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Old 12-13-2018, 11:35 AM   #21
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I have a 2017 Ford transit high roof, extended length 250. Same model as Spencer but he has the 350.

Its the eco boost and like was already said, it scoots!! 2nd gear is a lot of fun.

There was a minor recall issued for some small thing that I haven't gotten fixed yet.

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Only things I heard are easy to break into and easy to get locked in back. No interior handle
The transit has handles on all doors in thr back.. Couldn't lock yourself in if you tried.

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The transit has handles on all doors in thr back.. Couldn't lock yourself in if you tried.

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a couple of years ago I had to let a guy out of the back of his transit when the wind blew the door closed, his had no handle for the rear doors. He was pounding on the window to get my attention at the lumber yard
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I do know that one guy on the transit forum has had every problem you could think of with his van and Ford will not replace it. They are very difficult to deal with in a "give back program" not so with Ram.
I heard of someone who got a new promaster after 8 or 9 months due to a engine/transmission issue that could not be readily fixed.
I highly doubt that as the "Lemon Law" would kick in. Plus there is a law that the manufacturer must make your payments if you are not in possession of the vehicle for X amount of time. A lawyer would have solved his problem very quickly.

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His point about the long rear overhang not playing well with driveways is a good one. In my area a lot of houses would not be easily accessible due to that.
Just like RV's it is very easy to make sure the rear end never scratches up a driveway. Install a set of HD pivoting wheels on the receiver hitch. Pretty simple modification that can often be performed without requiring welding, by creating a bracket and bolting the wheels on. They even make "kits".
https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Product...85907031&psc=1

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a couple of years ago I had to let a guy out of the back of his transit when the wind blew the door closed, his had no handle for the rear doors. He was pounding on the window to get my attention at the lumber yard
Must be something they corrected on the 2017 model.

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I highly doubt that as the "Lemon Law" would kick in. Plus there is a law that the manufacturer must make your payments if you are not in possession of the vehicle for X amount of time. A lawyer would have solved his problem very quickly.


Just like RV's it is very easy to make sure the rear end never scratches up a driveway. Install a set of HD pivoting wheels on the receiver hitch. Pretty simple modification that can often be performed without requiring welding, by creating a bracket and bolting the wheels on. They even make "kits".
https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Product...85907031&psc=1

Huh, very cool! I have never seen those before, but that is a great idea.

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I highly doubt that as the "Lemon Law" would kick in. Plus there is a law that the manufacturer must make your payments if you are not in possession of the vehicle for X amount of time. A lawyer would have solved his problem very quickly.


Just like RV's it is very easy to make sure the rear end never scratches up a driveway. Install a set of HD pivoting wheels on the receiver hitch. Pretty simple modification that can often be performed without requiring welding, by creating a bracket and bolting the wheels on. They even make "kits".
https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Product...85907031&psc=1

Maybe the lemon law is a state thing not a federal thing? That would explain it.

Those wheels are great
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Must be something they corrected on the 2017 model.

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My 2016 has handles inside. Plus I have a pass through door from cargo to front. Nice in the rain.
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a couple of years ago I had to let a guy out of the back of his transit when the wind blew the door closed, his had no handle for the rear doors. He was pounding on the window to get my attention at the lumber yard
Maybe he was hoping you'd get in the van, was he offering you candy? He probably modified it so no one could get out of the van.
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I highly doubt that as the "Lemon Law" would kick in. Plus there is a law that the manufacturer must make your payments if you are not in possession of the vehicle for X amount of time. A lawyer would have solved his problem very quickly.
I think that most of the lemon laws are for consumers and don't always apply to commercial customers. Tyler Grace was posting on instagram about all the loopholes that Ford was pulling on him so they wouldn't have to honor the lemon law.
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In regards to the 2016 Ford Transit rear opening issue:

https://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/...andle-mod.html

Our 2017 does not have this problem.
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I have a 2017 Ford transit high roof, extended length 250. Same model as Spencer but he has the 350.

Its the eco boost and like was already said, it scoots!! 2nd gear is a lot of fun.

There was a minor recall issued for some small thing that I haven't gotten fixed yet.

Its the best thing I've done for my business.
Curious at this point if you would stay with a 250? Or go for a 350? What would you consider an advantage either way? Looking for more info specifically regarding the extended length Transit.

