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This story begins a year ago when I took my family on a 2 week drive through Colorado. At the time we had a extended cab Chevy pickup with a pop up camper on the back. We had a great time, but it was tight traveling with 4 people in the cab, and inconvenient to get snacks out of the cooler in the back (fridge was broken). Camping time was was good, but definitely not stealthy. On our trip we passed a bunch of Sprinters and our minds started to wonder what it would be like to travel in a van.
Fast forward to that next March. Still dreaming of a van, a Transit or a Sprinter, but that was as far as we were getting. My dad called the end of March and asked if I wanted to go to Moab with him the first weekend in April to ride in a Rzr. I couldn't pass that up, so I made arrangements to go. Two days later I get a text from my dad of a picture of a Promaster and a note that it was to be our transportation to Moab. What?!!?
I had no idea that he was in the market for a van too. He said that he had been researching for several months and had decided that the Promaster was the best fit for him and a used van came up that he felt was a good deal. The van was a 2015 2500 ecodiesel 159" with 100,000 miles on the clock. I couldn't wait to check it out!
The weekend of the trip came, we hitched up a 14' trailer with the rzr on it and headed out. I was very impressed with everything about the van! The van was an empty shell, so pretty noisy, but we were able to set up cots and had a little heater in there while we were camping. I was hooked! The only bummer thing was that dad only let me drive it for 30 miles of the 16 hour trip because he was having so much fun driving.
I got home and told my wife that we were getting a van! So we started selling everything! Even the truck and the camper that had been our faithful camping rig for so many years. Almost a month after the trip in dads van, I was driving home my very own Promaster!
Happy Promaster Owner! 2014 3500 Eco Diesel