Ford Transit buildout
A friend of mine and I started a side business renting sportsmobiles out of southern California. We have a few running around and decided to get something a bit more modern and a bit cheaper with the downside being that we need to build it out ourselves. We are both surfers and tend to enjoy outdoor activities, but both have kids (he has 4 kids and I have 3) so we need something that will seat adults and kids. Our current plan is to leave the triple bench, install a dinette setup behind that bench and a kitchen unit that pulls out of the back.
The trouble with the transit is it hasn't been around as long as the sprinter so there are fewer off-the-shelf solutions. I am starting this thread so others can chime in about what they have done and maybe people will get some ideas of what they want to do.
Started with a stock 2017, 3.7, 148", mid-roof passenger van with 55k on it. We wanted the windows and the rear AC and airbags for the second row. I would have preferred a Crew Van, but I'm not buying new unless this thing starts making crazy money.
Added some 235/75/16 tires on moto-metal wheels I bought off a forum member.
Then we started on the benches. Got them installed this weekend. Had to add some 1/8" plate steel supports. The sofa and bench are both RB components pieces. They are local to SoCal so we could pick up in person. The back of the sofa flips down to fill the gap. We had to adjust them to get them to fit right and we need to add additional support legs because we don't feel like the small mounts to the wall are enough.
I will take some closer up pics of the mounts when I have a chance. These benches aren't for use while in motion, just for when you are camping.
I will update more when I have more time to work on it.