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I updated the list with a third table of 60+ builds from pro builders that have pages. Some pages are more detailed than others with a few even having a video tour.

I would do a list of pages from Instagram or Pinterest. I've found there are some interesting builds there, but usually the pages are mixed in with tons of photos of the owner's dog or fancy meals or something else much less interesting :confused:
 

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I rarely do things half way. Made a bunch of additions to the list.
  • Combined each of the individual tables into one big table with sections.
  • Added a section with dedicated build sites at the top (like farOutRide.com, Orton's etc.).
  • Added a section of video tours of various transit builds at the bottom
  • Added two columns indicating how many people the camper sleeps and seats. This was entirely manually done by looking at the interior pics of each van to see how many seats and beds there were. (So likely to have mistakes).
  • Made a few fixes (but also probably a few mistakes)
Too bad there aren't many campers that sleep 4 and how many HR Extended campers only sleep 2. This just makes me think my plan of putting together a MR 148" that seats and sleeps 4 with room for a bike garage is probably insane. Maybe I can still pull it off with a few sacrifices :unsure:
 

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Keep up the effort! And please lobby to get it stickied at the top!

And could I suggest grouping the builds by Cargo and Wagon? They tend to take significantly different approaches due to windows, airbags, and existing seating.

Another build found (as I clean up my bookmarks); MR Passenger Van 130WB:

 

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Here is one to drive you crazy, cargovanconversion, Has about 20 separate Build pages on this forum.
Okay. I added the site and just a link to his discussions page where I'm hoping most of those threads turn up. I have no idea what posts get on a user's discussions page and what doesn't though.
 

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Too bad there aren't many campers that sleep 4 and how many HR Extended campers only sleep 2. This just makes me think my plan of putting together a MR 148" that seats and sleeps 4 with room for a bike garage is probably insane. Maybe I can still pull it off with a few sacrifices :unsure:
Great resource and agreed. I have to sleep and seat 6 in my van.
Hard to find any ideas.
I'm rebuilding the main bed for the 3rd time now, ha
 

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Great resource and agreed. I have to sleep and seat 6 in my van.
Hard to find any ideas.
I'm rebuilding the main bed for the 3rd time now, ha
Start with a pop-top. CCV is the most spacious, but Sportsmobile has a pop-able ceiling whereas CCV has option of removable/stackable ceiling panels. Put two two queen beds stacked/bunked in back, upper sleeps sideways (optional Flarespace bump-outs) and lower sleeps front to back. Seat arrangement could be:
1) Triple front seat (Row 1) (available in Europe, or retrofit from another vehicle like Ford Pickup) + Triple rear seat in stock (or slightly more forward) Row 2 location. 2020-ford-transit-front-bench - The Fast Lane Truck
2) Two double seats in Rows 2 & 3, mounted face to face. Could also do 4 single seats face to face with center clear all the way back. Can you rear face a bench seat
3) Triple seat in row 2 and single seat in stock, just rear of left slider. 2017 Ford Transit 350 XLT Camper Van Conversion
4) Don't do the upper bunk in back and have the 3rd row bench be a custom fold down bed, or keep the upper bunk with the fold-down bench seat and can the pop-top. Travois or Scopema/RIB fold down bench Campervan Folding Bed Seat - Weekender Van Life
or Camper Van Bench Bed-Camper Van Bench Bed Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.comCar Seats
 

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I've been browsing the forums for a couple months now looking for pics to with ideas on how I'd lay out a Transit (if I were to get one) to build a camper for my family of four. Although there are plenty of pics on the site, they're really scattered about. Oddly, many of the best pics for completed camper van builds are actually in the "Ford Transit Vehicles For Sale" forum, not in "Camper Vans and Conversions". Pics of camper vans in the "Ford Transit Pictures And Videos" forum, where you'd expect to find this stuff, is pretty bare.

So with excitement at the prospects of building a Transit camper, I've scoured the forums for this info. Below is a table I've put together with threads containing pics of Transit camper conversions.

