I grew up pulling mowers all over the state of KS with a 1 ton Chevy Van. The van, loaded with tools, and pulling a car trailer with mowers on it rode just as good as my dad's 1/2 ton Chevy truck. I think the 1 ton vans make great towing vehicles. They're just so damn big when you're not towing, that I wouldn't want one.
Glad you were able to get what you wanted. It sounds like a great tow rig.
Me, the wife, & 2 daughters (9 & 4yrs old)
2019 Palomino Puma QBSS
2015 Silverado LTZ / Z71 w/ many upgrades