2020 Ford Transit AWD Camper van $114,900

Pinnacle Campers

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2020 Ford Transit AWD- SOLD!
Another fresh Pinnacle Campers build this time utilizing the rare 2020 Ford Transit with AWD.
This was intended to be our demo van but with all of the shows cancelled for the '20 season this van hasn't seen the use it would have otherwise.
We have more vans on the way so its time to find this one a new home.
The van:
2020 Ford Transit 148" WB, Mid Roof, Magnetic Metallic, (MSRP $49,795)
Ecoboost 3.5L twin turbo with 10 speed auto, AWD, and 3.73 ratio with rear limited slip differential
Leather, power, heated, driver and passenger seats, extended range fuel tank, (see pic of window sticker for full details).
Interior conversion:
We call it the 4 seater/ 3.5 sleeper. The 2nd row forward facing seat (with seat belts) has the ability to convert to a bed (34" wide), or a rear facing dinette seat which allows for amazing versatility.
The master bed sleeps east/west and is 58"x 75" with "sprung slat" style panels which not only allows the 5" mattress to breathe but adds some cushion like a box spring mattress.
The galley is set up to be utilized from inside or out. With the exterior drop down table open there is access to the shelves and the stove inside. The stove is also accessible from a cabinet inside the van. This build utilizes a portable propane stove so it can be set up inside, outside or away from the van.
Fridge and drawers can be accessed from inside or out the slider door.
Heated leather seats, all wheel drive, and the onboard heater are welcome additions for days (and nights) off piste'.
Ample storage in the wheel well cubbies, and a 5' full extension drawer under the bed for gear. There is also open storage under the 2nd row seat, and the bench seat box behind it (currently with porta-potty that can be used "in the box")
Van Compass lift and shocks were added to increase ground clearance and smooth out the ride. A T150 was chosen with blue springs for a compliance off the road, the van weighs 7800lbs fully loaded, fuel, water, two bikes, two SUP boards, food and drinks for two. The van isn't near the GVW of 8670lbs.
Features:
⦁ Rubber coin flooring with recessed L-track for load carrying/retention
⦁ CR Laurence T-vent awning window in 2nd row driver side position
⦁ 3M Thinsulate insulation. Walls, ceilings, doors and above cab headliner
⦁ Custom headliner and wall panels upholstered in automotive tweed and vinyl
⦁ 2nd row seat converts to bed or dinette with storage bench
⦁ Laminated stowable table with Lagun swivel table mount
⦁ Indoor/outdoor kitchen. Butcher block top with sink, faucet, water filter and sprayer.
⦁ Portable propane stove, GSI Selkirk 460
⦁ Rear storage cubbies with LED lighting and rear shower port/valve
⦁ Kestrel bed system 58x75. Removable slat panels spanning lower cubbies. 5" hybrid foam mattress.
⦁ Maxxair fan, 10 speed, temp. sensing, manual open/close
⦁ Isotherm Cruise49, 1.75 cu.ft. refrigerator. Isotherm ITC
⦁ Fresh water- 17 gallon under floor tank with aluminum skid plate, selectable inside 5gal+ tank, 12v on demand pump
⦁ Grey water- 7 gallon under floor tank with aluminum skid plate and manual dump valve.
⦁ Camco 2.6 gallon porta potty
⦁ 200ah Battery system, 200watt solar, DC/solar charger, Victron bluetooth battery monitoring
⦁ Wabasto 2000STC air heater (Runs off onboard unleaded tank)
⦁ Control panel with Fridge and heater controls, battery monitor, lighted push button switching, 2 zone LED interior lighting with dimmer, USB/12v Acc. ports, entry lighting.
⦁ Full extension bike/storage drawer
⦁ Curtain valance's and custom black HEX pattern curtains
⦁ Rear and slider door screen kit
⦁ Front door window magnetic screens and shades, Maxxfan magnetic shade
⦁ Scopema passenger side swivel
Exterior:
⦁ Flatline Van Co. Low Pro Roof Rack with fairing
⦁ Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 270 awning
⦁ 2x Renogy 100 Watt solar panels
⦁ VanCompass AWD lift kit with blue springs, Bilstein shocks front, Fox rear shocks are valved to "as built" weight.
⦁ Van Compass front skid plate
⦁ Toyo Open Country AT3 245/75/16 including spare, wheel wells are modified for 265's
⦁ Black grille, steel wheels painted to match
Back ordered, to be installed, 9/2020:
⦁ Aluminess rear spare tire carrier
This vehicle has been built and is being sold by Pinnacle Campers LLC a vehicle upfitter in Boise, Idaho.
 
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How come no propane system? With propane you could have a propane force air heater instead of the diesel heater which is very expensive with smelly exhaust. And you could also have a built-in stove instead of a portable and the inconvenience of having to get it out and attach portable fuel tank. And you could have offered hot water system which are optional with most truck campers. So you have a gasoline van plus a separate diesel fuel tank and have to carry portable propane bottles. Feature for feature it seems very expensive compared with a truck camper.
 

scottish93

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How come no propane system? With propane you could have a propane force air heater instead of the diesel heater which is very expensive with smelly exhaust. And you could also have a built-in stove instead of a portable and the inconvenience of having to get it out and attach portable fuel tank. And you could have offered hot water system which are optional with most truck campers. So you have a gasoline van plus a separate diesel fuel tank and have to carry portable propane bottles. Feature for feature it seems very expensive compared with a truck camper.
Gas/diesel are more efficient and will have less connections for leaks (i've installed webasto and propex). Depending on the space involved installing a propane locker inside the van will take up a lot of space.
Built in stoves are more of a preference for some campers. I found a lot of people did not like cooking inside their van for the smell and fumes. So most liked the option of cooking in or out.
Hot water heaters are a hit or miss with the crowd this van is intended for. My handful of friends that built vans all of this level never wanted one.
This van has a 2000STC which is gasoline no diesel, says it uses the onboard tank.
 

scottish93

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So they plumb into the van's gas tank?
Yup! I had one in my last van I built which was a gas Nissan NV. Webasto and Espar both make "petrol" models now. They're getting popular with the Ford transit and promaster since most people are getting away from Sprinters.
 
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