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  2. Right but then I would have to transport my mountain bike inside the van. This tank takes up less real estate. I also use a Thule rack to carry my bike as shown on page 1. I may still look into this option if I end up having to carry a portable gen or it gets too clustered inside the van. My goal is to only carry essentials.
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  4. The extra roof height in the Gen 1 is perfect for my needs of carrying cargo and still having enough vertical height for a sleeper. I like the unique exterior looks of the Gen 1 better as well. For a passenger van I would choose the Gen 2.
  5. Mine in the 2012 Connect are 1/4 inch coarse thread.
  6. With the seats back and tilted back I measured 63 inches in my 2012 SWB. That's why I call my van my Main Squeeze.
  7. Exactly MLB....with a 1600 lb weight limit it requires a light truck tire like the Michelin Defender M/S that has a 1700 lb rating also. Barn doors work well too. There's a lot to consider.
  8. You might consider acquiring a 4 ft hitch cargo basket and carrying it outside the van. Etrailer.com has one that measures 4 ft by 20 inches that fits a two inch receiver. It's heavy duty.
  9. It's a subjective topic, so it really depends on what you want. Liftgate - Clear view from the rear view mirror, keeps you dry when unloading in the rain, can be a headache if you're tall and hit your head on it. Liftgate struts will lose pressure and need replacement, eventually. Cargo (barn) doors are often preferred for commercial use, easy to open and close, easy access for loading and unloading. Drawback is you have the doors blocking your view at the center through the inner rear view mirror, providing you have glass in the cargo doors and un-impeded view without a bulkhead or cargo in the way. Choose what works best for you and your situation.
  10. i have yet to test drive a TC, i have been reading that the models with the rear lift gate has a better view looking thru the rear view mirror, is this a noticeably difference over cargo doors chet
  11. Alright so here's where I'm at. Picked up this 8 gallon water sprayer from Northern tool on sale for 59.99. Unfortunately, the motor that came with it was weak and had no "on demand" cut off switch so I bought a 12V motor with that feature as well as more psi (60 vs 40). Works wonderful! The hose is from Target I'm not sure if I plan on keeping it or not. The idea is to be able to rinse my mtn. bike off and also rinse myself off. Could also be used for the dogs. Now, I am trying to figure out the cabinetry around the tank,,,,I am looking into a hinged lid type setup so that I can have a 32" wide sleeping area and also have some sort of an extension for additional length over the lower floor surface towards the front of the van.
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  13. No. Mine was built in April 2016 and did not need the modification. Somewhere there is a post with the mfg dates that apply.
  14. Nope, just measured the one 2016 I picked up Friday, just over 48". What you don't have is the weight capacity with a lot of pallets being 2,000lbs
  15. You can get either door type with a cargo van. You can fit a pallet width wise, but you don't have the load capacity to haul 2,000lbs.
  16. Fords (and most others) had a lot of trouble with the direct injection (the main issue) engines developing bad and fast carbon buildup. I've read of plenty of people needing the service prior to 30k miles. 15 minutes reading made the engine choice a no brainer for me. Especially since the turbo won't make ANY more power on regular gas. (25hp difference on my Audi 3.0 between reg and premium gas) The 2.5 seems matched to the transmission very well.
  17. No, I just viewed ads for XLT 1.6
  18. I just bought a leftover 2016, does the recall apply to all models that year?
  19. The Dodge is a real turdmobile by all accounts. Based on a Fiat structure and lots of unhappy buyers in the forum I read a bit on when I was weighing options. The TC's origins gave me some pause but the reviews compared to the Dodge were night and day.
  20. The AGM's are great. You need a smart controller to charge both the House AGM's and the Regular TC battery, The Stock Regulator will not charge both correctly. The AGM's are susceptible to overheating so that must be taken into account. The space of a small rig will make using the battery area for storage of other stuff, So Terminal protection will be necessary.
  21. Granted, you do have to mount the battery so it cannot move around which might cause the terminals to come into contact with anything. A secure mounting system is always needed. Also, using protective terminal covers would be a good idea http://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Sea-4010-CableCap-Red-0-70-to-0-30-Stud-PVC-4-6-8-Cable-Sizes-Terminal-Boat-/292017687581?hash=item43fd9c4c1d:g:kzEAAOSwls5Y7t27&vxp=mtr With sealed AGM batteries, you can mount them in all sorts of unusual positions - Laying on their side, for example. The fact that you never need to access them for maintenance enables you to stick them in places where you won't have good access to them in the future Don
  22. The only issue with not having the battery in a box is the need to protect the terminals so a major short cannot happen.
  23. Great call on the shift, If that is not right the whole job will suffer. Looks like the pressure plate and the flywheel and the pressure plate will get buffed up. The extra cost when put against the whole project is very small. This project is not a necessity . If it comes out correctly the cost will be worth it. Good show keep us in the loop
  24. I have used the 12V blankets and they are very mild in comparison to standard electric blankets. I'm always impressed by owner innovations. Well done!
  25. It's interesting to see Ford moving to more time sensitive innovation, shortening the time between ideas and production. It will be interesting to see how quality is managed under the new accelerated culture. It's difficult to imagine such extensive organizational cultural change although it's probably more evolutionary in a systemic sense. This is exciting stuff and will be fun to watch.
  26. The boxes don't take up that much extra space, but I also didn't know that. I'll have to investigate that.
  27. Ford Motor Company today named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities. View the full article
  28. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will host a news conference at 9:45 a.m. EDT today at Ford World Headquarters. View the full article
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