3-Horse Van 
• $20,000
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Listing No. 41149 posted on 18 Mar (Expires on 17 Apr)

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2000 Chevy C6500 (Medium Duty Truck) Powerplant = Caterpillar Turbo Diesel 3126 Transmission = Allison AT545 (Automatic) Extremely low mileage 51,xxx miles Two 50 Gallon (100 gallons total) diesel fuel tanks 25 Gallon Water tank GVWR 23,100 lbs   I bought this in van in 2011 when my horse was competing in eventing shows every weekend. Now that he's 22, his show days are behind him....and we want to buy a cabin. The horse box was made in the 1970s by Frank Imperator Vans. It has been refurbed twice. The last refurb I moved the horse box to this Chevy chassis and also had the exterior of the box repainted.   There are really endless possibilities to this van. We've used it as a toy hauler for the bikes, we've used it to camp out of, we've used it as box truck to move stuff. And with the 100 gallons of fuel you can pretty much escape the next apocalypse without needing fuel. And did I mention that it's got enough clearance for a standing horse. It feels very roomy for him and you. Or say the hell with the horse box, and buy the chassis to have your upfitter put the box of your dreams on!   If you consider that a 1/2 ton truck and trailer easily exceeds >$60K, this set up is a bargain financially. Also, it takes away the hassle of needing a lot of space to park. MSRP on the chassis was $85K.   Horses haul well in the van and ventilation is good. It's easy to convince a tough loader, since you go in with them. Configure as single box stall, 2 standing stall, or 3 horse. I don't have a draft horse, but suspect this would be roomy enough for one.   The good: True to it's name, the Caterpillar power plant has been super reliable. It has to be. Nothing worse than a broke rig on the side of the road with your show horse. The rig was a California truck before I bought it, so it's in much better condition than other trucks of the same vintage Overall, in very good condition. (Usually by the time a medium duty truck is in this price range, it has 1/2 million miles. ) Plenty of head room/ceiling height This van is easy to drive. Turns tighter than my Dodge Ram 2500 The tires plenty of tread on them (<10K miles) No rips/tears in the interior upholstery All (13) hard brake lines upgraded to stainless steel All lights on the horse box have been up graded to LED The bad: The E-brake dash light has a loose switch. On bouncy roads it will flicker (light only--does not engage brakes) The gear shifter needs to be reindexed, as it's one gear off from what it displays The truck has a rev limiter, don't worry about any speed above 65MPH Some minor paint flaws Seems to be a minor leak which allows rain water into passenger foot well area.

  • Listing No.
  • 41149
  • Price:
  • $20,000
Advertiser: Blaster11
Member Since: May 8, 2015
  La Plata, Maryland

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