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Old 09-24-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Ford Transit conversion from SMB Indiana

I hope I'm not repeating someone else's items. From the FB group:

Ford Transit Conversion.

Here are my notes:

1: Passenger seat flips around. Always a plus. The driver's seat hopefully can go back far enough (both moving and leaning) to be comfortable.
2: The interior may not be as curved and CNC machined as ARV, Winnebago, or others... but it isn't shabby by any means.
3: Bathroom is servicable.
4: Magnum Energy control panel.
5: Above cab storage is decent.
6: No A/C but two roof vents.
7: The latches are an oddball design. They look like the push open latches which are on the RTs/Winnebagos/Airstreams, but are really knobs that you turn when you push it out. OK design, but not anywhere near as positive latching as the other places. Small, but notable.
8: Walls appear to be fairly thick/insulated.
9: No sink/stove/fridge/microwave.
10: Overheat cabinets don't seem to have as much height as other makes.
11: The couch appears to be a manual, jacknife sofa. Not as snazzy as the electric ones, but useful.

Apologies if this was posted, but I couldn't find anything on this with a cursory search.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:59 AM   #2
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Odd that they chose no galley at all... that one will be tough to sell when they are finished with it.
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At Sportsmobile forums there are a couple conversions. One guy talked about 22mpg with the Ecoboost engine but I don't trust people because they tend to rely on the computer. I don't know about Ford but the Dodge computers seem to be optimistic by 1 mpg which should be a scandal on par with VW if it's on purpose.
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All the mileage calculated on trip computers is alittle off. It's an algorithm and not a true measure. Sometimes they read alittle high, sometimes low.
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Even my scanguage runs between 1-2 mpg optimistic...
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