Tribute T715 Ford Transit 140bhp

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  1. duane0001

    duane0001 Read Only Funster

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    Has anybody got one of the above,
    What are your thoughts on it, Any major problems,
    What is the average MPG,
    Would it be possible to full time in it, Man and Wife

    Cheers

    Duane
     
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    We haven't got a Tribute but ours is on a ford transit cab and more or less same size, using cruise control set at 60mph returns about 28-30 mpg, done cambridge the other day, 27 miles £5.97 that's what the sat nav gave us so fairly economical, that was minor roads, no cruise control.
     
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    Thanks

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    Maybe a T715 would get a little more, I see from your Avatar Picture that your MH has an overcab bed, The T715 is a low line,
     
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    No full timing thoughts on the layout?
     
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    Back to the top

    Hoping to get some feed back
     
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    I got one!:BigGrin:
    However, mine's the 725G, 2011 version.
    I've only done a thousand or so miles so far and have not bothered with any in depth fuel calculations, been too busy enjoying the drive! I love it, but that's after coming from a '99 Ducato. Pretty sure I'm getting high twenties, sensible motorway cruisin'.
    No major problems with the conversion but a few niggles on the finishing, fixed them myself. Comes without a spare wheel so that's an additional expense if you want one. I did and have stuck it in the garage. Pretty decent payload anyhow.
    I'm not sure about full timing in it, it is a "budget van". Depends where you plan to spend the winter I guess. The seats are comfy, as good as some of the more expensive Autotrails.
    One chap on here had a bad experience with a 2012 Tribute, decals peeling off.
    "Scousebird" is another happy owner, I think, apart from her recent dealings with a bollard.
    I'm happy enough with mine, but it's still early days....:thumb:
     
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    The T715 looks less budget, its a new model for 2013, it has a fixed rear french bed and a good sized front lounge,
    It just seems like a good van at a good price,
    plenty of ender bed storage and you add the extras you want right!

    Thanks for your reply
     
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