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11/9/2018 4:48 PM

Anyone have one of these. I have been looking around and you can get these right now pretty affordable. The extended version that is 159" and tall you can get new for around 27k and you can get a year old one with like 10k miles for around 23k. Just wondering why they are all so cheap compared to the Ford and Mercedes. I am between building a nice motovan or buying a 25ish ft toyhauler.

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11/9/2018 5:27 PM

I would go with a van if I was spending the money. I’ve had a 28’ camper and now have a 6x10 cargo trailer. The campers these days are garbage imo. Everything is glued and stapled together and it’s just not meant to last. Also it’s fun the first few times but you’ll end up doing tons of work cleaning, setting up, hooking up and then breaking everything down. Plus you’ll pay too much for a new one and used ones are crap shoot, not to mention getting 7mpg while towing it. I’d be all about a van if my wife would let me get one but for now my 6x10 is much better. Easy and light to tow, plenty of room and security and a place to get out of the heat/rain.

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11/9/2018 5:27 PM

I've has one since 2015. New for 28K. Did my own moto buildout. No problems or concerns.

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

11/9/2018 5:34 PM

Great van. I have around 50k miles on a 2017 2500. The only issues I’ve experienced are the headlights burning out semi frequently. I’ve noticed a few newer pro masters in the northeast have the same issues.

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11/9/2018 5:44 PM

EcoSX478 wrote:

Great van. I have around 50k miles on a 2017 2500. The only issues I’ve experienced are the headlights burning out semi ...more

I had the same problem, so I upgraded to LED lights

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

11/9/2018 5:50 PM

I think they are a pain in the ass to drive and see out of compared to the Express and Transits. I'd say test drive one first. They are trick having the big floor space since it's fwd.

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11/9/2018 5:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/9/2018 6:01 PM

extremeadversary wrote:

I think they are a pain in the ass to drive and see out of compared to the Express and Transits. I'd say test drive one first. ...more

I disagree on it being hard to drive and see out of. Before buying a promaster, I rented new model transits, sprinters and promasters. I’d recommend renting one for a weekend to take to the track. You’ll get a good idea of what works for you much better than a test drive.

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11/9/2018 6:26 PM

My old man and I had the Fiat version while in the UK last year. We fit 3 bikes plus all of our gear easily with room to spare. It was a great van and I think would make for a great moto van build.

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11/9/2018 6:31 PM

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11/9/2018 6:42 PM

They looked like a good deal to me also but read some reviews and weren't very positive. Still in a holding pattern on a van....

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11/9/2018 7:28 PM

What kind of mpg are you guys getting. Yes really dont want to buy another toyhauler. Last one we had was more than the price of a van and complete garbage.

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11/9/2018 8:12 PM

racerx217 wrote:

What kind of mpg are you guys getting. Yes really dont want to buy another toyhauler. Last one we had was more than the price ...more

17 mpg

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

11/9/2018 11:28 PM

I just got a 2018 136 1500. $29k. 18-18.5Mpg.

I got the Promaster because the front wheel drive and the extra height in the back. I have 10,000 miles and very happy so far.

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11/10/2018 1:09 AM

They are nice vans pretty solid, just the build quality and creature comforts and driver seating,ergos, and controls stereo and all the driver related options are much nicer on the fords but nothing wrong with the promaster practically speaking it works.

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11/10/2018 7:00 AM

Good to hear guys, might just do it. Still weighing having the creature comforts at the races a toyhauler brings though.

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11/10/2018 7:22 AM

40K on mine and I love it. The only pain about driving it the height, it limits where you can park, but other than that it's awesome. Oh, and if you get the large side mirrors, be sure to fold them in when you park, I've had 2 of them taken out.

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11/10/2018 8:17 AM

150,000 on mine. Bought new in 2014, love Photo it.

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11/11/2018 10:30 AM

ob wrote:

150,000 on mine. Bought new in 2014, love Photo it.

Gas?

Love the set up

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11/11/2018 1:08 PM

Yes gas, thanks

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11/11/2018 2:07 PM

ob wrote:

150,000 on mine. Bought new in 2014, love Photo it.

Derek Harris wrote:

Gas?

Love the set up

Who's awning?

Thanks..

Tim

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

11/11/2018 3:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2018 4:50 PM

I just got a 2018 159WB 2500. Just passed 3k miles last week. I am a carpet installer so it sees only moderate use in comparison to some. Consistently 17mpg on the highway so far. Floor to ceiling height in mine is approximately 6’4 and 12’2 in length with the door shut. Bike goes in super easily without crouching or hiccups. I almost bought the transit but glad I went this route instead.Photo
Photo

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11/11/2018 4:50 PM

4the7ove wrote:

I just got a 2018 159WB 2500. Just passed 3k miles last week. I am a carpet installer so it sees only moderate use in ...more

whats that seat setup you got going on in that? stock jumper seat for 3?

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11/11/2018 5:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2018 5:14 PM

racerx217 wrote:

whats that seat setup you got going on in that? stock jumper seat for 3?

Yes sir just a split bench. Seats and buckles 3. The model I have has power windows and locks but not the seats. You can get the driver seat position to be very comfortable, but the passenger bench is completely fixed. No forward/back, no reclining, no nothing. Which really is only a downfall if your consistently carrying passengers I guess. Not sure if that’s all trimlines or just mine.

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11/11/2018 8:39 PM

ob wrote:

150,000 on mine. Bought new in 2014, love Photo it.

Derek Harris wrote:

Gas?

Love the set up

Tim507 wrote:

Who's awning?

Thanks..

Tim

Dometic, electric no leg supports.

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11/12/2018 12:32 PM

^^^^That awning is awesome!

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11/12/2018 12:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/12/2018 12:37 PM

Xeno wrote:

^^^^That awning is awesome!

I agree! Plus the promaster looks pretty good in a dark color. Not so fond of the white ones.

I was looking at them but found a great deal on a Transit and I have been happy with it. 17.8 mpg standard engine mid roof.

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11/12/2018 12:59 PM

In its second most natural environment, with its cousins. CBad Photo

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11/12/2018 7:07 PM

ob wrote:

In its second most natural environment, with its cousins. CBad Photo

I've seen your ProMaster up close at Pala. I have to say it's one of the best, if not the best, looking ProMasters I've ever seen. Very nice rig!

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11/13/2018 7:21 AM

ob wrote:

In its second most natural environment, with its cousins. CBad Photo

Jeremy Macbeth wrote:

I've seen your ProMaster up close at Pala. I have to say it's one of the best, if not the best, looking ProMasters I've ever ...more

Thanks man! Come say hi next time

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11/13/2018 7:27 AM

EcoSX478 wrote:

Great van. I have around 50k miles on a 2017 2500. The only issues I’ve experienced are the headlights burning out semi ...more

Tim507 wrote:

I had the same problem, so I upgraded to LED lights

Not sure why some people seem to have that issue. I've replaced one set in four years.

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