2008 Ford E-350 4x4 Autarky Expedition Camper Van $75,000

Colin_Butler33

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2008 Ford E-350 4x4 Autarky Expedition Camper Van $75,000 (***REDUCED PRICE FROM $85,000***)

This is a truly 4x4 OFF-GRID EXPEDITION CAMPER VAN with great power, cooking and water storage capability. The shorter wheelbase allows you to go anywhere and make tight maneuvers. With a robust solar/lithium system, heating system, independent off-grid electric, indoor kitchen, and true off-road suspension this van is incredibly well-suited for any adventure you throw at it. 5.4L Triton engine with 88,000 miles and a new transmission as of January 2023 (2 years warranty left on transmission). Specifically designed for full time off grid living!

Full listing posted here

The Van:
-Ford E-350 Standard length
-5.4L Triton V8
–88k miles
-Brand New Transmission January 2023 with 2 years warranty remaining
-2008 with a 2020 Passenger Van conversion
-Conversion done at a little over 65,000 miles
-Total loaded weight is 8200 Pounds
-Total length bumper to bumper is 18FT
-Total height is 10’ 2”
-Fuel economy around 14mpg at 60 MPH
-GCWR of 13,000lbs.
-Titled as a motorhome

The Drivetrain, Wheels, Tires::
-3.73 Gear Differential (speedometer almost spot on) NV271 Heavy duty transfer case Dana 60 Front and rear Axle Suspension
-Timberline vans 6” coilover linked 4x4 kit -Elka 12” travel bypass Stage 3 Coilovers
– 500lb Eibach springs -Bilstein 5100 Rear shocks with Timberline 12 pack rear leaf springs
-Van was originally converted to 4x4 in 2008 by Quad Van of Oregon and was upgraded to the Timberline --Coilover kit during the 2021 conversion
-Buschwacker Fender flares
-17in Method 305s in Bronze -33in Kenda Kleaver R/T -Custom Trac Bars
-Front Heavyduty swaybar with extended Links

The Camper:
-Custom R20 Morey Industries Fiberglass Hightop
-Interior height – 6’ 2”
-3m Thinsulate and Closed cell Foam complete insulation of floor, walls, and ceiling - Comfortable far below freezing temps and cools easily in Arizona heat.
-Complete cab and chassis vibration mat with Noico sound deadening
-Marine Vinyl insulated woven flooring
-Stainless steel Entry trim separating camper from driving cab
-Custom upholstered/insulated interior door and window trim
-All Custom lightweight Birch and Bamboo cabinetry
-Isotemp Cruise 49 black Marine 12v /120v fridge/freezer
-Thetford Triple Burner Propane Stainless Cooktop with glass top
-Thetford Sink Unit
-Under bed and inside dinette latching storage compartments.
-Rear outdoor Zero Declination Shower Stall with Stainless marine hardware
-Toilet stall with Natures Head Composting Toilet
-Dinette Seating with removable Bamboo table
-Modular aluminum and Birch bed platform. Bed Extends to a full ( 75x54 ) -2 piece Temperpedic 3in memory foam mattress
-Custom made memory foam Dinette cushions and mattress wrapped in easy to clean marine vinyl
-Complete dimable LED lighting system with RGBW bed mood lighting flushed into aluminum trim accents on ceiling – with touchscreen controller
-Fresair 12v evaporative rooftop AC
-5 total Interior 120v GFI Dual outlets with USB charging -12v USB charging stations
-Custom door panels with first aid storage / tables / and cutting board
-AudioEngine A2 Bluetooth sound system -Pedestal rotating swivel passenger seat kit
-Surfboard/paddleboard rack aluminess

Armor and Recovery Gear:
-Traction boards
-Recovery Anchor
-Aluminess front winch bumper
-Aluminess rear bumper with hitch receiver and storage
-Smittybuilt 15k front winch
-Aluminess Side mount roof / solar access ladder
-CARR offroad entry Steps
-Complete underside refresh – included media blast and full rubberized corrosion resistive coating.

