My extended ford van holds a 20' extension if that helps.
Thanks.Just measured, 127" from the indented part above the sliding door to the back.
For some reason they make the ladder rack too narrow, IMO. I like having a conduit box on top, with 6, 8, 10 and extension ladder stacked on either side. Won't fit on the racks that are made for this style, so I made my own.Thanks.
What I will probably end up getting is the SUK like you're with the roof rack for the ladder.
Beware of the P.O.S. Wind deflector "crapheide" has bad seals where the van cab over meets the KUV body, the wind deflector makes it almost impossible to fix. Mine less than 2 years old had major leaks there and had to be sent to Dejanna to be removed for them to reseal where it leaked. It was sent out for repair 4 times and even taken completely apart one of those times and each time the leak reappeared worse. I cannot speak for all the upfitters they use but in my opinion and my experience with them for warranty AVOID knapheide and Dejanna.
Wow, you must have the exterior cabinets full.For me I would have to stick with the SUK because of the ladder rack, I can barely reach it now on the sides. 8" more would be a PIA. I would still have to duck in either one too.
Aside from that, for the SLK I would want the upper side doors too, kind of like the one pictured above. I don't think they offer that on the SUK. If you only have an extension ladder, I think they have a rack with the side drop down feature where it would be easy to get on and off.
Another thing to look at is basically they are the same but SLK is taller and weighs 250 more pounds. So you have more space but 250lb less availiable payload. It may not seem like that big of deal but right now I am just 100lbs under the GVWR.
I don't know anymore. It doesn't seem like 347sparky's truck is that loaded but his weight is too close to the GVWR for my liking.Dammit hax, your threads are making me wish I still had a KUV truck. :laughing:
I probably have too much crap on my van that I don't use everyday, but I love being able to go somewhere and fix something right away because it's on the van. My old '97 ford 1 ton van was pretty maxed out on the GVWR for years before I got this one. I think things look more spread out on this van but there is a lot of weight in the cabinets and things I added.I don't know anymore. It doesn't seem like 347sparky's truck is that loaded but his weight is too close to the GVWR for my liking.
AFAIK, you're really not supposed to have your truck loaded to its full capacity on a fulltime basis. So maybe this design with a heavy utility body won't work as well as I thought.