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“Bessie,” the Custom Off-Grid Campervan


Listed 11 days ago
Alamosa, Colorado

Seller's Description

Are you in the market for a high-end Campervan, but looking for one with elegance and style? Meet Bessie, the beautiful Cabin on Wheels, custom built by master craftsman with the intention of longevity, sustainability, and artistry. With a powerful 3.5L Turbo engine, this van will get you where you need to go and will get you there quickly! With a private shower and restroom, you can reap the benefits of maximum space in Ford’s longest and tallest Cargo Van. From the Arctic Ocean to Baja California, Bessie has thrived in every climate imaginable. The toasty fireplace has kept me warm in sub-zero temperatures and the ventilation provided by half slider windows and two Maxx Air fans has kept me cool in the heat of summer. This Campervan is completely Off-Grid, meaning that all of the appliances run without having to hookup to an external power source (like an RV Park for example). The way that is achieved is through Solar Power and Battery to Battery charging (the On-Board Battery is hooked up to your starter battery so it will charge as you drive). That being said, if you feel the need to hookup to an external power source, you absolutely can. You can use a 30 AMP Plug for the RV Park as well as an adapter for 110V should you want to plug into your house. Regarding maintenance, all oil changes have been performed on time, brake pads and spark plugs have been replaced, and that’s all it has needed. She drives more like a car than a big van and yet, has enough space for all of your creature comforts. Bessie was built with love and intentionality. She has taken me everywhere and I am grateful for my beautiful cabin on wheels. The reason I am selling her is because I am now building out a big ol school bus and no longer have the need for a Campervan. So come take Bessie for a test drive and let’s get you on the road! Vehicle: 2020 Ford Transit 350 High Roof EXT Cargo Van 107,000 Miles 3.5 L V6 EcoBoost TURBO Engine Rear Wheel Drive 13-15 MPG 2 Aftermarket Suspension Air Springs (made by Airlift) 4 New Cooper All-Terrain Tires (body modification to run tires larger than stock for increased traction and ground clearance) + 2 Spares 3 Aftermarket Running Boards (2 for Driver & Passenger Side + 1 for Sliding Door Entry) Blue and Green Crank-out Awning! Electrical: 300 AH Deep Cycle Lithium Battery 400 Watts of Solar (Rigid Panels) 3500 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter Battery to Battery Charger (allows you to charge Camper Battery with Van Battery while driving - a life saver when there is no sun for days) Automatic Transfer Switch (switches power supply from your battery bank to shore power while simultaneously charging your battery) AC Breakers DC Breakers Multiple Fuses Multiple Thick Gauged Copper Wires Shore Power AC/DC Converter Box Shore Power 30 Amp Inlet 25 Ft Shore Power Plug for 30 AMP + 110 Climate: 2 Maxxair Deluxe Fans with 2 Remotes Dickinson Marine Heater/Fireplace (Self contained with Stainless Steel Backing Plate and Chimney Exhaust) Insulated Window Coverings for Windshield, Driver and Passenger Side Windows, Passenger Slider Door Window, Both Rear Cargo Doors, and Both Porthole Windows. Plumbing: 32 Gallon Fresh Water Tank 25 Gallon Gray Water Tank 4 Gallon Bosch Electric Water Heater PEX Pipe (Hot + Cold) with Brass Fittings Shurflo Water Pump External Water Inlet with 50 Ft Hose Multiple Valves for Fresh Water Tank and 1 for Gray Water Tank 2 P Traps (1 for sink and 1 for shower) PVC Pipe for Sink and Shower Drain Kitchen (Drivers Side): 17 Inch Gas Oven Range with 3 Burner Cooktop and Foldable Glass Cover 15 Inch Sink with Built-in Cutting Board Faucet with detachable hose (it lights up depending on the water temp) Elegant Tin Backsplash 3CM Granite Countertop 2 Drawers and One Cabinet Work Space + Kitchen Prep Area (Passenger Side): 1 inch Finished Red Cedar Live Edge Slab 88 Key Piano on Gas Struts (camper price will change depending on whether you purchase or not. If not, it will be extra storage space for you! Extra storage space below Piano 3 Drawers for Storage/Cutlery Dometic Dual Zone Fridge/Freezer (Powered by AC, DC, or Solar) Bathroom: Indoor Shower with Retractable Door Nature’s Head Composting Toilet with 12V Exhaust Fan PVC Ceiling with 12V Puck Light Built-in Shower nook for toiletries Shower Pan and Drain with Hair Catcher Bed + Dinette: 8 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress (Mattress transforms into Bench Seating and can seat between 4 and 6 people) Custom Burgundy Fabric Upholstery for Mattress/Dinette with Zippers (to remove and wash fabric) 3/4 Inch Glossed Red Cedar Table Lagun Swivel Table Mount Vinyl Flooring and Aluminum Angel Trim 3/4 Inch Ply Bench Doors on Piano Hinges (Drivers Side Bench Door accesses Electrical Compartment, Drivers Side Bench Door accesses Water Compartment) Roof: 4 Solar Panels (100W Each, 400W Total) Custom Welded Aluminum Roof Rack 4x5 Ft Composite Roof Deck 2 Maxxair Fans Building Materials: Kilmat Sound Deadening (walls + ceiling) Havelock Wool Insulation throughout entirety of build (Including Subfloor) 3/4 Inch Tongue and Groove Pine Walls 6 Puck Lights (3 on ceiling, 1 for Kitchen, 1 for Work Space, 1 for Shower/Bathroom) Upholstered Vinyl Walls on Rear Cargo Doors and Passenger Slider Door Polyurethane Coating (walls, ceiling & cabinetry) Earthy Green Tin Wall for Shower Exterior CoreTec Vinyl Flooring throughout build Aluminum Angle Trim 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 2x4 Wood Framing 3/4 Inch Plywood for Structural Framing 1/8 inch Bead Board Decorative Walls Multiple Screws on Interior & Exterior Loctite 8X Construction Adhesive 25 LB (5.5 Gallon) Fixed Propane Tank Gas Lines running from Propane Tank to Oven and Fireplace Heater Multiple Drawer Glides and Heavy Duty Glide for Slide-out Dometic Fridge/Freezer Gas Struts Multiple Door Hinges Waterproof Shower Wall Panels Urethane Window Adhesive/Sealant Bathroom Caulking (Adhesive/Sealant) Black Paint for Dinette Area Storage: 5 Cabinets lining perimeter of build (Alder with Polyurethane Coating) Garage Storage Compartment below Bed Additional Storage Space Below Bench Seating on Passenger and Drivers Side Storage Space on Deck with Ratchets Exterior Windows: Passenger Side Sliding Door (Half-Slider) 2 Fixed Porthole Windows 2 Fixed Windows on Rear Cargo Doors Bunk Window (Half-Slider) Thank you for your time!


  • make: Ford
  • model: Transit 350 EXT High Roof
  • year: 2020
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 107,000 miles
  • sleeps: 3
  • seats: 2
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Hi Top

Video Tour


  • 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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