Transit - Auto option?

Discussion in 'Ford' started by Losos, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Losos

    Losos

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Suffolk & Czechland
    Ratings:
    +4
    I am researching various base vehicles with a view to buying a MH - Is it correct that there is currently no autobox option on the current Transits ???

    I'm sure I have read somewhere that the Transit can be supplied with an autobox, but i can't see that option on the Ford website.
     
  2. DESCO

    DESCO

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,651
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +269
    Hi Loscos

    To the best of my knowledge there is no auto box for the Mk7 transit. they did some for an earlier model.:thumb:
    Best of luck with your search.

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,465
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    Ratings:
    +6,111
    I have an AutoSleeper Ravenna on a 2004 Transit base with auto gearbox if your interested.

    Peter
     
  4. camcondor

    camcondor

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,044
    Location:
    East Midlands
    Ratings:
    +478
    Our previous motorhome was an Autosleeper Ravenna on a Ford Auto base - an 05 plate it was. It was really nice to drive, shame the motorhome didn't suit us.
     
  5. Caztur

    Caztur Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +181
    I don't know if the current model has one, but my 1989 Autosleeper Frisky was auto.
     
  6. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,465
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    Ratings:
    +6,111
    Update: sorry it got sold last night:thumb:

    Peter
     
  7. Losos

    Losos

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Suffolk & Czechland
    Ratings:
    +4
    You're obviously too good at your job Peter ::bigsmile: it seems the answer is in the post above where it seems it was an option but Ford in their wisdom have not offered it on the current model. I suppose they just didn't sell enough of them (Should have had you working for them ::bigsmile:)
     
  8. evans88

    evans88

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    South Devon
    Ratings:
    +1
    There is definitely no auto option on a Mk7 Transit. I've owned a Mk6 auto for 6 years and am very pleased with it.:thumb:
     
  9. Dipstick

    Dipstick

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Devon
    Ratings:
    +0
    Transit Mk7

    I picked up a leaflet at the Shepton Mallet show yesterday and there is an option offered for the Transit "AUTO CLUTCH" whatever that is exactly I'm not sure but could be an option for some people to increase their options

    Pete D
     
  10. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,132
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    Ratings:
    +5,377
    i have an auto clutch on my vwlt 50 it is also called click n go you get them from vehac. i,ve lost there tel but i,m sure you can google .its a very good bit of kit. i can recomend itto anybody that has difficulty pressing the clutch pedal. pm me for more info. cheers alan.
     
  11. evans88

    evans88

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    South Devon
    Ratings:
    +1
    My Autosleeper Duetto with auto box will be for sale soon. Picture is my avatar.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  12. dazzer

    dazzer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    In my house
    Ratings:
    +102
    Stop messing around and buy an RV they are all automatic:thumb::thumb:
     
  13. rolyk

    rolyk

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    South Glos
    Ratings:
    +12
    If you do a search on the Transit Forum for "durashift" and read some of the threads you won't want to buy a Transit auto. Very unreliable and cost a fortune to fix when they go wrong. That's if you can find a Ford dealer who's prepared to look at it.

    I've been there, had the experience and wouldn't wish it on anyone.
     
  14. evans88

    evans88

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    South Devon
    Ratings:
    +1
    Roly. You make a fair point but those on the Ford Transit forum own vehicles with huge mileages. Most motorhomers do relatively few miles. I've met a few with the Ford autobox and none have had problems. The highest mileage owner has done 88000 with no problems; mine had done 37000 miles and I love it.

    Perhaps you were unlucky!
     
  15. Losos

    Losos

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    550
    Location:
    Suffolk & Czechland
    Ratings:
    +4
    :ROFLMAO:If only :ROFLMAO: It's just too big, I need to go down some small roads when I am in eastern Europe and in winter you can't see the edge of the road because of the 3 foot of snow, :Sad: No kerbs, lots of pot holes and broken edges, and only just wide enough for two passing 'transit' type vehicles means an RV is not an option I'm afraid.

    And thanks everyone for the Transit advice, i can't see it as an option on current production.
     
  16. dazzer

    dazzer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,698
    Location:
    In my house
    Ratings:
    +102
    I disagree very strongly :Eeek:

    Have a look at this baby Coach House Platinum II Motorhomes at Lazydays - On lot now!

    24 feet long, 3.0ltr diesel, automatic and with a slide out, even got the steering wheel on the right side for continental touring.

    Or they do van conversions as well, have a look here http://www.campingworld.com/rvsales/Class-B-Motorhomes/2010/Fourwinds-Ventura/104953/

    Again Merc based but with all the toys and the standard width of a Merc panel van

    They are not all 40 foot long 10 tonne monsters ya know :winky:
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  17. Caztur

    Caztur Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Messages:
    358
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +181
    My old 1989 Autosleeper auto transit had done about 130,000 by all accounts when I got it. (It had had a new speedo fitted which only showed 89K when I got it but I spoke to the last but one owner before I bought it to get more info as there was no service record). I had no problems all the time I had it
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Gary217
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    590

Share This Page