People are now converting their vans into a cozy homes and traveling the world. If you're considering converting a van, whether a camper van or box van, you'll need to know which vans are the best to start with and not just what looks cool, are the most practical, or offer the neatest accouterments. Choose a van that you'd be happy to live in for an extended period of time. This blog provides advice and tips on which vans you should choose.

1. A Ford Transit Van 

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 A Ford Transit van is one of the most popular options as it can make a great camper van, especially if you have the right conversion kit. Ford Transit vans have plenty of space for all of your camping gear, and they're comfortable to drive. Plus, you can make your Ford Transit van even more comfortable and functional with a few simple modifications. 

Ford Transit Vans have good towing capacity, so you can bring along a trailer or boat. These vans are also known for being reliable and durable, so you can count on them to get you where you're going. And finally, they're comfortable to drive, so you can enjoy your camping trip even more.

Best Fit Portable Fridge for Ford Transit: RV45D and RV45ProD

The RV45D and RV45ProD would be a great match for the Ford Transit as it would a great size to fit in your van. It has the dual zone option that allows you have the option to use it as both a refrigerator and freezer at the same time. 

RV45ProD is an upgrade to the RV45D as it has the same look and features except that you have the wheels as an add-on option.

2. Chevy Express

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Chevy Express Vans make great conversion camper vans for van life for a number of reasons. They are spacious and have a lot of room for all of the essentials, they are reliable and sturdy, and they are comfortable to drive.

Chevy Express Vans are also affordable, which is another major plus. When you are converting a van into a camper van, you want to make sure that you are not spending too much money on the conversion itself. Chevy Express Vans offer a great value for the price, and they will last for many years to come.

If you are considering van life, a Chevy Express Van is a great option. They offer all of the space and amenities you need, and they are affordable and reliable. With a little bit of work, you can turn a Chevy Express Van into the perfect camper van for your needs.

Best Fit Portable Fridge for Ford Transit: X50

X50 is SetPower's first battery powered portable refrigerator that features wireless charging. You wouldn't have to plug in your fridge in the van whenever you have to keep it cold. This fridge size would be great for the Chevy Express as it is narrow in size and it will still allow you to take a lot of food and drinks.

3. Mercedes-Benz High Roof Van

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans make amazing traveling and camper vans. They are roomy, have good storage, and are comfortable to drive. Plus, they have all the features that you would want in a camper van, like a kitchen, a bathroom, and a place to sleep. This makes the conversion process much easier.

Best Fit Portable Fridge for Ford Transit: TC75Pro

The TC75Pro is the biggest sized SetPower portable fridge that would fit perfectly inside the Mercedes-Benz High Roof Sprinter. It also has the dual zone feature so you can feel fridge to use it as a refrigerator and freezer at the same time.

4. Nissan NV

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A Nissan NV van can make a good conversion vanlife camper with the right modifications. For example, you can add a bed, storage cabinets, and a small kitchen area. You can also install solar panels to help power your camper. If you do a proper conversion, a Nissan NV van can be a great way to live the vanlife.

Best Fit Portable Fridge for Ford Transit: TC35

TC35 is not too big and not too small so this would be ideal for a medium sized van such as the Nissan NV. The TC35 is a two way open lid that makes it convenient so that you won't have to sacrifice where to put the fridge inside the van.

5. Ford E Series

The Ford E series has been a popular choice for camper vans for many years. They are large enough to provide plenty of space for all of your camping gear. The Ford E series is durable and can handle the rigors of the road. In addition they are comfortable and offer a smooth ride. Finally, they are easy to drive and maneuver, making them a great choice for those who are new to camping.

Best Fit Portable Fridge for Ford Transit: RV45S

RV45S will look great in the Ford E Series! RV45S prides with its exquisite design and style with its steel material. It also provides great capacity to bring enough food and drinks on your ride.

6. Compact Cargo Vans

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Compact cargo vans make good camper vans because they are small and easy to maneuver. They are also easy to park and don't take up much space. Additionally, they are relatively inexpensive and can be outfitted with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable camping trip.

Best Fit Portable Fridge for Ford Transit: FC12 

FC12 is is the smallest in size and great to save energy so this would be the ideal size for compact cargo vans since it is crucial to save space in this van.


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Whether traveling overnight or living on the road, SetPower has what you need to be comfortable on your camping adventures. Check out our portable refrigerators, battery-powered fans, foldable tables and more! 

July 08, 2022 — Mel Che