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Taco vs AWD Transit

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by eddie24d, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:08 PM
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    eddie24d

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    Anybody jump ship for a 2020 AWD Transit yet?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:14 PM
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    Apples to oranges, so the question is are you looking for a camper conversion or a pickup truck?
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:25 PM
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    Well I have had my Taco for a few years. Lover her to death but due to the current times and my lifestyle it has me questioning other options.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:27 PM
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    It would be tempting if it wasn’t a passenger van. Converting to a camper van with those huge windows to me isn’t ideal
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:28 PM
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    Yeah would be going cargo and customizing. Stealth :)
     
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    I’d go used Sportsmobile and avoid the compromise. And then I’d cry about the shitty 10mpg fuel economy.
     
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  7. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:33 AM
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    ...stuff
    I have driven a few transits, they’re a bit cramped in the front seat. Inside is pretty small compared to a full sized van. They have some get up and go but once you load them down they are gutless.
     
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    Just buy a tundra and get a 4 wheel camper, im guessing youve been watching van life videos(mini homes/rv) Personally I always go toyota cus of the reliability, the transit connect awd if youre gonna be living in it full time you can live in it, i love the way you sit in it you can feel and see the road really well, i have a mini rv in my truck, its just me so i dont need a big van, i got a house, i mostly do campingtraveleing weekends, if youre going for stealth sleeping on streets then transit can do it, if you have a home and dont mind people knowing you sleep in there get a 4 wheel camper or the awd transit but theyre hella expensive, youre probbly looking at 100k build with a van, a tundra you can get for 20k and camper for 15-25k, a v6 tacoma or even a 4 banger can carry a 4 wheel camper but itll be sluggish, heres my truck camper6DDECF39-B5E7-4F1F-A4F0-7000767E254A.jpg
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    The AWD would be a nice step up and those Vans are nice and small for maneuverablility. Yes, I know part time 4wd drive is better for rough offroading but I don't see anyone doing that with a Camper setup. Vans are nice because you have full access to the front or back without having to step outside.
     
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    I feel like some people are mixing up the transit connect with the transit


    Transit connect
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    Transit cargo van
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  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:15 AM
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    I drive a Transit cargo for work...no way.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    We have a couple of Transit Connects at work which our Apprentices drive. They're actually pretty nice for what they are, however I'd never consider replacing my Taco with one. Our's idle all day and get driven like Go-Karts so I'm curious how they hold-up long-term. I think the four we have now are about a year old and probably have ~30K miles on them.

    I've heard that on the larger Transit vans maintenance can be a nightmare. Such as needing to remove the front control arms in order to service the transmission and pulling the rear axles in order to service the brakes or something weird like that. The fleet mechanic we use at work doesn't like them.
     
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  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    Easier to camp in your Tacoma and still have a bed for bark dust, etc than load up a Transit van with bark dust.
     
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    Well, no, actually . . . definitely no . . .
     
  16. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    Yeah been watching tons of vids. Almost did the van before I purchased my Taco. Now I am back thinking about it again. Perfect world I would just do both :)
    Priced out the 2020 AWD Transit Cargo and with a pretty good build budget I would be all in 67K. Pricey but not too shabby compared to something like a Winne Rev for 125k
     
  17. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    Yeah 2020 AWD Cargo Med Roof /Long is what I was looking at.
     
  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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    Interesting .... Yeah I never thought I would be looking at a Ford honestly. If I was going to do it it would probably be that over the Mercedes . Too many possibilities of expensive headaches and having to wait with that option.
     

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