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Boomerweps

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  1. Passenger seat fold flat?

    Only one the XL model now. It's gone from the XLT in 2017. Had a plastic back molding with a latch in the left rear upper corner.
  2. First road trip in the new 2017 LWB

    Thanks for the search engine. None list 2014-2017 TC roof racks.
  3. First road trip in the new 2017 LWB

    What we have herah is a failure to communicate. The cheap alternative shown means I would have to remove and throw away the installed factory side rails, standard on the 2017 XLT. I just want a stock roof rack at a reasonable price.
  4. First road trip in the new 2017 LWB

    Yes, I truely missed my Sirius radio I had in my previous TC on the trip. The radio scan feature basically sucks. You have to hold the + or - button for a couple seconds to make it engage the search in FM mode. Then it stops on the first noise it finds, not necessarily a readable station. Bad for the driver to use. side issue: Trying every junkyard I can find for 2014 up TCs with roof racks, none yet. Can't even find wrecked TCs! Must be incredibly safe vehicles. When I get home, I'll have my local junkyard do a junkyard parts search through their network.
  5. First road trip in the new 2017 LWB

    Well, drove PA to UT, via Mt. Rushmore. Wrong travel time, Sturgis! 2464 miles, 38 hours travel time, averaged 63mph, averaged 26 mpg, all per trip computer. Includes tour to Rushmore, Crazy Horse, & Custer State Park with wildlife loop stopped by the buffalo herd in the road. Shorter, more direct route home. Expect a little higher average speed on the return trip.
  6. If you are ever going to use the far back seats, then the captains chairs allow easy access. My grandkids like to ride in the far back, but then I have to leave a middle seat down to get them in and out, unless they go through the back door with only one back seat up. I had the SWB, loved it. Got the LWB for more capacity and traveling room. Lost some cargo height. We leave the 3rd row seats down most of time.
  7. After-Purchase Report

    Pictures of your DIY screen solution? Is it a soft or hard screen solution? Back when car bras were a popular accessory, several had screens attached. They also sold a screen that attached with little S hoops and thin bungee cords. I used them in Florida during love bug season. I would think aluminum or fiberglass screening cut to fit along with some self stick Velcro (maybe sewn on the screen) would work well. They still sell mesh like inserts for pickup trucks for styling. Maybe somebody will do similar for the TC?
  8. cooling the TC

    My 2008 Explorer will freeze us FAST. My 2017 TC will chill you after a little while. The AC works but not as strongly as on my older model Ford ;( Slow enough that I had the dealer check it out, they said it was normal. However AFTER they checked it, it seemed to start to work better. Still not as good as my never worked on 2008 AC. Hmmm?
  9. Most insurance companies will pay full for a chip repair to avoid the higher windshield replacement cost later.
  10. Concur on the idea that bungees are for quick, short term use. I would get a set of the smaller nylon belt ratchet straps and use those for the tie downs.
  11. I expect that was overall average. I got about 20-21mpg on my 2014 SWB at 90mph on my trip a couple years ago. however. Maybe they mildly improved the TC. I'll be monitoring and logging my MPG vs. MPH on my upcoming cross country trip with the 2017 LWB.
  12. Don't think you mentioned your reasons for the angled walls on your cabinets.
  13. Very nice convertible option.
  14. Thanks for the clarification. Thought you meant the knob Don pictured. US DOT has regulations on high beam aiming, I'm sure the US never had that interior adjuster knob. Looks like you have an extra push button under the fog light switch. Driving lights? Or courtesy main lights that just glow for in town driving like the U.K. uses?
  15. Did you mean the EU market? Just checked my 2017, the adjusters are there.
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