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  1. Hello all, I had a 2016 Ford Transit Connect Titanium LWB which although I really loved for many reasons, not the least being it became my “hotel on wheels” while vagabonding, but which I needed to sell due to illness. I designed a camper package which was/is “bolt in ready” by removing the two rear bucket seats, and using their anchor points to secure a floor based storage/bed system complete with self-storing bed extension, (if one needs to use the drivers side second row seat to enable a “4 passenger seating arrangement”). IF that is the case, converting to a single person sleeping arrangement takes just moments. If on is a solo traveler, they can merely leave the drivers side second row seat folded down (yet in the “up” position) with the bed fully deployed, and still be able to transport 3 passengers safely. This system is designed to be simple, effective, comfortable, and easily convertible back to the 6 passenger factory set up. It allows for a HUGE amount of storage options, both inside the bed base, under the drivers side 2nd row seat, and allows room for multi storage container / ice chests to be transported within (alongside) the bed/ storage box. It also allows for various storage configurations at the tailgate liftgate/ sidedoors area for a stove or food storage boxes. The “base, one piece unit” is painted the factory matching “grey” carpet color, and is seal with clear coat. Absolutely NO cutting or drilling is required for installation (for LWB models). This unit comes with two piece latex foam 6” mattress (which allows for heavenly slumbering) complete with removable/washable slip covers. To complete this “hotel on wheels package”, I have designed “blackout“ window covers which “pop-in” to place, and have heat reflecting bubble shielding facing to the outside. Simply put - I designed this system was designed to be: 1) simple; 2) foolproof, 3) enable “stealth camping/vagabonding/parking lot friendly”, and comfortable. I am asking for a donation (~$200) to cover my costs of fabrication & construction only. Any reasonable amount will be considered. I live in Washington State (Tri- Cities area). I will not ship, will accept “cash only” donation in person, and will help with installation. Please call me, no text messages, no “scammers”!!! I am trying to further someone’s travel/vagabonding pleasure; as I can no longer enjoy doing so myself. Please contact: Jon 509-940-7142 with any further questions you may have. Pictures at present are not available as unit is in storage at my daughter’s house. Thank you.
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    Camper system for sale

    Due to arthritis and cancer treatments I am unable to take pictures of camping unit setup, latex foam mattress, and blackout curtains. Truly sorry for inconvenience, however it is accurately described in my posting, someone is going to make off with a very nice camping system that is very versatile ... and the price is right for what one will get in a bolt-in ready-to-go stealth camping system. (Suggested donation to partially defray cost of materials = $200). Thank you for your interest. Jon 509-940-7142
  3. Hello all, I had a 2016 Ford Transit Connect Titanium LWB which although I really loved for many reasons, not the least being it became my “hotel on wheels” while vagabonding, but which I needed to sell. I designed a camper package which was/is “bolt in ready” by removing the two rear bucket seats, and using their anchor points to secure a floor based storage/bed system complete with self-storing bed extension, (if one needs to use the drivers side second row seat to enable a “4 passenger seating arrangement”). IF that is the case, converting to a single person sleeping arrangement takes just moments. If on is a solo traveler, they can merely leave the drivers side second row seat f9lded, (in the “up” position) with the bed fully deployed, and still be able to transport 3 passengers safely. This system is designed to be simple, effective, comfortable, and easily convertible back to the 6 passenger factory set up. It allows for a HUGE amount of storage options, both inside the bed base, under the drivers side 2nd row seat, and allows room for multi storage container / ice chests to be transported within (alongside) the bed/storage box. It also allows for various storage configurations at the tailgate liftgate/sidedoors area for a stove or food storage boxes. The “base, one piece unit” is painted the factory matching “grey” carpet color, and is seal with clear coat. Absolutely NO cutting or drilling is required for installation (for LWB models). This unit comes with detachable legs (for self-storage) and a two piece latex foam 6” mattress (which allows for heavenly slumbering) complete with removable/washable slip covers. To complete this “hotel on wheels package”, I have designed “blackout“ window covers which “pop-in” to place, and have heat reflecting bubble shielding facing to the outside. Simply put - I designed this system was designed to be: 1) simple; 2) foolproof, 3) enable “stealth camping/vagabonding/parking lot friendly”, and comfortable. I am asking for a donation amount to cover my costs of construction only. Any reasonable amount will be considered. I live in Washington State (Tri-Cities area). I will not ship, will accept “cash only” donation in person, and will help with installation. Please call me, no text messages, no “scammers”!!! I am trying to further someone’s travel/vagabonding pleasure. Please contact: Jon 509-940-7142 with any further questions you may have. Pictures at present are not available as unit is in storage at my daughter’s house. Thank you.
