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Steve's 2016 Transit Redo

I bought a 2016 Transit T250 in August 2016. I took delivery on August 31st. It was dealer stock that my local dealer found in Oregon after I gave him my list of must haves.

As a 2014 F150 EcoBoost owner, drive train must haves were the EcoBoost and the 3.73 limited slip differntial. It also had to have Synch, a medium roof, LWB but not extended, be a T250 and be white. I wanted only rear windows, privacy glass and dual batteries. I got all but the batteries and because it was end of year clearance I got zero percent financing and a lot of other dealer incentives. I'm sure some of those came to me because I've bought several vehicles from them. Ford has a pretty good customer loyalty program.

With the van in posession I set out to have it ready for its first dry camping fishing trip in 30 days. I really did quite a lot more than I first expected to but because of the timeline, there was no fixing mistakes and some of them were huge.

The trip was great and the van did a lot better at making me and my dog feel at home than I thought it would. I took a lot of tools but only used them to fix other people's broken stuff.

So now here we are and it's late October 2016. It took a month to get all the things I wanted done and only 3 days to remove it all. I attribute that to me trying to keep in mind that everything should be removable with the least amount of disturbance to surrounding objects.

I've already found more mistakes that I did realize I had made and I'm sure some if you will laugh and that's OK with me, just know that I've had the first laugh.

I'll begin posting pics as I begin the redo in a few days. I'll try to explain what I did wrong in the first build and what I'm doing different this time.

Just so you know, that guy that built his bed frame out of pressure treated 4x4, yeah, no, that wasn't me. LOL..

2016 T250, MR, LWB, 3.5L EB, 3.73 LS, Sync, Tow Package.
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