What else could you want in a van! This custom built 4×4 Sprinter has it all! Awning, AC, bike slide, outdoor shower, cassette toilet, heater…microwave!
Brand new 144” Mercedes Sprinter 4×4! Rear backup camera and sensors, cruise control, power windows, mirrors and doors, bluetooth, keyless entry.
400 watts of solar panels, Battle Born 200ah Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, Victron 12/3000 Inverter/Charger, Victron Smart MPPT 100/15, Full Victron Battery monitoring, management and protection system, Renogy 60amp DC/DC Charger/Isolator, WFCO Distribution Panel. You can charge this van via the solar panels while in sunlight, via the alternator while driving, or via the shore power outlet when parked at a campground or friend’s house.
The plumbing system starts with an energy efficient Isotemp Slim 4 gallon water heater that taps into your engine coolant system to heat water. This allows you to conserve your energy for other uses. This van has a 20gal freshwater tank, 8 gallon greywater tank, ultra quiet Shurflo Revolution water pump, Ruvati sink and Vigo faucet that doubles as a bike wash/shower, there is a second heater shower in the rear of the van. 2.6 Dometic Cassette Toilet in closet.
Josh prefers an insulation system that involves sound deadener, thinsulate, an air gap, Low-E reflective layer, another air gap and then the wall. It is a lot of extra labor to do the insulation and wall paneling this way, but he thinks that insulation and temperature control is the most important part of the build. The van also includes a Maxxfan Deluxe 7500k w/ remote and a Diesel Heater that is fueled by the van’s existing fuel tank.
Josh’s vans are built with furring strips that are fastened to the van frame with rivnuts (not self tapping screws). This is a more labor intensive and costly method, but he builds his vans to the highest standards. High end laminate cabinets, two heavy duty drawers in the garage (250lb capacity), reclaimed wood plank wall paneling, heavy duty vinyl wood planks, high end locking SouthCo latches throughout.
The van features a 3 point seat belt jumpseat that is bolted into the van chassis. This allows you to have a dedicated workspace and use the driver’s seat to swivel and face the rear for a 2 person dinette. The van also has a Vitrifrigo Slimtower 150. This is a top-of-the line refrigerator that is new to the market. In the garage, you have a LED light, heavy duty bike slide and outdoor shower.
Josh used lightweight Italian plywood and realistic laminate surfaces to create a beautiful but durable environment. He likes to use sleek lines, a premium LED lighting package and slim cabinetry to create a warm open feeling inside the van. Quartz countertops are both extremely durable and good looking. No expense was spared and no shortcuts were taken when building this van.
If you have any specific questions about this build just ask Josh