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Old 06-18-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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New stablemate for our Mustang....probably be driving it less this summer!

Well, at least it's a FORD!........This is a new combination for the Transit. 5 cylinder diesel that gets about 16 to 18 mpg on the highway. 350 lb/ft of torque, so it climbs hills great. If you are in the market for one of these --- I can HIGHLY recommend Lewis RV in Dayton Ohio. Wholesale dealer for these, so saved us significant $$'s over any other dealer around!


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Very nice!! Do you have a tow dollie for the stang?
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Very nice!! Do you have a tow dollie for the stang?
You could tow a couple of jet skis on a trailer with this --- but anything more, and it's not rated for that.
The reason we bought one this size is so we would not HAVE to tow anything, and could use the RV for sightseeing when we get where we are going.
We test drove an E450 RV with the Ford V10 --- and that thing was like being inside a rock polisher on the highway, and we got 6 mpg.........this little Transit drives like a dream.....and 18 MPG!!! It really is pretty amazing to get that kind of mpg in any RV. We did 50,000+ miles over the last 5 years with an F150 and a 28 foot TT........lucky to get anything over 8 mpg with that combination.
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Anyone here with experience with the new diesels and DEF fluid-- etc. -- that can educate me on things to expect and/or monitor?
This little 5 cylinder diesel holds 12.5 QUARTS of full synthetic engine oil -- so oil changes are going to be more expensive than usual, for sure!
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Wow that's very nice, enjoy that thing.
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Wow that's very nice, enjoy that thing.
Thanks........it's a pretty amazing little setup. I do hope that the diesel in it is going to be a good engine. I think Ford has been using it for years in Europe, but it's new to the U.S.
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Thats a nice coach, your gonna have fun this summer. Winnie's have some of the best floor plans imo, congratulations!
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Make sure you use oil rated for diesel engines or you will not be liking life in a few years.

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Make sure you use oil rated for diesel engines or you will not be liking life in a few years.
Yeah, thanks. There's only one Ford dealer in town that accepts motor homes for oil changes.....and this one takes 12.5 quarts of synthetic.......are there synthetics that are NOT diesel rated?
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Check this link. http://www.machinerylubrication.com/...l-engine-oils-

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curiosity only how much head room is in it?
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curiosity only how much head room is in it?
You can look up the specs at Winnebago.com 23T.....but it's got PLENTY of headroom.....something like 6' 8".
That's one of the things we loved about it.
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From Bismark ND to Three Forks MT........through mountain passes, and plenty of hills....we averaged 17.7 mpg @ 65 mph.........UNREAL mpg for an RV!
And, most of the time, the transmission stayed in 6th, and never less than 5th.
I have learned a LOT about diesel fuel though. Some stations appear to sell pretty cruddy fuel while others (Love's truck stops) sell diesel that seems to get a LOT better mpg and make the engine run quieter.
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And here she is (we named her Fargo) all nice and washed up and safe at home:



Of course, we talked about naming her Rhee instead....................Anyone want to take a shot as to why?
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Of course, we talked about naming her Rhee instead....................Anyone want to take a shot as to why?
Cuz you had to Rhee-finance the house to afford her?
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Cuz this is you folks Rhee-turn to the RVing lifestyle??
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Thought of another one.

This is the vehicle in which you will Rhee-invent yourselves in.
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Ok. Last one.

Rest and Rheelaxation!
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All great replies and guesses.............But perhaps you can't quite read the model name on the side...........It's a FUSE............now, how about one more guess before I put you all out of your misery,,,,,,
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I'm the only one guessing.

Alright, one more try...

Rhee-Fuse???
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I'm the only one guessing.

Alright, one more try...

Rhee-Fuse???
Ding, ding, ding............we have a winner! But all of your other comments make great reasons to call her Rhee as well instead of Fargo.
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Haha.
I like Fargo.

That is really a nice sized rig for a couple. It's amazing, the amount of amenities that they can pack into a relatively small package.

Is that an oven underneath the stovetop?
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Haha.
I like Fargo.

That is really a nice sized rig for a couple. It's amazing, the amount of amenities that they can pack into a relatively small package.

Is that an oven underneath the stovetop?
Yes it is.........and the queen size bed has a two piece mattress and the bedroom slide comes out the passenger side at the back. When you fold in the slide, the mattress folds over on itself....
As far as size -- you can maneuver and park this almost anywhere you can put a crew cab full size pickup. It's only about 18" longer than that.
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That will make road trips much more enjoyable than your last setup. Now you can stop off almost anywhere along your route without worrying about possibly having to back a large trailer out of somewhere.
That, and using half the amount of fuel!

Any trips planned?
Or are you guy's going to do the same as with the Mustang, and just get in and go on a whim?
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That will make road trips much more enjoyable than your last setup. Now you can stop off almost anywhere along your route without worrying about possibly having to back a large trailer out of somewhere.
That, and using half the amount of fuel!

Any trips planned?
Or are you guy's going to do the same as with the Mustang, and just get in and go on a whim?
We want to go up to Jasper in Canada, and go back to the Redwoods in California, go to the coast to visit grandkids -- nothing too dramatic. Being self contained like it is, we can save $$'s staying wherever we want. ..............we did a 11,000 mile 100 day trip four years ago that went all around the U.S. so we don't really need to do that again.
And yes, getting nearly 18 mpg means I can go further on our 25 gallon tank than we did our old one which was 36 gallons. We were very lucky to see anything near 8 mpg with the old setup.
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