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Old 01-22-2019, 12:32 AM
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4x Transit

I been considering making my next work truck a van. A 4x conversion, Mid roof, regular length, Transit.

Anyone actually own one?

Quadvan or Quigley? I am just looking for input.

It also seems that the lead times are super long. I did look on Ebay for used vans, but they seem to be older and super high mileage.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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I've always liked the idea of a 4x4 van but a conversion costs a lot of money to pull off. Quigley will not convert used vans, most likely because if they are brought a worn out van and convert it, the existing problems become their potential problem and liability.

Have you looked at the 4x4 Sprinter? It is available from the factory, and they are now being built in the US. A full factory vehicle has the undeniable advantage of complete warranty and dealer support.

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On another site that deals primarily with van conversions as small RV's there's a lot of talk and vendor recommendations for Transit and Sprinter 4x4 conversions---look into Sportsmobileforum.com and see if anything there is helpful. Most members there are very eager to answer questions and share their experiences too.

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i would take a look at the oem 4x4 sprinter. gas and diesel options too!

looks like 4x4 only available with diesel...the older diesel were more reliable and hear the new diesel with emissions are problematic.
 
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been looking long and hard at a 4x4 van, since I have a large family, pretty much need a 4x4, and would like decent towing. Along with head and shoulder room requirements I have, I would be limited to the Ford Expedition or a 4x4 passenger van.
The 4x4 passenger van will definitely hold its value better. All options run about the same price; 4x4 converted van, 4x4 Sprinter, Expedition. The Expedition will drop in value quicker. The Sprinter doesn't have a dealer near-by, and I hear some not so good things about that engine. The Sprinter dealer wasn't talking them up either.
pros for the expy is that a 2 year old one will be available and save some coin, it will fit in my garage, probably better mpg than the vans, and better tow rating. Better options if I want to do something stupid with a lift and what-not as well.

I heard a rumor that 2020 will bring the 10 speed and might bring a 4x4 oem to the Transit. I am not desperate yet, so will probably wait and see.

I would probably do Quigley if converting because they are the trusted name, and have more to loose if they screw it up. They also likely put a bit more into R&D than the small players. I saw some new GMC Quigely's purchased by FedEx when I worked for a GMC dealer. They looked like quality. Shipped right to the dealer and that the removed parts shrink-wrapped in the back on a pallet. I think that is an extra cost option.
 
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looks like ford will be making a 4x4 transit!!!

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that's what I was hoping to hear. now to see if it will fit in my garage. Looks like it will also get the 10 speed like I was assuming, and unfortunately start-stop engine.
 
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looks like ford will be making a 4x4 transit!!!

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Very interesting!
 
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Looks like the 2020 Transits are getting some changes.

This AWD van may be a consideration for me in a few years, assuming I am still working in construction.

None the less, it is a very good idea.
 
 


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