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View Poll Results: What Van did you Own before the Transit?
Another Ford 25 31.65%
Chevrolet/GMC 13 16.46%
Sprinter 10 12.66%
Nissan 1 1.27%
A car 4 5.06%
A pickup 11 13.92%
Other 15 18.99%
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1986 VW Westfalia w/ Bostig Zetec (Ford focus) power. Camped 50+ nights a year in "Mistress" for almost 7 years. Yep, named her "Mistress" as old campervans have easy access to the wallet and are always a good time.
I LOVE your camping pix!!!

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Yes really awesome pics.
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I traded this at 25k miles for my van. It was a really fun car but more toy than car. I had always dreamed of owning one and would like another someday.



Prior to this I had a string of pickups and I really missed the utility. I think the van is the ultimate enclosed pickup, this thing will do it all.

I don't DD my van as I have planned on an extended build time, I have a tatty Escape that I used in winter with the mustang, this will be my commuter if I am not on a bike.
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45 years worth of chevy pickups and assorted brands of take home work pickups, i had never even thought about a van until i saw a transit connect, (single now, no longer a need for a tow behind camper, and a lowcost way to see family and old friends) that idea quickly evolved into a fullsized camper van, that and a lifetime of electrically powering my house from non utility electrical sources, more new toys to play with!

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Toyota Sienna w/ roof tent and awning. Previously had that setup on a Honda Element. Bought a Transit 350 Wagon.
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2014 F150, still own..
2010 F350 SD Diesel SWB up 10" and on 40's. A real beast when it wasn't in the shop for repairs.

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This picture was after I got water in the fuel from a Flying J in Knoxville, Tn. Not the reason I got the transit. I was getting tired, (ok too old) of crawling in and out under the camper shell. Love being able to organize my stuff while standing up. I do miss the 4x4 but we don't usually have more than a couple snow events each winter that I need it.

Dean

Oh, and Flying J would not cover my expense for water in fuel even though I only made it 15 miles from them after a fill up.
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water in fuel is a constant problem for heavy trucks, fuel filters have to be changed every few thousand miles on trucks without fuel water separators! (fuel/water separators are often permanently bypassed when the expensive chemical element needs replacing)

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[/IMG]2004 Chevy Avalanche 240,000+ miles still running strong and still in use, but the van is for longer camping trips come spring time.

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finally in a Transit!

I had an '03 Sprinter that I customized into a Steath Camper and then two Nissan NV200s (one was totaled) with a milder conversion. I am so glad to finally get into a 2015 Transit Wagon! I am going to do some mild changes where I'll pull the back seat out when needed and add a bed. But nothing like what I did with the Sprinter.
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