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Island Mike    Posted 02-18-2019 at 00:43:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Cargo vans
  • Admiral Shirley says the Dodge Caravan is too small for long trips and camping. And I agree. I think we need something like the Mercedes Sprinter van. Not camperised. I have most everything we need. Anyone had experience with the different vans? Mercedes arts are expensive and slow. The Dodge is a front wheel drive. The Freightliner is ?? The Ford 2500 is popular. One of those with the long box and high roof looks okay to me. Any opinions from you guys would be helpful.
    It is 2300 miles from here to the Arctic Ocean. That is one planned trip.

    Island Mike

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2019 at 16:24:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 2019 Wonder MB

    Pleasureway Plato TS

    Dodge makes a hightop van.

    GMC High Top

    Sprinter

    Google youtube living in a van. You will get lots of examples.

    steveVa    Posted 02-18-2019 at 19:35:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • PS
    I have a 26 foot Itasca with a rebuilt Chevy 350 for sale real cheap. Has a tow hitch. New awning. Toilet, sink, stove, refrig, great for going to the races.

    Island Mike    Posted 02-23-2019 at 21:55:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • At the moment I am leaning towards a small ( as in just big enough ) trailer to tow behind the Dodge Caravan. And maybe later a motor home or large van. I have most everything needed to outfit an empty van.
    Google is annoying. Whatever I try to search, I get listings for all the new stuff for zillions of $$$.
    I still have not found a decent pic of a used 26 Itasca.
    The Dodge does 25 mpg on the highway in the winter. One fifth larger gallon than a US gallon. It should be able to pull a trailer and get 25 during the summer months.
    I could use my old belch mobile and a camper, but it does about 10 mpg as the campers push a lot of wind.
    I will spend a day at the RV place to get some ideas.
    We don't need this until at least next year.

    Island Mike

    steveVa    Posted 02-24-2019 at 03:18:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We have a Town and country van with a trailer hitch. It has good towing capacity and came with the trans cooler. I liked it because it has good leg room and gets good gas milage. The stow away seats are nice too. I would say that a small tow trailer that you can stand up in would be a great idea. I only wish that the Town and country was about 2 inches taller. My Expedition is taller and I am used to its height, so once in a while I wack my head getting into the Town and country.

    woodworker40    Posted 02-18-2019 at 08:26:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Why not just get a small motorhome, and have everything right there?

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-18-2019 at 04:59:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The wife and I did a camping trip with two dogs one year in a Caravan. We also towed a 4X6 trailer filled with everything we needed. A for the Sprinter vans. . . . Go test drive one.
    Pop the hood and notice you can't see the engine, Maintenance cost are how much on that van and what are the typical failure mechanisms?
    The wife drove one and didn't like it. I have driven them and not impressed just for the lack of view.
    A few people like them, and I would advise side and rear view cameras.

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