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CrusinSusan 09-19-2013 07:02 PM

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. :cool:

JohnRR 09-19-2013 07:41 PM

:welcome:

TXiceman 09-19-2013 07:44 PM

Welocme to sanity.

Ken

jamesrxx951 09-19-2013 07:52 PM

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.

CrusinSusan 09-19-2013 10:15 PM

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.

ka7suz 09-20-2013 12:14 AM

Gee, that is about what we had with our first camper. A 1962 VW Campmobile. Economical, too. :thumb:

JoAnn

Medico 09-20-2013 03:24 AM

https://www.irv2.com/attachments/phot...298df81aed.gif Welcome and glad to meet you!

Steve N Sal 09-20-2013 04:00 AM

Welcome aboard and glad you joined us. Enjoy your travels. :thumb:

DGShaffer 09-20-2013 04:03 AM

We moved over here a couple of years ago. That was the first site I found but shortly after found IRV2, I never looked back! I'm sure you'll like it here as I do.

Bruce C 09-20-2013 04:08 AM

:welcome:from NH. Enjoy the site and info.

CLIFFTALL 09-20-2013 04:09 AM

Welcome to irv2.

Cliff

bdickson 09-20-2013 05:51 AM

:welcome:

aschuh53 09-20-2013 06:37 AM

new
 
welcome to IRV2

J Birder 09-20-2013 06:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrusinSusan (Post 1735208)
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.

Joel


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