We are converting our Ford Transit Connect into a camper van. As I mentioned in my last post – we are trying to maximize storage while maintaining interior sleeping space. We are trying to do all this without weighing down the van too much with heavy materials.
We decided that we would need an interior shelving unit for the van. In order to maintain the most space for sleeping, we decided we wanted a shelving option that would be suspended above the interior platform. The reason we don’t want shelves bolted to the platform of the van is because this would take up approximately 12 inches on the platform on each side. Because we plan on sleeping inside the van, this is precious space that we did not want to give up.
Sortimo has a shelving unit called the “Simpleco” that attaches to the ceiling and the walls of the van without being bolted to the platform. The unit is made of heavy duty plastic (instead of steel) which keeps the weight of the van light to maintain fuel efficiency.
We made a few calls, and found out that Simpleco does have limited distribution in the US through a company called Knapheide. We got in touch directly with Knapheide – and they told us that while they had sold out on most of the Simpleco shelving units, they did have a few left, and they were able to ship the shelves to us in California.