Van at Stonehenge

From Crew van to Adventure van

Goal: A self-contained way to travel to mountain biking destinations.

Method: Buy a Mercedes Sprinter van, add power, heat, water, sleeping, living, and storage areas.

Outcome: The Escape Pod! Not your grandparents’ RV, not a boring old truck. The right mix of comfort and accessibility.

  • Van: 2015 4×4 170″ wheelbase Sprinter Crew van
  • Electrical: 700Ah 12v Lithium battery, Victron 120v AC inverter and monitor, Blue Sea switch and fuse components
  • Solar: 785W of Grape Solar panels, Victron solar converter
  • Lighting: 12v dimmable LED lights
  • Heating: Eberspacher Airtronic D2 diesel powered hot air heater
  • Interior: Interweave covered wall panels, bamboo cabinets
  • Plumbing: Hot and cold shower and sink
  • Storage: Space for 4 bikes and camping gear
  • Bed: Removable platform bed above bike storage area

See some photos here.