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dvCali



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I so wish they built a modern version of my VW Vanagon. It has 10' of cargo area behind the front seats, and close to 12' overlapping the front. I carry my 11' SUP inside with room to spare! The Transit in comparison looks like a bit an overkill to me ... and you would have to buy the longest wheelbase to get close to the space available on the Vanagon Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-60-VW-TRANSPORTER-T5-1GP-2-0TDi-SWB-4-BERTH-6-SEAT-CAMPERVAN-PURE-GREY-/360792518932
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the 5.4 liter V-8 because I tow a 24' travel trailer a lot, something like 5,000 pounds. The new V-6 should be able to tow it as well, only with much better mileage!

Viva la Technologie! (made-up French, don't speak a word)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that's Frenxican.
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-60-VW-TRANSPORTER-T5-1GP-2-0TDi-SWB-4-BERTH-6-SEAT-CAMPERVAN-PURE-GREY-/360792518932

no, no, that has less cargo room than my 1987 Vanagon! Embarassed but I did not know VW still had a transporter .. better than the Ford Transporter dimension wise and with a smaller engine rated at 28 mpg, nice. But still the long version "only" has 275 cm cargo room in the back. New one coming to US in 2015 http://www.autoevolution.com/news/new-t6-volkswagen-transporter-coming-in-2015-57469.html
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="dvCali"]
U2U2U2 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-60-VW-TRANSPORTER-T5-1GP-2-0TDi-SWB-4-BERTH-6-SEAT-CAMPERVAN-PURE-GREY-/360792518932

This looks more like it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM81YWrXTW0 T7 scheduled (in Europe) for 2017? Another option is to build a 60 cm extension! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIG9P0lB1iA



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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no,no, forget all that nonsense! Razz

check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6RdmEinhhI


or, travel like "Mr." Trump:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZq3iCn2y74
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: 4x4 vs. AWD Reply with quote

I am still driving my 2004 E350 Quigley. I have been trying to figure out if the euro T frame will be as tough as the E frame Fords.[Ford is keeping the E frame on 450 and larger; i.e. box trucks] These are not legal on NY's Parkways. These new T frame trucks remind me of the Sprinter and the Nissan Vans. It sure seems like the added height would be nice. The T will come in 3 height choices. But they are narrower than the E.

I am hessitant, because I have to be able to actually drive on the beach. So I like manual "lockers", a wide durable platform, and a little more clearance. As much as I love my van, I was thinking trading in for a 2014 E350 while they are still making them.

I spoke with the chief engineer at quigley [they are now converting the Nissan vans to 4x4] and he raved about the ride. But that's probably because they are not lifting them...yet. The NV is a lot cheaper than the sprinter,[the Sprinter is only AWD] which is probably good enough for most people.

Or I have to switch to Chevy. Quigley did the Baja 1,000 in a Chevy this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfFXryhAN90
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB3wRkWUsek
Don't know if this is helping anyone or I am just talking to myself...
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my sprinter has a on the fly dual wheel drive for dicey driving conditions. some may call it a limited slip differential. all i know is i don't get stuck.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dvCali wrote:
New one coming to US in 2015 http://www.autoevolution.com/news/new-t6-volkswagen-transporter-coming-in-2015-57469.html

In Europe, not US.

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