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RetiredJohn

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Ford Transit Diesel
« on: October 06, 2013, 10:56:56 AM »
Has anyone heard if any Class B manufacturers are planning to build a unit on the new 2015 (Due out in Summer 2014) Ford Transit?  The Transit, not to be confused with the smaller Transit Connect, is the Ford E Series replacement.  They show a 3.2 I-5, 5-cyl Power Stroke Turbo Diesel power-plant option.  I would think this may be a less expensive alternative to the Mercedes Sprinter 6-cyl Diesel being used today.  I was intrigued how much better mileage the older Mercedes 5-cyl Sprinter models were getting vs the newer 6-cyl they started to use after, I think, 2008.  I'd like a Sprinter but can't justify the expense, approaching a Class C.  Maybe the Ford will achieve the same goal, cheaper???

Anyone out there heard anything from shows, dealers or just plain scuttle-butt?

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 09:05:03 PM »
While the Transit is replacing the E-series Vans Ford apparently will continue to build the E-series Cutaway chassis used in Class C and B+ motorhomes, emergency vehicles and commercial vehicles.

we will have to wait to see if anyone builds a B on the Transit platform.

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Robert Ryan

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 12:52:39 AM »
Ford Transits are already used as base for smaller Class C's in Australia.

glen54737

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 12:03:16 PM »
They are making  a cut away model and there will be many other body styles. I haven't heard about anyone planning rv's.
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MN Cake Eater

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 07:53:56 PM »
With all the other Ford (RV) chassis' on the road, I can't imagine someone out there won't be producing a class B model by next model year.  Especially if Ford can do it cheaper.

If there's an opportunity for the manufacturer to take some more profit to the bottom line!  You'll see it happen.

I'm also looking forward to seeing what will play out. 
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Robert Ryan

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 02:52:55 AM »
Here is one Conversion a B+ plus Camper.

glen54737

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 11:29:29 AM »
wow that's nice. Is it a UK or Austrailian Model?

I aven't heard anything about orders for RV's just fedex and ups.
I also heard that the "American Pickers" will get one of the early production units.
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Robert Ryan

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 05:04:09 PM »
An Australian Builder.

glen54737

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 11:33:16 AM »
OK.
I did hear that Winnebago has ordered some transit vans too. They say it will be considerably cheaper than the sprinter  too.
I'm not sure if it's full vans or cutaway cab only.
The longest one goes 24 feet and roof is up to about 6' so it should be a good candidate.
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Robert Ryan

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 05:32:09 PM »
Has been done this came out in 2002

robertusa123

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 06:16:49 PM »
Rv manufactures like that Mercedes emblem on the front of their RVs better then a ford blue oval.   It implies better build quality
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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2014, 05:59:17 AM »
It is not to well known yet, but Ram (ne Dodge, ne Fiat) will be offering a diesel version of their front wheel drive cutaway van in the US.  Winnebago already offers a gas version of said van class C Travaco with Chrysler V6.  I am waiting to see a test of this one. Its lower and should get great fuel milage!

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Re: Ford Transit Diesel
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 08:52:30 AM »
Rv manufactures like that Mercedes emblem on the front of their RVs better then a ford blue oval.   It implies better build quality
I think they are still built in Saltillo Mexico by freightliner. the dodge is built near there too.
You also pay for that logo too
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