Has anyone ever towed with a van (i.e., Ford E350, etc.)? I have never hauled anything before, and I've been trying to gather opinions on this subject for a few years for when I'm financially able to purchase a truck/trailer. My dad used to be a truck driver and says that using a van such as the Ford E350 will be easier to tow due to the drivers seat being more directly above the front wheels. I give him a lot of credit in his hauling knowledge as he's successfully backed a semi trailer up a quarry at one point in his lifetime.
However, he has never hauled live animals, so I'm not sure what other factors there are to consider when towing with an E350 vs an F350. Plus, my dad can be a bit biased and one-sided at times.... Any experience out there? I just want to get all the facts sorted out.
I have found that vans are much more inexpensive than the equivalent truck (or SUV for that matter), which makes the idea of purchasing a van very intriguing to me.