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I'm MK. I own a 1984 Ford E-350 with the old 6.9 and a venerable C6 automatic.

I am going back & forth on whether to put some work into the old girl (which has been parked over a year) or to get an F250/350 as a replacement. One of the reasons it was parked is because of a persistent fuel leak that filled the cab with fumes. I keep going back & forth over whether to put the money in it (2 batteries and 4, 16 inch tires will be included in whatever mechanical stuff it's gonna need) or just to invest in an OBS truck.

This van is pretty unique in that the original buyers had it redone by Turtle Top into a conversion. It has a sofa bed that runs the length of the van, in addition to a sink and a BW tv. It's also got a 120 volt receptacle that can be hooked up and gives you electricity. So, I'm torn.

Of course, the more $$ I throw at it the less I'll have to spend on a pick-up.
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Glad to have you MK - to the ORG!

That's a tough choice.

How much would the van be used if you fixed it?
How much would the truck be used if you bought it?
What would you use a truck for? Vans, especially conversions, are less versatile in their usage.
Just some thoughts....good luck in figuring it out.


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Glad to have you MK - to the ORG!

That's a tough choice.

How much would the van be used if you fixed it?
How much would the truck be used if you bought it?
What would you use a truck for? Vans, especially conversions, are less versatile in their usage.
Just some thoughts....good luck in figuring it out.
I used to drive it a lot during decent weather. I got it to tow an old Airstream, until a young girl in a Honda did a 360 down the side of the camper.
I've camped in it, very comfortably. It's not the prettiest rig, but it is useful.

Now, I'm president of an organization that has 3 trailers, used for hauling the club's equipment. We don't have many people that own vehicles that could pull a moped, much less any of these 3 trailers. I know the van could tow at least 2 of them. Not sure about the 3rd.

As for having a pick-up, oh, I can think of a ton of stuff we could do. I need a couple of chain link dog kennels - they would not fit into the van because of the way it's configured. We could do with some mulch around the yard, and on and on. Yes, a 4wd pick-up would be put to good use. Did I mention I live up a goat path, so I've got a 4-wheel drive already. The van stays put if the road is snowy. Finally, trucks are just fun to drive.
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