Awning Installation

The Fiamma F45S awning is to be installed on the side of the camper van conversion; the Fiamma F65S awning is to be installed on the roof of the campervan. We opted for the F45S because we had the solar panels on the roof and because we liked the awning to be on the side of the van. We could not find any […]

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Swivel Seat Installation

Swivel Seat Installation

Space is a very precious & rare thing in a camper van conversion. A swivel seat is a great way to create some space!   In our planning, the swivel seat installation was a “plug-and-play” kind of job. It should have taken roughly 4-6 total hours for both seats. Of course, we had few issues… 1- […]

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Solar Panels Installation

Solar Panels Installation

The autonomy of our DIY camper van conversion depends on power, and extracting power from the sun feels a bit like cheating to us. If you say freedom, we say solar panels! The key to freedom is to select appliance that draw low electrical consumption and then select the solar panel(s) and charge controller accordingly. More of that in […]

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Maxxair Fan Installation

Fan Installation

The first obvious role of the Maxxair fan in our DIY camper van conversion is heat control. Ventilation is also crucial for moisture evacuation; cooking, drying clothes and human beings generate a lot of water. For more information see our Climate Control Page.     TIME SPENT ON THE JOB: 8 hours   TOTAL COST : 360$ USD […]

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FarOutVan DELIVERED!

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BF Goodrich KO2 tire

Ford Transit Larger Tires Upgrade

  Looking to upgrade your Ford Transit stock tires for larger diameter to improve ground clearance and traction? We were too! Here is the data we gathered during our research.       Let’s get straight to the point. Before we took possession of the van, we upgraded immediately to BF Goodrich KO2 LT225/75/R16E All-Terrain tires. […]

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Transit Magnetic Grey

Ford Transit Van Ordered!

So this FarOutThing is really going to happen… the Ford Transit van was ordered at the dealer today! We’re VERY excited, we actually want to leave NOW, but there is a lot of work ahead of us for the conversion to a camper van before the trip happens. Keep Calm and wait, the Transit should be delivered […]

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Sketchy Clock

Wait for it!

We’re currently planning everything!   The Ford Transit van will be acquired anytime between now and March 2016. The camper van conversion will begin in Spring 2016. The trip is planned for 2017. We’ll keep the site updated as the project progress. Meanwhile, here are some photos and videos from past trips.   Cheers, Antoine    

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