I have run up on a really good deal for a '99 e-350 box van. I am thinking of adding a dove tail and ramp (can get it done for $1250.00) and using it for a maintenance truck. The box is 16' long and I believe 8' wide and 6'8" tall. It has got a 5.4 liter v-8 in it (I would rather have a power stroke diesel but haven't found one that I want to buy). The questions that I have are: 1. I know that alot of people use the cab-overs but does anyone on here use the Ford e-350 box van or Chevy's box van and what are the pros and cons for it versus the cab-overs. Any problems that you have had in the motor or tranny for instance. I've done a search and only found 1 post about it. 2. This goes to all the box van owners- can you put a hitch under the dove tail so you could still pull a trailer if you wanted to. I would still want to do this because it would be easier to haul large quantities of pinestraw and other stuff. I realize that you would have to unhook the trailer to lower the gate so that wouldn't be an issue. I would be carrying a 60" lazer, 48' TTHP, trim mower, and all the other stuff that you normally carry in your truck and trailer. Thanks in advance for all the help.