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psudy 12-01-2009 1:47 PM

The camper van thread got me interested in conversion vans. I have been trying to find a decent used one(under 25K)close to home for road trips to Table Rock Lake(just bought a house there, and will be traveling a LOT this spring/summer/fall). <BR>So my question is, Does anyone pull with one? Chevy, Ford or GMC? The interiors all seem about the same. I am looking for one with an extended top.

wakeboardsam 12-01-2009 2:28 PM

Lots of them on eBay, even a couple with diesels in them... <BR> <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-E-Series-Van-TRANSIT-BUS-2007-ECONOLINE-E350-HI-TOP-DIESEL-LUXURIOUS-SHUTTLE-VAN_W0QQitemZ320450548558QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Car s_Trucks?hash=item4a9c57534e#ht_13689wt_1084" target="_blank">VAN</a> <BR> <BR>Here is the invoice before conversion: <BR> <BR><a href="http://services.forddirect.fordvehicles.com/inventory/WindowSticker.pdf?vin=1FTSS34P27DA25562" target="_blank">Invoice</a> <BR> <BR>It should pull a house...

psudy 12-01-2009 2:38 PM

Well, there is one thing I didn't check. Blocked at work unfortunatley. I will check tonight. Seems like these are in pretty high demand. I found 2 in KC that sold before I could get up there!

wakeboardsam 12-01-2009 2:45 PM

I know where two GM Vans are at that are 2006's and still at the dealership. They were listed at over $75K originally. I think they are at $35 now, both are brand new... well sort of...

psudy 12-01-2009 2:53 PM

Trying to keep it under 25K. <BR> <BR>actually if they have had them since 06, tell me where. They might take a low ball! <BR> <BR>(Message edited by psudy on December 01, 2009)

bmartin 12-01-2009 6:15 PM

You will have no problems finding a quality used one for under $25 and should be able to find a fresh decently equipped one for under $15. The resale on those things drop faster than just about any other kind of vehicle and most people that have them just put highway miles on them. Several years ago, I bought a 2 year old E150 with about 30K for under $10, but it wasn't a high top. It pulls as well as an F150 and have driven it on 5000 mile long road trips with a small camper in tow without a problem. I have pulled the wakeboard boat over 600 miles in a day with it and it is a stable pull, and it will climb hills but it fades on the steeper ones. <BR> <BR>From a practical standpoint they are more functional than 4 dr trucks. Way more comfortable for passengers and your gear is easy to keep stowed and locked. Not that this is a big negative, but my teen sons would probably rather walk to school than be seen driving it. Ahhh the vanity of youth.

formfunction 12-02-2009 6:20 AM

You should get one like this.Ive seen it pull car trailers all over the country. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/749751.jpg" alt="Upload">

psudy 12-02-2009 8:25 AM

That might be a bit much. lol. <BR> <BR>I can't seem to find any close to me for under 15, that are decent. My wife doesn't like her Tahoe, because it is a pain to get our twins in and out of. I figured this would be my last chance to avoid a minivan! <BR> <BR>Is there much difference between the Fords and GMC/Chevys?

jonyb 12-03-2009 6:13 AM

The only problem with the Ford's is what's circled in blue on the front grill <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>j/p... I really like the one in the pic above, but lifted ones are pretty cool too......

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