Input on Nissan NV 2500 V6 vs NV3500 v8

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zhmenya96

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Need van asap. Just had accident and it looks it will be totaled.
I have truck mount, 65 gal waist tank, buffer, portable and other little stuff, like tile spinner, wands, 2-4 air movers etc etc.
I DON'T HAVE FRESH WATER TANK.
My question is not about the quality of the van, seems lots of people like them now, rather if NV2500 with v6 will be enough to haul all stuff?
Used 2500 are easier find, and 3500 are not ready available.
I had (have) GMC Savanna 3500 extended and think need to switch to shorter base.
THANK YOU!
Rob, it lookS that YOU have more that 2 NV, are they significantly different between v6 2500 vs v8 3500? Thank you. I saw that u have 1500? Is it enough power? Thank you
sorry, i posted it on other tread too.
 

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we bought the 3500 v8 and its got tons of power, drives really nice in seattle which is very hilly.

if your in a pretty flat area the 2500 v6 is probably just fine.
 
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I have a 2500 sv v6 with a legend gt and fresh water tank. Runs great and is good on gas.
BTW I get tons of compliments on it from my customers.
 

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v6 kind concerns me. i had a 2005 ford econoline v6 2500 , that was sluggish as hell. traded for GMC Savanna 3500.
scubba, is it enough , i meant is it revving and goes trough transmission up and down?? or smooth
 

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I bought a brand new 2017 Nissan NV3500 SL V8 and I love it. It's basically the top of the line model with all the options. I can say that the V8 has plenty of power but they also just redesigned the V8 for 2017 and it has I think about 20% more power over the last generation engine. The V6 I actually did test drive as well and it seems to have decent power but not on par with the V8 as you would expect. As mentioned above if you live in a flat area the V6 is going to be fine if you're a slow driver anyway. As for me I would always just get the V8
 

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Also keep in mind the V8 automatically comes with the towing package. Also the 3500 has beefier tires than the 2500. It sounds like you're not carrying that much weight so you would probably be fine with that 2500 V6. I have an apex in my truck and a 120 gallon fresh tank and a 120 gallon recovery tank.
 
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v6 kind concerns me. i had a 2005 ford econoline v6 2500 , that was sluggish as hell. traded for GMC Savanna 3500.
scubba, is it enough , i meant is it revving and goes trough transmission up and down?? or smooth
Shifts fine. As well as my Chevy express 3500
 

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It is just unusual for me to switch to NV. loved my Savanna.
And im not slow driver, i wish i can afford V8
Thank you CCleaner

Scubba, how is compared to Express 3500? Better ride i sure, but in general overall?
 
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It is just unusual for me to switch to NV. loved my Savanna.
And im not slow driver, i wish i can afford V8
Thank you CCleaner

Scubba, how is compared to Express 3500? Better ride i sure, but in general overall?
It rides as well as my express. There are some features that I really like that Nv has that the express doesn’t. The back doors lock when open. Great when you back into someone’s driveway and there is a car parked next to you. I like to leave the back doors open when working and was always worried that a strong gust of wind could make the door swing into the car. Mine has a center console which is great for storage.
There is a draw under the drivers seat that I have my tools in. It has a glove box and more overhead lights.
 
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My NV2500 V6 has been more than enough. Pretty flat area too