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Old 01-06-2017, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hello all, just gonna poke around a little and look for info on having a Conversion Van, I have a 2012 Ram truck right now and it is my everyday ride! Looking either to keep it or trade it in for a Van that i can Tow with and sleep and haul my Fatbike i do like moutain biking! I hang at a lake all summer long it would be nice to crash at the lake if it starts to rain!
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Hello all, just gonna poke around a little and look for info on having a Conversion Van, I have a 2012 Ram truck right now and it is my everyday ride! Looking either to keep it or trade it in for a Van that i can Tow with and sleep and haul my Fatbike i do like moutain biking! I hang at a lake all summer long it would be nice to crash at the lake if it starts to rain!
How often do you tow?
How heavy is the tow?

What are the road conditions when you tow?
-pavement only?
-some rough unpaved road, but not off-road?
-off-road?
-winter with snow/mud?
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generally a "conversion van" is the type that has a "lounge" in the back and some capt's chairs, and a raised roof.

a Class B RV is titled as an RV, and will have bed(s), toilet, cooking, shower, heat and ac battery storage and or a genny. and a roof raised enough to stand up and move around.

Lot of options as you figure out which features you want

what about your Ram, consider a camper?- these can offer many of the amenities of an RV and if you truck is heavy enough to carry it, you'd be saving alot.

many have easy electric jacks, just lift it off the bed when you are not using


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A lot of the modern truck campers require an HD model of truck, so a 250/2500 or 350/3500 due to their weight. If your Ram is a 1500 your options may be limited for truck campers.

Conversion vans are and were awesome. And many of them were just plain beautiful as the older ones were made during the fad years and have wicked paint jobs.
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I will be using this VAN everyday the ramp i launch my boat off of is on a slope a little grade up hill once the tires get wet in my truck now i have to put in AWD mode to get out! Some of these VANS are expensive $$$$$
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