[Market-farming] advice for market vehicle purchase

Frank Ventura frank.dragonflyfarms at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 10:59:34 EST 2012

I don't have any experience with either of those but what we did a few years ago was purchase a used Ford 15 passenger van and removed all the back seats.  The back seats come out very easily with only a couple of bolts each.  It is not as tall as a Sprinter Van but the bonus is that it has air conditioning in the back for the passengers.  Also it's a little cheaper to repair than a german powered Sprinter.

Good Luck,
Frank Ventura
Dragonfly Farms

On Feb 5, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Beth Spaugh wrote:

> Our old pickup wasn’t worth fixing up for inspection so we are shopping for a market vehicle.  I have been using our RAV4 for market, but we are thinking of getting a larger market vehicle.  We have pretty well settled on used Ford Transit Connect or used Dodge Sprinter.  Do any of you have experience/guidance with these?  We’d pretty much settled on the Transit but I am a little leery of not being able to haul 8 foot anything and the Sprinter is the only other one that has really attracted me.  I heard rave reviews of it a couple of years ago and it was supposed to have 30 mpg mileage, but the reviews are more down around 20. 
> Oh, neither of us enjoys fixing machinery, so reliability is a must.
> Thanks.
> Beth Spaugh
> Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
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