I haven't camped in my TC yet but have looked at beds a lot. Mine is the wagon version and for camping would probably take out all the seats. Ive looked at the 3 section foam mattress on Amazon. At night a bed but can be stacked as a sofa if desired - probably not a great one but with a little ingenuity could probably figure a way to make it better. I haul my scooter in the back of the van so would need a bed that could be folded up and out of the way. Scooter can be good local transportation without having to drive the van.
Good info, thanks for the update. Good to know the bumper hitch held up well. Read something today about unibody hitches causing buckling in the body if in a rear end collision with a hitch in the receiver. Sounds like that is not the case with the TC.
I see you are HeRodeCBR, I had a 2012 CBR600RR that I sold cheap when I bought the van. At the time I had a 2014 ZX6R636 ABS but currently ride a BMW F800GT, really miss the I4 600s, BMW is better on a long trip though. BMW stands for Bring My Wallet :-)
Thanks guys. I was not able to find any one here to upsize my tires at all. "Too many issues with speedometer and traction control, they will rub....etc etc." Still have not checked the pressure they were filled to. I will check them after work tomorrow, promise. Vehicle was in the body shop for a rear end collision. No real damage to my Van at all. My trailer hitch basically ate his 2016 Jaguar xf's front end up. He dove under as he drove me into the wide grassy center median.I aimed for when I realized he was not stopping. They replaced my rear bumper mount and the bumper itself. Also they threw in an actual Ford OEM hitch saying it was required as the dealer can only install OEM under Insurance repairs.
Traction in the rain still seems as good or better than the Conti's.
Hello: I am about ready to sell my jeep and get a FTC that I can use for camping. In my head I am trying to design a folding bed, but came across a site for a bench seat that folds into a bed. I do not know the exact inside width dimensions in the cargo area, but I think one would fit. Are the seat bolt locations already in the cargo area, or would they need to be added - of course it must be safe and with seat belts. Some of the widths I have seen are 48" and 52". Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
2011 TC XLT with 160K miles.
One day last month, the front wipers came on by themselves, and I could not shut them off. I finally had to pull out the under-dash fuse to get them to stop.
Symptoms: Front wipers always on, rear wipers don't work at all, washers (front and rear) don't work at all.
I installed a new wiper switch (on the steering column) and that had no effect. So, now I don't want to throw any more parts at it until I have a firmer idea about what is wrong.
Oh, another problem...the 'door ajar' light is always on, and that makes it impossible to lock the van. That happened a few months before the wiper problem. I don't know if it's related.
Any ideas, people?