Originally Posted by SuperCrutyPS
Glad to have you MK -
to the ORG!
That's a tough choice.
How much would the van be used if you fixed it?
How much would the truck be used if you bought it?
What would you use a truck for? Vans, especially conversions, are less versatile in their usage.
Just some thoughts....good luck in figuring it out.
I used to drive it a lot during decent weather. I got it to tow an old Airstream, until a young girl in a Honda did a 360 down the side of the camper.
I've camped in it, very comfortably. It's not the prettiest rig, but it is useful.
Now, I'm president of an organization that has 3 trailers, used for hauling the club's equipment. We don't have many people that own vehicles that could pull a moped, much less any of these 3 trailers. I know the van could tow at least 2 of them. Not sure about the 3rd.
As for having a pick-up, oh, I can think of a ton of stuff we could do. I need a couple of chain link dog kennels - they would not fit into the van because of the way it's configured. We could do with some mulch around the yard, and on and on. Yes, a 4wd pick-up would be put to good use. Did I mention I live up a goat path, so I've got a 4-wheel drive already. The van stays put if the road is snowy. Finally, trucks are just fun to drive.