Originally Posted by carringb
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.