Camper, family and work van with seating for 5
Modvans makes a comfortable pop-top van with seating for 5 and removable RV components.

About the build

The ModVans CV1 is based on the Ford Transit with the McPherson Strut front end that makes it drive like an SUV rather than a truck. The van is built with an electric pop-top rather than a high top, to reduce wind drag and provide a bed above. It's painted match the body. A shore power hookup is provided.

Seats are leather. The passenger seat swivels and the 3-seat rear bench can be positioned front-facing (transport mode) or sideways (camp mode). Pop-top and lower beds are 6' x 4' and sleep 4 adults. The lower platform bed cushions can be stacked to leave cargo space in the rear.

A house battery powers 2000 Watt inverter, electric top, 12v compressor fridge, hot water heater, and LED lights. A propane heater warms the cabin. All of the cabinetry is modular, made of lightweight aluminum, and can be removed to use the van in cargo mode.


  • Rear Seats
  • Fixed Bed
  • Conversion Bed
  • Pop-Top
  • Sink
  • Water Pump
  • Water Heater
  • Fridge
  • Window Covers
  • Table
  • Stove
  • Toilet
  • Solar Power
  • Cabin Lights
  • Inverter
  • Fan
  • Heat
  • Air Conditioning
  • Roof Rack

  • My take

    The CV1 design is very functional. If you're looking for a sub-100K rig that does double duty as a work van and weekend camper, this might be a good fit. The rear seating make it useful as a daily driver, which should appeal to families. Having a pop-top rather than high-top roof is also a practical choice for daily non-camping use, and might improve fuel efficiency. Because it's built on the Ford Transit, maintenance anywhere in the US should be easy to find.

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