Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: The WET! Coast of Oregon, USA
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i've asked myself the same question.
And for our proposed use (a rig that could be used as a primary home-on-wheels for extended adventures...months on the road)... I think we would appreciate the extra ~2 feet of extra length the Extended WB would give over the Long WB's 12 feet behind cab, so we'd be stuck with the High Roof. That and i know there would eventually be a roof rack with solar panels and at least one MaxxFan up there. And if a roof rack? might just want to put the two Fiama awnings (i would order the van with dual sliding doors utilizing both sides in camp) up on the roof to keep the sides clean.
...So a rig like that will get a MPG hit. I know our van conversion went from ~19 hwy stock to ~16 with high roof (added 24") and the fiama awning + maxxFan on the roof. It hurt, but it sure is nice to have over 6 feet of headroom inside a daily driver/adventure rig! I figure anything over ~14 to 15mpg and i'm ahead of the game over current rig since that is what we see with only 9 feet to work with behind the cab...so the ~14 feet would be welcome.
Cheers, and best wishes on the planned van-build.
Greetings from the WET! Coast of Oregon, USA
2010 Chevy Express AWD Light Overland Vehicle
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I'm pondering _Van 2 build_ ...that's why i'm here!
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