What we have here is a 2021 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 144" wheelbase converted by the US-based Vanture Customs. We get to see a complete walkthrough of the vehicle presented by the company's representative, Roman. First, let me tell you more about the van's exterior.
This rig's customer wasn't satisfied with the base 4x4 spec of the Sprinter, so they added a Van Compass 6.3 system, adding 2 inches (5 centimeters) of lift. The van rides on 33-inch Black Rhino wheels with all-terrain tires.
If you look around the van, you'll also notice a spare wheel on the back mounted on a dedicated rack, complete with a ladder. There's also a roof rack with solar panels, six LED lights around the exterior, and a Fiamma awning. What's more, an air compressor is mounted under the hood, with outlets both at the rear and the front.
Step inside, and you'll discover a homey interior with a warm, wooden aesthetic complemented by white cabinetry. The van is insulated with a combo of spray foam and Thinsulate, and the walls and ceiling are made from lightweight pine wood. Another detail that helps enhance the interior's look is the LED lighting, with strips both on the top and just above the floor.
The front area features black driver and passenger swivel seats - once you turn them around, the space will feel more open. There's also an extra, detachable seat from a Ford Transit located behind the driver. The passenger seat turns around toward the kitchen countertop, and a folding table can be flipped up to work or eat on. The driver, as well as the guests sitting on the extra seat, can use a swivel table. Regarding storage, you'll discover a spacious overhead aluminum shelf and an overhead cabinet on the driver's side.
Behind the extra seats, there's a floor-to-ceiling closet that integrates some storage spaces such as shelves and cabinets, a microwave, and a tiny Dometic fridge, which will fit a couple of days' worth of food at most.
Next up, we have the bedroom/garage area. The bed is made up of three large cushions, and it's entirely removable, as per the customer's request. There's a window on each side of the bedroom walls, and you'll also notice three overhead cabinets. In one of them, the builders integrated the control panel for the van's utilities.
To be more specific, this 4x4 Sprinter is equipped with a diesel heater, water pump, a 2.5-gallon (9-liter) Bosch water heater, batteries with 600 Ah total capacity, and a 3000 W inverter connected to 350 W solar panels on the roof. Regarding entertainment, the van was fitted with an upgraded sound system with speakers housed in the rear doors.
Before we take a closer look at the garage, you might be wondering, "Wait a second, where's the bathroom?" Well, you'll find a dry flush toilet neatly hidden under a cushion between the bed and the closet. Unfortunately, there was no space left to fit an entire wet bathroom. However, the builders ensured the customer could take an outdoor shower in the van's rear.
All in all, Vanture Customs did a great job with this conversion and managed to maximize the available space, especially considering this van is the shorter wheelbase version. The company also fulfilled the customer's requests to use the space as a bike workshop while giving the interior a clean and elegant design.