15 Ford Transit Camper Van Conversion Companies Van Lifers Swear By

Ford Transit camper vans offer tons of space, comfy seating, and great fuel economy. Plus, they handle really well and are more affordable than Mercedes Sprinters.

Ford Transit campervan with side door open

Although Ford Transit camper vans don’t carry the same Instagram-worthy cache of  Mercedes Sprinter conversions, they have grown in popularity among the van life community. 

Ford Transit camper vans offer ample space, comfy seating, and efficient fuel economy. Plus, they handle well and are more affordable than Mercedes Sprinters.

Whether you’re looking for your first camper van or a seasoned van-dweller thinking of upgrading, this article has everything you need to know about the Ford Transit camper van conversion.


Ford Transit Custom Campervan Conversion Companies

If you’re looking for custom Ford Transit van conversion companies, these are some of our favorite van builders. They offer options to satisfy nearly any build you can imagine.

Sportsmobile Ford Transit 4×4 Camper

black Sportsmobile Ford Transit camper parked outdoors
Photo: Sportsmobile

The folks at Sportsmobile have been converting vans since 1961, so it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing. Sportsmobile offers a wide range of tried-and-tested features for their conversions.

Sportsmobile offers dozens of configurations for a Ford Transit camper conversion, with various seat, bed, window, and kitchen layouts.

You can also choose from various plumbing, heating, and electrical systems to make your Ford Transit camper the ideal van life rig.

One of Sportsmobile’s most popular options is its penthouse pop-top. This supremely designed pop-top provides a ton of extra space inside the camper. You can configure it to house an extra bed, making it a convenient option for van-dwelling families.

If you want to design your own Ford Transit camper conversion, Sportsmobile will work with you. They’ve done it all, so your dream layout shouldn’t raise any eyebrows, and getting started is easy with their online design tool. 

Vandoit Ford Transit Camper Conversions

VanDoIt 4x4 Ford Transit camper van parked in the snow
Photo: VanDoIt

Based in Blue Springs, MO, Vandoit specializes in converting Ford Transit RVs for active folks who need to be able to take lots of gear along for the ride.

Vandoit offers two packages for its Ford Transit camper: LIV and DO. Prices range from $48,000 to $108,000.

The conversion design is based around a modular T-Track skeleton that lines the van’s interior, leaving the interior’s customization up to you.

The super-nifty kitchen pod in this Ford Transit van conversion attaches to the T-Track and can move around, depending on where you need it. The LIV package includes a hydraulic bed that lifts to provide storage underneath or create room for another bed.

The DO package features an innovative open design, with modular Murphy beds that fold to create gear space and attachment points for hooks, shelves, and tie-downs. This package is for those who might need to bring bikes or kayaks on their adventures.

Vandoit offers abundant options, including pop-up van showers, 4×4 van conversions, and solar arrays. You can also feel good about supporting this Ford Transit van conversion company – for every van they sell, they donate a bicycle to someone in need.

Modvans Ford Transit Camper

Interior of a Modvans Ford Transit RV conversion
Photo: Modvans

The folks behind Modvans, a Ventura, CA-based company, love Ford Transits. They’ve spent years perfecting the design of their Ford Transit camper conversion.

The CV1 is Modvans’ primary offering built on a Ford Transit 150 chassis low-roof van. This conversion features a pop-top and has sleeping options both “upstairs” and “downstairs.”

Modvans’ Ford Transit camper conversion features a clean, modern design marketed toward families and provides a simple and elegant van life solution.

Like Vandoit conversions, the Modvans CV1 is modular with removable cabinets, seats, and accessories.

This Ford Transit camper has everything you’ll need, including a stove, fridge, toilet, and LED lighting. Modvans offers an assortment of extras, allowing you to customize your van in numerous ways.

We almost put this in our custom van conversion company list because of all the extras Modvans offers!

Colorado Camper Van

Ford Transit Camper van parked in a facility
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Since starting in a small garage in 2009, this company has exploded in popularity and now occupies a huge warehouse in Loveland, CO. It’s here that Colorado Camper Van creates some of the coolest Ford Transit camper conversions you’ll ever see.

Starting at $13,290, the “Base Camp” layout is the company’s most affordable campervan conversion. This option provides insulation, flooring, walls, ceiling, LED lighting, and wiring and is great for those who want plenty of storage for their gear in a space that can expand in the future.

