I downloaded a PDF that also showed the medium roof cargo van at 72 inches and the passenger wagon at just under 5'-8". I also assume the difference is due to headliner, and added floor thickness for padding and carpet. It may also allow for clearance for air conditioning duct. Don't know how it's run in Transit but on my E-350 passenger van the rear AC duct runs down the middle and reduces headroom about 3 inches or so.For the high roof version, Ford lists the standing height of the wagon (6'5") to be 4.5 inches less than the "cargo height" of the van (71.5"). Why the difference? Is "cargo height" between the roof beams?
Are you thinking of a permanent loft or like a bed that drops down at night? A 50-inch living area should be adequate for sitting or sleeping, but it's not a lot of height for many camping activities.Thank you Orton! Your actual measurement is VERY helpful!
My face is red over a typo in my original post. The "cargo height" of the high roof is 81.5", not 71.5". There still is 4.5" difference, which according to Orton's measurement is probably flooring, headliner, and ducts, not roof ribs.
In a camper conversion this extra high space allows for a 50" living-room under a 30" loft, with 1.5" for flooring. I'm hoping for about 8" of window above the loft to allow for "infinity windows" in the loft.
Thats not too bad I guess.I'm 6'1" and I could not fully stand up in the back of the Ford Transit. I could basically stand up but I had to bend my neck down a bit. I will say that I could fully stand up in the Promaster.
I guess the particular Transit you stood in wouldn't be tall enough for me if I'm 6'4" and about 300 pounds! lol I would have to step up to the T350HD Extended Dually with Jumbo roof in order for me to stand up. I certainly would need the dually axle capability in order to hold up my lardo weight!!I'm 6'1" and I could not fully stand up in the back of the Ford Transit. I could basically stand up but I had to bend my neck down a bit. I will say that I could fully stand up in the Promaster.
Could you be a little more specific about what you didn't like in the Promaster?Might be easier to get a picture of the Loch Ness Monster...or maybe Big Foot...than it would be to stand in a Transit. Ford is in no hurry....I will assume there is a reason for making this van release drag out. Hopefully not a disappointment like the promaster.