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I want an Astro/Safari- will trade my 4x4 Dodge Ram Van

Postby khickerson [OP] » September 18th 2015, 8:01pm

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I'm new to this site. I'm relatively new to the Astro/Safari concept & craze. But i'm committed. In the next 3-6 months I wish to sell or trade my '97 Dodge Ram 1 ton 4x4 van for a decent, AWD, newer (2001-2005) Astro or Safari. I live in Boise ID. I can travel to execute the deal.

MY VAN: Dodge Ram 3500b 4x4 short body van. ideal for family, contractor, camper, 4x4 enthusiast, & van pimper. It was converted by Advanced 4wd out of UT. fresh 360 STROKER engine. yes this thing screams! custom rims. empty interior can haul: 12 people (I have seats), be customized (I have a seat/bed option), haul 5 people & snowmobile or motor cycles or 1.5 cords of firewood. 10' safari rack. new suspension bushings & spring work on front. many other new components. virtually NO leaks. many extras. ~240k miles, many, many maintenance records. Running gear is solid, newer, recently rebuilt or working well. The van has been mostly gone thru & I have a nearly complete history of the van & it's condition at-present. I'd also provide a nice 3 ton Dodge trailer (8' bed) that has a nice toneau cover & luggage basket. the axle is brand new! I have $17,000 into the whole package.

WHAT I SEEK: an efficient astro/safari van with lower mileage (~100k) in good - excellent condition. ideally SOLID mechanically. I primarily care about its running gear and not so much cosmetics & carpet etc. Class III tow package is a must. I wish to have configurability in the van (seating for 7-8, remove seats or benches for general cargo &/or convert to camper, propane accessories are nice but not a must. roof rack & accessories would be nice. small-moderate lift is nice but not necessary.

Thanks for reading this & please respond if you have an option for me.
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Re: I want an Astro/Safari- will trade my 4x4 Dodge Ram Van

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 19th 2015, 8:56am

Hold up, let me go buy an AWD so I can swap for your awesome van and **** bricks because I just got the deal of a lifetime.. :D
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Re: I want an Astro/Safari- will trade my 4x4 Dodge Ram Van

Postby FrugalAstro » September 19th 2015, 2:40pm

I'm guessing the major reason for a trade like this would be you currently get like 2 MPG with your Dodge.
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Re: I want an Astro/Safari- will trade my 4x4 Dodge Ram Van

Postby Leeann_93 » September 19th 2015, 4:06pm

FrugalAstro wrote:I'm guessing the major reason for a trade like this would be you currently get like 2 MPG with your Dodge.



Might be 8...actually, my '90 B250 full-sized with 360 cid/5.9L got 13 unless I was towing, in which case it got 10. Didn't matter what I was towing.
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Re: I want an Astro/Safari- will trade my 4x4 Dodge Ram Van

Postby 97cargocrawler » September 20th 2015, 6:48am

1ton 4x4 van. Who cares about mileage?! It aint a Prius. Its for people who like to run over Prii.
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