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Old 03-02-2021, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default New Safari Condo Transit XL Flex

Great floor plan, now with the Ford chassis (and 4WD) as an option. Article in French.

https://www.guideautoweb.com/articles/58940/
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Wow, with the Transit chassis Safari Condo now has four different models available in Canada using that unique lengthwise rear lift bed with gear garage and slide-out bike/gear tray underneath:
  • Sprinter 170 XL Flex, 23ft, RWD or 4x4
  • Transit XL Flex, 22ft, RWD or AWD
  • Promaster XL Flex, 21 ft, FWD, Poptop option for sleeping 4
  • Sprinter 144 LDX with lift bed, 19.5 ft, RWD or 4x4
Meanwhile we Americans get nothing like it... Bummer!
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Wow, with the Transit chassis Safari Condo now has four different models available in Canada using that unique lengthwise rear lift bed with gear garage and slide-out bike/gear tray underneath:
  • Sprinter 170 XL Flex, 23ft, RWD or 4x4
  • Transit XL Flex, 22ft, RWD or AWD
  • Promaster XL Flex, 21 ft, FWD, Poptop option for sleeping 4
  • Sprinter 144 LDX with lift bed, 19.5 ft, RWD or 4x4
Meanwhile we Americans get nothing like it... Bummer!
Ive never seen reference (on their website or otherwise) of that last short Sprinter option.
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https://safaricondo.com/en/motorises...inter-l19-ldx/

But I don't see anything about the lift bed in the 19' model.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:45 PM   #5
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I’ve never seen reference (on their website or otherwise) of that last short Sprinter option.
Their US rental agency told me they were ordering the short 4x4 Sprinter with lift bed. But it's not listed on Safari Condo website. And I don't see how they could configure the LDX galley with a lift bed. Perhaps a short version of the Sprinter GoVan model was what they meant?

The same rental agency also told me they ordered a Promaster XL Flex with a bathroom configuration that Safari Condo later said was not available. So this may be a case of misinformation.
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Great floor plan, now with the Ford chassis (and 4WD) as an option. Article in French.

https://www.guideautoweb.com/articles/58940/
Me likey! I think if they are made on a US supplied chassis, they are legal to be brought back over after production in Canada.
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Anybody know the current wait time for a Condo?

IIRC, it used to be 18 months, but that was before the increased demand that came with the pandemic.
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Anybody know the current wait time for a Condo?
Currently 22-24 months according to the factory. However US customers have even longer wait times because the border closure currently prevents them from driving an empty van to Quebec for conversion.
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Great floor plan, now with the Ford chassis (and 4WD) as an option. Article in French.

https://www.guideautoweb.com/articles/58940/
Looks nice, but I still like my Travato LOL, however I do recommend 21'-23' for anyone these days. Well unless your inventive on making space for items.

Use your translate on your computer with cut and paste to read:


The friendly snail symbolizing Safari Condo will soon adorn the body of new recreational vehicles (VR) made on the basis of the Ford Transit van, a first for this manufacturer Beauceron.
For almost a quarter of a century, Safari Condo has been manufacturing RVs designed with attention to detail and carefully assembled. The first models were original and practical conversions of GM vans, first the small Safari, then the Savana, larger, which made it more convenient.
READ ALSO: Safari Condo Sprinter XL Go-Van 2020: the favorite of road nomads
READ ALSO: Safari Condo: the art of feeling at home wherever you go
In 2010, Safari Condo took the European turn by adding to its range models exploiting the versatile architecture and the efficient mechanics of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Then, in 2014, the arrival of the first models built from the Ram ProMaster sparked a new craze because of their wider body, their ultra-low flooring making it easy to board and an interior that offered a free height as large as a Sprinter.
FROM GM to Ford
Safari Condo is now turning to Ford Transit, first to meet customer demand. "For the past few years, buyers have been asking us if we are offering this chassis," said Dominique Nadeau, president of the company. "Transit will become the intermediate product between the ProMaster and the Sprinter. For a variety of reasons, some customers also raised concerns about both brands. We believe this Ford will be better able to satisfy them."
The pandemic and containment have also led the company's management to question itself. "Despite a stable and beneficial relationship with GM over the past 20 years, our team and customers have charted a different future for our product line. That's why we decided to focus on Transit rather than Savana, whose production at home is coming to an end," explained Nadeau. As for the Transit, the first series models will be delivered in 2022.
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