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So, where are all the Transit-based campers?


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#1 OFFLINE   David

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

I realize the big Transit is new to North America, but surely there are lots of RV conversions in Europe and elsewhere? I would like to see pictures of what others have done with this vehicle.
I plan to do a complete mini-motorhome conversion, probably on a short wheelbase, low or mid-roof version.
Anyone willing to show us what you have?
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#2 OFFLINE   marshman

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:20 PM

I have a Mk7 Transit. Converted by the German Company La Strada called a pronto. Try looking at European sites related to Motorhomes or Campingcars.

Should find all the information you need, Good luk



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

Is this really big enough for a RV?



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Posted 06 October 2014 - 09:52 AM

Wow a camper would be really cool but it would be a little small for a family of 4 and 1 dog



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 09:45 AM

Is this really big enough for a RV?


Take a look at the many Sprinter Mobile Home conversions out there - very successful campers for a small family. The Transit is about the same size. You can bet that Sportsmobile and others are already working on one.
My plan is to use a Transit or Sprinter for a DIY conversion.

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:48 PM

Take a look at the many Sprinter Mobile Home conversions out there - very successful campers for a small family. The Transit is about the same size. You can bet that Sportsmobile and others are already working on one.
My plan is to use a Transit or Sprinter for a DIY conversion.

 

Transit conversions are the norm in Europe and they are excellent for the job. I'd expect to see a lot of them in North America within the next few years too.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:54 AM

HI:

I presently own a 2010 Sprinter, Winnebago Era. We have put over 50k miles in past two years. We love our Class B motorhome.  I plan to build my own version using a High Roof Ext. Length, 2500 or 3500 dually, Gas, non-diesel, Econoboost Transit.  I have searched for plans and found the best ideas come from the existing Conversion upfitters.  After spending many hours in our ERA, I am pretty sure I know what I need. All ideas spinning around in my head until I sell my ERA.  There are many reasons I want to switch to a Ford. 



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 11:29 AM

Hi,

 

Lots of Transit based campers in the UK.

 

Mine's a 4 berth based on a mark 5 smiley - not too bad for 2 adults and 2 (smallish) kids with an attached awning. Dog might be pushing it a bit.

 

Two sleeping berths for kids in the hi-top made by sliding out two panels stored over the cab into the body of the van.

 

Two full size beds made by winding the driver and passenger seats back until they meet the rear seats.

 

Has cooker, grill, sink, worktop, toilet, shower, fridge, table for 4 to eat.

 

Been all over the UK in it. Advantages - good mpg, easy to park in car parking spaces, goes under low bridges and down narrow winding roads, can get spares almost anywhere and easy to work on.

 

Disadvantages - Transit so rusts like stink!  Every year needs welding.

 

Happy camping

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