Van Upgrades News, Tech, and Product Updates for Promaster, Transit, NV

10% Off All Floor Mats Until 2019 - Transit - Promaster- Metris - Use Discount Code MATS

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!



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December 07, 2018

Shower Kit for DIY Camper Van Conversions

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.

Promaster van shower kit click here

Transit van shower kit click here



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October 08, 2018

Metris Van Exterior Accessories

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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! 


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July 31, 2018

Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair Cruise In 2018 - Van Upgrades

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!


17th Annual Scio Oregon Cruise In - Van Upgrades - 2018


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May 12, 2018

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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.

Click here for Transit van sway bar upgrades.

Click here for Promaster van sway bar upgrades.

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January 18, 2018

Custom Made Metris Van Floor Mats in European Style Berber and Cut Pile Carpet

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.


Click here for Custom Cut Pile Carpet Metris Floor Mats


Click Here for European Style Berber Metris Floor Mats


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.





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January 08, 2018

Promaster Seat Swivels and Lowered Bases Side by Side Pictures

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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.

Promaster van with seat swivel on the factory seat base


This photo shows the seat swivels and lowered seat bases installed.


Promaster lowered bases and swivels installed


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December 22, 2017

Transit Van Seat Swivels Available at Van Upgrades

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

Transit seat swivel being installed



Side view of the seat swivel sitting on the seat pedestal or base

Side view of Transit seat swivel base

The seat swivel installed on the Transit and the seat swiveled around

Transit seats swivel in turned position


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Winnebago Fuse and Paseo on Ford Transit Chassis

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.







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October 16, 2017

Metris Mini Van Accessorries and Camper Van Items

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.


Metris Conversion Van by GTRV

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. 

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September 12, 2017