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Good 17 minute long Transit Van review.

Hi all, haven't seen this posted here yet, a pretty good review by a salesperson who is knowledgeable about the van.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blI5mVxWDj8
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Great post. Finally get to see the inside of the van without side panels.
I'm disappointed at all the wasted space between the outside wall and the lower part of the inner wall below the window frames.
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Thanks for posting the link. I had wondered about having to leave the drivers door open while someone fills my tank, both for the fumes and for bad weather, while I'm stuck in seat next to opening.

Has anyone seen a high roof? Be real interested in the slider opening.
Looks like in this video that the slider height, is the same as a low roof. Hoping the high roof has a taller slider, so won't have to be ducking to avoid hitting my head while entering in wheelchair.

Any observations will be appreciated.

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Interesting that he claims to be 6-3 a couple of times and before entering van he sounds like he's saying 6-5 as if that makes the van appear taller inside than it is. Who doesn't know how tall they really are?

He also said extended van is 18 inches longer when in reality it's 28.4 inches longer -- all at rear overhang. Other vans extend 14 or 16 inches at rear (Econoline like mine 20 inches), but a total rear overhang of 6'-6" looks a little odd by comparison.

Ford seems to have put forward a large effort towards details like electronics but seems to have paid less attention to basics like space, width, proportions, etc. And to me that's most disappointing because they can't be fixed during a mid-cycle upgrade in a year or two. A new radio or GPS they can offer later but it's a lot harder to stretch the wheelbase or change the body structure.

Perhaps Ford research indicates many new buyers are more into electronics, connectivity and so on and less into basics. I may be the one out of touch with the average buyer.
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Has anyone seen a high roof? Be real interested in the slider opening.
Looks like in this video that the slider height, is the same as a low roof. Hoping the high roof has a taller slider, so won't have to be ducking to avoid hitting my head while entering in wheelchair.

Any observations will be appreciated.

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Pictures of high roof van show the side slide door to be the same as that on middle roof vans. If it extended all the way up it would interfere with roof curvature unless door was rounded off at top. Having said that, the middle roof van side slide door is much taller than the low roof van. I don't see how a person in a wheelchair could hit the top of the door opening.
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Pictures of high roof van show the side slide door to be the same as that on middle roof vans. If it extended all the way up it would interfere with roof curvature unless door was rounded off at top. Having said that, the middle roof van side slide door is much taller than the low roof van. I don't see how a person in a wheelchair could hit the top of the door opening.
Low Roof is 49.6" high, Med/High Roof is 63.0".
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Thanks for the video! they didnt have that lower side step as an option when I ordered mine, for $90 would've been nice to have.
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USMC Vet, just conforming what Chance and Dale_R posted about the slider in the high roof version. Same as the medium height. Top pic is the High top and bottom pic is the medium. I'd love to get the high top for a RV conversion one day.

Njhw, I also love the step-up option. Didn't realize how far off the ground the floor is.



Btw, long time lurker, saw the vid and wanted to share with you all. Learning a lot about the Transit van from this forum. :-)
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Thanks for the video! they didnt have that lower side step as an option when I ordered mine, for $90 would've been nice to have.
It's a nice looking step for sure that is well integrated to body. I just wonder how well it works exiting the van. I personally find factory running boards on Econoline great for entering a van because it's easy to place the ball of the foot on the step, but when exiting I have to use only the back of the shoe or else turn the foot 90 degrees. On my van when it's wet the step doesn't feel all that secure. Just wondering if the Transit's step sticks out much further.
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When the Sprinter went from T1N to NCV3 in 2007 the slider's height was raised enough to only requiring ducking by the vertically gifted. That was considered a major upgrade by many folks, leaving me very surprised that here 7-8 years later the Ford is back to T1N morphology.
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