Actually it just looks big. As far as the towing bit goes the GU handles it very well. The picture was taken in Quorn so I had to tow the van through the Pichi Richi Pass and had little problem. Just keep the revs steady at 2500 and don't expect to do a 110 km/h dash.
As it is I tend to sit around the 80 km/h mark when towing.
As for the van basic specs are:
Width = 2.05m (6'9")
Length = 4.76m (15' 7.5")
Tare = 1700 kg
GVM = 2400 kg
I have just replaced the springs and shockers with standard height King springs and Ironman Nitro shockers. This helped to keep the van up. The old springs were a little limp for this.
the van is a full off road spec:
Smev 3 Burner & Sink Combo, hot and cold pumped water
12/240V 140ltr. Waeco Compressor Fridge
12 Volt Water Pump
19l 240 Volt microwave oven
Bed 2 x Single Beds
Awning: 11 Foot Rollout Awning
Annex: shade cloth style annex
2 x Front Tunnel Boots
1 x Under Bed Storage access inside van
1 x Under Bed Storage access inside van or via outside door
19inch 12 Volt TV with DVD Player CD/Radio
3 x 240 Volt double Sockets
5x LED Down Lights- Internal
2x Bed Side Lights
1x External LED Strip Light
12v Battery System
3x 12 Volt Outlets – 2 Int/ 1 Ext
2x 100 AH Sealed Batteries
240 Volt Battery Charger
1000 Watt 12volt to 240 volt pure sine wave inverter
2x 80 Watt Solar Panels
1 x 120 Watt folding solar panner with anderson plug and battery clips.
2x90ltr. Under Body
1 x 90l gray water tank
2 x 9kg & Ring Holders
Plumbed to Kitchen / Hot Water Service
Toilet (Porta Potti), Shower & Hand Basin
Hot Water Service
Other additions on van
External BBQ (slides into own compartment)
2 x Jerry Can Holders
DO35 Off Road Hitch
Suspension: Cruisemaster Independent / Twin Shock Absorbers
There are a few extras I added to the original.
Suits me as it is mainly for the trio, Me, Myself and I.