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Seat Covers Ford Transit OEM Covercraft Review (driver)
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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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 médicale voyage
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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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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36 thoughts on “Reviews”

  1. Unbelievable detail. Great a job. But what about Air conditioners? I have only been reading your site for 6 hours, maybe I missed it? Tom Knickerbocker

  2. Hi
    Thank you for providing all the great info . Prior to insulating did you apply anything like kilmat or any other sound deadening material to the walls and floor?
    Any noise concerns?

    Thanks in advance

    • We have sound deadener on our walls and ceiling and we have a layer of MLV in our floor. The truth is that we don’t really see the benefits of it… Once the van is completed, it’s hard to tell if sound-deadening is really helping and if adding all that weight was really worth it knowing now that the van is almost at its full weight capacity.

  3. Hello Antoine, I am trying to find the webasto 2000 gasoline heater. Can’t find it on Amazon or anywhere I looked. I only find the diesel version .
    Do you have any suggestion?
    By the way I love your site,


    Wolf Lange

  4. Great list of ideas. We just committed to purchased a new MB Metris 135″ Cargo van for delivery in April and are waiting on a slot for the conversion process with a company in Norcal. We live in Georgia and could find no reasonable conversion companies here in the SE except the MB option. we will only use the van for vacations and weekend trips not to live in fulltime. Love your site and plan to follow and get more ideas from you guys. Thanks

  5. Hi, I bought your plans last year.

    Curious, what bikes do you have? 27.5 or 29er?
    Just considering bike space under the bed…
    I have giant 27.5 but likely get 29er at some point.


  6. What kind of slides did you use on the rear pullouts. I’ve been looking at drawer guides but was afraid they would not be strong enough.


  7. Hi, can you give me any advice on your front, side and back interior window coverings? They look super warm and would love to know where you found them, brand, and review. Thank you!!

  8. Bonjour, vous dites que les Ram présente un problème pour ce qui est de la traction. Nous désirons utiliser notre Van en hiver. De plus, nous devons monter quelques côtes pour nous rendre à la maison. Croyez-vous que le Ram (3500) puisse répondre à nos besoins?
    Merci de me répondre

  9. What do you think of Victron Batteries? I’m curious because I think they would fit better in my RV battery tray but it seems Battle Born gets all the attention. Thanks

  10. Isabelle and Antoine,

    Your website has been a great resource for me in my RAM 2500 build (in fact my layout and design very closely replicates yours! Thank-you). I’ve been living out of it for the past month or so while working full time in the military.

    One thing I included in my build was a projector; I have a removable black out curtain, held in place with Velcro, that separates the cab from the living quarters and doubles as a projector screen. The projectors these days fit in your pocket, display in 4k, have wireless capabilities, and internal batteries (no need to plug in besides charging). Mine is mounted to the ceiling, and enables me to watch shows / enlarge my lap top screen for school all while sitting up in bed.

    While it’s perfect for movie nights / catching up on Netflix, I do caution, it detracts quite a bit from journaling and reading!

    Again I appreciate all the help; you guys are true professionals!

    First winter test trip is to Quebec to see family for the Holidays. Wish me luck; my snow chains should be coming in this week…


    • Hi Jesse, thanks for the hint! Do you have a preferred brand/model? I’d love to read the specs 🙂

      I’ve lived 37 years in Quebec and never seen anyone use snow chains: snow tires are mandatory in Québec (from December 1st to March 15th), roads are heavily maintained during winter and we don’t really have steep hills. You can get fined if you don’t have snow tires… I don’t know if they would find a visitor though? Anyhow, snow tires highly recommended. If you don’t have them, just DON’T drive in winterstorm conditions; wait after the road was plowed and abrasive was added.

      Good luck!

      • Tire chains work better than snow tires but not if they are in the trunk and difficulty changing from snowy back roads to cleared highways. That is why they make snow tires mandatory. But if you notice plowing trucks have chains and snow tires which is the best way to get out of a jam. However chains are a pain in the ass. Love my nokian rotllva at all terrain tires. Smooth ride and not much road noise compared to Michelin road tires. Got me out of a mud mess which can be worse than snow. Best van site yet. Thank you!

  11. you are a great resource. I am working on my 2019 Sprinter
    van for travel and full time living. For electricity i have been eyeballing the Yeti Goal zero 1400, and i have 2 auxiliary batteries.
    thank you again for your info.
    safe travels

  12. I just linked to your site from another van build site and what an incredible resource you have created!

    I am building a 2010 GMC Savana raised roof van and will take advantage of many of your reviews and advice. Also, I am looking forward to spending some time going through your stories and photos with great interest and enthusiasm.

    Thank you!


  13. Hi. Great site and info! Working on a 2016 Transit Dually. Looking to putting on larger tires, but different specs from what you did. Our stock tires are 195/75/16s. Wondering if you have any info on how large we can go with dual rear wheels. Thanks Bill

  14. Hi Folks,

    Awesome story, thank you for sharing and putting so much thought into this resource.

    I was sort of expecting a review of the Ford van itself among the product reviews, but there isn’t. Will you at some point?

    Happy trails,

    • It’s been on our To-Do list for a while now 😉
      We will at some point, but we can’t commit on a date… meanwhile, there are a bunch of reviews on Google.

      Thanks for reaching out!
      Isabelle and Antoine

  15. Where did you get your screens? We have 2011 Sprinter van 24 ft. Love the idea you have been living in your van.

  16. Hey first does your company only provide one type of look for the van or are their different ways you can make the van with different materials. And also do you guys use the newest vehicle such as the 2018 version of the ford transit

    • Hi, this is not a van conversion company; we just documented our own build to help others follow our path (DIY). See our build journal here:

      Have a good one!

  17. I see nothing but bad reviews for propane stoves and stove/oven combos. How has your stove/oven been treating you? Do you use your oven often? Any recommendations on stoves?

    • Hey Andrew,
      actually we have nothing negative to say about our range! It does exactly what its suppose to… The control knobs are precise, the oven works great, it starts at each try, it boils fast but simmers really gently. We really enjoy cooking with it and we would highly recommend it. We have the 17″ Wedgewood Vision with Piezo ignition: The only bad reviews on the Amazon page are about the shipping!

      edit: we use the oven everyday to either bake, toast bread or heat leftovers.

      Hope that helps!


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