Sunday, March 16, 2014

The End of an Era…. The Box truck is for sale :)

edited to add In Payson Az, and has an Automatic tranny :)
On the topic of the unpredictability of life…
I am no longer full time for the foreseeable future, with that being the case, I no longer have use for the box truck that has served me as home for a few years now and it’s time to see if it can be of use to someone else!  Dimensions on the Interior of the box are 15’ X 7’7” X 7’.  total length is 24’6”.
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Details

2002 Ford E-450 Super duty cutaway van (box extends over the cab so you can stand up next to the drivers seat)
7.3L Diesel engine with a block heater, and 157K miles (which for a diesel is minor) AC in the cab unit, never needed it in the box but I tended to avoid high heat areas in the summer. 
Barn doors on the back so you have full access to the back when doing a rebuild, or loading, made it much easier to load and unload the motorcycle when needed ;IMG_1152
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Currently there are 2 solar panels on the roof for a total of 410 watts, running to a BZ500 mppt controller, into a 12v battery bank of 1280 AH batteries, though they will need to be replaced for any real use, they are fine for basic lights and a dvd player at night.
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Currently, there are some shelves along one of the walls, and a couple of cabinets I used as a pantry, additionally there is a plywood bed built into one side, all could easily be removed as desired, or the wood repurposed.   The Truck has served me well in our time together, I just don’t see myself needing it again so it’s time to let it move on! 
Like all vehicles it has issues, to me they are minor.. the driver side door binds when opening, so I have used the passenger door primarily.  The dash lights (other than indicator/emergency lights) don’t work, so if you drive at night it could be annoying, I purchased an LED light that plugs into the cigarette lighter and use that if I have to drive at night and it’s worked fine, All emergency and instrumentation lights work just fine.  Also, I do not have a key for the cab doors, never had one, if I had to lock the truck, I would just reenter it from the back doors which have a padlock.  If you are interested in the truck, arrangements can be made to see it, please send me an email at SEballee@gmail.com Smile  will be doing another post with additional pictures of the interior, just don’t want to overload this one.

Truck Pics

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brief descriptions.  for vanity sake. my typical camp  2, the empty box with pass through visible, 3 the solar controller and a 1500/3000 watt inverter, would use it to run power tools when needed. 4 the ‘kitchen’ area, shelves on the wall, pantry cabinets, the disk in the wall is where I cut through for a chimney and woodstove that I had installed one winter.   5. the bed area, lower shelf lives up for access to bins you might put under it, upper can be used as storage if needed.  6.  the ‘Bar’ area, was a pass through into the truck there (latched, I don’t have that key either) and made a drop down bar to use when camped for food prep, or doing dishes or whatever. 7. Ladder racks on the inside of the truck, I would carry both a step ladder and a larger ladder to give me roof access if needed.