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Old 01-08-2018, 08:17 AM
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Tow-worthy replacement for Econoline?

I'll be in the market soon for a vehicle to replace my 2012 E350 work van. I tow on a weekly basis and the new Transits just don't have the towing capacity that I need. Specs are 3800 pounds for the 3.7 and even less for the 3.5. My E350 extended with 5.4 can haul 7200 all day. I need an extended van for the long material and equipment carrying ability. What's out there?
 
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A used Econoline?
Fix/rebuild your present van?
 
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:19 PM
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I'd look at the Freightliner vans if that's the case.
 
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Why are you in the market to replace the 2012?
 
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Why are you in the market to replace the 2012?
160k on the odometer, want to sell it while I can still get something for it.
 
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If you want an extended van with real horsepower, the only new option right now is a Chevy Express.
 
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160k on the odometer, want to sell it while I can still get something for it.
Better to run it until it dies from a financial standpoint.
 
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If you want an extended van with real horsepower, the only new option right now is a Chevy Express.
If they haven't upgraded the trans significantly, I'd pass.
I think they were made with butter
I see that they have 6 and 8 speed trans now.
 
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160k on the odometer, want to sell it while I can still get something for it.
160? Itís just getting started Iíll buy it from you.
 
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I would love to have A 2012 econoline with only 160k on it, LOL. How much are you asking? Why not just use it until it needs major work done?
 
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