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  1. Solar Panels - Flexible vs. Rigid

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    Any pictures?
  2. Valet Parking Attendant Tries to Drive...

    Exterior
    Got $5k from the roof fiasco and $750 from the cargo door.
  3. Valet Parking Attendant Tries to Drive...

    Exterior
    I think the problem is that I have such low expectations of valet parking attendants and automobile dealers that my vivid visions of them abusing my vehicle becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. If only I can learn how to channel that visualization power in a positive way with my stock...
  4. Valet Parking Attendant Tries to Drive...

    Exterior
    Apparently, when I was at the dealer last (April 2018), I should have reminded the mechanic not turn until the entire van was through the shop door. Unfortunately, his method resulted in the sideswiping of the sliding cargo door causing almost $3,000 in damage.
  5. Grounding inverter chassis

    Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I know I am answering an old post but my understanding is that the house inverter is usually grounded to the chassis, at least that's how I wired up mine.
  6. How have you registered your Transit?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    Shocking that they can charge a 2-axle passenger van the same as a 4 axle commercial truck. Obviously, we need a stronger lobby 'cause we're getting f'd. Although I haven't been to Kentucky with my van that may explain some of the issues I have had at other tolls that implement the same...
  7. Transit classified as a "commercial" vehicle?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    I don't know how they get away with most of the regulations in California.
  8. How have you registered your Transit?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    For what it's worth I had no trouble registering my 2015 250 Transit cargo van as a passenger vehicle in NY (Allstate). Sometimes E-ZPass bangs me for a commercial vehicle even though I've got the same transponder that I had in my car. No idea how or why but it requires a call and then a letter...
  9. Transit classified as a "commercial" vehicle?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    Thanks GapRunr! Doing it now and copying my comments to that thread too.
  10. Transit classified as a "commercial" vehicle?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    For what it's worth I had no trouble registering my 2015 250 Transit cargo van as a passenger vehicle in NY (Allstate). Sometimes E-ZPass bangs me for a commercial vehicle even though I've got the same transponder that I had in my car. No idea how or why but it requires a call and then a...
  11. Hanging stuff under chassis - anyone?

    Accessories and Add Ons
    Wanted to give everyone a quick update on a very simple bracket that I installed this morning under Homer. This is an extra long bed so I had plenty of room in the back, just in front of the spare tire that I wanted to utilize. After about a month of thinking about it and getting some great...
  12. Hanging stuff under chassis - anyone?

    Accessories and Add Ons
    Thanks Dave! I found a bunch of holes on the bottom of the chassis rails I would like to use. Some are round (16mm diameter) and others are oval (19mm x 25mm). Any suggestions as to the best way to take advantage of these, apart from PlusNuts? I appreciate everyone's help. Rick
  13. Hanging stuff under chassis - anyone?

    Accessories and Add Ons
    Thanks Hein! It makes sense to be cautious! In my particular case, I don't expect that my load will be more than 20 - 40 lbs. under there. I think 4 x 12mm bolts threaded directly into the chassis should provide an ample margin for safety. Rick
  14. Hanging stuff under chassis - anyone?

    Accessories and Add Ons
    Driley, Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me!!!! There's so much room under the van, especially the rear, that my goal is to rig up some simple system for securely holding extra stuff (i.e. inflatable SUP) that I don't need that often. I was hoping not to have to drill any...
  15. Hanging stuff under chassis - anyone?

    Accessories and Add Ons
    There are a few large threaded holes on the bottom of the two longitudinal frame rails on my extended length van, just in front of the spare tire, that I would like to use for hanging stuff. It seems that they are at least 10mm. Has anybody used these holes and if so do you know what size they...
  16. Clever Use of Under-Floor Space for Storage?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    Wow! Great ideas!!! Thank you one and all! While I plan on carefully checking out all these approaches, the one that seems to appeal to me most is my own custom storage box interpretation of the Hide-a-Spare product. You guys ARE pretty clever! Rick
  17. Clever Use of Under-Floor Space for Storage?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    That's exactly the sort of space I am hoping to reclaim on the Transit, but cutting a huge hole in the floor would be like cutting my heart out. Maybe for that middle storage area I am going to need to design some sort of box like that on wheels that can be raised up and then locked into...
  18. Clever Use of Under-Floor Space for Storage?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    Hugh, Thanks for your idea and link to West Marine. If I didn't already have my water storage sorted out that would be a good use of this wasted room. I was actually thinking more along the lines of storing large, bulky items like inflatable stand-up paddle boards, tools, supplies that I don't...
  19. Clever Use of Under-Floor Space for Storage?

    Ford Transit General Discussion
    When I pack Homer, my 2015, Ext Body, High Roof Transit for a road trip I always end up with too much stuff inside. I've started looking longingly at some huge areas of empty space under the van. There are two nice size rectangular cavities that run along either side and one big squarish one...
  20. orton DIY

    Camper Vans and Conversions
    Ouch! Check out the additional cost for glass coverage on your auto insurance policy. Normally it's a pretty good deal!
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