Hi .... After selling our Casita
& the Ford f-150 tow vehicle , we both agreed that the next trailer purchase(Oliver on Order) we would need a tow vehicle with enough muscle to handle at least 5,500 pounds but also would have enough space behind us so our 2 cats could roam freely, having room for a large kitty litter box, a feeding area for their water/food & possibly somewhere for me to take a time out to sleep if I get too tired to drive. The kicker was, we also wanted some comforts for ourselves(driver & Passenger) as well. After 6 month's of internet searching as well as attending RV shows looking at van type conversion vehicles we found our solution with the purchase of a 2013 Nissan 3500HD High Top Cargo Van. Buying the basic body style(no cargo windows) we were able to stay within our budget of keeping the total cost for tow vehicle including modifications under $43,000. This included the installing of custom windows
on both sides, with running boards for easy entry for me(the driver) & my wife. With the cargo area to have 2 custom twin beds, base /over head custom cabinets and a captains chair behind the drivers seat. To see how the cats would behave and to leave the cold weather for awhile, we took a 6 week road trip to warmer parts south. On our way back home we stopped at the Oliver
Plant. After taking the tour we were both so impressed we placed a order for a 2015 Oliver
Elite II 23' 6''. Buying the Nissan was one of the better decisions I have made ... getting 14 mpg over the course of 4,200 miles of driving, while providing a very comfortable/stable ride even at 75 mph. Now the good part, the cats loved it. While they slept & did their thing behind us, we were able to enjoy the ride.