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Dec 24, 1998 (1:48 am)
There are a few companies that take standard Econolines (and Chevy/GMC and Dodge full size vans as well) and convert them to four wheel drive.
Check this link:
Jan 01, 1999 (1:44 am)
One thing to consider when comparing the "future" Excursion and the 4x4 Crew Cab...I've heard that the MSRP of the Excursion fully loaded will be around $50K - I don't know what the invioce will be. I ordered my F250 CC 4x4 Lariat V10 with just about everything on it for just under $30K. If you want some extra windows, a third bench seat, slightly better cargo access, and more weight to pull, and are willing to pay $20K for it than wait for the Excursion.
Still waiting for delivery.
#24 of 41 tnt2
Jan 03, 1999 (9:03 pm)
I've had 2 Crew cabs & 1 extended cab in the last 3 years. The CC is the way to go. I currenty have a '99 F350 4x4 CC Lariat Dually with the powerstroke diesel and a 97 E.B. Expedition 4x4 with the 5.4. The F350 is our economy car. I have 2 kids and we go camping every weekend in the summer. With my wife the 2 kids and 110# Mastiff inside, we have plenty of room. I prefer the diesel over the v-10, but that's a different argument. My previous CC was a Chevy and it seemed to have slightly more leg room in the back seat than the Ford. I also have a fiberglass topper on the back that locks up tight. One good thing of the Ford is that the tailgate locks with the door key, which helps keep things secure and prevents someone from stealing the tailgate altogether. The duals tend to get in the way, especially in tight drive-thru's, but don't let the long bed scare you off, mine has followed me all over.
Jan 04, 1999 (1:17 am)
Thanks for affirmation on SD F250 to Larry----glad to hear you camp..wife and I just started 2 yrs. ago. Modern-day style, grant it, but lots of fun. We were in receipt of an F250 CC, but handed the keys back, because there aren't any young children around anymore--boys are 23,21. So we went with ext.cab., del. est. 2/1/99 per dlr. Maybe we'll catch you on the road someday. Any opinion on Rhino Lnr. Thnks., JB
#26 of 41 singer4
Jan 08, 1999 (8:10 pm)
Can't say that I do. Have seen them but never had one. Mine have all been drop-ins. Just something permanent about the Rhino that doesn't appeal to me.
#27 of 41 Bed Liners
Jan 08, 1999 (10:04 pm)
You might want to look at topic 252 for considerable pro/con discussion about liners, both spray on and set-in.
All kinds of brand names too, on both types.
Jan 12, 1999 (12:59 am)
i like trucks...big trucks....with big engines
Feb 08, 1999 (4:06 am)
could anyone help me out with a good price to pay for a F-250 power stroke crew cab. i couldn't find the invoice for this truck. i wanted a fully loaded pickup. it would be great to have some help before the dealer dig's my grave for me
Feb 08, 1999 (3:52 pm)
Both KBB and Edmunds (here) have invoice prices for that truck. So does carpoint for that matter... What are you having trouble finding?
#31 of 41 CC diesel
Feb 23, 1999 (6:18 pm)
I finally traded my SD 4x4 f250 super cab for a crew cab diesel. Best move ever. We have four kids, two in car seats and the extended cab was a contorsionists nightmare in hell. Plus when the kids get rowdy, they are yelling right in your ear.
With all the towing and building we do, the pickup was the only option. If you are ever going to carry plywood, or long lumber, the full bed is the only way to go.
I also got very tired of 7mpg with my 460 gas. The used crew cab didn't cost that much extra to go diesel, and I believe it is worth it, now that I can actually pass a filling station.
The only problem I had in getting a Crew cab, was that it is a family vehicle, which means my short wife will drive it. To ask her to lean over and unlock a huge plain jane truck without power locks was too much. Finding an XLT loaded vehicle was tough to do as there are a lot of plain jane ones out there (contractor type) but not comfortable ones, and the loaded ones disappear fast.
Just my two cents.