------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ==== FIVE FEATURES THAT SET THIS VAN APART ==== SIZE - 148” High Roof Transit has ample space to stand up and fits a queen-size bed. BUILD QUALITY - High-quality, dependable build by a former professional kitchen remodeler and cabinet maker. STATE OF THE ART UTILITIES - Espar heater, Dometic fridge/freezer, MaxxAir ceiling fan, and 400W Renogy solar panels with 200Ah battery bank. All professionally installed. MODULAR DESIGN - Convertible bed frame that opens to a walkway and spacious storage, a tri-fold queen-size mattress that becomes a couch, and a unique pegboard system for the interior design. INTEGRITY - Honest, forthright, and convenient sales process that will give you confidence in the van. Transparent and candid communication with nothing concealed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ==== DETAILS ==== —SIZE— The 148” High Roof Transit has the highest roof of any panel van. The ceiling is tall enough to comfortably fit someone who is over 6 ft 2 in tall and the bed fits a standard (not short) queen-sized bed (80 in. long X 60 in. wide). The spacious interior creates a non-claustrophobic environment for hanging out, cooking, and doing remote work out. This van build also allows plenty of space for two people to live together comfortably. I have spent time with two people living out of the van for extended periods of time. If more than two seats is non-negotiable for you, it would be possible to modify the van and install additional seats (not included in current build). —BUILD QUALITY— This van is a labor of love built by a father-son team full time over the course of three months. My father is a Swiss craftsman with previous professional experience as a kitchen remodeler and cabinet-maker. While the decorating accents are modeled after Swedish interior design, the build itself is “Swiss-engineered” and built to last (my parents are Swedish and Swiss). So what does Swiss engineering look like in a van build? (This gets a bit technical - if this isn’t your thing, feel free to skip to the next section on utilities). Many van builds drill directly into the metal of the van with self-tapping screws. See here for example: shorturl.at/djD36. This is an easier way to build a van in the short-term, but such a method creates opportunities for rust and is quite weak (the pull-out strength of a sheet metal screw in this scenario is only ~100 lbs). Stock cargo vans such as the Ford Transit typically come pre-fabbed with holes which you can install Cross Nuts into. Installing Cross Nuts is a more complicated and time-consuming process than simply drilling directly into the van. However, the Cross Nut system is 10X stronger (1200+ lb. pull-out strength for .03” thick steel) than what you would get by simply drilling into the metal with sheet metal screws. Furthermore, using Cross Nuts doesn’t require drilling into the van, so no opportunities for rust are created. This build uses a thick wooden frame made of 1x3s and 1x4s built on top of these Cross Nuts to create an incredibly strong support structure which all of the walls, cabinetry, standing desk, and bed are drilled into. In short, the van is built like a TANK. All of this is a time-consuming process, but it is the right way to build it to ensure that the van build can last for as long as possible. —STATE OF THE ART UTILITIES— Solar panels, battery bank, MaxxAir ceiling fan, and wiring for all electronics were professionally installed by Adventure Vehicle Concepts in Berthoud, CO in Sep 2020. The Espar Airtronic M2 heater was professionally installed by New Image Vans in Salt Lake City, UT in Feb 2022. LIST OF UTILITIES: - Espar Airtronic M2 (best in-class heater with direct line into gas tank) - 4x 100W Renogy Solar Panels - 200Ah Battle Born Lithium Ion Batteries - Xantrex XC 2000 inverter (2 AC outlets and 4 USB in van cabin) - Shore power hook up - Victor Battery System Monitor (control battery bank + solar with app on smartphone) - Dometic CFX3 75DZ fridge / freezer (set temperatures via smartphone) - MaxxAir Ceiling Fan with remote - 20 gallon freshwater storage (4x 5-Gallon Scepter water jugs) with Shurflo electric pump - Prime Design Aluminum Ladder for easy-access to the roof - Thinsulate + EZ-Cool Insulation (build uses ~2x the amount of Thinsulate that typical builds use) - 3 instances of easily accessible surplus wiring for future appliance installation (e.g. microwave, wall-mounted fan etc.). Adding new appliances is seamless and simple . —MODULAR DESIGN— One of the best parts of the van’s design is the convertible bed frame. When the centerpiece of the bed frame is down you have a bed platform that can accomodate a queen-size bed. When you remove the centerpiece and mount it on the wall, you open up a walkway that runs to the back of the van, revealing extra storage, the water system, and the electrical system. Many vans have a fixed bed platform that cuts off your ability to use roughly half of the interior of the van. In contrast, this modular design enables you to maximize the use of the space within the van according to your needs. On top of the convertible bed frame you will find a Milliard tri-fold queen-size mattress that can be used as a bed, folded into a couch, or stowed out of the way in a carrying case. Lastly, the unique pegboards over the sink and standing desk create a customizable canvas, giving you the ability to tailor the van exactly to your needs day-to-day and week-to-week. —INTEGRITY— I take my responsibility as a seller (and principled person) seriously. To that end, here is what you can expect from me: HONEST AND TRANSPARENT - I’ll provide honest, straightforward answers to any questions you may have, and also be forthright with all relevant van history and information that may relate to your decision-making. I will strive to be candid about how this van may (or may not) fit your needs. ATTENTION TO DETAIL - Detailed schematics about the van build to enable future modifications along with an extensive “Owner’s Manual” describing instructions for usage. CONVENIENT BUYING PROCESS - I aim to be a responsive and thoughtful communicator. I’m happy to get on the phone to answer any questions or give FaceTime tours to give you a better sense of the van. For finalizing sale transactions, expect a well-thought out procedure to ensure a mutually seamless and safe sale process that protects both buyer and seller. In turn, I’m looking for potential buyers who are people of integrity. If you have any questions about the van, or van life more generally, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to hear from you.
About the Seller
Disclaimers: Partner services for this listing are provided by Vancamper and not the seller. When you shop with our partners, we may earn a commission (at no cost to you). To learn more, click here.