What do you need on your next excursion?
A vehicle that can go almost anywhere, be comfortable, adaptable and almost self sustaining for long periods of time? You could choose an all terrain vehicle, like a Land Rover or a Toyota, but they lack one important thing... space. If you don't want to sleep in a tent or cramped up in the back, it's time to step it up a bit.
The Sprinter van has a history of wild conversions: from luxury limos to mobile command centers but nothing quite compares to this.
Mod-cons are an understatement. This van has a Full Stainless Enclosured Shower, hot and cold water, a kitchen with refrigerator and a Diesel Heat Pack, which is "a complete Hydronic system is a furnace that pumps hot coolant to a blower fan and a heat exchanger, giving you both cabin heat and on-demand hot water." Fancy! - and claims to be - "the most efficient way to heat your van" and "extremely fuel efficient, draws very little electricity, and put out an impressive amount of heat. Fuel is drawn from your vehicle tank providing potential for days of heat without worrying about running dry."
Then there's the storage. You can fit almost everything you need in the van with you, with some pretty inventive ways of using space.
Revel in the space of a pretty huge bed for this type of vehicle, and fold-away Sofa options, you'll have the envy of all the VW lovers out there - although they'll never admit it.
It used to be - on an extended trip away, exploring and camping, you'd need nothing more than a good book or a board game to keep you occupied - How times have changed. Now there's a hundred and one things to charge or plug in - Just look at the departures lounge of any airport and you'll see the brawl to control the nearest power outlet, in order to charge up valuable cat video time. So how does the 'Awesome-Awe' handle this little issue?
Solar panels of course - "Available in 80 watt and 100 watt models, each panel can produce about 5 amps of 12V DC power. Solar is a green, efficient, and low maintenance upgrade to any power system." - "Panels are mounted to a custom powder-coated aluminum frame, which is also ideal for mounting a high-end LED light bar." - and with all your outlets and USB connectors live it'll also along with the engine, power that nifty 12V aftermarket roof-top air conditioning unit.
There's little more you could ask for really, and the ingenious people at Outside Van are as excited about making your custom van as you will be exploring in it, speaking to one of them is to understand their passion...
"Our favorite builds are ones that allow multiple configurations for getting the most out of your conversion and ones that can keep you off the grid for extended periods.. Keep it simple and you will get the most out of your van. We love toys and getting all the toys in your van safe and secure is one of the best feelings you can have, while on the road to adventure! "
There are too many options to list but for more information and to see more examples of custom vans, go to www.outsidevan.com