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Old 02-24-2009, 05:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Aaahh, vans come in many sizes and weights, from baby vans to long wheelbase high roof monsters.

I had a 1300cc toyota litace on cng that was awesome...equivalent to 70mpgUS as cng was half price of petrol...

Obviously the smaller and lighter the better. And a aero nose like previa front too. Low roof better than high. Some vans are higher sprung/larger ground clearance for loading considerations...find a lower one.

Also, gear ratio's...some vans are geared low for heavy loading, if you dont carry much weight, find one that is geared higher and/or will take a larger diameter tyre/rim on the driven axle/s ( make sure it doesnt rub against the fenders or bottom out on a pot hole....

Manual transmission for coasting down the mountain.

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