Ambulance Camper/ Expedition Rig Conversion FAQ

azsorenson

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Hello all! What are you doing for spare tire mounts? I thought one of my exterior cabinets would fit my tire, but no luck. I hate to lose flexibility on opening rear doors so thought about putting a roof rack over the cab or a front mounted carrier. Am open to see/hear what has worked for you (pics welcome!). I have a 16" 8 lug tire. Money IS an issue, but would rather have a good spare available in the event of an emergency. Thanks in advance!
Hi, ended up with a hitchgate solo from Wilco off-road. Works great, had it on the roof but a nightmare if I really need it. Easy to open up, really well engineered. They are tough to get, Wilco is a weird company that can't seem to comprehend that you need inventory, not just backorders. I had to flip mine upside down because I wanted it to open toward the driver side but it worked out.
 

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bryceon44

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Repair manual help?

How are you all?

Hey is there a repair manual for these ambulances at least for the front half of coach like an e-350 diesel Chilton manual etc. I have a 1997 ford e-350 7.3 wheeled coach. I have not been able to find one for diesel though. I want to see a maintenance schedule for all the fluids and filters etc and how to do the maintenance with pics and explanations?

Thank you,
 

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Ozrockrat

Expedition Leader
Repair manual help?

How are you all?

Hey is there a repair manual for these ambulances at least for the front half of coach like an e-350 diesel Chilton manual etc. I have a 1997 ford e-350 7.3 wheeled coach. I have not been able to find one for diesel though. I want to see a maintenance schedule for all the fluids and filters etc and how to do the maintenance with pics and explanations?

Thank you,
Just hit eBay and grab a PDF disk of the Ford service and repair manuals. The Clinton ones are a POS I think. You may even be able to find them online for free these days.
 

bryceon44

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Just hit eBay and grab a PDF disk of the Ford service and repair manuals. The Clinton ones are a POS I think. You may even be able to find them online for free these days.
Ok thank you. Anyone else have experience with repair manuals for the ford e-350 ambulance?
 

turbodiesel

Member
I have a set of 1997 workshop manuals that I'll give you, just pay the shipping. They are heavy but media mail shouldn't been too bad.
 

bryceon44

New member
O **** I just bought some on ebay the heavy ones. Thank you for offer. Do you have all three or is it two binders?
Thanks
 

finboy

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Hi all, I am checking out a quigley coil lifted Horton full ambulance, it is going to need tires before I drive it home. Does anyone know what size tires I can get away with on a quigley life without too much rubbing or highway driving concerns? I’m not looking to make an off-road beast but if I’m shelling out money for 6 new tires I’d rather only buy once.
 

katyq02

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Hi, ended up with a hitchgate solo from Wilco off-road. Works great, had it on the roof but a nightmare if I really need it. Easy to open up, really well engineered. They are tough to get, Wilco is a weird company that can't seem to comprehend that you need inventory, not just backorders. I had to flip mine upside down because I wanted it to open toward the driver side but it worked out.
Thank you! Good to know!
 
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