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I'm from their neck of the woods and know them from the VW world. Impeccable reputation - classy operation and very well run. Noobdy in the VW world is unhappy with them and I feel really good about that because we are a picky group.
Been looking at Metris vans for 2 years as I age out of my Vanagon. When it's time, I'm sure I will end up with peace vans unless mercedes finally bring a marco polo.
They seem to work very closely with the local dealer near Seattle (not my dealer). You can see pictures from their internet site of metris vans on the dealer floor.

The rent Metris vans too. Also something like 20 vw vans. If you ever are in seattle it's worth it to go by if you like VW. It looks like 100 vans there at all times.
 

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I’d love to hear some feedback as well. I’ve been in touch with them regarding the, Weekender. Love the setup but it appears there are no tie downs anywhere for all the extra gear one would want to bring along.
 

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Last month I ordered a Peace Vans "Full Camper" conversion with an ETA of mid-September. I'll post updates on how it goes. Five-star customer experience so far. As a trial run we took one of their rentals out on the Olympic Peninsula for a week last Fall and had a blast!

Just a thought: could tie-downs anchors be popped into the floor rails that they install for the rock and roll bed? Also they entertain custom modifications.
 

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I have the Weekender Conversion from them. The standard hook tie downs from the Passenger version remain after the conversion. Not sure what extra gear you are hoping to bring along but so far, we've felt it's worked out great.
 

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Do you have anymore insight/thoughts impressions of the Weekender? Really digging the set up and thought that it can be my daily fit in the garage vehicle. Was just wondering if one or Peace Vans could add L-Track on the floor for multiple tie down options for Dometic fridge? Or some sort of kitchen pod? Hate to have this stuff flying around unsecured.

Thanks.
 

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I too can vouch for Peace Vans' quality & business integrity. Before my current 2nd-hand 2016 Metris, I had a 1990 Vanagon that Peace Vans maintained and serviced, and they were top notch. They are true believers in the "van life" and were dedicated to keeping 30+ yr old vehicles happy and on-the-road.



I know they did a lot of research into the parts and components they use in their Metris conversions...all of which have to be imported from Europe. I think if you have special needs or concerns, they'd be more than willing to talk through your options and any custom configurations.


I'm not doing a standard upfit, because I'm hooked on the flexibility of the Metris as a cargo hauler, people hauler, and weekender/camper. So I'm going the D-I-Y route, with simple modular components that can be swapped in or out, depending on how I'm using the van that week.
 

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I finally swung by Peace Vans the other day. They seem to be cranking them out - I think I counted 11 Metris vans (plus 3 they own, so a total of 14) on site in various stages. As a few others have mentioned, they seem to be the real deal. I am listing my VW for sale next month and will be plopping down the cash for one of their modern metris campers. I was impressed with the quality and the experience they have at this point. It's not cheap, but it was surprisingly competitive with the other options (in fact, when I did the apples to apples Peace Vans was no more expensive).

There's a new "forest green" color I'll order.

Will post updates. They mentioned April to pick up.
 

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I'm sorry I didn't see your question sooner. I don't hang out here on the forum unless I've got a question. We were an early full camper conversion by Peace Vans and are extremely happy with the build and functionality of the whole camper. We're lucky in having Keith at MB Seattle who has worked with Peace Vans to make it all work very smoothly. There were a few communication issues but I feel they've gotten those things worked out since ours was delivered last July. It's my daily driver and our weekend getaway vehicle and it would be hard to be much happier with the whole thing. Good luck!
 

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I'm not doing a standard upfit, because I'm hooked on the flexibility of the Metris as a cargo hauler, people hauler, and weekender/camper. So I'm going the D-I-Y route, with simple modular components that can be swapped in or out, depending on how I'm using the van that week.
That's how I've done my Metris cargo. Last week loaded with event gear. Posting this right now from upstate NC with 'camping' setup....bed and workstation table.
 

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I’m scheduled to pick up my Peace Vans Full Camper in early January. Working remotely with Keith of MB Seattle and Harley & Adam of Peace Vans has been great!

Both businesses made extra effort to help when the 2019 van we had picked out was damaged at the Mercedes reassembly depot in South Carolina. Keith used some kind of magic (called in some favors? twisted a few arms?) to get us a near identical 2020 replacement with little additional delay and at the originally agreed price, while Harley and Adam worked to rearrange their tight conversion schedule and get our new van into their pipeline immediately upon arrival Seattle.
 

