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PETE BEALE

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Posted: 12/31/09 04:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TRY and sleep in a TRANSIT CONNECT. Dont be silly ..you may as well try and sleep in the trunk of a car!!! They are too small for anything other than to carry a small tool box. we have had them for years and wouldnt touch one .

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Posted: 12/17/09 11:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've checked them out in person and I don't think they are anywhere near as "roomy" as the old VW vans were. (using the word 'roomy' loosely)

Yeah Julie... my Sienna was nearly double the price if you look at MSRP.


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Looks too small for anything but weekend camping but i know people who have spent whole summers in VW buses which look about the same convenience wise.


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mumkin wrote:

I'd say my B- in my Sienna is roomier... The Transit provides a higher roof, but you still can't stand.

I could be wrong, but I bet my Toyota drives better. Now... no one is allowed to mention the price variation.


The Transits were in the $20000 - $24000 range, depending upon the options included (not alot to choose from) They rode OK probably not as nice as a regular passenger van, but they were surprisingly nimble and quick on the road. I did give them a real good run, about 20+ each way miles up through some hilly farm country.

If you put in some insulation and carpet they could have a much quieter ride. I still think they would be OK for camping with or without a tent on the back, but you wouldn't have room for much more than a place to sleep. I suppose you could build up a platform in the back with a mattress on top and storage down below.

I'm not working at Ford anymore so they probably won't let me in to take pictures of the inside for you.


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I'd say my B- in my Sienna is roomier... The Transit provides a higher roof, but you still can't stand.

I could be wrong, but I bet my Toyota drives better. Now... no one is allowed to mention the price variation.

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Posted: 11/27/09 06:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I drove a few of these when I was working at the local Ford dealership. I gave it a good look, from a B owner's point of view, and figured it would be much too small for a camper. It would probably work to throw an air mattress in the back and sleep in there on occasion (if you're short) but it's too small and not tall enough inside to make a good B.

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juliev wrote:

I drove a few of these when I was working at the local Ford dealership. I gave it a good look, from a B owner's point of view, and figured it would be much too small for a camper. It would probably work to throw an air mattress in the back and sleep in there on occasion (if you're short) but it's too small and not tall enough inside to make a good B.

Some one said it would have to have a attached tent to extend the living area ,like a truktent or what GM Aztec used.


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Maybe a B- huh?


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There are two European camper conversion for the TC on YouTube. Sorry I don't have links. You'll need to dig around. They both have folding beds.

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My 'CLICK TO ENLARGE' feature doesn't seem to be working, it's still too small to be converted into an RV......IMHO naturally...



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