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Old 09-24-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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4wd van conversions

Anyone have any experience, even third hand, with 4wd aftermarket van conversions? Are they a viable alternative for towing?

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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You might want to check out the sports mobile forums they do a lot of 4wd conversions. I've run into guys who tow travel trailers to a park for spouses & kids, then drive into the "bush" to hunt, surf or whatever....

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Old 09-24-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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I second the Sportsmobile, have a friend that has one and loves it, doesn't tow with it though. Hang on to your wallet.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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Check out the Quigley Four Wheel drive van web site. They do the four-wheel drive conversions that Sportsmobile uses to make their campers. The Quigley vans are available through selected dealers. There might be one near you where you could take a look at them and get some information from the dealer concerning towing recommendations.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:31 PM   #5
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We tow our trailer with a E350 Ford 1 ton van with a Quiggly front end. We bought it second hand, so it came that way. We have been in a couple of situations where the 4 wheel drive came in handy as we had parked on grass and then it rained a lot and the ground got soft. It does sit up pretty high so getting in and out is a bit of a climb if your short. Steve and I are fairly tall so its not to bad.

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Old 10-19-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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I recently purchased a 1995 Excella Classic with a GVWR of 6800 lbs. I too am looking for a tow vehicle and I would like to know if anyone knows the tow rating for a 1990 Ford E 350 with a 7.3 IDI diesel engine (non-turbo). The one I'm looking at has been converted to four wheel drive by Quigley. Thanks, Michael

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