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We picked up our full-westy conversion of our new 2017 Metris cargo in late October 2019.
We searched various vendors and builders, visited a few closer to us in California, but chose Peacevans because they do the fit and finish right. Period. Like many, our history is littered with VW love stories and nightmares, and we missed our ‘85 westy. This Metris camper is a wonderful and reliable replacement, and the fact that MB has taken notice of the Peacevans product and ordered units for their showrooms confirms the quality. Yeah, they cost a bit more than the other guys, but they’re safe, comfortable and built to wear well over time. Worth the investment.
Check out our IG feed @go_fargo_together and DM me if you want more pics etc.
 

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Just joined this forum because I am considering buying a used Metric to convert to a camper. I have owned 2 Westfalia's and was thrilled to find the Peace Vans page. Reading up on Metris has convinced me that it is the best option to get anything like a Westafalia. But I am a DIY kind of guy so am thinking I might have the folks at Peace just put in the pop top and then do the rest myself. Since I don't want the Metris seats that are in the passenger version, I am weighing the option of going for a cargo Metris v. the passenger Metris. I'd be interested in hearing any pros/cons people might have on buying one or the other for conversion into a camping vehicle.
 

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The passenger van has the headliner, which is crucial for a clean trim-out after the pop top is installed.
I’d give Harley and the gang at Peace Vans a call and se what they say.
Kinda depends on what deal you can get on a used van and what options you want.
 

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I've been considering a Peace Vans conversion as well. But has anyone checked out Keystone Coach Works in Oregon. They have an extensive website with LOTS of photos. They do Westy style conversions of the Metris as well. From what I have been able to see from their photos and videos online, their conversions appear to be very similar to Peace Vans with the same seating system. If you search for their website, be sure to include Oregon as there is another company with same name in the east. Conversion prices for Keystone and Peace Vans appears to be similar. I may have to go and check both of them out this spring.
 

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We picked up our full-westy conversion of our new 2017 Metris cargo in late October 2019.
We searched various vendors and builders, visited a few closer to us in California, but chose Peacevans because they do the fit and finish right. Period. Like many, our history is littered with VW love stories and nightmares, and we missed our ‘85 westy. This Metris camper is a wonderful and reliable replacement, and the fact that MB has taken notice of the Peacevans product and ordered units for their showrooms confirms the quality. Yeah, they cost a bit more than the other guys, but they’re safe, comfortable and built to wear well over time. Worth the investment.
Check out our IG feed @go_fargo_together and DM me if you want more pics etc.
Did you visit Keystone Coach Works in Eugene Oregon? I'm trying to determine if their work is as good as Peace Vans. They appear to be very similar in what they do and materials used. Thanks.
 

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Did you visit Keystone Coach Works in Eugene Oregon? I'm trying to determine if their work is as good as Peace Vans. They appear to be very similar in what they do and materials used. Thanks.
We did not. To be honest, the plastic laminate cabinets on their website model turned us off.
 

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We did not. To be honest, the plastic laminate cabinets on their website model turned us off.
Thanks for your response. They are not plastic laminate cabinets at Keystone, they are solid Corian. But I do prefer the wooden look of the Peace Vans cabinets. Are they solid or laminate cabinets at Pease Vans? Since they offer solid color cabinets as well, I assume they are laminate. I suppose the only way to truly judge both is to visit both facilities. I like the idea of the OEM trim that Peace Vans offers. But that shows as both a standard feature and as an option on their website. I haven't received a response yet as to which is correct. An extra $4500 is a big difference. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks for your response. They are not plastic laminate cabinets at Keystone, they are solid Corian. But I do prefer the wooden look of the Peace Vans cabinets. Are they solid or laminate cabinets at Pease Vans? Since they offer solid color cabinets as well, I assume they are laminate. I suppose the only way to truly judge both is to visit both facilities. I like the idea of the OEM trim that Peace Vans offers. But that shows as both a standard feature and as an option on their website. I haven't received a response yet as to which is correct. An extra $4500 is a big difference. Thanks again.
I think you should call peace vans and talk to Harley. He can answer your questions. As a contractor I know Corian is tough but also heavy. PV uses Reimo cabinets and passenger seat/bed and the quality is very good.
 
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