I picked up this 2006 GMC about 2 years ago to use as a "work truck" with the hope of one day turning into my own little SMB. That day has come and I have started to pursure this dream. I got the van from my work with about 250k miles for $1k. I know all the maintenance was done and that most of the miles we're freeway miles. It's an EB empty cargo van with rear A/C. It's got the 4.8 L but I wish it was the 6.0L.
Right now I have a family of three (wife and 2 1/2 year old) and one dog. We would mostly use this for day trips to the beach, towing our travel trailer (6.0L would be nice), or towing my car(S2000) to the track and spending the night.
My game plan at this point is to start getting the things I "need" and at that point decide how much I want to really get into this thing. First thing it needed was a seat for my boy. I went ahead and grabbed a 64" Wide Empress FT sofa bed(tight fit 🤪
that was just delivered this week with quick release clamps and a set of three lap belts. Next I'd like to get the floor done so I can install the seat and start insulating the walls. Then I'll get the tow hitch and brake controller hooked up. I'd like to eventually put a fridge in it, some kind of outdoor shower setup, outdoor stove, gravity fed sink. I'll just go with a locker and winch setup with no 4x4.
I look forward to getting all your input, advice, and constructive criticism.