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Old 09-20-2016, 10:11 PM   #43
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That looks really good. And since we've been talking about them I've been seeing the NV and the Transit around town.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:05 PM   #44
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We think so. They both make a long set-up, which could be a disadvantage if not planning to unhitch for the night. This was a one night stay, so we didn't unhitch. Just disconnected the 7-way and put down all the jacks. It's hard to see the Pro-pride hitch in the shadows (adds a bit more to length.) We've encountered a couple of campgrounds where longer sites were a bit harder to find.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:32 AM   #45
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I am a little late to this topic but we have been using a Nissan 3500 HD high top for about two & half years now, first with a 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II 22' & now a recently purchased Airstream Sport 22". First let me say this beast is a joy to drive/ride in whether towing or on solo trips. We purchased a leftover 2013 new. Then I customized the walls/ceiling , added twin beds, over head/floor cabinets, custom windows (all around) , a sub floor & one compact captains chair. This added a total weight of about 700 pounds to bring the van with a full 28 gallons of gas with out driver/passenger to around 6,900 pounds. Even with the additional payload from our customization plus driver/passenger with cargo & our two cats this has pulled both trailers extremely well. With its heavy duty factory installed towing package & wide body/high profile roof basically makes sway/wind a non issue when towing. With its large V-8 engine it pulls effortlessly with power to spare. I would highly recommend it as a tow vehicle.
How did you mount the captains chair? Just bolt it through the floor?

Have any pictures of your layout?
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Looks like the new 5.6 and 7 speed transmission are coming for 2017. Similar power but should see a slight bump in mpg.

I'm liking that high top cargo version...

http://www.tfltruck.com/2016/12/2017...ice-hike-news/
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That high top will be a handful in cross winds. Reduced range when solo.
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Tradeoffs for sure.
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