Seems to me like with the extended length the 350 would have a firmer ride, which would be more controllable on rough roads with a heavy load, and especially when towing. There is the other side where your teeth rattle out and everything jumps off the shelves.
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Curious at this point if you would stay with a 250? Or go for a 350? What would you consider an advantage either way? Looking for more info specifically regarding the extended length Transit.

Seems to me like with the extended length the 350 would have a firmer ride, which would be more controllable on rough roads with a heavy load, and especially when towing. There is the other side where your teeth rattle out and everything jumps off the shelves.
There is much less difference between transit 150 250 350 350hd as there is between f150 250 350. Payload on the 150 is already at around 3000 pounds.

With the transit it's a 400-500 pound jump in GVWR per step. With the pickup trucks it's like 4000 pounds.
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Curious at this point if you would stay with a 250? Or go for a 350? What would you consider an advantage either way? Looking for more info specifically regarding the extended length Transit.

Seems to me like with the extended length the 350 would have a firmer ride, which would be more controllable on rough roads with a heavy load, and especially when towing. There is the other side where your teeth rattle out and everything jumps off the shelves.
I'm quite happy with the 250 but I don't tow or carry excessive weight. After loaded up after a deck job I suppose it's a good amount of weight.

I haven't driven a 350. I would be very interested in knowing just how different they are.

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When I go out to the van next I'll post the info picture near the driver door that shows its capabilities.

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Curious at this point if you would stay with a 250? Or go for a 350? What would you consider an advantage either way? Looking for more info specifically regarding the extended length Transit.

Seems to me like with the extended length the 350 would have a firmer ride, which would be more controllable on rough roads with a heavy load, and especially when towing. There is the other side where your teeth rattle out and everything jumps off the shelves.
My medium length 250 came with a factory tow package which included heavier springs and heavier tires.

I would be curious if the extended length van (250 or 350) has a longer wheel base or just an extended body, or are there different set ups available, especially if it was to be towing.

My simplistic way of thinking was the 250 was sufficient for what i haul around on a daily basis with occasional heavy loads. If i was hauling heavy loads daily then i would move up to the 350.
As i knew i would be towing an enclosed trailer i stuck to medium length.

With a decent load and a loaded enclosed 14' trailer my van barely squats, but again it has the factory tow package. I am pleased with my set up.
My previous van was a 2007 Ford E250 with the small V8, my 2017 3.7 Transit 250 far out performs my old van.
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My medium length 250 came with a factory tow package which included heavier springs and heavier tires.

I would be curious if the extended length van (250 or 350) has a longer wheel base or just an extended body, or are there different set ups available, especially if it was to be towing.

My simplistic way of thinking was the 250 was sufficient for what i haul around on a daily basis with occasional heavy loads. If i was hauling heavy loads daily then i would move up to the 350.
As i knew i would be towing an enclosed trailer i stuck to medium length.

With a decent load and a loaded enclosed 14' trailer my van barely squats, but again it has the factory tow package. I am pleased with my set up.
My previous van was a 2007 Ford E250 with the small V8, my 2017 3.7 Transit 250 far out performs my old van.
There's a 130" wb, 148" wb and 148" extended that has 28" of extra rear overhang. The extended really puts the load far back for trailering.

I may be wrong, but I don't think the tow package actually changes springs or tires. The 250 already has almost a 2 ton payload capacity.
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When I go out to the van next I'll post the info picture near the driver door that shows its capabilities.
Thanks but I would much rather see your storage solutions in the back please

Trying to figure out how much each size holds. The smaller Transit has so many benefits over the large one, just in parking alone. I have never liked the ride of a 1 ton truck ever as they are too harsh...right up until you load the piss out of them.

Dual rear wheels changes everything, but the ONLY differences between a 150, 250, and a 350, are the rear springs and shocks, well plus the emblems and the door sticker. The door sticker can be very important if required to cross over scales. The price differences are ridiculous as there are no HD or extra parts. You are literally buying an emblem and a sticker. From what is written in the thread I linked to below they all come with the same type of tires even. You would think they would use "E" load range on the 350.

The tow rating is dependent on many factors, of which one is the rear axle ratio. If towing a heavy trailer you can easily go over limit if the Transit itself is pretty loaded. Many are shocked to find they can only tow a 3,000lb trailer by the time their van is loaded up.

Post #15 has part numbers for comparison of 150-250-350 SRW.
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Mine is a worse version of Spencer's as his is what inspired mine.

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