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Van as a tow vehicle?
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So, we need something capable of towing the TT, which is 4689 lbs UVW (of course more with full tanks, cargo, etc.)

DH and I have kicked around the idea of towing with a van rather than a truck. It'd be nice to have the storage space, the possibility of converting it, etc.

Is this feasible? Recommended? Why or why not?
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#2
a full sized v8 1 ton van will work just fine,with a truck you can get 4x4
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  • Heidi Mull (01-28-2019)
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#3
Vans are very underapreciated tow vehicles. With so much covered they are really good for storage. A properly equipped 3/4 or 1 ton (no extended Fords or Dodges due to frames being shorter than the body) with a weight distributing hitch can tow as much as any truck. Plus since vans rarely are diesel, they can have even higher payloads.

In my past I used a v10 Ford E350 std length passenger van to tow a 24’ TT with, family rode in the van and the trailer pulled easily except for mountains. I just knew how to use the TT brake controller and kept the elect brakes set up correctly. Gas mileage was 8 but hey, that was expected.
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#4
I use to tow with a van and loved it. I'd replace my Expedition with one someday except I would miss the comfort and real 4 wheel drive.
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#5
You would have an RV with spare room -- how could you lose?
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  • Heidi Mull (01-29-2019)
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#6
I used to tow with an 03 Chevy Express 2500 and loved it. Had the 5.3 and she towed very well.

I wanted 4x4 for Maine winters, otherwise I would have bought another van instead of my pick up.
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