We have taken another step towards getting our 2015 Transit Connect expedition-ready. Over the weekend we added a cargo box to the roof of the van. While there is definitely a lot of space on the roof of the van currently – we want to have room for surfboards and a solar panel. Therefore, we actually decided to go with a smaller Thule Sidekick.
We have had our 2015 Ford Transit Connect for a few weeks now, and quite a few people have asked how we like the van and why we got it. I thought I would write a post on the pros and cons of each of the vans and trucks that we looked at.
Ford Transit Connect
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.
The most important consideration for our DIY conversion of our 2015 Ford Transit Connect Van is: How do we maximize storage? We decided we would have to think very carefully and deliberately about what exactly we will want to store, and then design the storage to make sure there is space for those things to be incorporated.
Before a vehicle hits the road, it undergoes a battery of tests to ensure it will perform optimally under a variety of conditions.
Between safety testing, emission testing, user experience testing, track testing, and electronics testing, almost all variables of a vehicle are measured and ranked. Continue reading “Surf Testing the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Van”
My boyfriend and I bought a 2015 Ford Transit Connect Van. Right now it is an empty cargo van, but we plan on transforming it into a camper conversion that we can sleep in and also use to carry gear, bikes, and surfboards. I want to share some information about the conversion process for others who are interested in the same thing.