Posts By Matt

We’re On YouTube

Sometimes a video does a much better job telling a story or explaining something than pictures and words can. So we now have a YouTube Channel and our first video is about installing a fan on Gidget’s roof. Let us know in the comments what you think of the video.

Joshua Tree For National Park Week

We took Gidget to Joshua Tree this past weekend to test out her off road abilities and because it’s National Park Week.

She did great on the easy Geology Tour trail and made it through about 60% of the way through the Berdoo Canyon trail. We had to turn back due to lack of ground clearance.

How-To Install A Swivel Seat Adapter

A swivel seat adapter allows your front factory seats to turn and face the back of the van. In such a small space being able to have one of us sit in the passenger seat and face the living area is crucial.

We bought the swivel adapter from SwivelsRus as that is the only provider in the US. These swivels are for the base level mechanical seats, not the 10-way power seats which we have. But this was the only option available so we bought it anyways with the hope we could make it work.

Introducing Gidget The Van

After 7 months of waiting we are now the proud owners of Gidget, a 2016 Ford Transit cargo van! We plan on converting Gidget to the perfect little adventure van.

We order her July 4th weekend in 2015 from a dealer up in the Portland area. Why Portland when we are based in San Diego? Because almost all the dealers we went to around here had close to zero knowledge of the Transit and didn’t know anything about QuadVan or Quigley. The dealer we went with has a close relationship with QuadVan and it made the most sense to go with someone who knew about the Transit and had an extensive history with QuadVan.