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Old 05-09-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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Check out the new Ford Transit! The Sunseeker is what we had available for pictures.

It's a no slide coach with a walk around bed, lithium batteries, and a Truma Combi water heater/Furnace.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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Nice single or couples coach. I had been following the development of the transit as possibly Fords competition for the MB size platform.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:13 PM   #4
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:25 AM   #5
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I am interested. Like the idea of a Ford instead of a MBS. I live in a small town not close to any MB dealership. What is the MSRP for the two models? How does the Forester 2391TS compare with the Sunseeker 2390TS in MSRP and features? What is the 3.2 I5 diesel going to add to price? Will the generator be a propane one? Do the drivers / passenger seat swivel? Any towing capacity? I just came back from a month in Europe, we rented a small motorhome and really liked it for the 3 of us. I was amazed at the gas mileage! It was based on a Ford diesel transit with a 6spd manual. I thought it had an i4, but probably different in Europe.

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What is the MSRP for the two models?
Gas-$83,959
Diesel-$90,539

How does the Forester 2391TS compare with the Sunseeker 2390TS in MSRP and features?
Just like our other Sunseeker and Forester product lines they will be similar except for a few differences.

What is the 3.2 I5 diesel going to add to price?
Answered above

Will the generator be a propane one?
Propane on the diesel platform

Do the drivers / passenger seat swivel?
Yes

Any towing capacity?

We don't put a hitch on it but it allows for 2000Lbs.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:01 PM   #7
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I am considering one of these, but I am concerned about the Truma Combi water heater size. It is only 10 liters and I have read on the Caravan forums that the hot water for showers is very limited.
Anyone with one of these have any input?
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I have a Ford Transit Cargo van with the diesel I5 and we use it as a daytripper. Gets great mileage and handles well. Dont believe drivers seat can swivel due to placement of E brake and there is a Ford recall on the drive coupling that I dont think has been resolved yet
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I am considering one of these, but I am concerned about the Truma Combi water heater size. It is only 10 liters and I have read on the Caravan forums that the hot water for showers is very limited.
Anyone with one of these have any input?
We have one....and the Truma is a valid concern. The water capacity of the Truma is very limited compared to traditional RV water heaters. But one person can take a shower without any cold concerns...as long as it is a fast shower. And don't try washing dishes while someone is in the shower... The good news is the Truma has a very fast recycle time when you can use both electric and gas to heat the water. And the Truma's furnace side works very well....

EDIT: FYI the lithium battery listed above is no longer installed. Our TS came with a regular marine grade battery. When I asked I found out the lithium battery had been discontinued a couple months prior to our order.

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I have a Ford Transit Cargo van with the diesel I5 and we use it as a daytripper. Gets great mileage and handles well. Dont believe drivers seat can swivel due to placement of E brake and there is a Ford recall on the drive coupling that I dont think has been resolved yet
Our is the gas 3.7L V-6 and it also does very well.... We saw 12-15MPG driving to and from the FROG Rally from North Georgia on I-75. And the cruise control held the set 63MPH through the mountains in TN and KY with no problems. I considered the diesel but the additional purchase price, and service costs, negated the 2-3MPG potential MPG increase. I recently had the oil changed at my local Ford dealer and there were not any open recalls on ours...
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Just an FYI...Ford is Recalling 402K Transit Vans for Defects | RV Business.
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