Introducing Gidget The Van
After 7 months of waiting we are now the proud owners of Gidget, a 2016 Ford Transit cargo van! We plan on converting Gidget to the perfect little adventure van.
We order her July 4th weekend in 2015 from a dealer up in the Portland area. Why Portland when we are based in San Diego? Because almost all the dealers we went to around here had close to zero knowledge of the Transit and didn’t know anything about QuadVan or Quigley. The dealer we went with has a close relationship with QuadVan and it made the most sense to go with someone who knew about the Transit and had an extensive history with QuadVan.
Here is what we ordered:
- 2016 350 HD SRW Transit HR Van 148″
- 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine
- Long (148″ wheelbase)
- High Roof
- 3.31 Limited Slip Axle
- QuadVan 4×4
- SYNC 3, Pewter power 10 way seats
- Reverse parking alert
- Lane keeping alert
- Dual batteries
- Trailer tow package
- Upfitter switches
- Running Board
- Privacy Glass
The whole process was hit with multiple delays and was a true test of Matt’s patience.
07/02/15 – Ordered 2016 Cargo High Roof, Long, EB
07/20/15 – Received VIN
09/07/15 – Expected Build Date
09/13/15 – Received Window Sticker
11/04/15 – Delivered to Dealer
01/29/16 – Transferred to QuadVan
03/01/16 – QuadVan Finished
03/04/16 – Finally take delivery
Over the weekend we flew up to Portland and drove Gidget home to San Diego.