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Bedroom Storage

Here is how we built the bedroom storage for our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion! A long time ago, we brainstormed about our Living Requirements. From that moment it was obvious that, to prevent a mess, we would need a lot of storage compartments so each thing has it’s own designated place. We then built the […]

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Overhead Storage Cabinet

The overhead storage cabinet of our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion is full of exciting features! Removable (to gain access to the van wall) The doors are gas-spring actuated Partially blue   Honorable Guest Appearance throughout that job : Double-Curvature-Everything. (NOTHING is flat in this area: the wall, the ceiling, etc. We wasted a lot […]

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Electrical System Installation

We’re very proud to present you the electrical system installation of our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion!   Please note that there is more interesting and educational stuff in our “Campervan Electrical System Design” article:     TIME SPENT ON THE JOB: ~40 hours (We honestly don’t know the exact hours; there was so much work performed […]

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Webasto / Espar: High Altitudes Usage

    The Webasto / Espar air heaters should be adjusted for high altitudes if the majority of it’s time is spent above 5000-6000 feet. As the altitude increase, the concentration of oxygen reduce and the mix of fuel/oxygen become too rich in fuel. This could lead to debris accumulation (a.k.a. coking or carbon) and loss of […]

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Webasto Air Heater Noise Reduction

This is a follow-up on our Webasto Air Top 2000 STC air heater installation post (faroutride.com/air-heater-installation). Since then, we had the chance of using the Webasto and we LOVE it! Evenings and mornings are much more enjoyable when it’s nice and warm. The only negative point of the Webasto is the noise.   Here are the […]

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Fridge & Electrical System Cabinet

The driver’s side kitchen cabinet of our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion is the home of our 12V Novakook R5810 fridge and home of our electrical system. When we initially brainstorm about the van interior layout, we knew we wanted plenty of countertop surface a large refrigerator (more.beer.) multiple drawers for kitchen items rustic look. […]

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Slide-Out Bike Rack

We often say that our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion is built around the mountain bikes, so a proper bike rack is expected! Since we first brainstormed about the van, we knew that: the mountain bikes must be stored inside the van (for thief and climate protection) the bike rack must be quick and easy to […]

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Platform Bed Installation in a Camper Van Conversion

Our Ford Transit DIY camper van conversion is build mostly around the mountain bikes and the platform bed is no exception. We wanted a permanent raised bed above the “garage” (over the bikes and other stuff); no need to fold/unfold the bed at night & it creates a lot of storage room under the bed. […]

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Plusnut

Plusnut blind fasteners: how to avoid drilling holes in your van conversion!. Benefits / DIY Installation / Choose the correct type and size / Tips.

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Insulation Guide for Camper Van Conversion

Here is our guide on Camper Van Conversion Insulation. 3M Thinsulate is easy to work with, repels water, is light weight… no wonder everyone is using it!

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