- Indoor Shower
- Pure Sine
- 2000 watts
- 400 watts
- No features
- Backup Camera
- Upgraded Stereo
Thanks for checking out our 2015 Ford Transit 250 w/ hi-top & extended wheelbase (148″)! Currently located in Chicago, this van is fully equipped and ready to go for you to take off on your vanlife adventure today.
We bought it in Feb 2021, put in thousands of dollars in improvements (mechanical, functional, and aesthetic) to an already awesome build, and had an amazing adventure traveling all across the western US without significant issue. The mix of features, amenities, and price in this van are unmatched.
We’re incredibly sad to be selling it — the only reason we are is we have a baby on the way and we decided the van wasn’t the right lifestyle for a newborn! Otherwise, we’d still be traveling.
This van has been extremely well taken care of with regular service (oil change, tire rotation, fluids, etc.) at Ford dealerships to ensure the highest quality work, and we put money in to fix issues our mechanics identified immediately, rather than letting anything linger. Earlier this month, we replaced the entire turbo system in the engine, bought two new tires, and had an oil change and tire rotation completed (a total of nearly $4.5K in fixes in the last month). This engine is in awesome shape – even better than when we bought it.
We also replaced the vans batteries at an additional cost of >$500 to us (to be clear, not the auxiliary hooked up to our solar; this is the actual batteries the van run off of – 2 AGM batteries that should last another ~7 years).
The solar/electric setup never failed us. It’s equipped to run several days off grid from a full charge with normal use, with plenty of lighting and outlets placed conveniently throughout. It easily handled our use charging phones, laptops, and other electronics, with our fan and fridge also running off of it. Check out the details below for specs about the electric setup.
It’s got a great kitchen set up, with a two-burner stove (propane), sink, reverse osmosis water filtration system, a fridge, and plenty of counter space. We’ve got a huge 42 gallon fresh water tank, so you can go long durations between fill ups. There is also so much cabinet and shelving space; we had two adults + a dog and we had more space than we could use.
It also comes with a full shower (w/ electric water heater) and a Thetford Port-a-Potty toilet stowed away in a hidden cabinet! Very easily fulfills your bathroom and hygiene needs on the road.
Honestly, this van has everything you could possibly need and is in awesome shape. It has ~173K miles, but with how well this diesel engine has been maintained, it’s got a ton of life left in it. We’re sad to see it go but know you’ll love it!
We’re listing it at $49,500 OBO – please reach out with additional questions or serious offers.
See below for full details of our van and build
- 2015 Ford Transit 250 w/ 3.2L i-5 Powerstroke Turbodiesel Engine
- Hi-Top + Extended Wheel Base at 148″ (basically up there with the longest and tallest van you can get)
- 173,000 Miles (not halfway through the engine’s life)
- Average MPG ranges from 16-20, depending on your driving
- Put in ~$7500 in mechanical improvements & maintenance over the last year! This van has been diligently taken care of and is in excellent mechanical shape right now with the work we’ve done – we have all maintenance records to share; see below for details
Upgrades + Recent Mechanical Work Completed (>$7500 Total)
- Replaced full turbo system in engine (Aug 2022)
- Purchased two new tires (Aug 2022)
- Oil Change/Tire Rotation (Aug 2022 – completed regular oil changes as recommended by dealership throughout our ownership)
- Replaced auto batteries (2X AGM Batteries – July 2022)
- Replaced DEF system Sensor (January 2022)
- Replaced both rear shocks (November 2021)
- Installed brand new Pioneer 6.8″ bluetooth media receiver w/ touchscreen + Apple Car Play/Android Auto capabilities (~$775 total cost, installation completed by Geek Squad)
- 2 X Bug Nets (side door + back door – two brand new nets waiting for you to put up)
- Installed new backsplash
- Installed new/full shower hardware
- Installed new water pump
- Installed Adimo Safe ( $160 – https://www.amazon.com/ADIMO-Cabinet-Sensitive-Protect-Documents/dp/B091KX752P)
- Installed various additional new shelving/storage solutions throughout van
- 24″ x 32″ Shower Pan
- 4 Gallon Bosch Electric Water Heater
- Ample Storage (cabinets, under bed storage, “garage”)
- 3.2 cu. ft. Igloo Refrigerator (AC)
- Thetford Portable Toilet 565E
- 42 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
- Flower 2.9 GPM 50 PSI Water Pump
- Smoke/CO Detector and Propane Detector
- 15″ Bar Sink w/ Pull Out Sprayer
- iSpring Reverse Osmosis System
- 20lb Sealed/Vented Propane Tank Storage (tank will remain with van)
- 12″ 2 Burner Propane Cook Top
- MaxxAir Fan w/ Remote
- Sliding Pocket Door between Main Cabin and Living Space
- Backup/Dash Cam
- 2 Fire Extinguishers
- 10″ Memory Foam Mattress/Cushions – sleeps somewhere between a full and queen size bed, easily fit two of us
- 2×4 Framed and 3/8″ Plywood
- 20′ Water Hose w/ Inline Filter (water tank is filled with quick connect hose on back of van)
- 2 x 200w Moncrystalline Solar Panels (in series configuration)
- 40amp Renogy Control Charger
- 20amp Renogy DC/DC Charger
- 2000w Renogy Inverter
- 2 x 100amh Renogy Smart Lithium Ion Batteries (in parallel configuration)
- Renogy Battery Monitor
- Quality Wiring and All Necessary Breakers, Fuses, Kill Switches
- 2 x DC Instrument Panels
- Water Tank Gauge
- 3 x 120v Outlets (Daisy Chained)
- LED Puck Lighting and 2 Adjusting Reading Lights
- Normal wear & tear – happy to show the various nicks, nothing significant
- Minor dent in bumper, no issue with functionality – does not need to be replaced
- Door to freezer (in Igloo refrigerator) came off; freezer is still generally functional, but admittedly the door is somewhat annoying
- If we were going to continue traveling, we would install a gray water system under sink – we never had an issue, used biodegradable soap & put a bucket to catch the water, but would be cheap and easy to install something under the sink, we just didn’t get around to it
Email [email protected] with any questions/offers! Happy to share any information I may have missed or forgotten to include here!