I have always wanted a conversion van. My uncle had one that we would go to the lake with and camp out with his super awesome jet boat. Anyway, I have been thinking about getting one for a long time. I was limited to 4x4 because I had my boat, but recently sold it so 4x4 is not required anymore. I have a 2005 Chevy 2500HD diesel Duramax now. I can't afford a diesel conversion van, they are way out of my price range. I can however sell my truck, put some money down, and afford a 2015 Chevy 2500 conversion van with a 6.0 like this one -
Used 2015 GMC 9 Passenger Conversion Van for Sale in Phoenix AZ 85009 HighTopConversionVans.net
I think you see what my question is now. I have a 2014 Jay Flight 32BHDS that I have weighed loaded (without the tanks full as I usually don't go far with anything in them) and the result was 9200#. The van has a towing capacity of 10500# according to the dealer.
So, I know the numbers work, but I am afraid of it being a gutless wonder when towing my trailer. My truck can tow it up some steep mountains, but I am not so sure about the van. I know there are people on here with Chevy 2500's with the 6.0 pulling the 26BHS trailers, but I wonder if anyone has any real world experience with towing a 32BHDS.
I looked up a similar van and found the specs to be the following -
Weight: 8600# after conversion
Cargo capacity: 3262# regular wheelbase and 3053# extended wheelbase
My truck has the following:
Weight: 8000# loaded for camping with shell, passengers and full fuel
Torque: 520 (the big difference)