- Outdoor Shower
- Pure Sine
- 2000 watts
- 100 watts
- Vented Windows
- Roof Rack
- Gear Rack
- Aftermarket Suspension
- Aftermarket Wheels / Tires
- Upgraded Stereo
- Cruise Control
- Backup Camera
2018 Ford Transit MR “Mag Blackbird”
With the constraints on new Transit van availability (two 2022 Transit orders cancelled) we started looking to the used market to supply the base for our conversions. There we found this great condition 2018 Ford Transit featuring low miles, ecoboost motor, tow package, cruise control, HD alternator, and factory inverter. Check the attached window sticker for a listing of all factory options.
This van features our “mid bed” layout which puts the E/W bed forward of the rear doors. This allows for stepping off the back of the bed and sneaking out the back door. The back door is the quietest door to go in/out, vs. the slider door. Also one of the biggest complaints of a E/W layout, climbing over the person in front is at least partially solved. Besides this area makes for a great place to change into or out of dirty clothes, take a shower, etc. We find the 75" bed length works well for up to a 5’10” person, which is close to the interior standing height of the mid-roof in this configuration.
A forward facing bench seat with seat belts opens options to bring friends or family along for the journey. The bench seats convert into a dinette with a walnut laminated table, ambiance is provided by the hanging wood pendant lamp. The dinette also converts into a 32 x 50 kids bed/lounger. Our standard indoor/outdoor kitchen provides plenty of space to store supplies, prepare a meal or entertain guests inside or out.
As always our cabinets feature a tough durable epoxy finish. This finish is found to withstand impacts, and climate changes associated with adventure van life and activities.
But wait, this van has a penthouse suite. At nearly 10′ off the ground (actual total van height is 9’2″) is a GFC Superlite roof top tent with sleeping for two and a small exterior deck at the entry way. An Aluminess ladder tire rack provides access to the deck/tent. Other exterior goodies include a Van Compass lift, RRW aluminum wheels and Falken Wildpeak mountain snowflake rated tires.
Check out the spec sheet below for more details.
Edit: I’m considering a 4×4 conversion for this van. If that is the only thing holding you back from this great van let me know. Build slot is 1/23.
Windows: CRL drivers side forward dual vent awning, CRL driver side bunk awning window
Rubber coin floor, with recessed L-track, black, neoprene insulation under
3M Thinsulate insulation, roof, walls, rear and slider doors
Custom interior headliner wall panels and coverings. Automotive tweed, Charcoal , black doeskin vinyl
Curtain valances for windows at rear doors, slider door, and driver side forward window.
Custom Interior Cabinets- “Jungle Love” epoxy, walnut accents, black trim.
Pinnacle Campers kitchen cabinet with exterior drop down table, 3 full extension drawers, hopper door under sink cabinet, slam latches, vents, thick exposed veneer edge walnut countertop, setup for Dometic CRX65
Pinnacle Campers bed kit set up for E/W sleeping, Full 52×75. Wheel well storage cubbies, powerwall/integrated batteries, integrated water tank and utility cabinet, removable bins, hidden storage, removable sprung slat bed panels.
Bench seat 32″ (forward facing), 4″ foam/vinyl upholstered seat, 2″ foam/vinyl backrest, integrated lap seat belts, storage under, porta-potty locator inside. The footstool/backless dinette seat provides even more storage.
Overhead cubby shelf, passenger side, with control panel and light holder
Electrical: Capacities: 200ah storage, 90w solar, 30 amp engine charging
2x 100ah Battleborn Lithium batteries
2000w Aims power Inverter with remote
Victron BMV-712 Bluetooth battery monitor
Victron Orion DCDC Charger 12/12 30a
Victron Smartsolar MPPT 75/10
Solar panel, 90watt/12volt
Blue Sea fuse block with ground, 6 position, 2X DS/PS
8 ceiling lights with dimmer, 2 zones, switched at two locations. Multi functional reading lamps.
Wood pendant lamp with edison bulb over dinette. Has a functional stowed location over the kitchen counter. Both locations have a 2.1mm DC female outlet.
Bed pod cubby cargo area lighting, switched at two locations
USB @ 3 locations, DC “cig plug” at 2 locations
Control panel includes front/rear zoned lighting with dimmer, panel illumination, cargo lights, water pump, a spare switch, fan direction, fan speed, and wabasto heating controller.
Water system: 21g fresh, 10g grey
Isotemp Slim 4 gallon water heater. Tied into the engine coolant and provides hot water up to 12 hours after a driving event.
Black stainless sink. Single handle faucet, pull out spray, soap dispenser, black
Pump Shurflo 3gpm. Schrader valve for winterization blow outs.
Fresh tank 21 gallon, mounted on passenger side wheel well, rear door fill, vented @ fill
Grey tank 10 gallon under mount (DS) with aluminum skid plate, manual dump valve, vent/over flow
Woder 10K water filter (assumes clean water in tank)
Rear shower valve, quick connect port, and handheld sprayer with 2 modes, black
Lagun table leg with walnut laminated table, black
Swivel seat passenger side
Sony XAV-AX3200 Apple carplay/android, bluetooth, 7″ screen, remote control. House battery switch run run tunes full time, from solar, etc.
XPLR Overland magnetic shades (black) for cab front window, bunk window, and front doors have integral screens
Custom Black bull denim curtains, removable cab curtain and rod
Mattress: Memory foam tri fold 4”
Dometic CRX65 12v refrigerator
Wabasto STC2000 Gas fired heater, with Smartemp 2.0 controller. Mounted outside/under and ducted for quieter operation inside.
G + C Systems Leman’s fan, bi-directional and speed controlled, located offset center under tent over kitchen
Camco portable potty 2.6g
AVC RIG roof rack , custom extended length to allow for solar panel, RTT, and small deck
GFC Superlite Roof top tent, 50″x90″, weighs 80lbs, 3″ air mattress
Aluminess ladder/spare tire rack
Aries Ridgestep running boards
Flatline Van Co. Pull out tray
Van Compass Topo 2.0 Lift, blue springs, rear shock tower extension brackets, rear lift blocks. Bilstein HD front struts, Van Compass tuned Falcon rear shocks. Installed with Alignment
Viair 88P portable air compressor with regulator. Can be used to winterize van plumbing.
Relations Race Wheels RR6-V 17 x 7.5, 5x, w black lugs
Falken Wildpeak 245/75/16 5x
Powerbuilt 2 ton jackstand with mount. The stock jack is not adequate or safe with the lift
Suntek Carbon tint, rears, slider, cab door windows and visor
Bug screen kit, Pinnacle Campers, slider
Bug screen kit, Pinnacle Campers, rear garage