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Garmin DASH CAM Mini: Review and Install in a Ford Transit

The Garmin Dash Cam Mini is compact, there’s no distracting screen, it has parking mode (optional) and is controlled via an App (review footage and settings). In this article we fully documented the installation of the Garmin Dash Cam Mini in our Ford Transit. Hope that helps!

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Ford Keyless Entry KEYPAD: How To Add & Program a New Keypad

The Ford Keyless Entry Keypad allows to unlock a vehicle without using the keys. It’s possible to order the Keyless Entry Keypad with a new vehicle, or to add one (or up to 8) later. After using the keypad on our Ford Transit for two years, we’re adding a second one on the passenger-side for more convenience. Here is how to install and program it!

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Seat Covers for Ford Transit (OEM): Tried and Reviewed

Two years living full time in our Ford Transit. Needless to say, the front seats started to look (and smell) like they’ve been through a lot… A deep-clean restored them to what they used to look, but investing in seat covers might be a good idea? Keep reading this review to find out!​

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FarOutRide Van Check | By Drew Blankenbecler

Driving a campervan at the trailhead is a bit like driving a Lamborghini at the nightclub: you’ll get a lot of attention. How frequently do we have to show the van? Oh it’s not that bad you know, just enough to have a custom “VAN TOUR” hat made for it. Either way it’s great to

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Simarine Pico Battery Monitor: Installation, Setup and Review for Van/RV/Boat

The Simarine Pico can monitor multiple battery banks, current of multiple consumers, tanks, temperatures, inclinometer and barometer. It’s an cutting edge product with an impressive smartphone-like, high-quality feel. It’s definitely a sweeeeeet upgrade for your van conversion. Here is everything to know about the Simarine Pico System Monitor!​

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SensorPush Review: Monitor Your Van (or RV) Temperature and Humidity Remotely

SensorPush wireless bluetooth sensors allow to remotely monitor the temperature and humidity of multiple zones of your van/rv via your iPhone or Android SmartPhone. Pair the SensorPush sensors with the optional WiFi Gateway to unleash their full potential and access them from anywhere in the world, away from your van/rv! That’s a powerful solution to keep your pet safe, monitor your refrigerator temperature or to be alerted if the interior of your van/rv is about to freeze.

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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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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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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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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!