This is the van that cheese built. Actually, Reparadise built it, but cheese paid for it. According to Pat Ford, the founder of Beehive Cheese:“We were doing some retirement planning and my wife said‘I want a Sprinter Van’ and I said‘what’s a Sprinter Van? And she’s like‘dude, really?’ And so here we are — we’re gonna get our Sprinter Van today.”
So, Pat knows a lot more about cheese than he knows about Sprinters. Fortunately for the Fords, they left it up to the team at Reparadise to design and build their home-away-from home. Here’s how we did it.
To maximize space, we installed the SAGA Black Fox Crevasse bed and cabinet system. It hides the electronics system, while leaving the floor under the bed open for gear storage. We also installed a lightweight, marine-grade SAGA Wall Kit, a SAGA Penguin aluminum AC Shroud, and a SAGA Futon with integrated storage. Bathroom duties are handled by the SAGA Poop Deck combination seat, step, and toilet and the SAGA shower, which is designed to take up exactly zero cubic feet of interior space when not in use.
Builds like these are easy for the Reparadise team — especially when you compare them with the vintage camper restorations that we built our business on. We start with a clean, new Sprinter shell and use components that are designed and built exclusively for Sprinter vans. It’s all plug and play for the pros behind the parts.
The Cheese Van is kitted out with a full 48-volt system. The entire system — two CAN-bus lithium 48-volt batteries, two Victron Orion converters, aVictron MPPT Solar Controller, and a WakeSpeed WS500 regulator fed by XXX volts of solar and a 48 Nations 5000W charge power alternator, fits in a cabinet that doubles as a support for the convertible bed system. It takes up barely any of the van’s valuable storage space.
You don’t need to be a cheese czar to appreciate the quick-and-easy SAGA interior install. SAGA components are all about simple usability, innovative design, and super-high-quality construction. Do you have a Sprinter that you’re thinking about building out to get off the grid? Take a look atSAGA and give us a call.