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We don’t like drilling holes in our van. You shouldn’t either!   It could attract rust on bare edges spread metal chips all over (almost impossible to remove and will attract rust) interfere with your van electronics (!) (follow your manual’s no-drill zones, such as the Ford Transit BEMM)     There is a way to avoid […]

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Thinsulate Installation

Our DIY camper van conversion will be used as a winter splitboarding basecamp, so climate control is primordial. The Thinsulate thermal insulation, along with the insulated window covers, the Webasto AirTop 2000 STC air heater and the Maxxair Fan are the key elements to make our campervan conversion comfortable during winter. Choosing which type of insulation to use was one of the toughest decision; […]

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Van Conversion Webasto Air Heater, Final

Webasto Air Heater Installation

The Webasto installation, thermal insulation & Maxxair Fan are the key elements to make our DIY camper van conversion comfortable during winter. The van will be used as a winter splitboarding basecamp, therefore heat & humidity control is critical. The Webasto AirTop 2000 ST/STC is fueled from the main vehicle tank. Fuel consumption is low (0.03 to 0.06 gal/h), electricity […]

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Van Conversion Floor

Floor Installation

A floor is a floor and we don’t have much to say about it. Maybe it’s worth mentioning we went with a thick (1″) polystyrene foam board for good winter insulation. The foam board is 20 psi capable; it’s enough to withstand human weight. On top of the foam there is a MLV sheet layer […]

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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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