These days, camping, overlanding, RV’ing, and the sensation known as #vanlife are all the rage. Lots of folks want to sleep in a vehicle outdoors, whether that be at a conventional campground or in the middle of nowhere. Quite a few have converted vehicles like the Ford Transit into fully-functioning campers as a result, but there are several companies that also sell turnkey options, including Storyteller Overland and its brand new, Transit-based camper it calls the Mode LT.
The 2022 Storyteller Overland Mode LT combines many of the features present in the company’s other offerings, but pairs them with the best-selling commercial van on the planet – the Ford Transit – making it easy to service and maintain. Storyteller has been working on the idea for the last three years, testing its very own Mode LT prototype in the process, and now, it’s officially available to purchase.
Storyteller chose the Transit because of its capable all-wheel-drive system, creature comforts, the available power from Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, range, off-road capability, and towing capacity, as well as the fact that it can be easily serviced at any Ford dealer across the country. To that stable base, the company adds a slew of upgrades, inside and out.
On the outside, that includes a roof rack, ladder, 16-inch wheels with more rugged tires, a solar panel, awning, LED lighting, running boards, water hookups, a power inlet, and four 110V outlets. On the inside, the Mode LT features 21 and 24-gallon fresh and gray water tanks, a convertible bed and working surface, a sofa/bed, LED lighting, an exhaust fan, heat and air conditioning, sheep’s wool insulation, six 110V outlets and USB ports, a trio of 12V outlets, a dining table, garage area, bug screens, privacy shades, shower, and toilet.
The Mode LT starts out at $153,748 and is available to order now, with deliveries expected to begin later this year.