Van needed.

BigAlan

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You would be surprised, or not depending, on how may white Transit vans are about, I am looking for a Transit Custom type which has all the toys but don’t want a white one, silver, blue, grey anything but white, restricts your selection this.

I shall keep looking though.
 

BigAlan

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But my mate is a master tech at a Ford dealer, makes sense to utilise his and Fords skills etc.
 

NoGutsNoGlory

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But my mate is a master tech at a Ford dealer, makes sense to utilise his and Fords skills etc.

I had T4's then T5's for years and have now moved on to the Ford Customs. Value for money the ford wins hands down. Get the limited spec which is fully loaded.

What's your budget and are you vat registered?
 

NZDave

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Here's one....

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Don Kiddick

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Was that originally adapted for a wheelchair ? Or did you have it adapted. Bloody useful for getting bikes in/out. 👍
It is what they call a WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle). It has a lowered floor and a winch. This particular one took some finding, it’s a Caddy Maxi Life (its got an extra 40cm) There are dealers that specialise in this sort of thing, there’s one near Blackpool and a smaller one near Doncaster (Tickhill), I got this one privately, somewhere near Kings Lynn. its turned out to be one of the best and most useful vehicles I’ve ever owned.
 

Don Kiddick

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thought they only came in gas van blue.....?
There’s a saying around here, “You know what thought did”
(the answer/following line is:- “followed a shit cart and thought it was a wedding”)
funny lot the older older generation.
I call it ’shit brown’
 

Noobie

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But my mate is a master tech at a Ford dealer, makes sense to utilise his and Fords skills etc.

How confident would you feel at auctions? many fleet operators sell their vans at auctions if if you have a mate with confidence and ability then some bargains can be had and not always in white.
 

The skitz

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I don't know about that every guy I know who has a sprinter has had an engine rebuild around 200-250 thousand kilometres with all them sourcing good recon engines in the UK?
 

The skitz

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I know a couple of buddy's who bought recon motors in the UK then sent there knackered motors back in the crate to get there deposits back off course there's plenty who run well on past that but they are not without issues like all vans ! I ran a 2009 transit to 580000 kms and they were panned as the worst model at the time, biggest problem with a lot of transits are the animals driving them cheapest and lowest spec and towing mini diggers and can't understand engine and drivetrain issues 😂
 
I know a couple of buddy's who bought recon motors in the UK then sent there knackered motors back in the crate to get there deposits back off course there's plenty who run well on past that but they are not without issues like all vans ! I ran a 2009 transit to 580000 kms and they were panned as the worst model at the time, biggest problem with a lot of transits are the animals driving them cheapest and lowest spec and towing mini diggers and can't understand engine and drivetrain issues 😂
That's often the case, the owner usually is a bigger influence than the vehicle itself.
 

Creamy

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It is what they call a WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle). It has a lowered floor and a winch. This particular one took some finding, it’s a Caddy Maxi Life (its got an extra 40cm) There are dealers that specialise in this sort of thing, there’s one near Blackpool and a smaller one near Doncaster (Tickhill), I got this one privately, somewhere near Kings Lynn. its turned out to be one of the best and most useful vehicles I’ve ever owned.
I've been looking at them. It's just a standard Maxi with the wheelchair access? Can you put some more inside pics up please?
 

AirCon

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I thought I needed a T5, I ended up buying this:-

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it surprises a lot of people, ‘cos I can get motorbikes in the back

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I‘ve had a 1200 bandit and my newly acquired Triumph in the back.
My wife has a sportline Caddy and won't drive anything else.
The brakes are the best I've ever had on a car/van and that includes several rally cars.
I frequently have to reengage drive to pull up to a junction after stopping 10-15' back.
 

AirCon

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Sprinter was the most expensive option for the size van I needed....
and when/if (I may retire) it comes for a replacement the next van will be a SPRINTER.
 
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