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Old 06-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #61
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So I'm finally ready to get the new van. I have a choice of Red or White with the spec I want. Which one should I choose?

I thought the red initially, but the white is growing on me.



Depends on whether you intend to leave the paint stock or not. White is a more flexible base layer if you add paint &/or graphics.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:25 AM   #62
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Depends on whether you intend to leave the paint stock or not. White is a more flexible base layer if you add paint &/or graphics.
No paint or graphics/vinyl. I don't want to advertise it bring full of tools etc.
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:37 AM   #63
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White, it's cooler!
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:48 AM   #64
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These are all over the place in Italy, what's taking so long for the US to make them?
My source tells me the robots have been programmed and are "ghost" welding. I'm not too thrilled about unibody, but the floor channels look to be fairly beefy, 5" or 6" cross section on the cutaway cab models.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #65
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I'd love to see a company take the low roof version, add a pop top and set up the interior like an old VW Westfelia camper. A hippy camper for gen y.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:03 PM   #66
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So I'm finally ready to get the new van. I have a choice of Red or White with the spec I want. Which one should I choose?

I thought the red initially, but the white is growing on me.



I really like that red!
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #67
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I'd love to see a company take the low roof version, add a pop top and set up the interior like an old VW Westfelia camper. A hippy camper for gen y.
I'm sure GTRV or Sportsmobile will do one asap.
Might even find Pleasure Way doing an updated Traverse version.

The current Ford van is going away and this is the future for Ford.
Only the cut-away version of the current style of van will move forward in the future.
This is directly from the literature at the dealer about this new van.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:17 AM   #68
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I would get the red van ------- much faster !
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:12 AM   #69
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I'm sure GTRV or Sportsmobile will do one asap.
Might even find Pleasure Way doing an updated Traverse version.

The current Ford van is going away and this is the future for Ford.
Only the cut-away version of the current style of van will move forward in the future.
This is directly from the literature at the dealer about this new van.
Seems Westfalia had been doing one in Europe. Unfortunately Westfalia went out of business in 2011.

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:46 AM   #70
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Not sure about the RV industry, it's a unibody so wouldn't that be a lot of work to keep it together/stong while putting a new body pretty much on it.
sure looks like plenty of frame to weld a rear box to with this config.
http://www.ford.com/commercial-truck...14/combinator/

looks like the complete van is unibody, but the cutaway is frame
http://www.ford.com/commercial-truck...res/Feature10/





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Old 06-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #71
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I really like that red!
Deposit paid today. Should have the red one by the end of the week.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:48 PM   #72
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Are you guys not getting the 2.2 tdci model?

For those interested there are loads of box conversion, standard and tipper backs over here and the ford even the 2.2 is pretty reasonable at towing as well, as there are several pikey camps up here full of them being used as tow vehicles for the large twin axle caravans.

One thing I have not seen is the last model 2009/2010 4x4 versions, but the older county 4x4 conversions were awesome.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:46 AM   #73
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Possible, not likely. The government doesn't subsidize diesel fuel here so it costs more than gasoline. Our emissions laws require treating the exhaust. So the cost is higher, the economic benefit lower.

We did an economic analysis for our company trucks and unless you are towing a very heavy trailer or driving it well over 30,000 miles a year, it doesn't pay. Unless you like diesels.

The Ford Ecoboost - GDI turbocharged 4 and 6 - have become really popular.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #74
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Are you guys not getting the 2.2 tdci model?
No, just a 3.2 I5 diesel and the 3.7 and 3.5 (ecoboost) gas engines.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #75
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I went in to sort the paperwork today. It's at the dealers awaiting prep. Should be ready Friday.

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