2020 Ford Transit AWD-
Another fresh Pinnacle Campers build this time utilizing the rare 2020 Ford Transit with AWD.
This was intended to be our demo van but with all of the shows cancelled for the '20 season this van hasn't seen the use it would have otherwise.
We have more vans on the way so...
I bought one on an impulse to increase the sleeping space of a 4 seater van.
Although keeping stuff inside would be nice, I wanted lightest and thinnest with the most floor space, for THIS application.
My biggest concern is fitting a solar panel.
Its "surf board" compatible so I assume I could...
Other than the time involved, wouldn't it just make more sense to sell that thing as is and build the new one from scratch using everything you learned?
Not that I'm in the market but its a "magazine rig" why crush it?
Just as a poll of the followers here, since there is really nothing to go...
For the 2020 model year Ford only offers the AWD version with the 3.73 ratio.
I noticed on fordparts.com they have a 4.10 front drive axle....
Backordered, maybe this is an indication it will...
Not planning for a locker.
Adding a locker hasn't been "proven" on the USDM Transit AWD system yet and I don't plan to be the first.
It does have LSD.
I'm really just looking for snowy road traction.
Recently took it on a couple steep loose gravel/sand roads and it had tons of traction.
The van is Magnetic Metallic. Last year for this color I hear.
Interior build is done (and likely to be for sale soon), 4 seater, 3.5 sleeper, second row seat turns into a bed or reverses to form a dinette. 17 gal fresh, 7 gal grey under the floor, indoor/outdoor kitchen, Isotherm fridge...
I can stand up in the middle roof, its about 5'10". That is with about 1/2" floor and 1/4" foam/fabric + 1/8" hardboard on the ceiling. I'm literally head against the roof.
I don't find that I stand THAT much in the van. Cooking and dishes, and I try to do those outside as much as possible.