Rent Our Ford Transit Wagon 2017
From June through September we rent our van through the Turo rental website. They are a global leader in person-to-person car rentals. Full insurance and easy online booking and communication through their app.
350 XLT Low Roof w/Sliding Passenger Side Door
12 seats (Turo only shows 10 but it is 12)
Stand Up Paddleboards (2 mounted on top) are available on the roof $100 a day or $400 a week
see below for more information
• 1st Row – 2 Seats (driver & Passenger)
• 2nd Row – 3 Seats (Single bench for three)
• 3rd Row – 3 Seats (a single and a two person bench)
• 4th Row – 4 Seats (two two person benches – side by side)
You can make a change in the standard configuration – from $50
Placed on top of the van are two Fanatic Stand Up Paddleboards, a 10′ 6″ and a 10′ model. These are suitable for all ages and weights up to 250 pounds on the 10’6″ model. The boards are light and the paddles are Carbon Fiber. These are very good paddleboards so you must be able to take care of them and not drop them when removing from the roof. A combination lock is used. You are provided with the combo and paddles when you decide to rent them. This must be done before your rental starts.
To Take off the paddleboards
Untie the paddleboards only from the rear racks.
Do not touch the front straps. Leave them tied and taped as they are.
Do not take the loops out of the rear lines. They are in the perfect location.
If you drive the van with the boards off simply put the tails of the rear lines into the rear door and close.
Unlock the boards from the rear and slide the cable out of the locks from left to right. Take out the stainless steel locks from the leash cups by twisting the wingnuts once the cable is removed. Do not use the paddleboards with the stainless steel leash cup locks in place. Store the locks on the cable.
To put the paddleboards back on
Re-install the locks securely on the pins before putting the boards up on the roof.
The larger 10’6” board only goes over the driver’s side. The smaller 10 footer goes over the passenger side.
Use a paddle to lift the front line over the nose of the paddleboard. Two people make this easier.
Tie-down the boards using the correct lines making sure they are not tangled. The longer line will be on the right.
Use the trucker hitch (loop in the rope) to add leverage to the rope. Finish off by using half hitches around the rope itself.
If you will be parking the van with the boards in public areas then reinstall the lock and cable. Run the lock through the right lock going forward. Pull through about 4 feet of cable. Run the cable through the left lock going backward. Lock the cable.
- Use a PFD whenever operating a paddleboard
- Attach yourself to the paddleboard with the Leash
- Do not drop the boards – they are lightweight and so are VERY FRAGILE
- Do not use the paddles to “pole” the boards” off the sand
- Carefully supervise and accompany young Children
- Make sure boards are secure on the roof
- Check straps regularly
- Place the neoprene protectors over the paddle blades. Store along the left side of the seats.