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Old 08-12-2020, 03:53 AM   #1
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Greetings from Massachusetts!

We are picking up our brand new Ford Transit 250 mid roof tomorrow.

After 3 years of camping in our minivan and this year just in our tent we decided to by some type of RV. We didn’t want to buy SUV or truck to be able to haul fifth wheel or similar, so we decided to by commercial full size van and convert it to camper van. I’m glad to find this site as I have many questions I need to solve.
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Congratulations and welcome from Southern Worcester County.We have a Transit diesel high roof, extra long dualie. Its great
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Greetings from Massachusetts!

We are picking up our brand new Ford Transit 250 mid roof tomorrow.

After 3 years of camping in our minivan and this year just in our tent we decided to by some type of RV. We didn’t want to buy SUV or truck to be able to haul fifth wheel or similar, so we decided to by commercial full size van and convert it to camper van. I’m glad to find this site as I have many questions I need to solve.
Welcome Tatka!

Why did you choose the mid-roof over the high-roof like Ned?
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Thank you!

We tested it. Both of us can walk there comfortably. My husband is 5’11.
It is also brand new and we got some nice discount, price on high would be several thousands higher (it’s our third vehicle) and also gas mileage is worse. We are more like weekend campers and even if we will go on some longer trips I think it will serve its purpose for now.
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Thank you!

We tested it. Both of us can walk there comfortably. My husband is 5’11.
It is also brand new and we got some nice discount, price on high would be several thousands higher (it’s our third vehicle) and also gas mileage is worse. We are more like weekend campers and even if we will go on some longer trips I think it will serve its purpose for now.
Enjoy, and let us know how you like it.
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Share some photos, please!
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I will. As we just bought it on Wednesday.. nothing much yet, but we are camping as is. We used to camp in minivans (Odyssey & Sienna) for several years. They were our second vehicles. This year we sold them.. but camping in tents was very uncomfortable. We are not 20 anymore

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We ordered bed, but for now it’s just our air bed we used in minivan.
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We found terrific ottomans in Walmart, which work as seating places and storage.
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Still gives us a lot space to maneuver.

Soundproof walls and upgraded floor are nice.
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Van is commercial, but it has some nice touches like lane departure alert and parking assist.
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I’ve also just purchased a new Transit & will do some ‘converting to camper‘ myself.
What allowances (if any) for venting, etc might I consider before installing just the floor?
I plan on using Microcell foam for floor insulation, then 1/2“ outdoor plywood, then vinyl sheeting, sealed at perimeter with Good Stuff foam filler.
Any recommendations RE adding a layer of ‘rattletrap’ peel&stick sound deadening material to floor BEFORE the foam? Or is that overkill on floor? I will use the deadening material on wheel wells, just not sure on floor.thanks for any advice!
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I’ve also just purchased a new Transit & will do some ‘converting to camper‘ myself.
What allowances (if any) for venting, etc might I consider before installing just the floor?
I plan on using Microcell foam for floor insulation, then 1/2“ outdoor plywood, then vinyl sheeting, sealed at perimeter with Good Stuff foam filler.
Any recommendations RE adding a layer of ‘rattletrap’ peel&stick sound deadening material to floor BEFORE the foam? Or is that overkill on floor? I will use the deadening material on wheel wells, just not sure on floor.thanks for any advice!
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I used Space Age 1/4" Versatile Thermo-lite board in lieu of plywood. Light, strong and thermo insulator. It is polyurethane foam with fiberglass composite.
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