If you’re focused on business, not knowing the type of Ford Transit cargo van you have is an easy oversight. Yet, this information is a must-have for ordering the correct van equipment essential for your company. Ladder racks, van shelving, and other gear are van-specific. Ordering the wrong item only leads to a waste of time and money.
That said, let’s look at how to identify your van’s details.
Ford Transit Cargo Van Specs
The Ford Transit Cargo van is sold in four models: 150, 250, 350, and 350HD. There are two wheelbase options (130” WB or 148” WB) and three roof heights (low, medium, or high). In addition, the Transit Cargo van is available in three lengths: regular, long, or extended (commonly known as the EL or Long-EL).
Here’s how the different Transit Cargo vans can be configured.
|Transit-150||130” or 148”||Low or Med||Reg or Long|
|Transit-250||130” or 148”||Low, Med, or High||Reg or Long|
|Transit-350||130” or 148”||Low, Med, or High||Reg or Long|
*The extended body (EL or EXT) only come with the 148″ wheelbase. 130″ wheelbase = Regular body length. 148″ wheelbase = Long body length.
The Transit 350 HD is the only model with dual rear wheels, so this van is the easiest to identify. Read on for other ways to determine your Transit configuration.
How to Identify Ford Transit Configurations
Look at the Emblem
The emblem on the rear door will reveal the Transit’s model number. This information won’t provide all the details but can help by elimination. For example, knowing your van is a Transit 150 means it can’t have the extended body.
Review Factory Sticker
The official source for all the details about your Transit Cargo van is the factory window sticker (often called the Monroney sticker). Here, you’ll find wheelbase, roof height, and body length information. You should have received this document from the dealer if you purchased a new vehicle (federal law requires this). Otherwise, you can buy a replacement window sticker from Ford.
Sometimes the easiest way to figure out vehicle specs is with a tape measure. To determine the wheelbase, measure the distance from the center of the front wheel hub to the center of the back wheel hub. To identify roof height, start from the top edge of the roof (at the tallest point) and measure the distance to the ground. Use the accompanying graphic for guidelines. And keep in mind that your measurements likely won’t be an exact match to these numbers but should be close.
For more precise measuring, check out our article, How To Determine Roof Height of Ford Transit Van.
Use a VIN Decoder
Numerous websites offer a vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder. Try vehiclehistory.com or decodethis.com for a free summary of your van’s details, including wheelbase, roof height, and body length. (NOTE: Vin decoders often give conflicting information about wheelbase length, so be sure to double check by measuring from axle to axle)
Contact the Dealer
A quick call to your local Ford dealer can also identify your van’s specifications. Have the VIN handy when you reach out and ask if they can send you a printout of the details.
Upfit Your Ford Transit Cargo Van
With the correct specifications in hand, you’re just steps away from configuring your van and enhancing your business. Contact Upfit Supply today to learn more.