Originally Posted by Pete
Congratulations and welcome to the Ollie family. As others have said, that sure is a nice looking combo you have there. What type TV is that? It looks like a perfect wind blocker for the Elite II.
Ollie # 14
Hi Pete: Thanks. The rig is a 2013 Nissan NV3500 HD cargo van that we purchased new in the spring of 2014. It's Nissan's heavy duty commercial cargo van; it came with no cargo area windows
; all metal and empty inside. I had all the windows
put in by a commercial window company along with running boards. Then later, a friend who is retired made us some custom cabinets that we mounted on the inside walls with two more mounted up front on the floor in front of the two twin beds. Also for the inside, I put in a partial floor and a captains chair; along with the added two twin beds; covered the walls with port hole windows
to the outside (so my cats would just see enough activity to not make them nervous while travelling). I covered the ceiling. It's great when taking trips. When I get tired I can pull over and take a nap for a few hours and then proceed on to our destination. The van handled real well and the last trip we took to Tennessee to tow our trailer back home, we averaged about 12.5 mpg. I didn't think that was too bad considering the van has a big Titan V8. With all my add on's the curb weight
is now about 7300 pounds(recently weighed) with a full tank of gas(28 gallons) & me as the driver. You are correct...the van is only a few inches shorter than the rear of the trailer which has the air conditioner. It pulls straight; you wouldn't know it was behind you..... John & Gwen Cole