I'm sure there's a lot missing here (and probably a few mistakes), but this was an entirely manual process. If you've got more build with pics, please PM me and I'll add them to the tables.


VideoYearLengthHeightLoadConfigDriveSeatsSleepsNotes
Video Tours
Builder (Build Page)YearLengthHeightLoadConfigDriveSeatsSleepsNotes
Pro Builds
User (Posting Link)YearLengthHeightLoadConfigDriveSeatsSleepsNotes
Classifieds Posting
User (Build thread)YearLengthHeightLoadConfigDriveSeatsSleepsNotes
Build Threads
SiteYearLengthHeightLoadConfigDriveSeatsSleepsNotes
Dedicated Build Sites
Broken Solenoid2018MedMR250CargoSRW22Instagram
Orton Transit Travel 2015MedHR250CargoSRW22Build Thread
Morey’s In Transit2017MedHR350CargoSRW22“Gidget” Build Thread
Off Grid Yo2020MedHR250CargoAWD22“Roci” Build Thread
Maui The Van2020MedHRCargoAWD22Build Thread
Far Out Ride2016LongHR250CargoSRW22Build Thread
Cargo Van Conversions2016HighHR250WagonSRW22Build Threads In User’s Discussions
HDH2015ShortMR250CargoSRW32
Hein2016ShortMRCargoSRW22
Bazz992020MedMR250CargoAWD22
Van Gogh2020MedMR250CargoAWD22Lift Kit
bitburger2017MedMR250CargoQuadVan22
dustboy2015MedMRCargoSRW52
Travlin2015MedMR150CargoSRW22
fargy4832015MedMR150CargoSRW22”Mr. Pickles”
EddieZ2015MedMR250CargoSRW21
lincolnjbutler2016MedMR250CargoSRW22”Captain Ahab“
Tom Schwartz2017MedMR250CargoSRW22
maricard2018MedMR250CargoSRW22”i van”
OldMadBrit2019MedHRCargoQuigley22
moose2017MedHRCargoSRW22
Chatski2015MedHRCargoSRW22
sportcoupe2019MedHR250CargoSRW22”Savannah”
indygreg2016LongHR350CargoDRW42Tailgater
tahoebear2015LongHRCargoQuadVan22“Baloo“
JP42015LongHR250CargoSRW22
Kabouter2015LongHR350CargoSRW44“Skadi Äventyrsvagnen“
jonsobi2016ShortMR150WagonSRW32
SaltShaker2018ShortMRWagonSRW52
kenjent2015MedMRWagonSRW42
belloinsella2015MedMR350WagonSRW52For Sale Post
86scotty2015MedMR350WagonSRW52”Vanilla”
zfeldma22017MedMRWagonSRW42”Make-a-Wish (aka MAW)”
skagitstan2015LongHR350WagonSRW22”Annie”
Inkog2018LongHR350WagonSRW42“Silver Dragon Wagon”
EllieInTransit2018ShortMR250CargoSRW22
coadventurevan2016ShortMR250CargoSRW72+2*
mk216v2018ShortMR150CargoSRW20
Kate Baldridge2017ShortMRCargoSRW22
robwboisvert2018MedMR250CargoSRW22
Chomenic Dambers2018MedMR250CargoSRW22
MikeRochip2015MedMRCargoSRW22
1der2017MedMR250CargoSRW42+2*
bhellis12018MedMR250CargoQuadVan42
InspiredVan2019MedMRCargoQuigley42
Beridian2015MedMR150CargoSRW22
mikediswhoibe2017MedHR250CargoQuigley32
continuingOn22017MedHR350CargoSRW22
Brent Barghahn2017MedHR250CargoSRW22
Whichwayisup2018MedHRCargoSRW22
Jon Luskin2015LongHR250CargoSRW22
AZVanLife2017LongHR250CargoSRW22
brownie1Dog%2016ShortLR150WagonSRW22
chrisduty2017MedMR350WagonSRW62+2*
Benchmark VehiclesShortMRCargoQuigley?22“West Coast”
SportsmobileShortMRCargo22
SportsmobileShortMRCargo22
SportsmobileShortMRCargo22
Van Haus ConversionsShortMRCargoSRW22“Take 5”
SportsmobileShortLRCargo22+2*
Outside Van2020MedMRCargoQuigley22“Axis“
Benchmark VehiclesMedMRCargoQuigley?42“Basecamp”
Benchmark VehiclesMedMRCargoQuigley22“Spock”
Van Life CustomsMedMRCargoSRW22“Vincent Van-Go”
Beartooth Van WorksMedMRCargoQuigley?22“Orange Sunshine”
Blue Ridge Adventure Vehicles2019MedMRCargoSRW22“Thunder Valley”
Overland Van Project2019MedMRCargo22
SportsmobileMedMRCargo22
