Thanks for the tips guys.....I am trying to hold firm on finding the regular WB Chevy van.
The long WB chevy vans are real nice cause they don't have as much body/weight riding out behind the rear axle, like the fords do (which makes the fords hop all over the highway when driving Cali cement, jointed freeways).
But the long WB vans are not nearly as easy to maneuver on narrow forest service roads....
So, my hopes still are focused on a chevy AWD 1500 or 2500 with rear posi, in the regular WB.
As long as it has a pop top roof, I will be interested (can do the interior myself of necessary).