Van Upgrades News, Tech, and Product Updates for Promaster, Transit, NV
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 a few 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. These have also been a popular item for the MB vans in the US for well over 10 years.
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
We spoke with a customer today looking for a cab cover to fit the Transit windows on a cab chassis. He owns a Winnebago Fuse Class C RV. If ordering a cab cover for your Transit that is a cab chassis or class C RV, please select the high roof model, that is the one you want.
Winnebago also has a new Class B offering, the Paseo. If you are in the market for a Class B RV this one is well worth having a look at.
We have added some items for the Mercedes-Benz Metris vans and will add more as more items are available. Please click here for Metris van accessories and camper van items.
Photo is of a Metris Van with rear window insulation panel installed - The conversion is done by a company called GTRV. Metris side door and rear door insect screens are also available to really compliment a conversion like this.
We are excited to be a sponsor of the 2017 Lamb and Wool Fair Cruise-In, part of the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair in Scio, Oregon. This is a great small town event that has continued to grow and gives the public a chance to see so many cars, trucks, and motorcycles that are being restored and preserved. Even a classic van or two may be seen in the crowd. The Scio area is known as the Covered Bridge Capital of the West, and the covered bridge tour route is a great little tour if you happen to be passing through the area.
We have been updating the site, adding products, and cleaning it up where we can. We have the Fiamma awning page for the Promaster van up and running so you can now get price quotes and shipping prices online. You can also order online as well. Of course you can always call us if you have questions or just prefer to order over the phone.
We have also added a true no-see-um screen material to the Transit, Promaster and NV insect screen line up. Both the no-see-um screens and the standard screens are a great choice for your camping adventures.
We have added a really nice carpet floor mat for Transit vans, Ram Promaster and the Nissan NV vans.
We have also added a Door Stop Kit for Transit and Promaster Vans. The Door Stop Kit allows you to set a stop limit on how far the sliding door opens. This kit still allows you to fully open the sliding door.