For a more livable Ford Transit camper conversion, the “Adventuremobile” interior takes things further, providing a kitchen area, slider windows, and a bench seat that converts to a bed. The “Dine and Dash” option is similar but has a 4-seater dining area at the rear, which converts to a comfy bed. Both options feature dimmable LED lighting, water tanks, and plenty of storage space.

At $25,625, Colorado Camper Vans’ most expensive conversion is “The Road West.” This interior is reminiscent of a classic VW camper design, with a rear bench seat that converts to a bed and tons of storage space.

With the addition of the 4-season insulated pop-top option, this Ford Transit camper van conversion comfortably sleeps four people.

TouRig

Tourig Ford Transit Campervan with pop top parked in the mountain area
Photo: Tourig

In business since 2015, TouRig is one of the newer kids on the block, but this Golden, CO-based company that started in a garage has quickly become one of the most highly-rated camper van conversion companies.

Tourig can do almost anything to design a Ford Transit camper that’ll be the van of your dreams. They offer sleeping options for up to six people, custom-tailored campervan mattresses, customized seating arrangements, and thoughtful storage solutions, including their exclusive ‘Airliner Storage Cabinets’.

When it comes to exterior options, there are so many that it’ll be hard to choose. You can opt for thermal window tinting, ladders, roof racks, awnings, and more, and it seems that no matter how you use your Ford Transit camper van, Tourig has you covered.

Tourig also has an online store with van life accessories and goodies. They offer pre-built vans, but these sell like hotcakes, and it’s best to sign up for their mailing list if you want to get in on the action.

Converted Van Co

Converted Van Co., in Orem, Utah offers the best of both worlds. They provide custom Ford Transit van conversions and modular builds that are still slightly customizable. They also offer installation services for the DIYer who just needs a little help.

Newer to the professional van building world, they formed their business in 2019 but have quickly proven themselves in the industry. They build Ford Transits, Sprinters, and ProMasters, and have a great portfolio of each type of build.

One of the unique things about Converted Van Co. is that they have a custom-built van conversion estimator for their modular build options. You select your vehicle, make, and model, then walk yourself through their various layouts and add-ons to get an idea of the cost of your build.

Some other modular van builders tend to use lower-quality materials, making your converted van feel like an Ikea showroom. Converted Van Co. takes pride in using high-quality materials and adding extra TLC during the build to ensure your van conversion will last for years.

Freedom Van Go

Freedom Van Go Ford Transit conversion showing its interior
Photo: Freedom Van Go

Based in Jacksonville, FL, Freedom Van Go began in 2019, but the owners have been in the van conversion business for many years combined. Their backstory stems from a love for overlanding, a family member’s health condition, and the desire to get out and adventure despite their health limitations.

Freedom Van Go also converts all types of vans and is well-known for its DIY support by taking on the little projects you might not be comfortable with yourself.

Something that sets apart Freedom Van Go is their new van parts warehouse, which features an in-person showroom and the ability to order online. 

Even better? Every item in their warehouse has been used and tested by someone on their team. They don’t work with products they don’t believe in or aren’t familiar with.

Vanworks

campervan interior by Van Works
Photo: Van Works Basecamp

Vanworks is a van conversion and rental company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. They have been converting affordable vans since 1978.

They build on the Sprinter, ProMaster, and Transit platforms, including the new Ford Transit Trail. Vanworks offers three different layouts for a Ford Transit: Basecamp, Basecamp Plus, and Switchback.

These layouts differ in terms of the amount of power, size of the fresh and grey water tanks, interior and exterior features, and price. You can also pay extra for upgrades, including a heater, roof rack, or exterior ladder.

You can either bring in a Transit van for the conversion or source a used or new van through Vanworks. If you’re a part-time van lifer or weekend traveler, check out their simplistic Basecamp build, which includes a queen-sized bed with stackable panels, an aluminum galley, a bamboo countertop with a sink, and vinyl flooring.

The Vanworks Basecamp Plus and Switchback Transit conversions feature a larger water tank, more power, and additional interior and exterior features, with the Switchback offering the most features. 

Although she doesn’t have a Transit, The Wayward Home writer Kaylin Zittergruen has the Vanworks Switchback layout in her Sprinter van.

“I appreciate how Vanworks worked with us to build the home of our dreams,” Kaylin said. “We were able to customize our ideal layout for full-time living.”

Wayfarer Vans

two men with their dog outside a campervan
Photo Credit: Wayfarer Vans

With over 1,000 Wayfarians on the road, Wayfarer Vans strives to create simple yet quality camper van conversions. They build on both ProMaster and Transit chassis.

