Camper Van Conversion

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Camper Van Conversion

FEATURES

  • Ford Transit 2016
  • T-250 (3500LBS payload capacity)
  • 3.7L Gasoline Engine
  • 148″ Wheel Base. Extended Length, High Roof. (Body Code R3X)
  • LSD (Limited Slip DIfferential)
  • Magnetic Grey
  • Fixed rear windows with flip-opened side passenger window, Power Heated mirrors with turn signals, 230amps Heavy Duty alternator with dual batteries and modified wiring, Heavy-duty tow package (includes hitch), Remote keyless entry keypads, Cruise control.
  • Total Conversion Cost: $20,150 USD
  • Total Conversion Labor: 640 hours

See Cost And Labor page for detailed breakdown: faroutride.com/cost-and-labor

  • Transit Empty Weight: 5450 LBS
  • Conversion Added Weight: 1800 LBS
  • Payload Weight: 1700 LBS
  • FarOutVan Total Weight: 8950 LBS

Full breakdown: faroutride.com/weight-summary

CONVERSION PROGRESS

WE'RE DONE!! 100%

Recognition

We're honored to be featured in

"The 9 Best Camper Vans of 2018"

Alongside OutsideVan , VW California , Winnebago Revel , Sportsmobile , and more. Wow! We're Speechless!

Floor Plan & Interior Layout

INTERACTIVE 3D MODEL

COST AND LABOR

BUILD JOURNAL

Our Build Journal is a BIG DEAL! We obsessively documented the entire conversion process of our van: products, material, build techniques, lessons learned, etc. It'll take the guesswork out of the equation for your own build... Steps are presented sequentially: follow the chronological order to build your own van:

WEIGHT SUMMARY

And here is the final weight summary of our campervan conversion: as delivered, conversion added weight, payload & total weight as measured.

MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR COST

Maintenance and repair cost should be taken into account when choosing a van. Here is our Ford Transit maintenance and repair log book since DAY 1 of ownership (June 2016); we keep it up-to-date so hopefully it helps you choose the right van!

VAN CONVERSION RESOURCES

Inspiration, Ideas, Knowledge Sharing, Budget, Paperwork, Buying the Conversion Material, Technical, Ford Transit Resources.

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about us

Nice To Meet You.

Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine 🙂 In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!

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- Your hosts, Isabelle and Antoine.
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  1. Do you have a floor plan
    Layout for a Dodge Promaster 2500 159wb high roof?

    Also , would I be able use your diagram for plumbing and electrical In a Promaster 2500 159wb high roof?

    Reply
    • We don’t have floor plan for the ProMaster, unfortunately.
      Our wiring diagram works for any van, really. ProMaster, Sprinter, Transit, etc. It’s all the same, except how you’ll connect to your alternator power. We provided a link in the tutorial on how to access auxiliary power for each van model.

      Cheers!

      Reply
  2. Antoine,
    There are many grades of Baltic birch. Did u use marine grade? as i understand it,the less expensive grades do not have an extra application of glue and may in fact not be birch on the interior. Marine grade is substantially stronger ..and substantially more expensive.
    thanks again..

    Reply

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