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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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How To Start Your Website (And Make Money)

Creating your own website is a great way to keep your brain busy on the road, connect with other people and even make money remotely! We’re no Internet gurus or experts, but if we made it happen with FarOutRide.com, so can you! Here is everything to get started.

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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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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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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 Guide

Living full-time in a van in winter is more challenging than 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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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!