  4. 2016 TRANSIT TITANIUM LWB FOR SALE. EXCELLENT CONDITION, 55k miles, (Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle w/~ 45k miles left on warrantee), 63 year old non-smoking no-pets owner. Well maintained. Silver. ACCESSORIES: Rhino rack rails, tow package, dashmat, mud flaps, K&N air filter, molded weather tech floor mats, black-out curtains, bolt in camper storage/bed included (at present all 6 bucket seats installed), LED lights. Serious inquiries only. Located in Richland Wa 99354. Selling for $16,500. Jon 509-940-7142.
  5. HELLO ALL YOU FELLOW HAPPY (DISGRUNTLED) CAMPERS. Are you plain SICK AND TIRED of the STUPID "Perimeter lights" (aka: courtesy lights, courtesy lights, etc ad naseum) staying on when you are camping, in a quiet spot of the woods, wherever you wish to go unnoticed? I finally found / got the answer and the fix. It is as follows: JULY 20 2018 _ DISABLING 2016 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT TITANIUM PERIMETER LIGHTING_POLICE DARK MODE (Please note: This will work for 2014-2017 Transit Connect vans): SSM 46321 – (Dark mode) for 2014-2017 Transit Connect - Battery Drain Due to Frequent Door Openings and Approach Light Strategy). Ford has come out with a firmware update for the TC's Body Control Module. When your vehicle's module had been updated with the new firmware, the tech will be able to access the menu to turn off the lighting. The software update and programming change was covered under warranty. Others TC owners confirm that the 2016 transit connect titanium can have this function disabled. At an online TC forum; many others with the same complaint were able to disable this feature under warrantee by having the “BCM” and/or the “PCM” upgraded/reprogrammed. After this is accomplished, the service tech needs to find the proper “box” to check off (disable) this “feature”. Two steps to perform: 1) Update the BCM. (If the vehicle was built on or before 11-Dec-2016, reprogram the BCM to the latest calibration using IDS release 103.05 and higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com. Prior year vans need to have the BCM updated first as step one of the SSM. Vans built after 12-11-16 already have the updates for the dark mode loaded in their BCM version). 2) Set the approach lights to dark mode. For all vehicles access the BCM Configuration Parameters. Select -> Module Programming -> Programmable Parameters -> Personality -> Approach Light -> Choose “Disable” and follow the screen prompts to completion. (It takes about 15 minutes). If there are problems setting the dark mode, (if the service technician can see the option in the programming, but it won't let him save the change or move out of that screen, it may be the programming device but probably not the van. Also, it may be that the PCM might have been updated instead of BCM. Disabling will not work without doing updating the BCM first if the Transit Connect was built prior to that 2016 date in the document). If this is the case, the dealer will have to update the BCM, then disable the perimeter lighting, then enable (again the perimeter lighting, then once again "disable" the perimeter lighting - AFTER performing the software/firmware update. (Updated BCM codes: The SMM uses the term "Approach Light" per below: The print out the dealer gave me for what my van BCM shows: Approach Light - (BdyCM) = Disabled). You can check the history of your vehicle at http://www.etis.ford.com/vehicle/softwareUpgrades.do -> Summary -> History (registration as an independent operator is mandatory - and free). This enables you to cross-check to see if any changes have occurred since your vehicle was first built. This means that you now have the means to verify statements made by dealers or garages. (If no updates to the BCM are flagged the dates shown are the original manufacture dates). Police Dark (Stealth) Mode - keeps your interior (and Pony) lights off when you enter/exit/turn off vehicle BCM 726-32-01 : xxxx x?xx xxxx Change ? To: 0-Disable (off-default), 1-Enable (on) When the dealer updates the BCM they need to activate dark mode. Check the Ford ETIS for your VIN before and after you have your BCM updated to see if that BCM status changes. Here's the link, (First register and create a free account: https://www.etis.ford.com/home/about.do I am VERY please to state that my 2016 ford transit connect van (built Mar 14 2016) is now in the "Police Dark Mode" - and I am not waking / irritating any fellow campers around me, not draining my battery dead. YEAHHHH...!!!! I wis the best for you. PS: There should be NO CHARGE from dealers to "update" this annoying software. Mr peabody56
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