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Slonie last won the day on May 9 2016

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  1. If you're doing a sleeping platform, the fold-flat front passenger seat makes length a non-issue, even on the SWB (which I have). However, if you're sleeping on the floor it is indeed a bit of a crunch for people over 6'... The fold-flat passenger seat was the main reason I was sure to get non-power cloth seats instead of the leather ones which don't have that feature. That all being said, this last weekend we slept on the floor of the SWB... Smallest rig at the RV park by a mile!
  2. New member new van

    I'm pretty sure he's got a door on the other side, at least judging from all the other pics of M-Sport Connects I've seen. But welcome, Packa, more pictures of the van's M-Sport bits, please!
  3. Has anybody (successfully) had the recall repair completed? I received the letter last year that basically said "we'll contact you when we have the parts to actually do a repair".
  4. Great writeup, thanks! It's only a matter of time until de-Sync'ing this thing and getting a real headunit. Thanks especially for collecting the part numbers and going the extra mile about the iDatalink hoops.
  5. Cargo security shade, anyone have/seen one?

    After like three times sending mine back and getting another broken one, I just decided to keep it (or rather, the dealership stopped sending me shipping labels to send it back and I just accepted...). I do agree that it's overpriced and wish the vehicle came with it, but I don't regret having it.
  6. Actually, I've been looking again for the coat hook parts... And there are indeed part numbers for the moulding and cover for the upper bar of the cargo net to go into. From the (admittedly, CGI) video, it looks like the actual mount for the bar is in the reinforcing rail along the edge of the roof. See the following parts diagram from fordparts.com. What I don't know (for both the coat hook and the cargo net mount) is if the roof rail has the right mounts even if the headliner doesn't come with the holes to use them. If so, it should be fairly trivial to cut holes in the factory headliner and add these parts. Just a warning, a replacement headliner is about a thousand dollars(!), so you've gotta be damn sure before you break out the cutter...
  7. WeatherTech vs Husky vs Ford Liners

    I bought the first row Husky and second row Weathertech, figuring that the extra coverage outweighed the OCD feeling of having mats that don't match. Happy with both! ;-)
  8. I was looking through one of the ford parts sites, and that divider is hundreds of dollars if you were to order it later, so don't throw it out! That video shows that maybe, just maybe, there are good mounting points hiding in the roof structure of the van, hiding behind the headliner. I hope so, because I really want to be able to hang stuff from above (say, when camping) and my van doesn't even have a coat hanger in the back seat area...
  9. Ford EcoMode: Anticipication vs Speed

    If you leave the display on the EcoMode screen for a while, it will give you congratulations when you drive in an economical fashion! That's really all it does.
  10. (From the 2017 ordering guide PDF, posted here)
  11. 1.6 Ecoboost is DEAD for 2017

    Oh wow, I didn't expect that. The PDF is up at this link: http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/61251-2017-transit-connect-order-guide/ If you don't have an account there, here's the '17 changes: That sucks though, DapperVan! Go get that one in IA that GBL sent you, it looks perfect.
  12. I've got an Ecoboost wagon and can confirm that it was a pain in the ass to find. I had to give up on the glass roof to make it happen. The SWB wagon is quite rare already, which doesn't surprise me much (who wants a 5-seat van, besides me, of course :D ). What surprises me more was the decision to not offer the Ecoboost on the LWB wagon.
  13. You might be the first (on this forum, anyway) to do it. The Metra kit is fairly new as I understand it. Good luck! I will probably follow in your footsteps eventually because Sync is driving me nuts.
  14. Cargo security shade, anyone have/seen one?

    A few photos here, apologies for the quality as I took it at night: http://imgur.com/a/tUJDh The whole thing is made out of a fairly rigid fiberglass-reinforced-plastic-style material, covered with mouse fur. It snaps into the ends of the tracks at the front and back of the cargo area's interior trim panels. You can open it to a second position for loading as displayed in the second photo. The whole thing is constructed out of FRP covered with mouse fur and rests on the track on either side. There is a sticker instructing you not to put bags on top of it, although it's stiff enough that you could probably get away with lighter objects. Unfortunately, mine arrived broken, which I need to take up with the dealer: The broken part doesn't keep the cover from being used, however it probably contributes to the rattling while driving over bad roads. The rest of the perimeter has little rubber feet to quiet it down. In any case, a cautionary tale to perhaps order from your local dealer and inspect it before taking delivery. A lot can happen between Romania (where it's made!) and your doorstep.