Overland Classifieds :: 2020 AWD 3.5L Ecoboost V6 Ford Transit

Some of you already know that we have recently acquired a 2020 Ford Transit AWD 148″ HR EcoBoost to join our Expo vehicle line-up. As we build it for some upcoming adventures, we have spent quite some time looking at the various components offered by different vendors in the Overland community. Contrary to the Sprinter which has been popular for a long time amongst the vanlife crowd, there are not a lot of companies on the market specializing in conversion and products for the Transit (although the list is growing up quickly). While we have been working for years with well-established partners, we are also always on the lookout for new vendors that appear to be developing high-quality products. One such company is LimitLess Van from which we have procured a Safari rook rack and will be doing a more in-depth review in the coming weeks.

This leads us to our classified for today. Besides offering new exciting products for the Transit, Limitless Van also offers full conversion on the Transit chassis. They have built a van to showcase their work, and it is now offered for sale as a brand-new demo vehicle (with less than 200 miles on it). We think the list of features is just perfect and put it in an attractive price bracket.

Let’s start with the powertrain, which it is always one of the main considerations. While the 3.7-base engine is perfectly capable and simpler/cheaper to maintain (especially if you consider a trip to South America, as our own Scott Brady ponders in the video below), the reality is that the EcoBoost is very appropriate in this van. I just completed an 8,000-mile road trip from Boston to San Francisco and there were so many occasions where I was smiling while easily pushing the large van up the hills (Utah and Colorado come to mind) or keeping with traffic when the speed limit was 85 mph. In addition, the EcoBoost will yield a better resale value and will have the capacity to tow any complementary toy you ever decide to acquire. You already know that this van is AWD, so the EcoBoost may also be handy for these larger tires.

Learn more about our impression of the Transit by watching this video:

Designed and built by the team at Limitless Van, this is a true multi-purpose adventure vehicle. With an easily removable platform bed and a bench seat that slides forward and back and folds down for sleep, this van is built for work or play and comfortably seats and sleeps up to five people.

It’s loaded with 200 AH Lithium Battle Born batteries, a 3,000 watt-watt Victron inverter/charger, and 200-watt Zamp Obsidian solar panels, making it ready for some serious off-grid adventuring. And the RedArc Total Vehicle Management System with Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to control all the systems of this van from one place. Coincidentally, we are installing a very similar setup in our own Expo Transit as we find this combo (RedArc/Battle Born) to be just the perfect balance between cost, weight, ease of installation, and power delivery.

 

 

Here is a great video from Limitless Van showcasing the RedArc Total Vehicle Management system in that same Transit.

Other Features Include:

Interior and Foundation

  • Marine-grade ply-wall panels
  • Ceiling and wall bracing
  • Full, 4-season insulation
    • 3m Thinsulate walls/ceiling
    • Minicell foam floors
  • Noico sound deadening

Storage

  • 4′ overhead cabinet w/interior lights
  • 5′ overhead cubby cabinet
  • 2 wheel well cabinets
  • Lagun Table

Heating and Cooling

  • Rixen’s Airtronic
  • Maxxair fan deluxe

Seating and Sleeping

  • Front swivel seats
  • Flarespace extension for sleeping
  • 3-panel aluminum platform bed
  • Custom-fit memory foam mattress

Windows

  • Cr Laurence driver-side T-vent pop-out
  • Flarespace Crl T-vent sliders
  • Rear door windows

Safety

  • Nest protect
  • Fire extinguisher

Exterior

  • Mazama open range AT snow-rated tires
  • Limitless Van’s safari rack with KC HiLites LED lights
  • Limitless Van side ladder
  • Limitless Van rear tire carrier and ladder

The list of potential modifications on these vans is almost endless, so if you want additional upgrades they can easily install a lift kit, front bumper, winch, exterior shower, kitchen galley, and more. This van also comes with a factory warranty and a 3-year, 30,000-mile warranty on the conversion directly from Limitless Van, which is rather rare in this segment and a true bonus.

It’s selling for just $112,400, which is a great deal on a professionally upfitted new conversion van with a full warranty.

To see a full photo tour and spec sheet, check out this page on Limitless Van’s website or watch the full YouTube video tour:

Ready to take the plunge? Contact Limitless Van at info@limitlessvan.com .

Christian got the overlanding bug back in the 1990s when working in and exploring West Africa, and it never left since. He has been involved with Expedition Portal and Overland Journal since the early days and has seen the market grow and explod in the last few years. When he is not snowboarding or mountain biking, he is browsing the Internet to bring you the best overland vehicles on the plantet - here on Expo and on Instagram.