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Notes from a happy ‘camper’

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Jerry Watts with his soon-to-be camper, a retired Mickey ambulance boy.

HIGH POINT, NC — SEPT/OCT 2021 — The following email note was submitted to Mickey Truck Bodies by Jerry Watts of Chattanooga, TN:

“Dear sirs,
Yesterday, I acquired a 2001 E450 Ford Ambulance with 7.3L diesel engine that had been retired. Originally, it was manufactured for Trauma Hawk. The model of the ambulance body is 1YPE III. It now has 446K miles on it. WOW!

I am exceedingly impressed with the quality of construction and the extensive use of aluminum (especially the deck plate inside the exterior storage compartments).

My plans are to convert it into a camper and take my wife of 47 years [Dianna] to the Rocky Mountains. When someone says to me, “Man, you have a beautiful body,” I want to give the credit to Mickey Truck Bodies, not to myself.

Please tell me, just a general range, what would the body only have cost in 2001, or what would the comparable unit cost in 2021. It will make for a great topic for campground conversation in the Rockies.

Thanks for your time and thanks for taking quality in construction so seriously.”

Larry Jacobs, Mickey Truck Bodies’ Customer Service Manager in High Point, NC, responded:

“Jerry,
We take pride in our products, and it’s always a breath of fresh air when an owner of one of our units expresses such appreciation for the work that we do. You will find that the structural integrity of our EV units cannot be matched by any other company in our industry.”

(Editor’s Note: Larry Jacobs did provide the new owner with comparable unit costs for a 2001 and a 2021 unit.)

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