Based on your screen name I was hoping you could help me understand how well a medium roof 2wd van would work in Montana as a daily driver.
We are looking to relocate to Montana within the next couple of years and i am worried that without 4x4 I might regret owning one as my daily driver over my truck that I currently have.
What are your thoughts? I wish I could have them both but that isn't in the cards.
Saw your comment on using your van as a daily driver in Montana. From my perspective, the answer depends on where in the state you are moving. East Montana has significantly different weather than west and south-west Montana.
I live in the Flathead valley and have a 350HD XLT. Forum members and friends said to stay away from a dually in the snow/ice, but when I put on studded tires in the back and K2Os in the front, along with a an Eaton LSD, I've had no problems driving the van in any weather conditions.
In the past year, Transits in the valley have become as common as flys on sh--. Must be 50+ of them in all shapes and sizes here in the valley. (Majority are cargo version, with business graphics on them, but that means they are driving them year round.)
If you plan on living where there are gravel roads, and steeper hills, you could have problems. Luckily, the majority of the roads here are plowed or hard pack so it has been no problem.