Lighting:
-Pair of Baja Designs S2 floods on Hood Mounts
-Hella flush-mount bumper Pencil Beam Halogens
-Interior overhead dimmable led -Interior wrap around RGB full spectrum led with controller

Power System:
-Autarky Standard Solar Kit – AutarkyEv.com
-300W Flush mount Rooftop Solar array
-Orion 30 Amp Alternator DC to DC charging while driving
-Victron 100/50 Bluetooth Charge controller
-Victron BMS with Shunt
– Interior controller
-2000w Victron compact Inverter Charger with Cerbo controller and GX50 touchscreen
-Midnight Solar Baby box with charge controller and inverter breakers.
-200 Amp DC disconnect
-30 Amp 120v interior accessible breaker panel containing all circuits both AC and DC in one easy to access and maintain panel.
-300ah Ampertime Lithium Battery bank
-All mounted below rear dinette bench seats

Water, Heat, Cooling:
-35 Gallon Fresh water tank (interior mounted)
– SS marine inlets and an additional 15 Gallon Auxillary fresh water tank (exterior mounted) total water capacity 55 gallons
-Rear storage cabinet with holder for (3) 5 gallon drinking water jugs (15 gallons total drinking water capacity)
-8 Gallon Grey water tank – exterior Dump outlet
-Shurflo 12v Water pump
-Full Pex Plumbing
-Rear mounted Stainless Shower system – hydronic connected for instant hot showers/ Extra long shower hose, shower head has on/off switch
-Rear mounted and enclosed 20lb Composite Propane tank – Only used for cooktops
-Main Gasoline tank connected Eberspacher Ds5 Hydronic system - Instant hot water heat exchanger and Kalori thermostatically controlled in cab water to air heat exchanger.
-Eberspacher easy start pro controller
-Rear bumper mounted all aluminum hydronic tank for easy service
-All plumbing and tanks are mounted within the insulated interior and will not freeze while camper is heated (exterior auxiliary tank is easily removed via straps)
-Fresair 12v DC Evaporative cooler with separate 8 gallon water tank.
-Custom Gold reflective heat shields for every window in the camper
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Delsh

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This has caught eye (nice build!) each time it has been posted on this forum over the past couple of years. There have been at least 2 previous posts, going back as far as 2021. It is difficult to tell if this rig never sold, or if it's been through a couple of owners in just a couple of years. Can you help us out?
 
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Colin_Butler33

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This has caught eye (nice build!) each time it has been posted on this forum over the past couple of years. There have been at least 2 previous posts, going back as far as 2021. It is difficult to tell if this rig never sold, or if it's been through a couple of owners in just a couple of years. Can you help us out?
Thanks for the compliment! Sure, glad to help. We purchased the van in August of 2022 and prior to that it had one other owner (post build out). We purchased the van originally for a cross country road trip to Baja, we completed the trip in November of 2023 and recently moved to Puerto Rico so it is time to find her a new a home. Loved every minute we spent with this van! Hope this helps.
 

dcrzach

Active member
Glad to see this build again looking just as beautiful as the day we completed it. - this van packs a heavy punch in a small footprint! $75k is a great deal, it cost us more than that to build it out in 2019 !
 

Colin_Butler33

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What's going on with the wear pattern on the front passenger tire?
I had a small dual sport on the back when we went to Baja the extra weight on the back caused a little bit of cupping in both of the front tires. We rotated the front tires to the rear. I am willing to replace both if someone is interested in purchasing.
 

Colin_Butler33

New member
Glad to see this build again looking just as beautiful as the day we completed it. - this van packs a heavy punch in a small footprint! $75k is a great deal, it cost us more than that to build it out in 2019 !
We loved this van, had so much fun in it! Great build!
 

Motafinga

Adventurer
Nice set-up , Can you please elaborate on the Timberline conversion, did you have them install it? Can you show pics of the front axle and coilovers? I'm not that familiar with Timberline.
Thanks
 
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