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Ahoff

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(UK) Transit or Transporter? Height restrictions.
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:39:23 PM »
Hi all! New to converted campers, but getting ever more keen. Saved up, now need to decide what to spend my savings on.

Most people appear to go for the VW Transporter conversion, but Iím leaning towards the Ford Transit: higher, more space due to square sides over the rounded sides of the VW..

However, Iíve been told the VW is lower therefore especially in the UK, if you want the pop up roof (I do), adding x cm to the height. If you do this on the Ford Transit it becomes too high and youíll have problems getting under car park height barriers.

Wondering who has had similar issues and whether indeed this means a VW could be ordered over the Ford Transit..?

Keen for your views!! Thanks!


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Re: (UK) Transit or Transporter? Height restrictions.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 07:45:49 PM »
Btw.. heights:
Ford Transit: 2123 mm
VW transporter: 1970 mm


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Re: (UK) Transit or Transporter? Height restrictions.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 07:47:20 PM »
One solution could be to lower the suspension of the Ford if this helps to bypass the problem but not sure it does, and still keen for your views and experiences!


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Re: (UK) Transit or Transporter? Height restrictions.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 06:52:11 AM »
Greetings!

Basically you need to choose between parking garages or the ability to stand up. 

I have a comfy desk chair on wheels, and for my shower, I sit on my toilet.  I cook while seated, and if I want to stand I have the outdoors to do it in.  I can move my toilet/shower outside, and my kitchen too if I wish to stand while using them.

Square walls vs. rounded walls means little in reality, overall width means more.  Measure from the  narrowest point, which is usually the roof line, and that't where your interior walls will be.  A few inches really doesn't make that much difference anyway.  Overall floor plan is what makes the biggest difference.  You can have everything in a mini van if you plan it right.

Cheers!