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Sold - 2011 Ford Transit Connect


Listed 2 years ago
Portland, Oregon

Seller's Description

Custom micro campervan with bed, lights, cookstation, curtains, storage. 27 MPG hwy mileage, easy parking, inconspicuous. Perfect for the solo traveller or cozy couple. 131K miles, clean title, excellent mechanical condition. History: Purchased in 2017 with 100k miles from original owners, a Ford dealership in Arizona. It was used as a courtesy vehicle. I took out the rear seats and installed a sweet little lightweight camper setup including bed, cook bench, propane stove, fan, lights, drawers, and shelves. I lived in this vehicle during my first year of grad school, then moved into a house and have used it minimally since then--a few local trips each summer with my partner. With a heavy heart the time has come to sell since we rarely use it anymore, and want something more practical for commuting. Mechanical: I took the van into the shop regularly and did whatever the mechanic said. Oil change every ~10k with full synthetic. I have the complete work records including from the previous original owner. -Transmission rebuilt at 127K -New brake pads, rotors, fluids, sway bars 120K -New tires 114K -New battery 113K -New serpentine belt, spark plugs 108K -Passes OR DEQ Emissions testing Camper Buildout: Minimalist, weight-conscious, space-efficient buildout. The bed is arranged so you sleep head or toes behind the passenger seat. Enough headspace to sit up without crouching on the bed and cook dinner at the cook station. Drop the blackout curtains for privacy or stealth. Bed: 4” hi-density foam mattress. I am 6’0” and never had issues with leg room. Hypervent condensation prevention netting below the mattress prevents condensation buildup (and therefore mold). The netting is not noticeable when sleeping, if anything it adds to the cushioning. Metal posts for bed legs maximises flexible storage space. Milk crates (included) slide underneath the bed. If desired, you can extend the width of the bed to sleep two by pulling out the milk crates, and laying a piece of plywood (not included) atop the milk crates, and putting cushions (included) on the plywood. The plywood and cushions can be used as a backrest when in “sofa” mode. Cook station: Dual-burner propane stove, with small refillable propane canister secured below. Never had any issues with gas leaks, as a precaution I turn off the tank valve after use, and kept a CO detector in the van. Can sit comfortably on the bed to cook. Cooking implements and food storage below, can fit a water jug left of the stove with a bungee. Pull out the drawer and use a cutting board to extend the cooking area. Spice rack and ventilation fan above stove. Can fit a small cooler behind the driver's seat. (Water jug, cutting board, and cooler not included). Storage: Deep shelf over drivers cab, drawers below cook bench, crates below bed. Spice rack above stove. Enough space for gear, skis, can even roll a bike down the aisle. Ceiling cargo net, drying rack for wet gear. Coat hooks by the door. Electrical: 100 W Renogy solar panel mounted on Rhino Rack on roof. Shelf next to the stove can accommodate GoalZero Yeti 150 Power Station (not included). Three 2W puck lights on the ceiling. Fan above stove. Curtains: Insulated blackout curtains velcro onto the windows. Auto ventshades let you keep the front windows cracked in the rain. Specs: -MPG: 21 mpg city/27 mpg hwy and 23 mpg combined -2.0 L 4 cyl gasoline engine -Front wheel drive, automatic transmission -7.9” clearance -cargo area 6’ long, 4’11” wide, 4’11” tall -dual sliding doors w privacy glass -Spare tire underneath Cons -Ford Transit Connects are notoriously underpowered when fully loaded. With a full load, you can climb mountain passes or creep down potholed dirt roads, but you won’t be driving very fast. Drives okay in snow with chains. -Missing power station for solar panel. Shelf accommodates GoalZero Yeti150, needs a bit of wiring to get the solar up and running, and hook up the fan. Currently the puck lights are re-routed to run off the car battery. -Rear windows don’t open. On hot nights I crack the front windows and keep the fan running and it’s tolerable. -Some chipped paint on roof, needs a touch up to prevent future rust


  • make: Ford
  • model: Transit Connect
  • year: 2011
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 131,000 miles
  • sleeps: 2
  • seats: 2
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Regular


  • ac_unit
    Air conditioner
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar panels
  • electrical_services
    Power inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling fan
  • Backup camera
  • shower
  • Extra storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair accessible
  • AWD
  • 4WD
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow hitch
  • tv
  • Water tank
  • Leveling jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

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