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Old 03-01-2013, 03:42 PM   #2488
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Originally Posted by ArcticaMT6 View Post
Geek, I think between your thread and haydukes, you guys have made me want a van instead of a trailer. I've already been buttering up the wife to the idea. Keep it coming.
You'll want both.. Base camp with the amenities. And the van to take you further..

Originally Posted by Otis the Sasquatch View Post
Pardon my stepping in Geek, but...
Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel with 260 hp, 525 lb.-ft. torque and B20-Diesel compatibility"

I drove a new 2013 4500 cutaway w/ box and the same engine/trans combo, but pushing a LOT more air, from Milwaukee to New Orleans. Total weight with the equipment in the back of about 12-13,000 lbs. Pulled strong, nice 6-speed auto, felt like it would handle a trailer also (which it will need to do on occasion) w/ no problem.

I think a 3500 with that drivetrain would be a sweet toy hauler.
That would be sweet but my budget is around 20K and a 4x4 van with a duramax would be around 30K
07 DRZ400s, 85 Vmax stock, 85 Vmax custom, E350 6bt/nv4500, Featherlite surv 24' toyhauler
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