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Old 07-18-2014, 07:44 AM   #11
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Do they make that in brown to match my Eagle?

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:11 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by glsimms View Post
You know what Bluestreak? I've had the same idea about a full size van as a possible TV option!

I was looking at the big Nissan full size van, (can't remember the model name), but WOW! They want big bucks for it!
Yup, new vehicles are new vehicles. You get to pay for the privilege of that new car smell....

You might consider a recent Ford E350 or Chevy Savanna 3500. Once you figure out the various engines and tow capacities, you can target a couple that might work for you. The Wikipedia article on the Ford vans is pretty infprmative and I imagine the Chevy entry has good info as well.

The two vans are stable designs, with not many changes between years and with a recent used example, warranty is still available and initial depreciation hit was taken by someone else. You will have to search, but it could be worth it. We have been totally satisfied by our 99 Ford van (which we bought used at just under 3 years old) and still tow with it today.

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #13
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Do they make that in brown to match my Eagle?
I'm betting you could get it in brown to match your eagle.....heck, I've seen one with a reptile aquarium in it....
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:31 PM   #14
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We showed dogs for many years pulling TT with vans. It's a good option for someone needing the space. Just make sure you get enough Van or you can quickly lose your hitch weight head room by filling the Van with people and stuff. So read the specs and do some math.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:37 PM   #15
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I have a 2014 ram 3500 megacab and two kids (3.5 and 7). The megacab has a ton of room in the back and of course has a cummins diesel.....but three kids would be pushing it IMO....unless they are all young. A 1 ton van likely best option for u...unless u could find a mint excursion diesel or something but I personally am not Into buying other people's problems
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:44 PM   #16
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Maybe consider an older ford excursion?

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