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windguy last won the day on October 2

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  1. Not a member custom build but thought this was interesting enough to share. It's hard to believe they could go below the normal floor level since everything underneath is packed in tightly. Wonder how they freed up all that space down the center. http://www.sunsetvans.com/ford-transit-connect-wheelchair-vans/
  2. My Wonder Bread van

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new to you TC. Very cool pic with the wall mural as a backdrop. My last vehicle was a 95 Volvo 850 wagon. I agree, the added cargo room of the TC is a real plus and it's great having sliding side doors. Getting in/out of the van is so much easier than a low riding wagon even though the Volvo had the most comfortable seat of any car I've had. You're going to have lots of fun with this van. Enjoy!
  3. 2017 TC XLT simple camper

    @desert_connect - thanks for the added info. I've scoped out that same tap point as I'm considering adding a power point on the driver's side rear area, which is more accessible for me. And to add some type of lighting as well. I really like that light. Nice choice! It would be cool if it had a magnetic mount so you can easily stick it anywhere with a hole for the wire.
  4. In another thread discussing the cavity behind the front seats, a poster from Canada had pics that showed vinyl flooring in this area, rather than carpet. My US based Gen 2 Cargo has carpet in both areas as do most other posters. @Mcfly - I would contact Weathertech and ask them how their mat solution for the TC would work in your situation.
  5. @Colby C - thanks for the update. Glad you had a good trip. You are a driving machine doing 23 hrs straight - holy cow! Looking forward to your next van mod.
  6. 2017 TC XLT simple camper

    The fan is a great idea. Thanks for the light link. It's nice that the light has a built in switch. How did you remove the OEM cargo light? Mine is LED upgrade cargo light, but it's blocked by racking so it's not doing much good plus I can't stand it being on when I don't want it on and not being able to switch it on unless I close and open a door. I always leave my driver's side slider open in the garage. Where did you wire the light to?
  7. I ordered the van with the optional 'all weather floor mats'. $52 additional ($60 MSRP). There are two posts sticking up from the carpet and the mat has two holes to secure to the posts, it snaps in place. Easy to remove and put pack. The mats don't extend very far around the perimeter so I'd say they are a bit small for my use. My issue is with sand from the beach but I can see someone in a wet or snowy/flushy environment in the winter having similar issues. Perhaps those Weathertech mats are an improvement over the OEM ones. I'd consider upgrading.
  8. Nice job! Thanks for sharing.
  9. Newbie; 2017 TC XLT

    Welcome to the forum - Congrats on your new TC. BTW - Arizona won't be on the U.S. Pacific Coast until after the big one
  10. 2017 TC XLT simple camper

    Great job - I like the design and craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing the pics. Is that a light mounted on the top in the back? How about the black thing in the front behind the driver's seat? Looks like a clamped on lamp perhaps.
  11. Just got a 2016 XLT Cargo Van

    Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new TC. We love to see pics on this forum so please post away There are some pics on some threads that show what's behind those rear side panels. I've debated doing that myself but it doesn't seem like you gain too much from doing so. Worth checking into though to see if it works for your needs. Keep us posted.
  12. No worries, thanks Question - Did you remove the cargo light to disable it and if so how do you pop that fixture out? I'm assume there are some type of clips holding it in but would rather ask before cheesing it up trying to pry it out.
  13. Copy that. It's good you're self contained for road trips. Coastal areas around New England are pretty nice.
  14. Removing this panel on dash

    I agree, harder to wire up plus your panel is already in use. Mine's a waste of space being a blank panel. Thanks for the option of fixing that dash panel, but that would be too drastic for me to take on. I never look at the analog gauges (speedo and tach). Kind of a waste for me. I check my speed with the center digital speedo. I think the whole dash design lean towards style over function. I did consider a heads up display but haven't done any research beyond a quick glance.
  15. Okay, I'll bite. Why? You live in the sticks so all I can come up with is either a hunter or a huntee, perhaps a moose in rut? @Tiller - great update, thanks. Love the pics. Enjoy your trip!