Iffykid

Transit or Promaster Pro, Motovan/Dailydriver/Camper

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Thinking of a newer van to replace my 2015 Transit Connect, Not tall enough to fit bike inside not enough power to pull a 5X10' enclosed trailer easily.  99% of time I am driving solo.

Long wheel base standard height Promaster Pro is 90" inside height should be ok for my towering 5-7" stature, Hightop would probably over kill and more wind resistance.  Slightly wider than the Transit might allow me to build a bunk width wise.  FWD might be nice as a daily driver during a Mn winter. Minus points for the fugly front end but I could live with it.  Also slightly less expensive than the Transit.

 

Long wheel base mid height Transit 100" would allow for not having to stoop over 5-7" but being narrower would likely need to orient a bunk lengthwise.

 

Both vans have app 12' length cargo capacity which should allow me to eliminate my 5X10 vnose enclosed trailer or easily pull it if chose to keep it.

 

Which one why?

 

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I met a guy from AL who rented a ProMaster  to haul his bikes to a big vintage meet here in TX and he was very happy with it. Said he got excellent MPG and it was very nice on the road. As far as looks, none of the new vans are going to win any awards.

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36 minutes ago, harnessthegnarness said:

ProMaster was the only choice for me due to FWD.

some jobbers around here have had traction issues going up steep driveways with heavy cargo in back causing front wheel spin, especially  when wet.

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some jobbers around here have had traction issues going up steep driveways with heavy cargo in back causing front wheel spin, especially  when wet.


RWD would be good with 4,000lbs in the back. FWD is awesome for hauling dirt bikes and snowboards.

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Winter time daily driver load would be mostly empty with the typical accumulation of odds and ends maybe 100-200 pounds at most.

Summer time motovan camping gear and a couple of bikes.

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On 11/12/2017 at 6:56 PM, highmarker said:

V8 nissan if you wanna pull that enclosed trailer

Promaster has a tow rateing of 5100lbs, I think it should be capable of pulling a 1000lb 5x10 with a couple of bikes in the back.

I believe the Transit has a tow capacity of around 7,000 lbs

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