Ford transits as campervan???

Submitted: Monday, May 18, 2020 at 20:51
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I'm so confused re ford transits as campervans. I know there have been some issues in the past with transmission problems and issues with high KM's but cant seem to get a handle on wether to look at these for a camper or not. The layout is excellent but it needs to be mechanically sound, good fuel economy, safe etc. Some people say to stay clear, some are quite happy. Looking for opinions on these cars and if any consisten issues then what years were they in please? Still would love a suncamper sherwood or some toyota hilux 4x4 motorhome but looking at other options too
Thanks
Ang
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Reply By: Nifty1 - Monday, May 18, 2020 at 21:47

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 21:47
See if a Hilux adventure camper suits you. Ex hire from Apollo, basic and inexpensive. Modify to suit your needs.
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Follow Up By: Ang V - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 09:58

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 09:58
Hi nifty 1. I've seen those but hate the layout and I need to get to the back without leaving the car. Thanks though. I like the matilda style of these hilux though
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Reply By: Mark C9 - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 09:30

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 09:30
I was camped up in tassie with a young French couple who had a Transit van with a blown tranny. They were waiting for a complete rebuild and $5k later they sold the thing.
I wouldn't touch one
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Follow Up By: Ang V - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 09:59

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 09:59
Yep the transmission seems awful but I wonder if this was only in certain years
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Reply By: mountainman - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 01:45

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 01:45
The hyundai iload would be the pick
Im a toyota man but youd be up for another 15 - 20g for a hiace.
Alot of wide load escorts are using the hyundai vans as work and sleep in work arrangements
The mercedes seems to be another good van
But no idea on the buy in price.
Id hate to be pricing up parts or the limited dealerships around
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Reply By: terryt - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 07:02

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 07:02
We had a medium wheelbase 2001 3l turbo diesel for about 3 years. Did a lot of k's on dirt and black. About 10l per hundred k's at 100kph. Didn't miss a beat. Had done 200000k when we got it 26000 when sold. Only sold as we wanted something bigger
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Follow Up By: gke - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:45

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:45
Wound the odometer back eh ? LOL.
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Reply By: terryt - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 20:06

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 20:06
Doesn't everyone
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