View Full Version : Retiring `77 G20. Need a replacement
09-05-2011, 09:19 AM
I`ve enjoyed my G20 cargo van for the past 24 years but the body is too far gone now. I`m looking for another one but prefer nothing newer than `78. Definitely don`t want a computer controlled model. I would consider a first or second gen but are these capable of pulling a loaded car trailer?
09-07-2011, 12:04 AM
If you are talking about a car hauler trailer, that might be a bit on the dangerous side. Try posting the question in GENERAL DISCUSSION area. There are a few that tow travel trailers that could better inform you.
09-09-2011, 09:30 AM
Towing safety is extremely important.
I don't feel the 1st or 2nd gen forward control van is a good platform for towing. Many reasons for this, including less than ideal brakes, wheelbase, steering, etc. What you need is a vehicle suitable for towing, i.e. a fullsize 3/4 ton truck. Anything less is compromising towing safety.
09-09-2011, 10:39 AM
3rd gen vans are much better suited for towing.
We do have a member here towing a good sized camper with his 1st gen .
He did do a good bit of work to it to pull a camper.
I would be interested in your 77's greill if it is a chrome one
09-11-2011, 11:12 AM
Thanks for your replies. I suspected the early vans weren`t up to towing, so will limit my search to 3rd gen.
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