I’M BATVAN!, 2006 Ford E350 4×4

I’m BATVAN! Is a 2006 Ford E350 Adventure mobile.

This van was converted to 4×4 in house using parts from Ujoint Off Road. Utilizing a 4″ lift (the lowest you can go with 4×4) it rides on 33″ Toyo AT2’s with Procomp 7069 series 17″ aluminum wheels.

This is a mild camper conversion utilizing steel framed removable panels for a bed platform integrated into the passenger van interior trim. One of the 2nd row quick release base seats was removed for a quick release cabinet. The cabinet adds extra storage, conceals a porta-potty, and has a custom made butcher block top out of maple and walnut. There is an under mount sink and the faucet is fed by the onboard 10 gallon water tank and on demand water pump. The flip up counter provides plenty of space for a portable camp stove if not cooking outside.

Under the bed is a drawer shelf similar to a bedslide. This pulls out to create a 35″ tall counter space. On top of that is yet another slide drawer that holds the 12v Norcold refrigerator, the refrigerator can be accessed from inside between the seat(s) and the cabinet or out the back. There is plenty of storage in this space for play equipment. The side boxes provide additional storage, there are LED lights above these areas. All of these areas are paneled with black High density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is a tough, waterproof plastic type product. There is also an outdoor shower sprayer at the left rear.

There is a Eberspacher gas hydronic water heater and a domestic heat exchanger for heating water, or heating the interior through the OEM Ford rear HVAC unit. The heat exchanger will also provide heat for quite some time after driving. There is an on board air compressor (OBA) for filling paddle boards or tires after deflating for off road. The left rear window has been replaced with a steel panel with an e-track system which allows carrying other equipment. There is two “house” batteries with a total of 150ah which is fed by the vehicle alternator or a 100 watt portable panel to a Victron solar charger.

All the little details are literally to much to list.

 

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