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Vandoit in the Press

Adventure Van Company Launches New Social Impact Initiative along with Rebrand as Company Experiences Major Growth

Kansas City, MO, October 30, 2020
 

Vandoit, an adventure campervan company, announces a rebrand to broaden their reach and further position themselves as an outdoor adventure company with a mission to change lives.
 

Today they launch:
● 1-for-1 Social Initiative- BUY A VAN. GIVE A BIKE.
● New logo/design
● New website
● “The Adventur’r,” an adventure-based newsletter

Due to their modular design, efficient building systems, and extreme attention to quality and details, Vandoit grew explosively to become one of America's largest adventure vanc ompanies. Since Vandoit’s conception three years ago, the company has experienced over 300% YOY growth. A key reason for their success was because of their unique take on what a campervan should be.


“When Vandoit first started, everyone in the market was building what you would consider a traditional campervan; a lot of wood inside, cute, homey, however, not at all functional for the adventurer. We focused on three things, versatility, quality, and durability,” said CEO Brent Kline
 

He also added, “We want the adventurers who use our vans to be able to reconfigure and restructure their vans to suit their current adventure. Many people refer to our vans as the Swiss Army Knife of vans, and we like that comparison.”
 

New Logo and Design
The most noticeable change will be the Vandoit logo, which retains the retro 70’s vibe. “One thing we made sure to keep was our 70s look. Our first logo was very hippy-inspired, which was awesome, and we loved that look,” said Kline. “Our new look and font is still very 70’s and stays true to our roots and foundations; it’s just not as hippy and more legible on the vans.”

 

Social Initiative

Giving back has been a pillar of Vandoit’s culture, which is why Vandoit is becoming a social enterprise. Vandoit has a new look but also a new mission. The company is partnering with World Bicycle Relief to create a sustainable 1-for-1 model, where they will donate one heavy-duty bicycle for every van sold.
 

“World Bicycle Relief helps to bring sustainable transportation to villages, primarily in Africa, allowing more to access education, healthcare, and work. They have developed an efficient, innovative, and scalable model to empower students, health workers, and entrepreneurs in developing regions with truly life-changing mobility,” said Jared McCauslin, COO.
 

“These bikes change and save people’s lives. When companies look to get involved with a social cause, they must evaluate the actual impact. That is why we had yet to officially partner with a company because we hadn’t found one that showed enough feasible and sustainable effects,” added McCauslin.
 

McCauslin continued, “for example, when a bike is donated, 88% more patients are cared for by healthcare workers, students’ grades increase by 59%, and income for a family increases by 23%. When we heard about World Bicycle relief and the real impact
they make, right away, we knew this was something we needed to be a part of.”

 

“At World Bicycle Relief, we are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive. Vandoit shares these core values with us and puts them into practice. We are proud to partner with them to build awareness, reach diverse audiences, and bring those values to bear in changing thousands of lives through mobility and the Power of Bicycles,” added Colin Taylor, Director of Partnerships at World Bicycle Relief.

 

Website
With the new logo and design, Vandoit also launches a new website redesigned from top to bottom. Vandoit crafted the new look to enhance the user experience and improve functionality.

 

“The Adventur’r” Newsletter
Vandoit is also launching an adventure news-based newsletter. The Adventur’r is going to bring adventure-based information/entertainment straight to the subscriber's inbox. “The Adventur’r” will be a great way of us expanding our reach beyond vans and vanthusiasts. We will pack a ton of value, not just for the vanlife crowd but also for other outdoor enthusiasts. We will share adventure tips, stories, and pertinent articles. We are stoked about this and the new demographics it will bring into the Vandoit family,” said McCauslin.

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Bike Rumor

"Vandoit has come on the #vanlife scene hard and fast over the past couple years, offering a modular custom camper van built on the Ford Transit. They’re offering great prices, reasonable turnaround times, and a platform that can be upgraded easily by simply adding and subtracting the modules. Part of their secret is building on vans they own, pulling them out of their sister company’s corporate leasing fleet while they’re still low mileage."

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"This RV is made to order. It’s perfect for the ultimate adventurer. This RV is called vandoit. Vandoit can fit any adventurer's needs. Here’s what’s inside. The gear slide can be used to store bikes or equipment. The kitchen pod has running water, an electric stove, and plenty of storage. It can be used in or outside the van. T-tracks are what make the van modular. You can set up cabinets, cargo nets, and more. Options also include a hydraulic lift bed, a TV, a portable toilet, and a fridge." 

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FormaCar

"This RV is made to order. It’s perfect for the ultimate adventurer. This RV is called vandoit. Vandoit can fit any adventurer's needs. Here’s what’s inside. The gear slide can be used to store bikes or equipment. The kitchen pod has running water, an electric stove, and plenty of storage. It can be used in or outside the van. T-tracks are what make the van modular. You can set up cabinets, cargo nets, and more. Options also include a hydraulic lift bed, a TV, a portable toilet, and a fridge."

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Go Van

“When I found out my girlfriend tested positive for COVID-19, we knew she’d need the house to herself to quarantine,” said van owner and part-time van lifer Marshall Mosher

Marshall is part of the growing van life travel community boasting a whopping 6.9 million tags on Instagram. It’s likely you have seen or heard the tale of #vanlife at some point.

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"The company says that the emphasis for the multipurpose van is functionality for adventuring, campaign, hauling passengers, and more. The van has a modular design that allows it to be tweaked to whatever you are doing. The Ford Transit camper van has an off-grid solar system on the roof and perpetual hot water. It features a removable kitchen pod, removable cabinets, and a dry-flush toilet." 

