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Old 09-25-2015, 05:46 PM   #21
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It’s great to see the Transit finally making it’s debut.

wincrasher Pricing will be interesting, although there’s no way they could price it low enough to make up their lower build quality and lower quality control.

I concur with mrshowtime3. Avoiding diesel is one of the biggest reasons to go with the Transit. Odd choice that.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:52 PM   #22
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As far as stability - the front wheel drive ProMaster will be much more stable in crosswinds and with passing big rigs than any comparable rear wheel drive RV. You won't see them building a Mercedes-like "crosswind assist" into a ProMaster because it's just not needed.

Having driven ProMasters and Sprinters (single and dual rear wheel versions); you'd much rather be driving the ProMaster across Wyoming...
I can certainly believe that in a traditional B. I think we are looking at a B+ now. And I wonder if that carries over to those. It certainly doesnt look like the safest thing. Especially on something like the REV, which we like, where the overhang is pretty substantial.

Maybe it's an irrational fear. Just dont know that I could pull the trigger. I think the REV had something like 1100lb capacity BEFORE water and fuel.
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I can certainly believe that in a traditional B. I think we are looking at a B+ now. And I wonder if that carries over to those. It certainly doesnt look like the safest thing. Especially on something like the REV, which we like, where the overhang is pretty substantial.

Maybe it's an irrational fear. Just dont know that I could pull the trigger. I think the REV had something like 1100lb capacity BEFORE water and fuel.
It is. There have been several postings from people who have driven them and report they drive fine.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:45 PM   #24
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Itís great to see the Transit finally making itís debut.

wincrasher Pricing will be interesting, although thereís no way they could price it low enough to make up their lower build quality and lower quality control.

I concur with mrshowtime3. Avoiding diesel is one of the biggest reasons to go with the Transit. Odd choice that.
Agreed. on all counts.
I guess this would be looking worth looking at if you really wanted a diesel C, and DIDN'T want a MB..

OK... that was fun... carry on, I want to see the "B" class Ford..
I still haven't purchased, but I would love to see some competition to the Travato 59G... I have seen nothing that even comes close for my needs/budget..
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We still have to build a garage first, so they have some time to come up with something new that will work for our family.
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We still have to build a garage first, so they have some time to come up with something new that will work for our family.
lol. Yes, but I would prefer they had it ready the day I'm ready to buy..
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:16 PM   #27
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Im confused. Why use the diesel? Theres two advantages for me when wanting a Ford Transit RV. That is the much larger number of service centers over the Sprinters. And the Ecoboost GAS engine. There are those of us who just do not want a diesel RV. And the Transit Ecoboost looks to me like the perfect alternative.

If im a diesel buyer I would just pay the small price difference and get the Sprinter model.
The Ecoboost is not available on the cutaway chassis.
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The Ecoboost is not available on the cutaway chassis.
"Yet", that is.
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Off subject but I was YouTube surfing and came across the Coachmen 2016 Orion. It is Promaster cutaway with rear airbags and heated holding tanks. Single rear wheels but with airbags ride should be more stable.
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Tried to "Build One" on the website. All that does is have you pick options and then email local dealer for a "quote". Could not find any MSRP.
try rvdirect
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Off subject but I was YouTube surfing and came across the Coachmen 2016 Orion. It is Promaster cutaway with rear airbags and heated holding tanks. Single rear wheels but with airbags ride should be more stable.
If I understand correctly, the Orion and the REV are only cosmetically different. Aren't they both owned by the same parent company?
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If I understand correctly, the Orion and the REV are only cosmetically different. Aren't they both owned by the same parent company?
Yeah, looked at both of them at the Hershey show. Same lay out and functionality. Very appealing design, but poor Forest River build quality.
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Saw the Compass at Pomona. The bed is a flip-up arrangement with a sofa, or a cushioned seat resembling a sofa, underneath.

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More Compass photos

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As to the Orion and Rev, I spoke with Phil King, Coachmen's class C rep at Pomona. He said Coachmen will continue to build Orions on the remaining ProMaster chassis they have in stock, and will then switch to the gas Transits. They have 30 some Transits on order for this year and 30 some for next year. As far as he knew, Dynamax will continue to build the Rev on the ProMaster.

Of course, the Transit is a dually, which is good, but the front seats don't swivel, which is bad.

They had a one-and-done Orion on a Transit diesel which sold at the show. King said they have no plans to build more diesels.
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So that one on the diesel chassis was going for $69k? Man, at those prices, they are going to have a winner on their hands.

The gas chassis should be $5-6k cheaper I would think.
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Man, at those prices, they are going to have a winner on their hands.
Wish 30+% discount from MSRP was standard in the industry. Or maybe they just jacked up the MSRP to look good
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