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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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towing With a Van

I've had a couple buddies tell me that one of the best tow vehicles is a 3/4 ton van. Any opinions?
I've going to be looking for a good tow vehicle and trailer next Spring, so I just thought I'd ask here.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #2
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junk chevy van

My Uncle have 93 G20 it could tow but problem with transmission all times.


Best is have 3/4 or 1 tons. 1/2 ton could do but will bent frame if real overload on it.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #3
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no difference between the vans or the pickups. they both have same chassis and engine options. it's really up to personal preference
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Old July 12th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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dont fullsize vans genreally weigh more then an equal size pickup? if so, that would cut down on its available tow rating
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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #5
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i had a chevy 3/4 ton van and i ran of shit out of it it was a nice van but 12,000 is too much for a van i guess i put the trans out and sraped it
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Old July 14th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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i had a 85' chevy 1/2 ton van with a 305,700r4 out of a subb and pull 3 tons of scrap metal with it, i loved my van
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Old July 21st, 2009, 06:37 AM   #7
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dont fullsize vans genreally weigh more then an equal size pickup? if so, that would cut down on its available tow rating
probably would but the extra weight of the tow vehicle would make for a pretty nice handling tow rig.
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