SportsmobileMedMRCargo22
SportsmobileMedMRCargo22
Van Haus ConversionsMedMRCargoSRW22“Vagabond”
Van Haus ConversionsMedMRCargoQuigley22“Ponderosa”
Van Haus ConversionsMedMRCargoSRW22“Vin Van”
Van Haus ConversionsMedMRCargoSRW22“Nordic Van”
Van SpecialtiesMedMRCargo22“Lounge Lizard”
Van SpecialtiesMedMRCargo22“Above’m All”
Wilderness Vans2019MedMRCargoSRW44“West Coast Double” Lift-Kit
Wilderness Vans2020MedMRCargoAWD22
Blue Ridge Adventure VehiclesMedLR150CargoSRW22“Sasquatch”
SportsmobileMedLRCargo22*
SportsmobileMedLRCargo22
Outside Van2020MedHRCargoAWD22“The Beast“ Video
Outside Van2020MedHRCargoQuigley42+2*”Cascade” Curbed Article
Benchmark Vehicles2019MedHRCargoQuigley43“Junior”
Benchmark Vehicles2019MedHRCargoQuigley33“Vandredi“
Benchmark VehiclesMedHRCargoQuigley43“Ranger”
Benchmark VehiclesMedHR250CargoQuigley?22“Into-The-Wild”
Benchmark Vehicles2016MedHRCargoQuigley?22“Lookout”
Benchmark VehiclesMedHRCargoQuigley?42“Shasta”
Benchmark VehiclesMedHRCargoQuigley?22“Diamond Ridge”
Benchmark VehiclesMedHRCargoQuigley22“Benchmark”
Benchmark VehiclesMedHRCargoQuigley42“Wallowa”
Benchmark VehiclesMedHRCargoSRW?22“Vespa Van”
Action VanMedHRCargoSRW22“Vantera”
Adventure Vehicle ConceptsMedHRCargoSRW22Gear Hauler Model
Adventure Vehicle ConceptsMedHRCargoSRW42Base Camp Model
Beartooth Van WorksMedHRCargoSRW62
Northwest Custom VansMedHRCargoQuigley?22
Overland Van Project2017MedHRCargoQuadvan22
SportsmobileMedHRCargo42
SportsmobileMedHRCargo21
SportsmobileMedHRCargo42
SportsmobileMedHRCargo22
Van Haus ConversionsMedHRCargoQuigley22“Q4B”
Wanderful WheelsMedHRCargoAWD22
Wayfarer VansMedHRCargoSRW22Van Conversion Kit
Wilderness Vans2020MedHRCargoAWD22“Munro” Lift-Kit
Outside Van2020LongHR350CargoQuigley42“Goliath“
Benchmark Vehicles2019LongHRCargoQuigley32“Yeet”
Benchmark Vehicles2019LongHRCargoSRW52“No Service”
Benchmark VehiclesLongHRCargoQuigley44“Into the Mist”
Benchmark VehiclesLongHRCargoQuigley42“Mobile Basecamp”
Benchmark VehiclesLongHRCargoQuigley22“Roamer”
Blue Ridge Adventure VehiclesLongHRCargoSRW22
Northwest Custom VansLongHRCargoAWD52
SportsmobileLongHRCargo22
SportsmobileLongHRCargo22
SportsmobileLongHRCargo44
Van Haus ConversionsLongHRCargoSRW22“Pan American”
Van Haus ConversionsLongHRCargo22“Coya”
Van Haus ConversionsLongHRCargoQuigley22“Ride Lots”
Van SpecialtiesLongHRCargo22“MK Ultra”
VanDoItCargo4?2Many Transit Builds
Van Haus ConversionsMedMRWagonQuigley60“City Life”
GTRV MedLRWagonSRW52+2*
ModVansMedLRWagonAny42+2*Standard Transit Builds with Pop-Top
Van SpecialtiesMedLRWagon22*“Cree-ation” Pop-Top
Wilderness Vans2019LongHRWagonSRW22
Gearbox Adventure2017MedMR250CargoSRW42“Mad Hatter”
Anna French2016MedLRCargoSRW22
Jake Frew2017MedHR250CargoSRW22
Ryan Lisko2019MedHR250CargoSRW22
Exploring Alternatives2015MedHRCargoSRW22
NJ Outdoor Adventures2018MedHRCargoSRW22“Sylvia”
Arica Dorff2019MedHR250CargoSRW22
Moser Makes2018LongHR250CargoSRW22
Vanpeller2019LongHR350CargoQuigley22Instagram
Life Over Stuff2017LongHRCargoSRW22
Pillow Popper Travel2017LongHR250CargoSRW22
Rossmönster VansLongHRCargoSRW42
Kara and Nate2018LongHRCargoSRW22
Jeff Lenosky2017MedMR350WagonSRW52*
Rossmönster VansMedMRWagonSRW42
BCpov2017LongHR250WagonSRW22
Tiny Home Tours2018LongHRWagonSRW22


