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sKiZo

I'm sKiZo, and my favorite color is blue ...

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Saw a 2011 Transit Connect XLT for sale, test drove it, and thought "this could be nice!" - drove it home that day.

 

High hopes for converting it into an overnite camper - I've seen some interesting plans and pics here and there that lead me to believe it could work for me. It's a panel van (no rear glass) and it already has a 1000 watt inverter and dual battery system installed. As is, I expect I could just jam my Aerobed in the back and do take out until I get further along in the build. Final results (hopefully) will include a convertible couch/bed, storage, and a mini kitchen with water and stove, as well as a porta potty for emergencies. Install slider windows in the rear doors and sides for ventilation, and a fan-tastic fan in the roof. The inverter is already rigged for solar, so a couple panels for keeping the batteries topped off as well. And speaking of roofs - already looking into popping the top for additional headroom.

 

Should be a fun project!

 

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16 hours ago, sKiZo said:

Saw a 2011 Transit Connect XLT for sale, test drove it, and thought "this could be nice!" - drove it home that day.

 

High hopes for converting it into an overnite camper - I've seen some interesting plans and pics here and there that lead me to believe it could work for me. It's a panel van (no rear glass) and it already has a 1000 watt inverter and dual battery system installed. As is, I expect I could just jam my Aerobed in the back and do take out until I get further along in the build. Final results (hopefully) will include a convertible couch/bed, storage, and a mini kitchen with water and stove, as well as a porta potty for emergencies. Install slider windows in the rear doors and sides for ventilation, and a fan-tastic fan in the roof. The inverter is already rigged for solar, so a couple panels for keeping the batteries topped off as well. And speaking of roofs - already looking into popping the top for additional headroom.

 

Should be a fun project!

 

 

Welcome to the Transit Connect Forum!  We'd love to follow your project, so please post up some stories and photos of your journey and progress along the way!

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OK - I'm done!  

 

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(In photoshop anyway) <G>

 

Exterior mods will (hopefully) include a raised roof, steps for the side doors, and some slider windows for ventilation. Solar panels and a FanTastic fan on top. Interior is still up for debate, but I got a good idea how I want that to go ...

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There are plenty of top notch (pun not intended) conversions here, spend some hours browsing.

You can get sliding side windows from taxi scrapyards. 

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