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Old 09-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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So THIS is where the sane escape rv.net!

Hi all,

Currently I don't have an RV, but did full-time in one for 2 years. But now that I've become a landed person, I'm missing the life, and am on the look out for a (believe it or not!) Ford Transit Connect XLT to make into a tiny rv, after giving up on the idea of an Econoline self-converstion. I'm looking for a daily driver, and even the Econoline was more than I wanted to shlep around in every day.

Anyway, another rv.net refugee here. Just entirely too much ridiculousness over there for me, way too much power-over dictatorship-type moderation, with the sane far, FAR outnumbered.

Took their link down from my blog. lol. Will replace with yours.
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If your looking to convert a transit connect, I would wait for the new body style to come out with the 6 speed transmission. If kept light, the transit connect can be reliable but if loaded heavy, the 4 speed tranny many not hold up. Most failures on them has been related to overloading. I believe they are rated for 5001 LBS and no towing. Even seen one converted to a armored bank car. It didn't like the armor and the money in it. The new 6 speed is bullet proof as it has been in service since 2009 with some improvements in 2013. A motorhome conversion may get it pretty heavy.
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Thanks for the welcome.

I've thought about it James, but the pocketbook just won't do a new vehicle, and I really want a good daily driver. My "conversion" will be more like a porta-potty, a flip-up bed, a swivel on the front seat (to make it my "chair"), a flip down table, and a flip down "counter" with rubber sink that drains into a 2 gallon bucket. At least that's the lines I'm thinking of now. More of a metal tent than an rv really. And to be a bit more stealth.

I just want one vehicle, and something more between me and nature than a tent.
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Gee, that is about what we had with our first camper. A 1962 VW Campmobile. Economical, too.

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Thanks for the welcome.

I've thought about it James, but the pocketbook just won't do a new vehicle, and I really want a good daily driver. My "conversion" will be more like a porta-potty, a flip-up bed, a swivel on the front seat (to make it my "chair"), a flip down table, and a flip down "counter" with rubber sink that drains into a 2 gallon bucket. At least that's the lines I'm thinking of now. More of a metal tent than an rv really. And to be a bit more stealth.

I just want one vehicle, and something more between me and nature than a tent.
You might also want a small (probably thermoelectric) refrigerator.

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