4x4 conversions that increase GVWR
I realize that GVWR has been discussed quite a bit on this forum, but I wanted to confirm what I've been reading.
By way of background, I have a Quadvan conversion. They put a sticker in the door jamb increasing the front GAWR to 5400#, but left the vehicle GVWR at 9400#. I've been mulling over doing a build, but the van already weighs 8,000# empty and runs upwards of 11,000# with 1,000# of trailer tongue weight and gear/people inside. It doesn't make much sense to build a camper that runs maybe 9000# empty, and plan to travel with 4 people, let along haul a trailer.
I know some Sportsmobiles are rerated to 10,000#. The I also read that Salem Kroger has been rerating some of their conversions to as high as 13,800#. I am not aware of any other conversion companies that rerate. Am I missing someone? I've been hesitant to consider S-K (Whitefeather) based on what I've read about them on-line.
So I am looking at either buying a used, converted Sportsmobile or buying a 2wd Sportsmobile or equivalent and sending it to S-K for a conversion. Do I have any other options?
2003 E-350 EB