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Spooner last won the day on November 27

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  1. Personally I wish we got the transit custom in the US. Nice in between size from the TC to the transit but much better fuel economy I’d think than the transit.
  2. Have these started getting to the dealers? Wondering how fuel mileage will compare and what kind of maintenance they will need.
  3. True, I only use full synthetic oil. And I do think these super long intervals that manufacturers recommend are somewhat due to lowering the ‘cost of ownership’ and not because it’s fine for the engine to go that long. Still it’s only like $30 to do it myself so In the grand scheme of things it’s pretty cheap.
  4. Yeah the second gen vans are 10k mile intervals. I do 5k personally. I’d rather ‘over service’ the van and not have failures as I obviously drive a ton and need to be able to count on my van running well and not having down time. I do it myself so it’s not expensive so it’s cheap piece of mind for me.
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    New guy looking for ideas on rear seating

    The newer second row is a split seat with about a foot between them which would be a perfect spot to put a removable wheel chock. Maybe you can find one salvage or something? I also use mine for racing but I use a hitch rack as my KTM dirt bike is several inches too tall to fit.
  6. Haha that’s a decent month for me 😂
  7. I am the OP, I’ve just put an additional 50k on it in the last 11 months 😳
  8. Just an update as I've now hit a little over 150k now and still a very good ownership experience. I broke another windshield so number 3 will be going in and the trim on the side of the drivers seat where the powered seat controls are has broken near the front but its not exactly life changing haha! Just need to do a belt change when it warms up in a few days and I'll keep it on trucking. I had to put on tire set #3 around july as well but the Generals I've been running have been excellent both in performance and life.
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    Drivers seat side trim broken?

    Yeah what I think it is, is that when you get out the side bolster pushes down and hits the top of the trim and is able to put a lot of pressure on it. Over time the flexing of the trim breaks the mounting point. Just a bad design. They are plastic in every car I've ever seen, they just need more clearance from the seat to the trim.
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    Drivers seat side trim broken?

    It’s the trim with the power seat controls. The front part is what broke away.
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    Apparent roof leak

    Mine did that and it was the holes for the roof rack that were leaking. I don't have the rack so it was the rubber seals or whatever they stick in the holes. Luckily I was still under warranty when it happened as it took them a few times to figure it out. They actually changed out my glass in the back of the van and it still was happening so they had to keep digging until they found the problem.
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    Drivers seat side trim broken?

    It’s a 2015 titanium wagon with 150k on it so a bit out of warranty haha!
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    Drivers seat side trim broken?

    A couple months ago I was noticing as I got out of the van that I was hearing a clicking sound coming from the trim. Couple weeks of that and the front section broke and now hangs away from the seat a couple inches. I'm pretty surprised this happened as I'm not a particularly big guy (165 lbs) and I'm really pretty easy on the van. I do have a lot of miles on it but I can't imagine I'm the first person this has happened to. I was just seeing if this has happened to others and what they did to fix it. I've tried just zip tying it but they always break. Maybe I should just look up and see how much a new one is but its something you don't see unless the drivers door is open, its just an annoyance to me.
  14. Mostly CCS with a few CMRA and CRA races. I raced at Road America, Barber, Hallett, Heartland Park, Texas World, MAM, MPH and I’m sure a few others I’m forgetting. This was from 2004 through 2011.
  15. I totally agree with being extra cautious with towing. I've only actually used the hitch hauler twice, I normally use a small open trailer or ride with buddies as I don't like to ride alone. I will definitely do a little more digging on the hitch situation before using it again. I roadraced motorcycles for 10 years and have well over 100k miles of towing under my belt with big trailers so I definitely understand weight ratings and stress, I should have looked in the book rather than just look at the numbers on the hitch for rating it sounds. I know I was surprised of the 400lb rating which is why I didn't get a hitch hauler until 2 months ago.