The Transit chassis version has two layouts to pick from: Wilma and Wilford.

The Wilma layout is the most affordable Transit van conversion. It is built on a 148” mid-roof Transit and includes the foundation (floor, insulation, panels), bed (platform and mattress), furniture (kitchen galley, water tank, sink, table, cabinets), and finishing touches (LED lights, insulated partition, window covers).

campervan showing its interior
Photo Credit: Wilma Layout by Wayfarer Vans

The Wilford layout includes these same features, but it is built on a 148” high roof Transit. Upgrades and additional accessories can be added for an extra fee for either conversion.

Freedom Vans

Freedom vans features beautiful interior designs
Photo Credit: Freedom Vans

Based in Bellingham, WA, Freedom Vans offers fully custom or semi-custom van conversions for Sprinter and Transit vans with long wheelbases or short wheelbases.

For the short wheelbase Transit conversion, Freedom Vans includes a loft-style bed platform, dinette bench seats, a 3.2 cubic foot refrigerator, kitchen galley with induction stove, pull-out gear tray in the garage, Maxxair fan, diesel heater, 300 amp hour lithium battery, 370 watts of solar, and a 30-gallon fresh water tank.

interior of a campervan
Photo Credit: Freedom Vans

The Freedom Vans long-wheelbase Transit conversion has similar features to its short-wheelbase conversion but with a more spacious layout, more power, and nicer finishes.

For a fully custom conversion, you’ll get to schedule a call to talk through what you’re looking for and your budget. Freedom Vans will send an itemized estimate once they create your dream design.


How much is a Transit van conversion?

he price of a Ford Transit van conversion varies. For the Transit conversion companies mentioned on this list, here is a breakdown of their pricing:

Name of Transit Conversion CompanyCost of Ford Transit Conversion
1. Storyteller OverlandMODE LT – $171,429 (includes van)
2. Coachmen Beyond22RB – $139K-$160K (includes van)22D – $156,995 (includes van)22C – $146K-$163K (includes van)
3. Chinook RVBayside – $148,999 (includes van)
4. Pleasure-WayOnTour – $174,200 (includes van)
5. Thor Motor CoachSanctuary – $173,460 (includes van)
6. SportsmobileShort WB – $51,885 (build only)Long WB – $52,664 (build only)
7. VandoitDO – Starting at $109,600 (includes van)
Liv – Starting at $114,800 (includes van)
8. ModvansStarting at $133,098 (includes van)
9. Colorado Camper VanBase Camp – $16,760 (build only)Adventuremobile – $34,760 (build only)Dine & Dash – $36,455 (build only)
10. TouRigCustom starting at $225K (includes van)
11. Converted Van Go Transit pricing not yet available for 2024
12. Freedom Go Van Starting at $29,000 (build only)
13. VanworksShort WB – $26,900 (build only)Long WB – $27,900 (build only)
14. Wayfarer VansWilma – $21,200 (build only)
Wilford – $24,000 (build only)
15. Freedom VansShort WB – $78,690 (build only)Long WB – $89,375 (build only)

Ford Transit Van Conversions Available Today

If you don’t have custom needs for your Ford Transit van conversion, many wonderful “out of the box” Transit conversion companies design vans ready to hit the road immediately.

The perk of purchasing a Ford Transit van conversion is that it’s typically already titled as an RV and will be easier to finance than a custom van conversion.

Here are some great companies to consider for a Ford Transit van conversion.

Storyteller Overland MODE LT Ford Transit Campervan

photo of Storyteller Overland's Ford Transit campervan
Photo Courtesy: Storyteller Overland

Storyteller Overland builds a Ford Transit camper alongside its iconic Mercedes Sprinter MODE 4×4 van lineup.

The Storyteller Overland MODE LT Ford Transit is built on the AWD chassis and features the same layout as other MODE vans. You’ll have the reclinable Groove Lounge 2-seater convertible sofa bed, kitchen unit, Dreamweaver bed/convertible work area system, and HALO interior shower. The van also has a portable toilet tucked away in its cabinetry.

The van has a robust Volta energy storage system with a touchscreen display, a 3200-watt inverter, a high-output auxiliary alternator, and 90 watts of solar (expandable up to 600 watts).

The Storyteller Overland MODE LT Ford Transit is off-grid ready, with a 21-gallon fresh water tank and hot water recirculation system for doing dishes or taking showers.

