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Had a visit today from David, who had a really nice 159 WB Graphite van with factory windows all around. Looked really nice from the outside and had a very nice, wide open feel from the inside. -- reminded me of the Chinook RVs.
He is just starting the conversion, and one problem is finding a ventilation solution -- he will do a maxfan in the roof, but there needs to be a place for the air to come in, and none of the window will open for ventilation (don't know if you can factory order a window with ventilation?). You can get the factory look windows with ventilation from CRL that match the factory look, so could replace one or two of the factory windows with these, but they are in the $500 area with about $200 freight shipping.
I'd say a lot depends on whether you like the wide open feel and lots of daylight in the inside -- if you do, then the factory windows are probably a good way to go.
Any particular reason for choosing the 3500? Most conversions don't come anywhere near the weight limits of the 1500.
But, I guess you have to do at least the 2500 with the 159 WB.