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#1 Adenylcyclase

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:25 PM

Hi NV enthousiasts,

I’m new here.

I’m a tall guy, 6’6´´, and the NV seems to be the only van comfortable for me. I want to make a basic camper out of it: insulate the cargo area and build a bed platform. I will be carrying bikes and sport equipment. Nothing crazy heavy. What is your opinion about the 2012 NV 2500? Should I go with the V8 or the V6? Looking for used ones with about 150 000km.

And about the wheel-tires, how big can I go with the stock suspension, no lift?

Thanks in advance
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#2 radin2son

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:25 PM

The V6 should be fine based on your planed use.

If you can find/afford a 2014, you may still have some warranty left. Other than that, very few meaningful changes between 2012-14.

Check Wheels and Tires for info.
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#3 Bamps

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:10 PM

Welcome to the Forum. My NV is the 6 cyl. and i really like it. If you can find a decent 8 cyl. in your budget i would get that over the 6. With that said, you wont be disappointed with the 6cyl either.
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#4 andy_george

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:24 PM

I agree with Bamps. I believe you’d be happy with the V6, but if you find a V8 at a good price I’d go that way. I’m perfectly happy with the V8, but we haul big loads and tow occasionally. I’m sure the V6 would be adequate for ya.

Edited by andy_george, 12 March 2019 - 02:25 PM.

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#5 bonzaion

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:01 PM

Hi , I too have a NV2500, V8, that I am converting into a camper. I didn't really choose the V8, I just happened to find a great deal, so for me it offsets the higher fuel consumption. I live just north of montreal, feel free to message me if you want to exchange about camper building!


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#6 radin2son

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:05 PM

Bonzaion, post some progress photos when you get a chance.

For a couple of years, I attended high school in Sept-Iles before my parents shipped me off to boarding school. They then moved to Montreal, a better deal for them, I think. Someday, I’d like to return in our NV. Good memories...
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