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Vestigo

"Since Brent was a kid, he remembers helping his dad with the family company, Kline Motor, where modifications to Vans and RV’s have always been a part of the family trade. While Kline Van has up-fitted passenger vans for companies for years, Brent started vandoit to meet the demand of the adventure van lifestyle and movement that’s taken off in the past few years."

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Gear Junkie

The entire system was anchored to the vandoit internal skeleton via the two J-hooks, but it can also be attached to the factory passenger seat anchors. Once I set component locations, installation or removal took less than 5 minutes.

The listed setup allowed me to carry any combination of two dirt bikes or adventure bikes, or any motorcycle plus my mountain bike. But either passenger seats or my kitchen pod had to be removed.

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Mind's Eye Design

Exploring the world in comfort and with relative ease is an option with these off-road camper vans and expedition vehicles. But there are those of us who want to go wherever the wheels can take us, making our dreams of adventure a reality. Hang on and sit back while we bring you ten of the most rugged off-road camper vans and expedition vehicles.

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"A two-wheel or four-wheel drive adventure-ready van built for cyclists, vandoit is easy to live in at races or on vacations. It’s tall enough to stand up inside, with an adjustable lifted queen-sized bed over a slide that holds four bikes and an integrated bike stand. A mini air compressor, hot shower/bike wash and modular kitchen unit with sink, stove and storage turn the customized hi-top Ford Transit into a house on wheels."

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"The masters of modularity at vandoit become the first Americans to offer a camper van on the all-new Transit AWD, adding the LIV van as the second model in their lineup of super-flexible adventure vans. With a full selection of plug-and-play equipment, the LIV can flex between eight-seat, toy-hauling sleeper van and fully equipped multi-bed camper."

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"Vandoit of Missouri takes this a step further. It offers a hydraulic lift that can lower and raise this platform in its Go model. This feature frees up the most vertical space when the bed isn’t in use. It also offers a gear slide underneath this bed to easily move the stored gear in and out of the rear of the van."

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"Ford has an all-wheel-drive Transit for the 2020 model year, and that’s good news for the #vanlife crowd who enjoys straying off the beaten path. Its full-time AWD setup isn’t as robust as a traditional 4WD off-road arrangement, but power to all four wheels should still help the popular full-size van reach new areas. Missouri-based upfit company vandoit already has a build for the all-wheel-drive model called the LIV."

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"Vandoit of Missouri takes this a step further. It offers a hydraulic lift that can lower and raise this platform in its Go model. This feature frees up the most vertical space when the bed isn’t in use. It also offers a gear slide underneath this bed to easily move the stored gear in and out of the rear of the van."

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"Ford claims that the Ford Transit is the best-selling cargo van in the world and it is encouraging the growth of both the work and recreational side of the cargo vehicles.Just this week, Ford showcased 35 different examples of how the vans can be customized for both work or as recreational vehicles. One company called vandoit specializes in converting the Transit into adventure vans or building them into mobile offices."

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"When it comes to building vehicles, there’s always a delicate balance of form versus function, but the best builders can figure out how to put function first and still have it look beautiful. It seems like vandoit has nailed that concept, and managed to make it affordable at the same time. We took a moment to check out their Ford Transit at the show, and their attention to detail was incredible. They start with all marine-grade materials and equipment and construct a solid base from which to build."

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The Swiss Army Knife of vans, vandoit might be the most versatile, spacious, and all-around badass travel vehicle we’ve ever seen. Beyond the solar panel roof, removable seats that make room for an inside kitchen, and mounted platform that turns the back into a karaoke stage, vandoit can also seven people and up to five bicycles. That’s right. Most of us can’t do that with two cars, let alone one.

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"The customizability all traces back to vandoit’s unique track design. Basically, an aluminum track system lining the vehicle (usually a Ford Transit) allows for maximum mounting of additional features and amenities.Wanna include up to seven leather seats? But plan on removing a couple next time you and a buddy hit the woods and need a kitchen along for the trip? Done and done. Need to store five bikes? A few surfboards? Create a stage out the back for a gear show or tailgating? Easy peasy."

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"When it comes to upfitting cargo vans, there are a ton of options out there, but few are as full service as vandoit. Based out of Lees Summit, MO, just outside of Kansas City, vandoit is conveniently located a short drive from Ford’s Claycomo, MO assembly plant where the Ford Transit is assembled for the U.S. market. For a number of factors, vandoit is currently focused on the Transit for their complete builds and upfits, though they can work on just about anything. What sets vandoit apart from many other builders is that they can sell you the complete van, help you finance it, and even accept your current vehicle as a trade in."

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"Missouri-based vandoit offers some of the most versatile custom vans we've seen, using T-track, slide-outs, hydraulic-lift beds and indoor/outdoor kitchen hardware to make for easy transitioning between camping, working, passenger hauling, adventuring and more. Its vans are for those who want to live the van life to the fullest but still need to check in with reality on a regular basis"

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"The community is happy because Ford is launching an all-wheel drive transit for the 2020 model year. And that's exactly what the vandoit team based in Missouri (USA) has grabbed and converted into a full-fledged camper." - translated from German

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Vandoit is a Missouri-based camper van conversion company that does things a little differently. These modular-style vans aren’t the wood-based campers you’ve seen in many Instagram photos, but they are still just as functional and even more durable than most wooden-based builds.

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