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Assurance voyage médicale

Parlons d’assurance voyage médicale! Québécois et Canadiens voyageant à l’étranger, ça vous concerne: durée maximale du voyage, exceptions, sports dangereux, paperasse, etc.

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Travel Medical Insurance

We learned the hard way that accidents happen, like it or not. Travel medical insurance needs to be discussed; Canadians traveling abroad, read this first!

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Pressurized Water System (2017)

We hesitated to install a draft beer system in our DIY campervan conversion, but we finally installed a pressurized water system instead. This is the Water System Installation of our DIY campervan conversion. Materials, tools, cost and installation. Fully illustrated for your viewing pleasure!

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Ford Transit WeatherTech Mud Flaps – Review

Mud Flaps protect the fenders and exterior of the van from rocks, mud, road grime and other debris. We went on a mission to find the best mud flaps for our Ford Transit and we finally got the WeatherTech Mud Flaps for front (#11051) and rear (#120051).

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Winter Vanlife

Living in a van full time during winter is more challenging than during summer. It’s not a glamorous life but it is extremely rewarding if, like us, chasing epic skiing / snowboarding conditions is what you’re after! With proper planning it can be a magical thing… Go get it!

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Prevent a Leaking Roof

Here’s the situation: there are a bunch of threaded holes on top of the Transit roof and, over time, the paint covering these threaded holes might crack resulting in leaking roof. Don’t panic! There is a quick and easy fix. Keep reading for more…

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Ford Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Most people know the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as being a false dash warning light that has to be dismissed continuously… But did you know it’s mandatory in the USA on all passenger vehicles since 2008 (hence no option to turn it off)? Let’s see how to make it work as it should and how to monitor the tire pressure in real time via a smartphone!

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Husky Floor Mat – Review

This is a are real-world, unbiased reviews of the Husky Floor Mat for Ford Transit. We’re not sponsored by Husky and we paid the product in full.

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Campervan Must-Have Gear

An empty van is not a home! Here is a collection of campervan gear we researched and tested on the road full-time since August 2017. Check it out!

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Garage

There is no such thing as unused space! Organisation & functionality is the key here! In this article, we go through every details of our garage layout.

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On Board Mountain Bike Tire Inflator

Seriously, who wants to inflate mountain bike tire with a floor pump? It’s DANGEROUS and OLD-SKOOL. Let’s make things right and install an on board tire inflator. We’ll be using the air compressor from our Air-Lift suspension system. Check it out!

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Floor Vent

Ventilation is crucial to control temperature, moisture level and odors from cooking. But without any AIR INTAKE, the roof fan won’t be able to do its job! Here is our take on that topic.

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Insulated Window Covers for Camper Van Conversion

While curtains work for houses, we think insulated window covers are better for campervans. They are lightproof (for shade & privacy) and insulated (to keep us cool in summer, warm in winter). We’re obsessed with functionality and with the rare earth magnets all around the edges, they just “snap” to the van metal window contour. Easy breazy!

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Speakers Upgrade

After upgrading to an Android Radio Unit, the next smart move was to upgrade to JBL GT7-6C speakers system. Here is the full installation write-up!

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Radio Upgrade

We upgraded the Ford Transit basic factory radio for a fancy Touchscreen/Bluetooth/WiFi/Bling-Bling 7″ Display Android Radio. Here is the install write-up!

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Countown to Full-Time Vanlife: 5 Days

The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead!   Hooks, shelves, MOARRRR shelves!!!               What’s New? How to pack. One does not simply pack a van… as stuff is added, more shelves & hooks & baskets & misc-wicked-storage-features are added to make room for everything. Test

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Countown to Full-Time Vanlife: 10 Days

The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead!   Here is the progress of the day:   What’s New? We finally added the decorative bed-frame We added a 120V outlet (above right countertop, below the battery monitor) We added a closet area below the bed (it’s accessible from the kitchen) along with

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Mosquito Screens

And here’s the only non-DIY part of our Transit van conversion: the mosquito screens. They’re almost too good to be true, so we did not bother making them!

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Countdown to Full-Time Vanlife: 11 Days

The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead!   Here is the progress of the day: We’re attacking the vertical space! We’re packing our stuff in the van and are adding shelves to maximize storage capacity. While we’re at it, we also get rid of a lot of our stuff, because the

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Air Lift 5000 Ultimate Air Springs Kit Installation

The Air Lift Springs Kit allows our Ford Transit Campervan to gain approximately 3 inches overhang ground clearance, for light off-road expeditions! And with the on-board compressor and the wireless remote, we can adjust the air pressure in the springs on the fly! Neat!

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Ford Transit Upfitter Auxiliary Switches

The Ford Transit can be ordered with the optional Upfitter Auxiliary Switches, but getting access to their output is a bit tricky. Fortunately, we made our homework and we’re guiding you through the process. Fully illustrated for your viewing pleasure!

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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!