Van Tour

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Van Tour

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THE VAN

We built it from a Ford Transit 2016 High-Roof, Extended-Length with 3.7 gas engine and Limited Slip Differential (LSD).

Faroutride Van Exterior (6)

KITCHEN

We installed a propane range, running water and a refrigerator/freezer powered by solar.

Faroutride Kitchen 3
Faroutride Kitchen 1
Faroutride Kitchen 2

LIVING ROOM

Our living room also serves as a dining room / office room …and toilet room!

Faroutride Van Interior (21)
Faroutride Van Interior (20)
Faroutride Van Interior (19)

BEDROOM

The double mattress is perfect for two and the multiple storage compartments help us stay organized in this small space.

GARAGE

We store our outdoor gear and other equipment under the bed. Everything is easily accessed thanks to the dual sliders system.

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Faroutride Garage

SHOWER

We have a propane on-demand hot shower system in the back of the van. We get some privacy by installing a curtain between the rear doors.

Faroutride Hot Shower
Faroutride Hot Shower System

VIDEO TOUR

We’ll make our own video at some point, but for now thanks to our friend Drew for shooting & editing this!

THE ADVENTURES

We use the van as a base camp for mountain biking and backcountry skiing adventures. See you on the road!

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Faroutride Outdoor (1)
Faroutride Dirt (2)
Faroutride Drop Doumont Trails
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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!

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  1. Hey guys! I love your page and it has been such a valuable resource in preparing for my DIY van build. One thing in particular that I love about your van is that it’s not the typical white van you see with most builds. I have found my perfect van and it is also not a darker color. I wanted to ask you guys after several years on the road if you have any regrets about the darker color and it attracting more heat or being more difficult to moderate it’s internal temperature. I really like the idea of my van not getting lost in a sea of other white vans but understand that white is the go to choice for a reason. Thanks in advance for your help!

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    • It definitely heats up in the sun, you’ll have to fight that with more ventilation. If you plan on using your van mostly during summer, you might want to go for a lighter color. I think we’ll do that for our next van… That being said, we’ve been living in it for 2.5 years now and the heat is manageable.

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  2. I’ve been planning my van build for about 6 months now and I just stumbled upon your site. Being engineers, we must think similarly because yours is almost exactly what I was thinking for mine – the layout, many of the appliances, the pull-out garage shelve for bikes. Great work! I’m definitely going to explore more of your website and see what I can learn. Thank you so much for putting this website together!!

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  3. First, Thank you very much for sharing your home and life with us. It is very informative. My wife and I hope to join the lifestyle in 2021 and are weighing the build process vs outright purchase vs used. How have you found driving the Extended Transit? I understand parking can be an issue (when restocking) and rear-end “scraping”. What has been your experience? Thank you again. Respectfully – Pat & Ann

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    • Driving the extended is just fine, you’ll get used to it very fast. So is parking, not really an issue (unless maybe you plan on staying in major cities most of the time). The rear end like to scrape in dips (off-road), but the Air Lift helps with that (https://faroutride.com/air-lift-springs-installation/).

      On the positive side, you get more living space. For two people living full time in the van, with sport gear (summer & winter) and appliances (stove/oven, toilet, fridge, sink, etc) we think it’s a must. We wouldn’t want any smaller. Maybe if you are more minimalist than us (no sport gear, less appliances) the non-extended would be fine?

      Good luck with your project!
      antoine

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