Van Upgrades News, Tech, and Product Updates for Promaster, Transit, NV
We are now offering a super high quality rear hitch cargo storage box for the Promaster and Transit vans. It fits directly into your 2" receiver and adds 16 cubic feet of storage. The box sits on a steel frame and swings out for rear door access. Fully wired for running lights, brake lights, plate light and also comes with a license plate mount. We are not just selling products, we are using them and field testing them so we can help better answer your questions before you buy.
We are offering 10% off all floor mats until 2019. Use discount code MATS at checkout. We hope the new year will bring many new and exciting adventures for you. Happy Holidays from Van Upgrades!
We have added a shower kit that should be a nice addition for those doing their own van conversion. You will need to use your own water supply with this kit, but what a time saver in planning your camper van conversion. See the links below for more information. Quality made here in the Northwest.
We have started our Metris Van Exterior Accessories page and we are off to a good start with the Metris fender flares and the Metris hood shield. We are here to help you upgrade your Metris, whether you use it for overland adventuring, work, or family. We will continue to add new products for the Metris van as available. We hope everyone is having a fun summer and we hope to see you on the road!
Van Upgrades is happy to help sponsor the 17th annual Scio Oregon Cruise In. This is a great local event that is part of the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair. May 18th Friday night 2018. They mention classic cars, trucks and bikes on the flyer - I'll bet they would not turn down a classic van though!
We are happy to offer some new upgraded sway bars for both the Transit vans and the Promaster vans - cutaway chassis or cab chassis. You can read more on the product page links below. A great way to reduce sway and enjoy a better, more controlled ride.
We are adding new Metris van products and accessories whenever we can and we are happy to add the European Style Berber and Carpet floor mats that are custom made for your Metris van. Front, rear, and cargo area mats are available. These are not generic fitting carpet mats. Made in the USA with top quality materials. These mats can add sound deadening, insulation, and protection to your Metris van floors. A great upgrade for the Metris van.
Patterns below show, front, rear, and cargo area custom made floor mats available for your Mercedes-Benz Metris Van. There is also a custom U shaped 2nd and 3rd row seat mat if you prefer a one piece mat over two separate mats.
Here are couple photos of the seat swivels for the Promaster vans with and without the lowered bases installed. For those wondering what we're referring to here, the seat swivels will allow you to rotate around which allow for additional use able seating for the back area. The Promaster swivels will raise the seat height by approximately 1.5 inches, which for many is just fine. If you want to swivel your seats and be at the same factory seat height you started at, that is where the lowered bases come in. The lowered seat bases are approximately 1.5 inches lower than the factory seat pedestal and are designed to work with the Sportscaft brand swivels.
This photos shows the factory seat base on the Promaster van with the seat swivel installed.
This photo shows the seat swivels and lowered seat bases installed.
Here are few new photos of the Transit seat swivel base made by Sportscraft.
These are a nice heavy duty base that will allow you to swivel your seat around for additional rear seating. Sportscraft is widely used in Europe for RV conversions.
Looking down at swivel with the seat unbolted and moved out of way
Side view of the seat swivel sitting on the seat pedestal or base
The seat swivel installed on the Transit and the seat swiveled around