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Old 03-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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2008 Ford E-450 - Early and Late model differences?

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I have been looking to purchase a used Class C. I have seen a few Ford models in the 2008 year. I have noticed that some of the 2008 models have the "newer" Ford grills that look just like the 2014 model grills. Then I have also seen 2008 models with the "older" Ford grill that I believe has been used from 1995-2008.

Seems to me that the newer grill, in same year model, will hold value better than the older grill, all other things equal. Grill looks just like the 2014. Older grill looks like motorhome could be as old as a 1996.

Couple of questions....

1. Was it a mid year model change?

2. Beyond the grill, what other differences/changes were made (interior, exterior, mechanical, etc)?


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Old 03-11-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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Ford did not make model changes in the middle of a model year. Cab/chassis is not necessarily the same year as the motor home registration year. Should be a sticker most likely on the cab door frame telling what year the chassis is. Mine is a 2006 Tioga built on a 2005 E450 chassis. It's registered as a 2006.

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Sometimes small changes are made in the middle of a model year but usually not major items such as appearance or sheet metal changes. As mentioned above, since RV manufacturers order cab/chassis drivetrains in advance of production it is very common for the RV model year to be more recent than the chassis model year, so a 2008 model RV could have either a 2007 or 2008 chassis. Usually this doesn't matter much but sometimes it can, as in the example you mentioned.
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The 2008 model year saw the changes. 2007 was still the older style front end. If planning on upgrading the front end, with a billet grill or Aluminess front bumper, then the 2007 is a better choice, in my opinion. For example (our former ride):

Big Okanagan on a big 4x4 Ram 5500.
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