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Automatic sliding doors

I've been coming up short on finding any information about either Ford or an after market company having an option to make Transit sliding doors operate by remote control.

I know a lot of you deal with conversion companies that I don't know of, so thought I'd throw it out to the forum members to see if anyone has heard from anywhere if that is going to be available?

Thanks for your help.

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I hope it becomes available, but if it does, as an option.
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power sliders is something being looked into.
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Found this company in Israel that does it. I saw a posting that someone had it done to a Sprinter. The website has a video showing the European Transit with it. Maybe there is an installer in the US.

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Any info on who is looking into it?

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Sprinter has it as a standard option in Europe. You can get it from some Sprinter upfitters here in the US. Last year when I was thinking of a Sprinter, the upfitter (ADF in CA) I was talking with, had them. They are shipped from the plant and added here, exact same equipment. I asked him why they weren't available on Sprinters shipped to US, he advised that the Sprinter manufacturers consider the US, as a too litigious country, so they won't include the power slider option.

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I talked to Ford corporate about dual slider LR & all the ordering conflicts. When power sliders came up since the Windstar had them. The more inquires the quicker it happens.
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Now if we can just get it here in the States.
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Would love to see an automatic sliding door kit to save my kids the danger of opening a 2000 lb door.
Anybody have any news on this?
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Would love to see an automatic sliding door kit to save my kids the danger of opening a 2000 lb door.
Anybody have any news on this?
howmanyds,

There is a company already selling and installing power sliders here.
Mobility upfitters have already installed them.
It's what is going on my wagon as soon as I get it.

I had switched the info over to Parts Needed / Available, from this one, when I started that thread.

http://powerdoorandstep.com/

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