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Old 08-23-2019, 08:08 AM   #21
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Also, a 7000# E-150 is going to be very close to max GVWR before you even put any gear in it, if it has anything like a full interior build.
Definitely. 7,000# E150's were only suitable for light-camper or transformer style builds.

The Ram 2500 van had a 7,800# GVWR so it was a good "in between" spec between the old E150 and E250.
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My 1982 EB Dodge with a full interior including toilet was built on a 6600 lb GVWR B250 chassis. Overweight before you filled the cupboards and tanks and seats to hit the road.

I called SMB North and the nice lady on the phone had no explanation.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:15 AM   #23
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Thank you all for some helpful explanations

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Definitely. 7,000# E150's were only suitable for light-camper or transformer style builds. The Ram 2500 van had a 7,800# GVWR so it was a good "in between" spec between the old E150 and E250.

Thank you all, especially carringb, for some very helpful explanations.

I do feel better now, knowing I was most likely saved from making a mistake in my quest for another SMB.

Iíve read that the guys at GTRV in Sebastopol CA can still build me a full size garageable pop top van so Iíll be checking in with them next.

Thx again
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