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2023 Ford Transit Trail Van is Ready for Vanlife

Let’s Take a Look Inside Ford’s Trailblazing Van

The Ford Transit has long been one of the most popular choices for camper van builds, thanks to its quality, reliability, and great features. Now, Ford is making the Transit an even more attractive option for your next conversion with the 2023 Ford Transit Trail van. 

Created to be the ultimate camper van, the Transit Trail has tons of features designed for taking on all your adventures. Let’s take a closer look at this awesome van. Plus, all the ways it’s going to make van builds even easier. 

Introducing the 2023 Ford Transit Trail Van

2023 Ford Transit Trail van on a dirt road
2023 Ford Transit Trail Van (Source)

Ford knows that its Transit vans are a hugely popular choice for camper van conversions. Now, they’re taking advantage of that popularity with a new van made with this customer base in mind. 

First introduced for the 2020 model year in the UK, the Ford Transit Trail is now making its way stateside for 2023. This van is available in medium- and high-roof configurations. As well as a high-roof extended-length version, the Ford 2023 Transit Trail van is designed from the ground up with van life in mind. 

2023 Ford Transit Trail Van Features

Some of the 2023 Ford Transit Trail van’s great features include:

  • A powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine
    • 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque
  • All-Wheel Drive with five different modes
  • 3.5” higher ride height and a track that’s 2.75” wider for better clearance and control when going off-road
  • 6,500-lb towing capacity
  • High-tech safety features like blind spot assist and reverse and side sensing systems
  • Plenty of cargo space
    • Up to a maximum of 387 cu. ft. on the high-roof extended-length van
  • Drillable areas positioned especially for installing cabinets, shelving, and beds 

The Transit Trail van is American-made in Kansas City and built to the exacting standards of all other Ford Transit vans, including Ford’s 3-year/36,000 miles warranty. Plus, with over 3,000 service centers across the US, owners can enjoy accessible repairs and maintenance.  

How Can the 2023 Ford Transit Trail Van Make Builds Easier?

The 2023 Transit Trail is an Amazing Base for Any Camper Van Build

The upgraded engine provides extra power and towing capacity. Thanks to that extra power, the van can tow up to 6,500 lbs. This is more than most vans and enough to tow a boat or even a compact sedan.

This ready-made adventure van pairs its extra-high 6.7” of ground clearance with upgraded 30.5” Goodyear Wrangler Workhorse all-terrain tires. Combined with the all-wheel drive’s 5 different modes, the Transit Trail is well-equipped to take on a wide variety of off-road conditions with ease. 

This Van is Designed to be Easier to Convert

The Ford 2023 Transit Trail is easier to convert thanks to a variety of standard and optional features made with conversion in mind. 

Drillable areas are provided standard throughout the van to make it easy to install furnishings like beds, shelving, and more. Buyers can opt for a preinstalled ceiling fan, saving them the trouble of having to cut into the body of an expensive new van. With optional swivel chairs, it’s also possible to create a dining area.

The 2023 Ford Transit Trail is also available with a special Upfitter Package, which includes:

  • High-capacity switches
  • An auxiliary fuse panel
  • Dual AGM batteries
  • And more to help power accessories you need in your van

The Upfitter Package will make electrical installation much easier – letting you get the most out of your build. 

A Professional Van Conversion Company is at the Helm

The Transit Trail will make conversions easier even if you don’t want to do the conversion yourself. Ford works directly with upfitters through their Ford Pro network. So you can collaborate directly with a Ford-approved conversion company that can take the Transit Trail base to the van of your dreams.

The Ford 2023 Transit Trail Van is Made With Van Life in Mind

If you want a great base for your next van build that’s easy to convert, this van might just be a perfect choice. 

What do you think? Is the 2023 Transit Trail a van you’d like to build out?


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1 thought on “2023 Ford Transit Trail Van is Ready for Vanlife”

  1. Oooh, I like! We have a Transit Connect Passenger Van that we love, and we used to have a Winnebago Rialta which we also dearly loved, but the VW transmission couldn’t handle our NC Mountains (I replaced it twice, at $8K a pop, which is why we no longer have it).

    We could trick this puppy out nicely for our camping road trips.

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