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The Moov Off-Road Camper Is Heavily Accessorized, Prioritizes Practicality and Modularity

Building your own camper van can be an overwhelming task, especially if it's your first time doing it. Luckily, with van life growing in popularity, you can find countless companies specializing in conversions. Today, I'm checking out the latest model from one such company: the Moov from Vandoit Adventure Vans.
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Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Vandoit Adventure Vans
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Vandoit is based in Blue Springs, Missouri, and offers various camper models. The most recent one is the Moov, a tiny home on wheels based on the new Ford Transit Trail. This vehicle is designed to be a gateway to life outdoors. It sports a 3.5-liter Ford EcoBoost V6 that outputs 310 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft.) and a 10-speed transmission with five selectable drive modes. Moreover, it's fitted with many modifications that make it very capable of going off-road.

Vandoit's Moov is designed to be the ultimate two-person camper van. Until last year, the company only tackled the Ford Transit passenger chassis. Armed with the knowledge of all the requests van owners have made throughout the years, the company was set on integrating all these features and finishes in the Moov.

The Moov is highly customizable. It can also be based on a Transit Cargo, with either a mid roof or a high roof with a long (standard) or extended length. Vandoit released a video last month on the all-new model, so I'll be checking out that exact build, but keep in mind there are many different customization options available.

This model is based on a Transit T350 with a high roof and a long chassis. Once you lay your eyes on this rig, you'll instantly know it's ready to take you off the beaten path. At the front, you'll discover an Aluminess Baja Bumper, a Smittybilt 12,000-lb. (5,443-kg) winch, and two recovery points. Regarding lighting, Vandoit fitted two Bajadesign LP60 lights above the bumper and five LP9s on top of the van, two of which are amber-colored, while the rest are clear.

The Moov Off\-Road Camper Is Heavily Accessorized, Prioritizes Practicality and Modularity
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Vandoit Adventure Vans
This conversion company offers three stages of suspension upgrades. The unit we're checking out today is equipped with Bilstein struts in the front and Fox 2.0 shocks in the rear and rides on Black Rhino Sequoia wheels wrapped in BFG KO2 all-terrain tires.

On top of the van, you'll find two 100 W solar panels, a Maxxair fan, a Dometic A/C, and a 10-ft. (3-meter) Thulle awning. At the rear, Vandoit installed a two-inch (five-centimeter) hitch receiver with a Backwoods rear bumper, reverse lights, an Aluminess ladder rack with a spare wheel, and an Aluminess/Vandoit rack, complete with various useful recovery accessories, such as traction boards, a shovel, and a 5-lb (2.3-kg) propane tank.

So, considering all these features I've mentioned so far, you can already tell Moov is a high-end camper van. I know you're probably curious about the cost: you'll have to empty out between $115,000 and $200,000 (€105,030 and €182,660) for this rig, depending on the options you go for. The price can even surpass the $200K mark.

Step inside, and you'll discover a sturdy and cozy interior – given the nature of this camper van, practicality is the priority here, with less of a focus on aesthetics. That being said, it's still a good-looking interior, only it fades in comparison to other aesthetically pleasing camper vans I've seen recently.

The Moov Off\-Road Camper Is Heavily Accessorized, Prioritizes Practicality and Modularity
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Vandoit Adventure Vans
Instead of the popular wood, Vandoit used aluminum extrusion as the base of the framework. What's more, the interior is crafted out of aluminum and composite materials, thus maximizing the durability and eliminating the vulnerabilities of using wood, such as the absorption of moisture and odor.

Starting with the driver's cabin, you'll discover that both the driver's and passenger's seats can be swiveled, and there's also a dinette table nearby. Up above, Vandoit devised a massive storage space.

Next, we have the kitchen area. This unit comes with a galley kitchen setup featuring four large drawers, a sink, and a Dometic fridge mounted on a slider. On the wall behind, you'll notice a cubby space for storage with outlets on two sides and an overhead shelf. What's more, there are some Velcro strips installed on the side of the galley where you can store tools.

There are multiple galley and storage module configurations available from Vandoit; it's up to the customer to determine what design fits best for them. On the opposite side, you'll find a small bench that houses a toilet on a slide-out. Moreover, the builders installed a quick-disconnect water hose just by the door.

The Moov Off\-Road Camper Is Heavily Accessorized, Prioritizes Practicality and Modularity
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Vandoit Adventure Vans
The final area in this van's living space is the bedroom. It consists of a full-size bed mounted side-to-side that is built with a drawbridge folding mechanism. Its two halves fold up, one on each side of the interior, and there's enough space left behind to store the mattress and pillows. If this isn't suitable for you, you can opt for a hydraulic bed or a Murphy bed.

You'll notice a window on each side of the bedroom, but they won't provide much light when the bed isn't made up as the two halves cover them. Other notable features in this space are a TV mounted on a swivel and two large overhead storage spaces.

Regarding lighting, the interior comes with 16 adjustable and dimmable dome lights and zoned RGB W accent lights.

A bunch of the van's utilities are integrated into the van's garage, underneath the bedroom. You'll notice a 22-gallon (83-liter) modular freshwater box and a 1.5-gallon (5.7-liter) water heater on one side. On the other, Vandoit installed an electrical system and an Espar heater that's powered directly by the fuel from the factory tank.

The Moov Off\-Road Camper Is Heavily Accessorized, Prioritizes Practicality and Modularity
Photo: YouTube Screenshot / Vandoit Adventure Vans
The electrical system consists of three batteries with a total capacity of 720 Ah, a 3,500 W inverter, and a Victron solar controller for the solar panels up top. Moreover, the batteries can also be charged while the car is running or through a shore power connection.

Vandoit wanted to make full use of the entire space available, including the remaining real estate on the rear door. And so, it fitted five extrusion bars to which you can attach whatever you want, a foldaway table, a Molly panel, some lights, a fire extinguisher, and recovery gear.

All in all, this is a well-equipped mobile home designed to go deep into the wilderness. Despite its relatively compact size, its builder has managed to fit many useful features in its durable interior.

You can find additional information about the Moov on Vandoit's official website. If you do decide on one of its rigs, you can expect it to arrive in spring next year. What's more, the company plans on building a Moov using a Transit Passenger Chassis as a base vehicle.

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About the author: Mircea Mazuru
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Starting out with a motorcycle permit just because he could get one two years earlier than a driver's license, Mircea keeps his passion for bikes (motor or no motor) alive to this day. His lifelong dream is to build his own custom camper van.
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