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Old 10-17-2018, 04:37 AM   #51
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Transit does have 3 roof heights. Medium is lower than Sprinter high roof and Transit high roof is higher. At 5'-10" I just cleared the ribs in the medium roof so I could not have a raised insulated floor. Forced to buy the high roof.
And if they ever offer an even taller one with taller actual openings, I am all in.

I really dislike hitting my head on door frames.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:28 PM   #52
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And if they ever offer an even taller one with taller actual openings, I am all in.

I really dislike hitting my head on door frames.
Believe the Transit sliding door opening height is less than the Sprinter. It does have a self teaching feature. You do learn. I am 5'-10" and with the 2 1/8" added insulated floor I just clear. The rear door opening on higher roof Transit is probably higher than a high roof Sprinter.

You have my curiosity up. I will measure the heights this weekend at Concow.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:50 PM   #53
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So we have to change our minds and be a bunch of NPCs? Is that why you are there to advocate?

GaryJ is just too hoity-toity to hang with us Lowly working people. What was the purpose of his post? Oh, I guess we are supposed to be heartbroken over his absence.
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I have a 15 WGO View on the 3500. I love it. The Transit does not have enough carrying capisity. My View is at 11,000 I also have a Ford Fiesta that I tow. I live in the PNW and drive to Montana and across the Cascades. 13.5 mountain driving and 14. 5 on the coast. In the RV world, Sprinter are very popular. Ford has a E450 that makes you live with the V10 on your leg, the passinger has very little room for feet. Many owners are downsizing from a Class A DP and Gas to Sprinters. I hope Mercedes and Winnebago put the Sprinter 4500 out. It has about 1300 lbs higher capisity. At a Winnebago event with Mercedes, there was talk of a higher capacity Sprinter. Maybe 16000 lbs.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:51 PM   #55
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I have both a Ecoboost Transit and 3.0 Sprinter, while the Transit is fun because of its power it is also VERY thirsty when using that said power. Also the range of it sucks tank is just too small always at fuel station. Ford also has some issues with the Ecoboost in the Transit- head gets too hot, had to replace my engine at 45k
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:27 PM   #56
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I have both a Ecoboost Transit and 3.0 Sprinter, while the Transit is fun because of its power it is also VERY thirsty when using that said power. Also the range of it sucks tank is just too small always at fuel station. Ford also has some issues with the Ecoboost in the Transit- head gets too hot, had to replace my engine at 45k

Your right, burns more to fuel the beast, but I am paying 50 cents less per gallon 87 octane vs diesel. It does not need a large quantity of special expensive oil, fuel filter, DEF, dealers are always close, and don't bend you over like they do for the Sprinters. No such thing as diesel savings any more.


Yes the tank is too small. My only real complaint.


I had to replace my entire Sprinter at 52K when the engine seized, most likely your Transit was still under warranty, was not the case for my Sprinter.


It is not a known problem that the head gets too hot in the EB, sounds like an isolated case, or what your mechanic blamed it on.


All vehicles have plus and minus, so far the Transit has been a plus for me.
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I have both a Ecoboost Transit and 3.0 Sprinter, while the Transit is fun because of its power it is also VERY thirsty when using that said power. Also the range of it sucks tank is just too small always at fuel station. Ford also has some issues with the Ecoboost in the Transit- head gets too hot, had to replace my engine at 45k
I would like to know what failed at 45,000?
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:40 AM   #58
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I would like to know what failed at 45,000?
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So I guess you are not even seeing these failures?

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Ford also has some issues with the Ecoboost in the Transit- head gets too hot, had to replace my engine at 45k
Ford UK have openly admitted they have design issues with the EcoBoost engine and are now reimbursing any repair costs for engine repair and/or replacement caused by overheating.

Are they doing the same in the USA?

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