For those who would rather camp off the grid…
Combining city vehicle and country camping, these camper vans are really adaptable. I guess all vans are adaptable, depending on what you put in them. The option many people look at is price, which is based a lot on how new of a camper van they buy, as well as features — do you want to go full-on camper or just some couches that fold into beds and maybe a cookstove?
This particular one is an offroad 4X4 new-style Sprinter van. There’s a whole scene of people who live in and customize Sprinters, which have been found to be one of the better designs for off-grid, travel, or camp-style living.
From the manufacturer: “Our latest 4×4 Outside Van creation compels you to do more, by allowing full access to conversion treats. Whether it be an extended overland adventure or a day trip to your favorite trail head; This stunning Graphic Grey Metallic 4×4 170 Mercedes Benz Sprinter will allow no compromise. Highlighted features include – Webasto heating and water system, Stage 3 Magnum battery power, duel micro galleys w/drop down sink and induction stove top, OSV stainless shower enclosure, OSV 3 panel bed, custom leather rollover bench, Isotherm refrigerator, Solar charger, paint match awning, OSV rear step bumper, retractable running boards (driver and passenger sides) and high-output LED driving lights.”
For options as far as cost and features, Outside Van offers vans with what it calls “core,” “configurable,” and “custom” conversions, none of which come cheap. A core van conversion generally takes 4-7 weeks to build, costing buyers between $48,000 to $53,000, which doesn’t even include the original price of the van. The more deluxe versions with heat and power, which takes months for them to complete, puts the price at around 80-135K total.