This Sprinter VS30 is another project that we upfitted with some great gear. We installed the Rugged Design Concepts Ladder on this build due to it’s low weight, corrosion-resistant aluminum construction, and good looks. The ladder comes out from the body to leave room for flares and aftermarket windows. It is traditionally bolted to a roof rack but can also be mounted into factory roof rails. The bottom bracket bolts through the pinch weld under the van. We’ve used it with Aluminess and Rugged Side Steps although, with a big enough hammer 🔨 and screwdriver 🪛, it should be compatible with just about any step/nerf bar out there.
Next we installed the Rugged Design’s Curved Light Bar Rack. Designed to compliment the Sprinter’s aerodynamic shape — it’s very low when compared to other tubalur safari style racks for Sprinter Vans.
It features a signature laser-cut design deck plate that can be used for mounting locations such as solar panels, tie-downs, roof top boxes, MaxTrax, roof top tents and so much more. Each deck plate also includes L-track cut outs down each side of the rack for quick release mount points to suit your needs.
To achieve optimal design aesthetics, we recommend using a 54″ light bar. This will fill the entire length of the light bar opening, creating an “enclosed” look.
Adventure vehicles can be tricky to get in and out of, especially if they are 4×4 and have a lift. The Rugged Design Concept Aluminum Side Steps make it easy to get in and out of your van and have some nice tread so you don’t take a spill. They are designed to retain ground clearance, but also provide an easy footing for your van.
With the off-road look and quality, there is not much to say about this one “it’s just a step” but dang it looks good!