Re: Ford E 350 vs Chevy 3500
It really depends on what you plan on doing.
Basic 2WD camper conversion, either will do. The RB (regular body) vans are pretty comparable. For an ultra-light camper, Chevy offers AWD in the 1500 van. For an EB van (extended body) Chevy uses a longer wheelbase, which gives it a school-bus-like turning radius. Also, for a heavy build, it doesn't have as much torque or towing capacity as the Ford.
For a full 4x4 SportsMobile style van, really Ford is only choice and that is why SMB only did 4x4 to the Ford. The Chevy frame just isn't quite as robust/over-built.
2000 E450 dually V10 wagon