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Mordred

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We have kids 9, 6 and 4. 2 are going to be my size, 6'3"ish 200lbs plus in high school weight. All really good thoughts that we've been thinking. I really like the idea of extra room for guests. But the ability to double pull in the future might be nice too. If I did get the van, it would have the weight distributing hitch and anti sway. Thanks everyone for confirming my views.

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And as far as towing a TT, the van has a shorter axle to ball distance which is more stable for towing. As long as you don't get an extended length Ford. I think you will be buying used for a traditional conv van because they stopped making them and now offer the new style vans which I'm not familiar with, nor do I really like!


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Duramax van FTW!


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I wish they kept making duramax vans.

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Have you thought of a Class C or A and towing a car? You'd have plenty of room while traveling and no stopping for potty breaks or snacks.


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Have not thought of Class A or C, the vehicle would also serve as my DD or weekend vehicle if I also got a small car.

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Posted: 01/06/17 10:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We loved traveling in our conversion van towing a TT. Lots of room for kids and dogs. It was actually more stable from the wind when the TT was hooked up! That said, I HATED driving it in the snow!! It was a real dog... Something to consider if this will be a daily driver since you are in MN. We ultimately traded for a Suburban 2500. Kids are grown now, so we have a truck.


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Vans aren't too good in the snow - but neither are empty 2WD pickups. When we had 2 wheel drive vans, I would put about 250 lbs of sand bags behind the rear seat which helped a lot. The last two vans have had the Quigley 4WD modification, and while that pretty much solved the problem, now that I am retired, I prefer to take the van somewhere where I can park it under a palm tree in the winter.


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Looked at vans today and with the Quigley I think I'm sold. I'll probably get a commuter car for most tasks though. It just seems like The ideal way we'd like to travel.

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The two best places I have found for used Quigleys is eBay and the "For Sale" section on Quigley's website http://www.quigley4x4.com/ . There is also a Facebook page called "4x4 Vans" or something like that which has lots of information .....

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