Ford Transit Custom

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We are thinking of getting a Ford Transit Custom L1H1 and converting it into a simple micro camper. I was wondering if many people on here tow their boats with this type of van and if so how they are on slipways
 

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Well, maybe I don't have your budget but I bought a brilliant Mitsubishi Delica last year. Excellent 3 litre 6 cyl petrol engine, proper 4 wheel drive, high/ low range gears. & a diff lock. Cruises effortlessly anywhere. Mine came with a flat pack ready cut camper kit (double bed, sink unit, cupboards, manual pump water). It would be a much better slipway vehicle than the Transit & all for under £9000 second hand.
 

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Make sure you get the wet belt changed. We run a number of them and the wet belts fail and block up the oil pickup or snap and all goes pop. They say good for 150k. Some go at around 75k. I would suggest change the wet belt at 70k if it’s not been done. Good van other than the wet belt issue. Tow pretty well with the 170 ps engine.
 

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Make sure you get the wet belt changed. We run a number of them and the wet belts fail and block up the oil pickup or snap and all goes pop. They say good for 150k. Some go at around 75k. I would suggest change the wet belt at 70k if it’s not been done. Good van other than the wet belt issue. Tow pretty well with the 170 ps engine.
I am looking at 2.2 ltr ones 128 hp with the chain. I am steering away for the 2.0 post 2016 wet belt versions
 
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