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Boomerweps last won the day on May 10 2016

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    2017 Transit Connect LWB XLT, 2008 Explorer

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  1. Nice awning setup. Me, I keep things even simpler. Got a 10x10 EZ-UP with the screen room kit.
  2. Along with the AWD, a raised height clearance version
  3. Back home last night. Took us 11 hours to get back due to road destruction and a wrecked Semi in WV on I-79. Took only 9 hours down. Unloaded last night, swept out and washed the TC today. Got a little nick in the windshield already and need to get some touch up paint for a bumper scratch! I can not stand the middle seats fan control on high. The vents are in the B pillar so they roar close to the front seat people's heads. Missed having the satellite radio, but I did figure out how to use the FM radio seek control finally. Never used it in the 2014. MPG stayed similar to the drive down, around 25.5. I expect better when I get away from all the mountains and hills. Plus we only have about 2500 miles on the TC, half from this trip. GPS is a must around Sevierville. Built up and heavy traffic, you really have to know when to change lanes, to find places and get around. Like a smaller version of the Kissimmee-Orlando area. I do recommend the Hatfield McCoy dinner Feud, good show, great all you can eat dinner. Busy weekend with sound company gigs, so maybe I can get that darn Hitch installed next week.
  4. In Seveirville, using the resort wifi. Lotsa moving road blocks, having to speed back up when going uphill, a basic PITA. Plus following my son in law for most of the trip. Speed up, slow down. Anyways, lotsa hills and mountains in WV & TN. Average speed 68 mph, average mpg 25.5. Used the select or sport mode on the transmission quite a bit. Mostly so it would downshiftfaster, not too much selecting gears. four days in TN, had as much luggage and snacks, cooler, ect. as when we went to UT for three weeks! phone GPS works great.
  5. Just found this thread. Great pictures. Lots of feet, though 😜 Pics from out the rear of the converted TCs and other vans taken while laying down.
  6. Daughter talked us into going with them on a 4 day stay in pigeon forge TN. They bought into a time share deal 😱 Anyways, my grandson will be riding with us, keeping the grandkids well separated. I'm looking at this as a trial run, just a nine hour drive. We want to take him with us in August to see Mount Rushmore and on to Utah to my wife's cousin. I know, hot time of year but the only time we could work it in. I'll be monitoring the MPG closely. Won't be controlling the travel speed down, we'll be following my son-in-law in a four door F150. Our last road trip in the 2014 SWB from PA to Utah and back went well. Probably my 2nd favorite road trip vehicle. Had a 88 Aerostar that was almost as good for trips. But my all time road trip fav has to be my first vehicle, a 66 Mustang convertible I bought in 74. Top down, Kraco 8 track blaring Aerosmith, speeding along at 65 mph (10mph over the national speed limit at the time!), just a sailor on leave.
  7. Oil

    The 2017 TC TELLS you when to change the oil based on your driving conditions. NO oil change interval is specified. In the past, I always changed mine spring and fall so I could do it in decent weather with no heated or weather tight garage.
  8. It pays to read the owner's manual. You can program your second or additional keys to limit your TC's speed and place limitations on the radio volume and cause it to mute for certain circumstances. I forget the details right now but it would be very good for a parent of teenagers. The limits only occur when the TC is operated by the limited program key AND none of the "master" keys are within transponder range. So when junior gets his driver's license, you can give him his own key! And have less worries.
  9. Ford has a series of Utube helpful hints. One of which covers proper folding of the LWB Transit Connect seats. Found them last week and went through all the ones of use to me.
  10. Probably it's just me but I would have to pull those tan rear door cards and paint them white to match the doors. They look so cheap. And it's an easy cheap fix.
  11. 2016 XLT SWB. Did you option the aircraft rear seat storage bins? Because my 2014 sales brochure shows them, my 2014 XLT SWB did NOT come with that, nor did my 2017 XLT LWB. I think the 2017 sales brochure shows the bins standard in the Titanium trim IF you don't have the sunroof.
  12. I downloaded the Ford 2017 TC sales brochure and it lists the items in my post. Yes, the rain sensing wipers require the auto headlights. Non auto dimming mirrors have the flip toggle on the bottom middle. On our 2014 TC, my wife usually just left the headlights on. The battery power saving feature shut them off shortly after the TC was turned off anyways. Not true auto headlight s but close. And as I complained in another post, you don't get a roof rack, you get roof rails. For the roof rack option you pay $200. To buy the crossbars to make the rack useable, that's $500+. The 2017 XLT LWB was only a gain of length and seats to me. The loss of some options & features I had and added cargo height were offset by the new features, so it basically evened out.
  13. I'm thinking a simple & lightweight loading enhancement. So just the plywood. Also any framing would take away cargo height, something the seats already do, 5-6" worth compared to the floor on the SWB or cargo TC versions. Still want to be able to easily roll items in and out as much as possible. At least it will only take one sheet of plywood, whenever I get 'round to it.
  14. A couple years ago I found these stick on pads at a discount store Ollies. They stick to the dash and have a sticky top to set your cell phone on. We use it to hold other things, too. But, what I found was I placed it on the flat space in front on the radio screen and I can easily pop (gently force fit) my iPhone 6 for horizontal viewing into the eyebrow space for use as a veiwable GPS. The sticky pad holds it in place and I squeeze it in into a nearly flat vertical position. It does block the radio panel view. I only keep it there for viewing the gps when needed or when I am playing audio from my phone. The iPhone is in a Pelican case. I left the plastic film on the sticky pad for now. Yes, I am a carpeted big dash kinda guy
  15. Do you have pics of how the cross bars mount? I'm interested in non Ford priced crossbars for my 2017.