2013 Ford F-150 Van Life – DIY Home on Wheels

This 2013 Ford F-150 is the property of Jake, a professional water skier who lives in it when he’s on the road. He’s in touch with his inner “Van Life” vibe.
(Images: Jake M)

Competitive water skier ain’t messing around!

This is a fun looking build and the email covers something we’re doing more and more, fan videos. We have a new series called, “Dude, I love or hate my ride – home edition.” It is out there for you, our viewers to submit videos of your vehicles.

Recently, a guy named Jake sent us an email about his truck, and he wanted instructions about submitting a video. Well, we dug his photos so much, we though you guys would get a kick out of them as well!

By the way, all video submissions should go to ask@tfltruck.com

Here’s his email:

I have a 2013 F150 that is pretty unique and I would love to have it featured on your show! I was wondering what the process is to submit a video and what I would have to do to be featured if possible.

Nice job. Looks cozy!

So, why is my F150 different than any other f150??!?! Simple! I have built up my truck to resemble a “van life” build. Have a topper on my truck with a full camping set up with plentiful storage. I travel across the country to waterski competitively, and I needed a reliable truck that could fit all my ski equipment.

The truck has been amazing and was super easy to convert into a camping setup. I have spend many nights in the back of my truck and it is fantastic. I would love to share this on your channel and hopefully inspire and show people how easy it is to make your truck a camper! 
Thanks a ton!

-Jake M

Check out this video below for some instructions on what we’re looking for and how to do it!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.