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Coachmen Beyond

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The Coachmen Beyond is available in 3 different floorplans. All are built on a Ford Transit 350 HD, which features a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, 10-speed transmission, and remote start.

Each of the well-designed campervan layouts maximizes the living space and offers plenty of intelligent storage solutions, as well as a van kitchen with a fridge, microwave, and 2-burner stove.

The 22C layout features a rear lounge area, and the power sofa converts to a comfortable bed at the push of a button. This Ford Transit camper also has a convenient master control panel that allows you to monitor lights, temperature, and other settings via the touchscreen or your phone.

Features like the fully-enclosed bathroom, 24” HDTV, and Truma Combi comfort and hot water system make this Ford Transit camper van conversion feel luxurious, and the option of a sophisticated solar/battery management system means you could live off-grid in maximum comfort in the Coachmen Beyond. 

Chinook RV

Ford Transit Chinook RV parked in the mountain area
Photo: Chinook RV

Known as The Sports Car of Motorhomes, Chinook RV combines state-of-the-art amenities with functionality to carry you luxuriously through all your adventures. They build their Bayside Class B RV on a Ford Transit.

Their design has an airy walk-through. You can open the back doors and move freely throughout the campervan. The luxury bench seating turns into a spacious bed for resting between destinations.

The RV has a 30-gallon fresh water capacity, a 6.2-cubic-foot refrigerator, 400 amp hours of AGM batteries with a 2,000-watt inverter, and 200 watts of solar power. You’ll also have the luxuries of an air conditioner, shower, and toilet!

Chinook’s Bayside RV is off-grid capable but also has shore power in case you need a quick recharge or opt to stay in a campground with hookups.

Pleasure-Way OnTour Ford Transit Camper

photo of Pleasure Way's OnTour Ford Transit Camper
Photo: Pleasure Way

Pleasure-Way’s Ford Transit camper, the 2024 OnTour 2.0 AWD, is built on the Ford Transit 250 chassis and offers 78″ of headroom, a 76” rear bed, and a van bathroom.

The roomy wet bath is perfect for long road trips, especially if you don’t want to keep pulling over at rest stops. It has a handheld shower head, mirror, rack, and ceramic toilet with foot flush.

The fully equipped kitchen features an induction cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, and large stainless steel sink.

If you want to relax after a long day of outdoor adventures, entertainment systems include a TV with a swing mount, Bose speakers, a Bluray player, and HDTV antennae.

This luxury Ford Transit camper is worth checking out. It’s available at dealerships across the U.S.

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach interior | Ford Transit Class B Camper Van "Sanctuary"
Photo: Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach’s “Sanctuary” is a class B Ford Transit camper van available at various dealerships across the country.

Built for true luxury and functionality, it has all the amenities you’d need in a camper van, including windows throughout, an awning outside, and even bug screens on the rear doors and sliding door openings.

This camper van is set up just like a larger motor home, with a generous water tank, a grey water holding tank for your shower, and a black tank for the toilet.

Equipped with a Re(Li)able® Power Pack Electrical System, you’ll have 400 amp hours of power storage, a 3000-watt inverter for your blender and waffle maker, and a solar power system paired with a high output alternator to keep everything charged.

They offer two different layouts for the same price. One layout has a fixed bed with more storage space in the garage, and the other has a

Is a Ford Transit Good for Van Life?

Ford Transit campervan conversion might be the best option if you’re looking for a van for full-time van life for multiple people and need a bigger space. You will find the cost is less upfront and throughout the life of the Transit.

These vans are easy to drive and reliable, which is a must for long road trips.

Do you have a Ford Transit van conversion? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

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  7. any ideas for an External thermal windshield cover for a 2023 Transit. I need to keep the sun off of the windshield. The ones for inside help but I have heard putting them on the outside is better.

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      Hey Kurt! I am not sure about external windshield covers. I only use interior window covers by Van Made Gear.

  8. Xωρίς Όνομα says:

    Some of his conversions are way too outlandish and require The upfront payment of a lot of money. My idea of Van life is being a nomad for say up to 6 months per year then returning to base for refitting and recovering. Being on the road in my van does not mean I have to have the same amenities (and in some cases in the builds I saw) and luxuries of living in a permanent home. Also I read the article carefully but I did not find information about what is the average cost to own a Ford Transit (buy and convert not ready made) and most importantly what is the running and maintenance cost (i.e. mpg, repairs, parts availability, etc).

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