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Old 03-01-2013, 03:42 PM   #2488
rebar
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Location: Iowa City
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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..

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Originally Posted by Otis the Sasquatch View Post
Pardon my stepping in Geek, but...

http://www.gmfleet.com/chevrolet/exp...cargo-van.html
"SELECT OPTIONAL FEATURES....
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
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