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GRIFFIN – 2018 Ford Transit 148" HR Campervan Conversion Adventure Rig

After 3 months of waiting we finally took delivery on our 2018 Ford Transit T250 148" High Roof. AKA Griffin. We custom ordered it on August 28th from Matt Ford and picked it up on December 15th. Already put 600 miles on the odometer and am glad we decided to hold out to get all the options that we wanted versus trying to save a few bucks on a basic van off the lot.



We are documenting the entire build on our website and plan to capture the different phases on video on our youtube channel as well. You can check out the build log here but will be posting to this thread as well.

Here is our initial plan. More to come as we wrap up the details on the schematics and blueprints. We plan to do a cardboard mockup in the van to get a better feel for space as well.



We are starting the build this week. Thanks to everyone who has provided so much great information on the forum to help make deciding on a Transit easy. A lot more to come...
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Congrats! You have excellent taste in color choice.
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I do like that silver. I went to buy a Silver W3X diesel in Houston. Sold by the time I went to look at it!

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I do like that silver. I went to buy a Silver W3X diesel in Houston. Sold by the time I went to look at it!
Bummer. I'm really happy about the color. Never saw it in person until we picked up our van. We wanted something light colored to reduce the heat absorption from the sun but didn't want the commercial white look. Really like the magnetic color but was afraid it would add to the inside temps for the dogs in the summer.
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How did you come to name it Griffen?

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The Actual Order Details

Here are the specifics to our order to get this started.

OPTIONS
R2X Base Van Long High Roof 9,000 GVWR
UX Ingot Silver Paint
99G 3.5L EcoBoost V6
X3L 3.31 Limited Slip
53B Heavy Duty Trailer Tow Package
63E Heavy Duty Dual Battery
96J Premium Van Package
17B Side & Rear Window
63C Heavy Duty Alternator
15C Wheel Well Liners
542 Short Arm Power Mirrors w/Turn Signal
67C Upfitter Switches
90C Power Inverter
67D Trailer Brake
92E Privacy Glass
87E Auxiliary Fuse Box
53K Modified Vehicle Wiring System
86F Two Additional Keys
68H Side Running Board
66P SecuriLock (PATS)
62B MyKey

COST
Here is how the purchase costs broke down using a Z-plan.
$45,960 - MSRP
$285.63 - Accessory Add-ons (at cost)
$2,800 - Incentives
$4,861 - Z Plan Discount
$41,703.45 - Out the Door (Tax & Fees)

TIMELINE
08/28/2017 – Ordered
09/15/2017 – VIN Assigned
09/15/2017 – Build Week Assigned
11/01/2017 – Build Date Assigned
11/20/2017 – Build Date
12/06/2017 – Delivered to Dealer
12/15/2017 – Delivery Date

We wrote a blog post about our road trip home in the van here.

More information about our order and experience is on our website here.


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How did you come to name it Griffen?
It's after the mythical creature (part eagle and part lion). Basically it's referencing the idea that our van is going to be the merging of the best parts of everything we want/do. Camping, mountain biking, travel, etc. We wanted something different and most of the good van puns have been used up. Also, the idea on riding on the back of an actual griffin sounds bada$$.
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What was the accessory add-ons?
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Window vent visors and 3 keypads. Keypads were a must so we could easily get in after mountain biking without have the keys on us.


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