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Ford Transit Midroof vs Highroof

MIman

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It is time to replace my Express Ext. Have decided to go with a Transit. Has any one owned both a Midroof and a Highroof and if you have was there much difference in handling in high winds??

Prefer the Extra long body but since it is only available with the high roof I am wondering if it would be better to go with the long body with the midroof.

Thanks in advance for any information
 
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Treadmill

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Drive a Sprinter here. I deal with the wind as best as possible. Just slow down a bit if it gets too windy for you. Long and tall in my book is the best for freight opportunities. JMHO.
 
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MIman

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Thanks Turtle & Treadmill, I can stand in both the mid & high, the only difference as stated is th available length (can't get the Extended Length in mid), Common sense dictates take it easy in high winds (especially cross-winds) just trying to find out if there is a huge difference between mid & high roofs in high winds.
 

MIman

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FYI: Been in the game for quite a number of years, just never posted before ( crazy I know)
 

LDB

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There has to be some additional effect due to the longer and taller "wall" for the wind to push against. Even so, if you have the self-control and discipline as a driver to slow down appropriately for the conditions it won't matter. You'll just arrive slightly later with your taller/longer load that's paying you money while the shorter vans are still waiting for a load. And bonus, between loads you'll have more room available for your golf putting and basketball dribbling practice. :)
 

MIman

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I agree ie: self-control & discipline, pretty good at both, have always had the mind-set that "No freight put in my van is worth my losing my life!!", the difference between the mid vs high roof is 9.3 inches, in my mind I don't feel it would be that significant ie: blown around.
 

danthewolf00

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Its all in how you drive in high wind....i mean yes a high top van is a wall on wheels but if your careful you should never have problems.....i say should because your not the only one out on the road.
 

MIman

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Amen, it's the other drivers I always watch out for, other drivers can be worse than any weather front.
 

Turtle

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I've owned a few boats in my day, many of them sailboats. I currently have a long and tall Sprinter. I can confidently state that in high winds there is no difference between a sailboat and a Sprinter.
 
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