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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

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

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 insulation, the EZ-Cool insulation, 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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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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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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