2019 Ford Transit Twin Turbo V6 EcoBoost Camper :: Featured Classified

Ford Transit

Overlanding is broadly understood as vehicle-dependent adventure travel, often to remote destinations. However, in more recent years, it’s been hijacked by the idea that to overland you need to be tackling the toughest and most challenging trails in a hardcore modified 4WD. In reality, I’d argue that many experienced overlanders on big trips aren’t looking for the hardest route and will generally bypass technical sections whenever possible. With this in mind, the optimum overland vehicles are not simply defined by their capability but instead find a sweet spot between backcountry performance, highway comfort, economy, everyday drivability, and amenities. Cue today’s low-mileage 2019 Ford Transit (42,800 miles), which showcases a stunning camper conversion, desirable twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost motor, and a plethora of upgrades to enhance capability. Further still, it remains under a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance. As someone who owns a clunky old classic overland rig, I can’t emphasize enough how enticing a turnkey package like this is for long-term travel. I personally just spent almost $10,000 on routine maintenance, body and engine work, and essential upgrades to get my van back on the road and there’s still no guarantee it’ll reach my next destination without breaking down.

Ford Transit camper interior

Alternatively, the Transit is renowned the world over as a commercial icon, which is why it’s often the van of choice for high-mileage courier work and transporting heavy loads. In addition, today’s offering blends these workhorse credentials with an optional high-end interior and all the amenities and live-in comfort you could possibly need. It may be a 2WD, but time and money have been invested in premium parts to bolster capability with a lifted and uprated suspension, bigger wheels with all-terrain tires, a limited-slip rear axle, and more (not to mention that 4WD conversions are available). If you’re looking for a turnkey rig to hit the road without a second thought, look no further.

3.5 EcoBoost engine

From the Seller:

If you’re looking for a rugged yet comfortable camper van to take off the beaten path, this one might be for you. Super clean, no smoking, and no pets. Everything is in excellent working order, and there are no issues. The body of the van is in excellent shape with only a couple of small dings. The EcoBoost Twin Turbo 3.5-liter GTDI V6 engine gives it plenty of get-up-and-go. This model boasts a best-in-class gas torque rating of 400-pound-feet. It features twin turbochargers that spool up more quickly than a conventional single turbo. The instantaneous low-end torque and horsepower are the result of direct injection, which delivers a precise amount of fuel to optimize efficiency and power (we recently returned 17.2 mpg on a 440-mile trip from southern Oregon to Tacoma, Washington, and usually we average 15-16 mpg with a mix of city/off-road/highway). The medium roof keeps weight lower, gets us deeper into the forest, and gives it a sporty look. The 148-inch wheelbase allows easy maneuvering and parking when you’re at the grocery store, stocking up for your next adventure, exploring lunch spots in the city, or negotiating switchbacks. The Hellwig rear sway bar keeps you planted more solidly on windy highways. We’ve been diligent about caring for the van and can provide all service records and system manuals. When loaded with fuel, water, inflatable SUPs, supplies, and our gear, it is still nearly 1,000 pounds under the GWVR (CAT receipt available). This van was built for improved capability for off-the-beaten-path adventures. Lounge inside the super clean interior on the quality upholstered couch that pulls out to a very comfortable north-south custom mattress (68 x 74 inches) made of memory foam and natural latex. Charge your phone or watch movies on your tablet using the USB ports embedded in the pillow-side reading lights. Prepare delicious meals on the two-burner propane cook stove and abundant butcher block counter space. More kitchen storage than you need, but nice to have for longer journeys. Enjoy the pull-out dinette table and dine by candlelight or mood-lighting LEDs. The spacious farmhouse sink with pull-out sprayer faucet is a luxurious feature that we thought was overkill at first, but we’ve come to really appreciate it. We hope you enjoy this van for years of adventures to come. Thanks for looking!”

Ford Transit cab interior

2019 Ford Transit Twin Turbo V6 Eco Boost

The Transit is fitted with a 3.5-liter GTDI V6 that produces a considerable 310 horsepower and 400-pound feet of torque and will propel the van from 0 to 60 mph in under 7 seconds. Impressive on-road performance is matched with rugged backcountry features that include a 3.31 limited-slip rear axle, a lifted and uprated aftermarket suspension, all-terrain tires, and more. It’s also worth noting that range anxiety is not an issue with this vehicle courtesy of a sizable 25-gallon fuel tank. Inside, the Ford showcases a well-equipped interior with driver comforts that include:

  • Cruise control
  • Running board
  • Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
  • Swivel leather captain’s chairs
  • Rear view camera with backup assist, 4-inch screen
  • Steering wheel controls
  • SOS Post-crash Alert System
  • Heavy-duty 250-amp alternator
  • Ford AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Heavy-duty trailer brake controller and 6,000-pound tow package
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Premium audio
  • Cupholders

Ford Transit overland camper

Distinguishing Features

  • Transit Off Road 2-inch suspension lift, Bilstein B6 struts, Fox 2.0 Performance Series shocks, and Hellwig rear sway bar
  • MTM USA 17-inch heavy-duty rims (lifetime structural warranty) with Cooper Discoverer A/T 3 tires (+30,000 miles of tread left)
  • Fiamma F45s awning
  • Smittybilt Defender roof rack
  • Freshwater (28 gallons) with Waterdrop filtration system and 5-gallon graywater tank
  • Goal Zero Yeti 1400 lithium power station (132-amp-hour) with inverter, Renogy solar panels (200 watts) , Victron SmartSolar MPPT solar charge controller, and more
  • Propex HS2000 propane furnace and EccoTemp Luxe EL5 tankless water heater shower
  • Nature’s Head composting toilet (sanitized for new owner)
  • Dometic CFX35 compressor fridge on slider
  • Cyclops Long Range Optimus LED roof-mounted lights
  • Two MaxxAir Deluxe ceiling fans
  • 110-volt outlets (4), USB (6) and USB-C (2) ports, and reading lights with USB ports
  • Propane 20-pound tank
  • Strawfoot Handmade custom magnetic privacy/insulating screens with Rolef Bug Screens Deluxe Package

Ford Transit overland camper

This 2019 Ford Transit Twin Turbo V6 Eco Boost Camper is listed for $98,000 and is currently located in Tacoma, Washington State. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

Contact Information:

Email: smterrien64@gmail.com

Overland camper

No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.