So we finally took the plunge and bought (and received) our Ford Transit (148" wheel base, high-roof, extended-length). This is a pretty big deal for us, as the van also come with this promise for 2017: to leave our jobs, sell the house and travel the america for at least a year (or more if we can support it financially) and just RIDE (splitboarding & mountain-biking). Then, after the trip, we will relocate permanently on the west-coast, in the mountains, somewhere, and use the van for our (shorter) travels...
We're not skilled with tools, but we're motivated and are willing to learn throughout the process. Let's see how it will work out!!
Here is what we did so far:
1- Switched the tires for BFG KO2 225/75/R16
2- Installed the Maxxair Fan. See our post here
3- Installed 2x 160W solar panels using 3M VHB tape. See our post here
4- Install passenger swivel seat. See our post here
5- Install Fiamma F45 awning. See our post here
6- Install insulated Floor. See our post here
7- Install Webasto air heater. See our post here
8- Install Thinsulate noise & thermal insulation. See our post here
9- This is how we avoid drilling holes in the van: PLUSNUT! See our post here
10- To be continued!