Great Sprinter RVs/ Sprinter Camper Vans
Fantastic Sprinter RV and Sprinter camper van designs, from DIY designs to high-end Sprinter-based motorhomes. See more on my Sprinter RV blog (http://www.sprinter-rv.com).
Here's a diagram of the RV solar system I designed for my DIY Sprinter camper van. Check out my RV Solar Systems page for more details on this 320-watt system with 400 amp-hours of storage, which I put together for about US$2200. Clean, quiet solar power for boondockers!
Beth & Forrest Bault built their DIY Sprinter camper from a 2006 Sprinter 140" cargo van. Like several other budget DIY camper vans in my DIY Sprinter Gallery (www.sprinter-rv.c...), it's proof that you can build a clean and functional camper van for a fraction of the price a converter will charge you.
Beautiful shot of Tom Tasso's 2006 (T1N) Sprinter 4x4 conversion. This van was a prototype project done by Portland's Sprinter Store in conjunction with the South African company Sportsvans. Mercedes decided they would eventually import their own factory 4x4 Sprinters into the US, so dropped their support. However, the Sprinter Store (www.sprinterstore...) has now engineered their own NCV3 Sprinter 4x4 conversion.
This used 2006 Sprinter RV, a Winnebago View, is a great example of how buying a used Sprinter motorhome can save you a lot of money. In my Sprinter RV blog post "How to Buy a Used Sprinter RV" (linked from the picture), I give examples of some Sprinter-specific things to look out for when evaluating a used Sprinter RV conversion.
The Whitefeather 4x4 Conversions shop in Red Bluff, CA. Yes, it's a travesty that a factory 4x4 Sprinter isn't available in North America, but Whitefeather and the Sprinter Store do offer aftermarket Sprinter 4x4 conversions.
Sunshine Motorhomes (Australia) makes custom Sprinter camper conversions complete with a coach-style motorhome door (also available from DIY RV, www.diyrvshop.com) - love to have that option for Sprinter custom conversions in North America.
Not too hard to find Sprinter campers down under. Alpha Campervans in New Zealand rents a Mercedes Sprinter-based camper that has swivelling front seats, shower and toilet, refrigerator with freezer, microwave, kitchen facilities and a filtered water system.
Biodiesel Sprinters? Peace Coffee runs two: "The 2004 Sprinter with the inline 5 has used biodiesel its whole life, but our 2008 Sprinter with V6 is on a strict B5 maximum diet...The reason we use biodiesel is that at this point it provides the best option for reducing our impact on the environment. Someday we may have electric vehicles, but this is the best we can do with what we have."