Once Sportsmobile installed their well-established penthouse pop-top, and Advanced 4×4 worked their drivetrain magic to this Ford Econoline – Reparadise stepped in to turn the empty van into a one-of-a-kind camper. For starters, we wired the coach for use with a Goal Zero Yeti that’s tied into both solar and the vehicle alternator. Perfect for an electronic media power user… more on that to come
Subsequently; we insulated the walls with closed-cell spray foam, fastened down an insulated sub-floor, and followed with a Marmoluem floor over the top. With that out-of-the-way, custom maple cabinetry, white interior walls, and aluminum trim highlights give this rough and tumble 4×4 Camper a modern feel with a fit and finish not commonly associated with overland vehicles.
That said, we have capacity to build custom to an individual needs. And, besides an eye for pleasing aesthetics, the owner of this off-road van earns their keep in the field of video production. For that reason, a Goal Zero Yeti’s stout battery pack provides juice to power the cameras, laptop, and associated gear – then, there’s enough electrons leftover to keep the 12v Engle fridge frosty.
When it’s time to review, showcase, or edit, a large high-quality monitor swings into multiple positions. For one, it sits flush to the window, or it can face the rear seat (grom entertainment for those extra-long trips) or it can be positioned for viewing outside the van. Where it’s complemented by an Earth Quake component speaker mounted in the side door. Adjacent to them, are camp essentials for a family of five.
Finishing off the up-fitting is a chassis-mounted LP tank, with custom access door, which provides fuel to a Propex Heater and glass-top Dometic range. Finally, a large Fiama Awning keeps thing’s cool at camp.