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Hi, I've enjoyed reading many posts while homing in on my van of choice. It seems 2016 ~20k miles 250 148"WB high roof cargo vans can be found for 27-30k. I am planning to bite the bullet soon and then have plenty more questions. Here is a first.
I've searched the forum but have not been able to find somebody that has installed the factory windows like people post in the Sprinters. Can you order them and do they come with enough instructions-parts or is this a no no for Transit.


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Most Transit buyers look for the vans that have the 'Windows All Around' option that is especially ordered for conversion vans. You may find a NEW 2015 model with this option still on the Ford dealers lot with a HUGE discount.

Would need to know what body style and roof height you are wanting to buy to see if one is available. Here is a NEW 2015 model at Big Spring Ford in Big Spring, TX. It is a T-250 cargo van with factory Privacy Glass. Original MSRP $38,850 marked down to $29,138. VIN FKB11654

If you can go up to $35K, here is a 2016 T-350 HR Extended with Windows All Around, 50 miles on it. This is one of the Transits that was damaged during transportation, then repaired by Ford and sold as USED Transits. This one has a MSRP $43,180 marked down to $34,741.
It is at Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, IL VIN GKB32749 You might want to search in this forum for information on these types of vehicles. They have the designation on the online window sticker showing 'TAG 000G000
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If you searching van service, you can search online with name of your location. You can get good option there.


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i bought mine through consumer reports. it was great. i just put in the specs i wanted and did all the negotiating via email.
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Sierra, I've read a few threads that said CRL and Motion Windows (the two main aftermarket window companies) have not yet made Transit windows, but are working on them.

I just installed a couple Motion Windows in a T1N Sprinter for someone, and it's really easy. You just cut a hole of the correct size, use the provided rubber gasket material, and attach the inner trim with screws to the outer window to squish the window and inner frame and gasket material together to clamp on to the van sheet metal. They DO come with instructions, and there are how-to videos on their websites.

Small details like window location, amount of torque on the mounting screws so they hold tight without stripping and such are left up to you.

I don't know how the "all glass look" windows attach, but I think with adhesive.

There is a universal Motion Window that is about 36x10 that should work on the Transit. The curvature of the side of the van requires a sort-of matching vertically curved window for anything taller; THAT is probably what these companies are working on.

Another option would be to look into ordering the factory Transit window(s) as replacement parts and have them installed by a body shop. Or maybe they are easy enough to do at home, but they are the adhesive type.
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Sierra, I've read a few threads that said CRL and Motion Windows (the two main aftermarket window companies) have not yet made Transit windows, but are working on them.

I just installed a couple Motion Windows in a T1N Sprinter for someone, and it's really easy. You just cut a hole of the correct size, use the provided rubber gasket material, and attach the inner trim with screws to the outer window to squish the window and inner frame and gasket material together to clamp on to the van sheet metal. They DO come with instructions, and there are how-to videos on their websites.

Small details like window location, amount of torque on the mounting screws so they hold tight without stripping and such are left up to you.

I don't know how the "all glass look" windows attach, but I think with adhesive.

There is a universal Motion Window that is about 36x10 that should work on the Transit. The curvature of the side of the van requires a sort-of matching vertically curved window for anything taller; THAT is probably what these companies are working on.

Another option would be to look into ordering the factory Transit window(s) as replacement parts and have them installed by a body shop. Or maybe they are easy enough to do at home, but they are the adhesive type.


Hi Bill, thanks for the feedback everybody. I have placed some call to body -glass shops for the factory transit window placement. That would be my preferred look in absence of the matching CRL windows.
Everybody also thanks for pointers on finding a van. Thus far I find that car gurus finds most used van's nationwide. Then find a local mechanic for prepurchase checks and a flight -drive pickup or shipping at ~1000. Oh, and I have to do my job as well.. so I can afford all of this. Fun fun fun.


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Vroom, an online used car dealer from time to time has a good assortment of used ford transits, and they deliver to your address and pick up trade ins i think? (i know they deliver!) a friend said he was pleased with his purchase but other then that i know nothing about Vroom.
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The dealers install factory windows. Ford of Orange in California orders all their Transits without windows and puts them in how you want them. Famvans here said they have a guy that can do it too so can't be too hard.
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Just checked out a 2016 250 148" HR with only 10k mi. The price was right! $26k. But... Damage around to roof, sliding door etc as if somebody had learned to park in a narrow alley with it. The dealer said in a week it should be ready from the body shop, supposedly for $26k then.
Too bad it was the extended length, too large for us.


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I have found a possible GREAT DEAL for someone on a 2016 T-250 Medium Roof 148" WB van. This was a demo van for Knapheide and used to show their shelving and partition for the Transit. I saw this Transit at the State Fair of Texas in the Ford display booth. It has some demo discount money on it with 1800 miles on it.

It has $4308 worth of extra Knapheide equipment on it. It could be purchased via a Ford dealership who has to take this unit in as part of their inventory, similar to a dealer trade except the dealer would not have to release one of their units. Matt Ford had a possible customer for it, but they wanted a 3.5L engine and this one just has the 3.7L engine.

Here is a description on this van.

2016 T-250 Medium Roof 148" WB
3.7 L engine
3.73 regular ratio axle
9000# GVWR
Short Power/Heat mirrors
Cruise Control
Cargo Area LED Load Compartment package
Load Area Protection package
Full Vinyl Floor covering

MSRP is $36,205 + the $4308 Knapheide package

You can contact Ryan Matt at Matt Ford (rmatt@mattford.com) to get a selling price on it. He has all the pictures of this van and the Knapheide option can be possibly used as part of a upfitter package and parts can be changed around for your best usage.

The van is currently in the DFW area so if you work out the purchase, you can fly to DFW Airport and Knapheide will pick you up and you can go to their plant and see other options they can offer you if you want to make changes to the shelving.

I have moved pictures over to another email and if you are interested in this van, send a PM to CrewVanManInfo with your direct email address.

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