Owner Review: I Converted My 2000 Ford Excursion 4×4 with a 7.3L Diesel V8 into a Camping Rig in a Very Simple Way!

2000 ford excursion 4x4 suv super duty diesel 7.3L V8
Images: Daniel B.

Could this Ford Excursion 4×4 with a 7.3L turbo-diesel V8 be one of the most wanted used SUVs on the market today? Used market prices around $20,000 or more point in this direction. TFLtruck viewer – Daniel B. – sends us this owner review of his 2000 Excursion.

Daniel writes:

“I loved that you finally did a video on the Excursion. My wife and I bought a 2000 Ford Excursion Limited about a year ago before the prices went crazy and we got the coveted 7.3L diesel V8 from the original owner. We have loved owning it. We have taken it camping all over Arizona and my wife loves that we can sleep on a memory foam mattress in the back rather than in a tent.”

“I’m excited to see your overlanding conversion to your Excursion and here are some pictures of what we did. I wanted to keep it as stock as possible so we could still carry 8 people if needed. We didn’t build a platform in the back or anything, but it is still so roomy and easy to use for overlanding in its stock form. A couple of things that I like is the original owner put BFGoodrich KO2 tires on the vehicle. I think they are a size bigger than the stock tires that came on the Excursion. I also had my mechanic add a kill switch because at night when you open the door all the interior lights turn on and attract bugs. Now I don’t have to worry as much about the bugs or draining the battery. Yes, you can fit a full-size mattress and still have room for gear!”

We recently purchased a 2000 Ford Excursion with a 6.8L gasoline V10 engine for our upcoming video series “Go Big! No Payment Needed”. We chose the V10 because it brought the price down. Check out the first video below.