Product Hunt: In Search of the Best Vanlife Products


Product Hunt: In Search of the Best Vanlife Products

We completed our van conversion in 2017, but as van geeks we like to stay on top of our game! Answering questions and interacting with you on forces us to keep searching for the best and new products out there. And just like anybody else, we're haunted BY ze question: "what would we do differently if we had to start over?"

(This is a WANT list. Products we actually tried are located in Reviews Page)

Van Conversion Products

Simarine Pico System Monitor (Batteries, Tank Levels, Temperatures, Appliances consumption)

March 2019
  • The most advanced and sexy system monitor we've seen!
  • Battery and Inverter Monitoring (Up to 6)
  • Consumers Current Draw (Up to 20) (Fridge, Heater, Lights, Solar, fan, etc, etc)
  • Tank Levels (up to 14) (Fresh Water, Grey Water, etc). Tank sensors sold separately: Buy on Amazon
  • Temperatures (Up to 20) (Inside, Outside, Fridge, Water tank, Waste Tank, etc.)
  • 2-axis Inclinometer to help park level (sensor sold separately)
  • Monitoring from iPhone and Android SmartPhones


We’re so excited about the Pico that we reached out to Simarine and we have good news: we will install, test and review the Simarine Pico System Monitor during Spring 2019! Meanwhile if you can’t wait, go get yours and use coupon code “faroutride” to save 10% at checkout. Free shipping to USA and Canada. 🙂

Vancillary Semi-DIY Headliner Shelf For Sprinter Van

March 2019
  • Download the digital plans and manufacture at your local metal shop.
  • Receive your bracket and fastener kit in the mail to complete the assembly.
  • Save a few hundred bucks over a RB Component Shelf (Buy on Amazon)
  • Ford Transit shelf should be available in a near future.

VanLife Products

SensorPush Wireless Temperature/Humidity sensor for iPhone/Android

March 2019
  • Monitor temp/humidity from smartphone up to 300ft.
  • No limit on sensor numbers.
  • Sensor keeps 20 days history; app keeps history indefinitely.
  • LIVE remote monitoring with the optional WiFi Gateway.
  • Monitoring: interior, exterior, fridge, water pump.


Our SensorPush system is on order, we will be reviewing it soon!

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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!

4 thoughts on “Product Hunt: In Search of the Best Vanlife Products”

  1. Isabelle and Antoine… I have commented before and have followed your suggestions. I like the bug net, great idea. Living in Denver and the surrounding mountains we have no bugs… taking it for granted bugs don’t exist. Ha! Question: Have looked closely at your modifications to the suspension in regard to the air bags. Have you also add a rear sway bar? Lastly, some of your videos have been filmed with a drone. Any drone in particular?

    We have the diesel model of Transit 250 extended high roof. We are exploring different models of parking heaters. Haven’t decided yet.

    Thank You!

  2. Hi my name is Brian. I really liked the tire size info that you put out. I would like your thoughts on fitment of a 245/70R16 tire. I found that Cooper makes a nice tire in that size with a load rating of 118\115R. It is called the Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT245/70R16 118/115R. I think this may be another good option for people to use. I found these while researching things for my future Transit build.

    Hope to hear back from you
    Thank you
    Brian Benson

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