Thanks so much for the replies folks, I really appreciate it.
Yes it appears to have the stock size wheels and tires so I figure the gearing hasn't been "deoptimized", but yes, I realize a gear change or even a gear-vendor case might be necessary. Whatever it needs to get the RPM range right for climbing the big hill, since I wouldn't have surplus HP.
I also agree $14K seems like a lot for a '95. Why I think this type of vehicle will work for me is:
It will tow my 4x4 or motorcycle (on a small trailer)
Good place to sleep
Not take up too much room parked on the street.
Relatively inexpensive. (compared to buying a Toybox travel trailer and truck to pull it)
Fair gas mileage
Good head room. (I'm 6'3")
I've been going in circles for the last couple of years about what I should buy to pull my Landcruiser and give me a comfortable place to crash out, solo BTW. I almost bought a small enclosed trailer outfit into a travel trailer and pull behind my Landcruiser, but that has some significant drawbacks. No A/C being the largest.
Seeing the pop-top vans seems like it fits the bill just about perfectly. Even the older ones are spendy though. BBasso mentioned better/cheaper options. Do you mean within the camper van category, or in a different vehicle category altogether? Maybe a slightly new van for a little more money? I'd love to hear and and all suggestion you guys have! I'm all ears.
Thanks again folks.
And because everyone loves pics.