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Old 01 July 2007, 18:13   #31
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Having said that I really love the new Transit - the long wheel base ones - great oversteer and really controllable due to the long wheelbase - great fun in the forests. Suprising amount of ground clearance as well - bit lacking on traction though - had to use a hand winch a few times - the hire company would have had a fit. Worse moment was when it ended up cross axled - rear wheel spinning like hell cos it was in the air - I couldn't get out because it would have rolled - had to get my girlfriend to stand on the back step - she's only 8 stone but just enough to get the tyre in contact.

On a side note a white van is better for pulling certain girls than an Aston!!!
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Old 01 July 2007, 18:47   #32
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On a side note a white van is better for pulling certain girls than an Aston!!!
I hope for your sake your girlfriend isn't reading this
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Old 01 July 2007, 21:26   #33
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I hope for your sake your girlfriend isn't reading this
Maybe I should have said EX.........
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Old 02 July 2007, 03:49   #34
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Have a look at this site!

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It is very interesting...............
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Old 02 July 2007, 13:01   #35
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Nos, point taken but the adjustable height enables access in specific locations/ under barriers etc. He's all enthusiastic about the project now anyway and it's keeping him off the streets. )

Spike, great photos and neat layout. What happens in the rear? (function-wise). What's the leisure use?

codprawn, temptation is a terrible thing. ( the camper van photo that is )

JABS we shall peruse that thanks!!

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You're all making things way more complicated than necessary. Start with the white van, make some inexpensive, yet practical modifications, and go from there...
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Old 02 July 2007, 17:55   #37
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Should'ent cost ME 1500 as VW fitted it, so under there warrentee & yes i do a lot of long distance driving on motorways & at around 60/65 im seeing 43mpg average on the computer.......however when you hit higher speed's it's a totally different story, but you dont have to nail it everywhere although it is fun seeing off BMW 325's. As for loading i had the van fitted out by 'Sortimo' with a custom built lightwight enclosed racking system, top gear i must say, the Scorpion of the racking world. Cheers for the link, interesting reading Post a pic later.
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I guess keeping it to 65 on the motorway would do it , but how do you do that
I asked about a chip at the VW dealer and they said it would void the warranty . My mate had a 200+ chip on his 174 and said it was too much ?? maybe you foot isn't as heavy .
That sortimo stuff is the Dog's Danglies best i have ever seen . Would love it in mine but have to keep it open for carrying bulky kitchen units and 8x4 sheets etc . So the tools go in stacker boxes .
Certainly a great van though just hope some of the reliability horror stories are limited to earlier models
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Old 04 July 2007, 02:52   #38
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Well, we're surrounded by a whole new genre of magazines and brochures. He's booked in for the roof adjustments and most of the modifications will take place come September.

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Spike, great photos and neat layout. What happens in the rear? (function-wise). What's the leisure use?
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The whole lot is removable so you can do whatever you want with it ie:
Rear seat's, remove one side or other or both or fold the back's down or roll the whole lot foward.
Racking is on a quick releace system so again totally removable.
When the seat's & racking is removed there is plenty of room to camp in it. I usually change the van's after two year's but in the case of this one i am thinking of doing the full camper conversion & keep it & buy another for work.
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