Sprinter Sportsmobile 4×4 Van

[vc_row fullwidth=”true” attached=”true”][vc_column][mk_page_title_box page_subtitle=”Sprinter Sportsmobile 4×4 Van” section_height=”427″ bg_image=”https://reparadise.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ext1-1.jpg” bg_image_portrait=”https://reparadise.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ext4_portrait.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_stretch=”true” overlay=”rgba(232,232,232,0.22)” bg_effects=”parallax” title_letter_spacing=”1″ font_color=”#1bbc9b” font_weight=”900″ underline=”false” sub_font_size=”20″ sub_font_color=”#ffffff”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574277317920{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]In a shop littered with polished aluminum Airstreams and their competitors, some 6 or 7 decades old, it’s nice to see something modern roll through the door once in a while. While the ancient restorations really get our blood pumping, modern vans make our job easy. This Sprinter arrived at Reparadise ready for transformation — with its Sportsmobile conversion complete and its interior gutted from the front seats back. All it needed was a lot of imagination and a custom interior build.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574277637656{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Preliminary Build

The build began with insulation and sound deadening. Before getting started on the insulation, we added sound-deadening material to the factory walls. We use 3M™ Thinsulate™ synthetic insulation whenever possible, because it regulates temperature, cuts down on noise from outside, and helps control condensation. The team then finished the preliminary phase by adding the sub-floor. We chose rubber penny flooring for its weatherproof durability, subtle cushioning, and clean look.

  • Sound deadening material
  • 3M™ Thinsulate synthetic insulation
  • Rubber penny flooring

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Interior

With the basic structure in place, the team began on the interior. We chose maple paneling because it provides a durable wall covering with a warm, natural look. We milled the tabletop in the shop from Black Walnut and finished with clean, modern furnishings and drawers with minimalist cutout pulls. Finally, we installed a hydraulic piston to assist in raising and lowering the tabletop.

  • Maple wall paneling
  • High-end cabinetry
  • Black Walnut tabletop + hydraulic piston

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House Appliances

We chose a few of our go-to standards for the house appliances. These are our favorites because of their reliability, styling and space-efficiency. For the kitchen, we chose an Isotherm Cruise 130 refrigerator and a Dometic sink / stove combo. The sink uses 3 removable, 5-gallon jugs to make refills easy. The interior is kept comfortable during the winter months with an Eberspächer Airtronic D2 diesel heater.

Appliances

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House Electricity

What modern home-on-wheels would be complete without a solar array? The team installed 2 170-watt Zamp panels on the roof, which are enough to run all the house electronics on a sunny day. They feed a pair of LION Safari Lithium-Ion house batteries through an MPPT charger. Then, we installed a Renology 200-watt inverter / charger to charge the batteries and power the outlets when the coach isn’t plugged into shore power. Finally, we installed a Redarc DC-DC 1240D smart charger to charge the house lithium-ions from the engine. It also isolates the battery banks to prevent interior accessory use from draining the starter battery.

House Power

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image_slideshow images=”12670,12671,12672″ image_width=”1024″ image_height=”576″ margin_top=”20″ margin_bottom=”20″ effect=”slide” animation_speed=”1038″][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1574277705622{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]While we love tearing an old camper down to its bare skin and rebuilding it with modern technology, there’s something appealing about the clean simplicity of a modern build. And while the old Airstreams are more aesthetically appealing, it’s tough argue with the reliability and capability of a 4×4 Sprinter pop-top. Are you ready to take your camper van to the next level and get way off the beaten path? Contact Reparadise today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section bg_image=”https://campereparadise.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/4x4mercedes-header-1.jpg” bg_image_portrait=”https://campereparadise.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/bz4x4mercedes-1.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” enable_3d=”true” min_height=”817″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_button dimension=”savvy” corner_style=”rounded” size=”large” url=”https://reparadise.co/about/” target=”_blank” align=”center” button_custom_width=”” margin_top=”290″ animation=”fade-in” outline_skin=”custom” outline_active_color=”#1e73be” outline_hover_color=”#ffffff”]Meet the team[/mk_button][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_button dimension=”savvy” corner_style=”rounded” size=”large” url=”https://campereparadise.com/adventure-campers/” align=”center” button_custom_width=”290″ margin_top=”290″ animation=”fade-in” outline_skin=”custom” outline_active_color=”#1e73be” outline_hover_color=”#ffffff”]MORE ADVENTURE BUILDS[/mk_button][/vc_column][/mk_page_section]