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12/31/2017 6:18 AM

Anyone know a good place to find them already set up? I’ve done numerous searches and can’t find hardly anything. I’ve found several cargo/passenger vans and I’m not against building one myself, but it would be nice if I could find one already set up.

Looking for preferably a Chevy Express.

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12/31/2017 6:32 AM

I just bought a 2017 Express van and am currently setting it up. I will be selling my 1999 Express van with 215K that is set up ready for two bikes with a cabinet/seat built in. I wasn't sure how new you wanted. It's a decent van and will be very reasonable.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

12/31/2017 6:38 AM

Just buy the nicest, lowest mileage cargo you can get. Setting it up is nothing unless you are super anal and must have everything just so. once you go van, you will wonder how you ever survived so long with a pickup

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12/31/2017 8:16 AM

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12/31/2017 8:18 AM

They are easy to set up. Deciding on how you want it set up is the only difficult part.

Just listed my 2015 Ford Transit T250 with 28k miles for $26k in the bazar.

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12/31/2017 8:19 AM

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12/31/2017 8:20 AM

oceantrav wrote:

They are easy to set up. Deciding on how you want it set up is the only difficult part.

Just listed my 2015 Ford Transit T250 with 28k miles for $26k in the bazar.

Sorry to double post. I also posted it up on the western slope of Colorado for guys looking

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12/31/2017 12:20 PM

I’m in KY so I’d like to find something within reasonable driving distance so I could test drive. Chevy express extended version is about the best overall package for my 10k price range. From what I’ve come to figure is to buy one and build myself.

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12/31/2017 12:30 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I looks on Craigslist in California and instagram.

Where are you located or willing to buy from?
How much do you want to spend?
What size do you want?

Here’s a few I came across lately:
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/2005-ford-350-moto-van/6443284282.html

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/e450/6407845669.html

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/d/moto-van-450-carpool-access/6407812766.html

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-ford-e350/6439877725.html

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/2014-ram-promaster-outsidevan/6422268349.html

Mx286 wrote:

I’m in KY so I’d like to find something within reasonable driving distance so I could test drive. Chevy express extended version is about the best overall package for my 10k price range. From what I’ve come to figure is to buy one and build myself.

I’ve had them all. I like the extended econline over the extended Chevy. The wheelbase on the Chevy is longer, making it harder to maneuver. Ultimately my decision would come down to best priced one I found in my price range. Also, would want the bigger v8. Chevy’s come with the 4.8 and 5.3, and Ford ones 4.6 and 5.4 if I recall.

Wall is simple. Can build one in a hour or two

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12/31/2017 1:32 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I looks on Craigslist in California and instagram.

Where are you located or willing to buy from?
How much do you want to spend?
What size do you want?

Here’s a few I came across lately:
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/2005-ford-350-moto-van/6443284282.html

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/e450/6407845669.html

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/d/moto-van-450-carpool-access/6407812766.html

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-ford-e350/6439877725.html

https://portland.craigslist.org/grg/cto/d/2014-ram-promaster-outsidevan/6422268349.html

Mx286 wrote:

I’m in KY so I’d like to find something within reasonable driving distance so I could test drive. Chevy express extended version is about the best overall package for my 10k price range. From what I’ve come to figure is to buy one and build myself.

oceantrav wrote:

I’ve had them all. I like the extended econline over the extended Chevy. The wheelbase on the Chevy is longer, making it harder to maneuver. Ultimately my decision would come down to best priced one I found in my price range. Also, would want the bigger v8. Chevy’s come with the 4.8 and 5.3, and Ford ones 4.6 and 5.4 if I recall.

Wall is simple. Can build one in a hour or two

Down the road from me I found a express extended passenger. It’s a 08 with the v8 6.0, 71,000 miles for 10k. I’ve already test drove and it rides pretty good. The only draw back is it’s a Church van with all their stickers and logos on it. I’m not sure how it would look after everything is peeled off (I have a little OCD). Also it has a slide door instead of the barn type. The door won’t open from outside but will from the inside. It’s a solid van just needs a few minor repairs.

How did you set you’re wall up? I’ve searched and seen where some have done it with 2x4s and others with a cage tubing type set up.

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12/31/2017 1:48 PM

I always build the wall like a house wall with 2x4’s. Then big bolts threw the base, with metal plates on the bottom side of the van. Side and top is bolt if I had access, if not then self tapping screw, etc.

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12/31/2017 1:50 PM

Here’s ones I did On a ford passenger van last year, this is prior to insulation and plywood.

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12/31/2017 3:51 PM

I’ve spent a lot of time driving Ford and GMC fullsize vans. The GM is better in every way. Both are very durable and reliable. The GM rides better, handles better, is more comfortable, roomier and is finished a lot nicer. The Ford is very outdated, it’s very 1990.

The longer wheelbase makes it ride and handle better. The larger doors make it much easier to load and unload bikes.

You can’t get the 5.3 in an extended GM van, it’s 4.8 or 6.0. The 4.8 is a good bit better on fuel and has been very trouble free. Our last 2 vans were Fords with the 4.6 and they’ve been reliable too but the GM’s were just nicer all around. Both are good, but if you have to pick between the two, all else being equal, I’d suggest the GM.

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12/31/2017 4:18 PM

If I had the space for it, this would be in my driveway: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/2008-chevrolet-express-serie/6443607111.html

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If it can't be fixed with a hammer, it's an electrical problem.

1/1/2018 7:24 AM

nytsmaC wrote:

I’ve spent a lot of time driving Ford and GMC fullsize vans. The GM is better in every way. Both are very durable and reliable. The GM rides better, handles better, is more comfortable, roomier and is finished a lot nicer. The Ford is very outdated, it’s very 1990.

The longer wheelbase makes it ride and handle better. The larger doors make it much easier to load and unload bikes.

You can’t get the 5.3 in an extended GM van, it’s 4.8 or 6.0. The 4.8 is a good bit better on fuel and has been very trouble free. Our last 2 vans were Fords with the 4.6 and they’ve been reliable too but the GM’s were just nicer all around. Both are good, but if you have to pick between the two, all else being equal, I’d suggest the GM.

Appreciate you’re input. A family friend of our who’s a mechanic said pretty much the same thing you did about the Chevy being a nice dependable van.

I have a few road race/flat track buddies and they all use the express. Theirs ride well and have been very solid.

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1/1/2018 8:18 AM

We had a 98 gmc savanna 3500 extended with the 454. Had over 200k when i sold it. Got around 14 mpg on the highway and i can vouch for their reliability. Van was great for us and would recommend them to anyone looking.

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1/1/2018 9:57 AM

The express vans are way better, I've had both. Want to see some bad ass vans? Check out the stuff The Moto Box builds. @themotobox

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1/1/2018 12:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/1/2018 12:12 PM

Mine is still for sale. 08 GMC Savanna DURAMAX. Just spent $4000 on it and drove 3200 miles to Florida and back. New stereo and flip down TV. All new brakes, tires, alignment, tranny flush. Professionally done interior. Love this van just need something bigger. $16000 641-373-1157

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1/2/2018 9:26 AM

I've been thinking about selling my 07' ford E350 extended diesel ..../ https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/2007-ford-e350-extended/6445287021.htmlPhoto

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