We tow a 1959
Tradewind (a 24 footer) with our Ford E150. Recently, we traveled Hwy 101 from our home in Paso Robles CA to Eureka in Northern Ca. There's a fair number of mountians, crosswind and winding two laners. We picked up my folks near Santa Rosa (for a total of four adult, one child and two dogs!)
This was our first major trip with the van and trailer and must say I was very pleased with the way the van handled the grades, the winding roads, and cross winds. Although I didn't speed
, I was passing diesel pusher motor homes and fifth wheels with no problem.
I added a 'Helwig' swaybar and a set "Supersprings," which provide excellent handling and load carrying capacity.
The only thing I don't like about the van is the wimpy mirrors. The van has the "tow package" but I guess the mirrors are extra. I've tried two differant add on mirrors but had to return them all because they wouldn't stay on. We're going to bite the bullet and go through ford for a set of "superduty" type tow mirrors.
Our van as equiped, is rated to tow up to 6,900lbs.
The Econoline Van is niether PC NOR trendy... I guess that's why I like It