And here’s the only part of the conversion we didn’t build ourselves: the mosquito screens! We’ve seen them installed on other vans near our area and we just knew we couldn’t match the quality and functionality of those (and it would take us forever to make). They’re custom made by a small local company north of Montreal: Rolef.ca

 

Rear Doors

Fully Closed Mode: the fabric is waterproof so we can take showers back there.

 

Mosquito Screens Ford Transit Van (3)

Mosquito Mode: Full venting, yet no mosquito!

 

Mosquito Screens Ford Transit Van (4)

Partially Open Mode: To get our stuff in/out of the van.

 

Mosquito Screens Ford Transit Van (2)

Fully Open Mode: Because.

 

Side Door

Mosquito Mode: Full venting, no mosquito

 

Fully Open Mode

 

And here’s the magnetic door doing it’s thing (it’s probably our favorite feature!):

 

Installation

To ensure the screens work as they should (the magnetic door is sensitive to a good installation), Rolef.ca will install the screens themselves (it’s included in the price). That means they probably don’t ship (sorry to say that), but you could always try to drop them a line via their website (rolef.ca).

The screens are attached using the door’s seals, Velcro and sheet metal screws at locations where the tension is higher. We were not present at installation, so here is a few random shots of the product installed:

 

 

 

Our Thoughts

They’re completely “hermetic”, the rear door fabric is waterproof (we will shower back there) and the magnetic door works really REALLY well. It’s truly an outstanding product, but it comes at a truly high price tag… 750$ for the rear doors screen and 750$ for the side door screen (Canadian Dollars).

 

We did the math and it comes down to less than 0.01$ per mosquito repelled; that’s a STEAL!!

 

 

 

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ABOUT US

Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine, a couple dreaming of being on the move and we’re seeking for the ride of our life. We bought a Ford Transit van, converted it to a campervan and we are now selling our house to make our dream a reality. We are sharing this in hope of inspiring and helping others to follow their dreams too!

 

 

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