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Old 03-23-2019, 06:29 PM   #61
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I was speaking to a mechanic today and he said that one of the ford transit issue was that the brakes need to be replaced every 15k miles. Has anyone experienced issues with the brakes wearing quickly.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:58 PM   #62
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I was speaking to a mechanic today and he said that one of the ford transit issue was that the brakes need to be replaced every 15k miles. Has anyone experienced issues with the brakes wearing quickly.
The consensus on https://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/ seems to be that the brakes last a very, very long time. Close to 100k.

I'm at 27k and mine are almost full thickness.
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Seemed like I got super busy with work and life and my vehicle search was pushed to the side. Found a great deal on a 2018 Transit 250 HiRoof and signed a purchase order for my new work van on May 27. After weeks of getting the run around from my bank on getting a business auto loan, I decided to go with a smaller bank and got check in hand next day. Go figure.

Meanwhile the last month has been wet (everywhere in the US it seems) and I have had so many sheets of drywall and backer get wet in the old truck, think this van thing will be a game changer.

Now its time to think about how to design and build shelves. First area will be floor. Are the cargo mats durable. Mine didn't come with one, just the slick floor. I see there is an option for compressed rubber mats, just not sure how it will last with sheet goods getting dragged on top of it. Has anyone used a spray on bedliner for the interior floor in their vans. Just thinking how good my Line X liner weathered. 15 years old and I still to the last day hauled my demo'd material in it, not to many nicks and cuts.

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I have interlocking foam mats in my van with 3/16" masonite laid over that which I easily replace as needed. It gives me just the right amount of slip to push things in but not slide around when driving.
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I put 3/4" ply on the whole floor and abuse the hell out of it.
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We have the stock rubber pad in the back of ours and it has lasted fine. It gets a skid loaded into it every week or two at a courierís truck terminal. Once they have it loaded they will push the load in as far as necessary with the forks. We may just be lucky, but we still have no rips in the floor.


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I've always had a factory liner in my Ford vans they've been fine but I'm not sure it's the same quality in my 2019 Transit. I prefer it over something hard and slick when I bought my 2013 E250 they applied armor all or something a drop cloth wouldn't stay put.

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