* indicates sleeping accommodation a Pop-Top or Roof-Top Tent
DUDE!! Great work and awesome info!
 

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Not really a problem; unlike most threads, the meat remains in the updated first post.
As the thread gets longer most people do not read more then the last few comments so the main topic gets lost in the off topic trash.
 

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As the thread gets longer most people do not read more then the last few comments so the main topic gets lost in the off topic trash.
All of the links are at the beginning of the page .
Bookmark the page.
Not hard to find.
Personally I would like to see another thread page list with pictures made that
has all of the best ideas extracted from all of those builds.
I mean at the end of the day it's all about adopting others ideas to add to what you
already have gotten from others and some you came up with yourself.
 

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Personally I would like to see another thread page list with pictures made that
has all of the best ideas extracted from all of those builds.
That's a good idea. You should do that :)

Some builds in the list are more detailed than others. Some have good ideas, and others not so much. Some of the builds (particularly from YouTube) likely glorify the #vanlife and gloss over the reality. But different people like different things, so I put as many of them up there as I can for readers to decide on their own.
 

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That's a good idea. You should do that :)
I might make a new thread and make a list of good ideas I ran across , like start it out with
about 5 and then other members can just post and add good ideas/mods that they
come accross to add to it.
Maybe it will take off or maybe crickets.
Thank you for all of the hard work that went into making your table list.
 

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I might make a new thread and make a list of good ideas I ran across , like start it out with
about 5 and then other members can just post and add good ideas/mods that they
come accross to add to it.
Honestly, I've never even travelled in a camper van, let alone own one or built one (yet). At this point, I just like the idea of having one and going on adventures with it.

So I think it would be cool for members with experience creating threads and picking out a few vans, talking about what they like, what works for them, and what wouldn't.
 

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Just a correction, but Morey "Gidget" is a Quadvan build. Live your drivetrain list, I think it's helpful for folks with DRW, Quigley, or Quadvan who have unique issues.
 

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Occasionally updating the list.

Added a few more build threads I found ("Shirley" and "Great White"), added some builds by Freedom Vans, and a few videos of builds I found on Vimeo.

Let me know if there are any sites, videos, or threads with interesting Transit campers that I've missed.
 
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