank but can't get rid of the F250.
My wife gets mad but I use the Excursion for my roofing business from time to time and it's really comfortable! In the Winter the air compressor fires right up and the heated seats work good. With a set of air bags and some better shocks and leafs it could do very well with the 5K lb empty dump trailer on a daily basis.
00 & 02 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD
99 F250 XLT x-cab sb 4x4 PSD
99 F350 Lariat crew cab lb 4x4 PSD