Ron D---The WBGO Fuse Transit also has some height issues. The major complaint from owners is tail dragging. The coach was built very low to the ground for some viable reasons (entry access) but still to low for rougher terrain. Many of the owners have added extra leafs in the rear or Sumo Springs. Both these have increased rear height by 2-3 inches. I did notice that the new PC TRX had much more rear clearance then other Transits out there.
The other items that sometimes frustrate is the quirks of a newer diesel engine requiring the use of DEF. Although the Transit has not suffered through all the engine glitches of the early MB Sprinter platforms, the unique procedures of regeneration, lots of warning lights and special instructions tend to make folks nervous until they get use to them. Gas engines much less complicated.
The performance and handling is what has impressed everyone. It truly handles like a sports car. Weve camped in both models of the fuse. Not overly impressed with coach functions from WBGO. I think PC use better equipment vendors and materials. Fit and finish a lot better.
You offer some interesting observations on the Fuse.
My first "Fuse Encounter" was at the Chicago Auto Show. The first thing I noticed was the low stance of the cab feeling more like sliding into a mini-van, rather than stepping up into the Sprinter and E350. I thought that would be very appealing to seniors who have trouble climbing up into the driver and passenger seats.
While at that auto show, I took some pictures of the Sprinter and Fuse chassis SEEN HERE
. The Sprinter was a C&C, the Fuse was too, but had a work bed on it's back. I sure wished that Fuse was bare like the Sprinter so I could get great pics of the frame and such.
Back to model 2100, it would have been ideal if Phoenix could incorporate the E350 and Fuse 158" wheel base into a model that short. Doing so would place the rear axle 20" farther back, addressing all "imbalance troubles". The turning radius would be compromised, but I feel the benefits would far outweigh the small sacrifice. The 158" wheel base would also equip that model perfectly for towing anything 5000 pounds heavy. Towing with a 2100 today seems ripe for trouble.