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Old 03-06-2020, 09:53 PM   #19
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Not a Transit, but an interesting prototype from the Work Truck Show.

They showed both gasoline and electric versions, based on F-150 chassis. It’s interesting they used an F-150 instead of an E-Series stripped chassis. I’d guess that since it’s for under 10,000-pound GVWR, there’s no need for heavier chassis.

This size vehicle could make a great compact Class A slightly larger than a van, but smaller than an Axis. And the F-150 already comes with 5.0L gas V8 or 3.0L diesel V6, 10-speed auto, independent front suspension, 4X4 option, and a fully boxed frame.

Maybe Ford should develop a new pickup-truck-based stripped chassis for smaller motorhomes and step vans.

Looks would need to be cleaned up a bit — make it look a little more like a Hymer.

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