My 2006 4x4 Class C RV will soon be up for sale and my new to me 2006 EB 6.0 is at Ujoint Offroad getting the full treatment.
My plan as I've said before on this forum is to switch to a base camp strategy towing a nice livable travel trailer and using the van for short term camping and to keep our toys dry while traveling.
The van interior will be very simple, essentially just sleeping platform and open area so it should be pretty light weight.
The van is getting a 6" lift, stage two Dana front axle, 10.5 Sterling rear axle, with 4.56 gears and 35" tires.
From a dependability and performance standpoint we are doing an EGR delete, cleaning the turbo, cleaning the oil cooler and putting on a mild tune. +80HP or so.
Now the questions. I want to pull a pretty nice trailer. The top choice after looking at a ton of trailers is:
Realistically fully loaded I bet it will be at or near the 8900 lbs.
Am I out of my mind?
What is the real difference between the van and a 2006 Superduty. The new Ujoint front axle has F550 brakes. The rear axle will be stronger. I'm installing Mag Hytec diff covers and Trans pan. I plan on upgrading the Tranny cooler.
Am I not taking into account the higher rolling resistance of the 35's?
Am I crazy?
2006 Quigley 21' Class C RV
2008 KLR 650
2006 EB 6.0 Ujoint E350
Travel Trailer ????