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This year, more than ever, I've seen a lot of my friends get a 'sprinter' van and convert it. Some live in it and seize the day. Others get away as often as they can.

Many of them do the work themselves.

Can you share photos, builds and ideas? Wish list? Lessons learned? Let's build a knowledge base here of how to get it done.

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I prefer to keep mine mostly empty. If I need to sleep, I'll take a folding cot or use a yoga matt.

I've considered buying some tent fabric or something that would allow me to keep doors/windows open and mosquitos out, but that's about it as far as modifications.

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I prefer to keep mine mostly empty. If I need to sleep, I'll take a folding cot or use a yoga matt.

I've considered buying some tent fabric or something that would allow me to keep doors/windows open and mosquitos out, but that's about it as far as modifications.

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What is your bike rack setup? And which van?
 

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Work in progress

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Not long after I brought it home. Doing a buildout for a family of four plus our dog. I did some of the work and it is now at Van Specialties getting the rest of the work done.

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Just bought this, this weekend. So far so good, I'm looking into roof mounted awnings and a cargo box up there. Plans plans plans.
No idea about the sideways pics.:madman:

Edit: Thanks for the pic fix fc!
 

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This year, more than ever, I've seen a lot of my friends get a 'sprinter' van and convert it. Some live in it and seize the day. Others get away as often as they can.

Many of them do the work themselves.

Can you share photos, builds and ideas? Wish list? Lessons learned? Let's build a knowledge base here of how to get it done.

fc
Great topic. Much better than 'are plus bikes for beginners'.
 

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What is your bike rack setup? And which van?
I just use a feedback rack and 2 bungee cords. Very simple and works well for 1 bike on each side.

A friend of mine has a pipeline rack. It's a far better setup, but it does take up more room.

I have a 130" wheelbase low roof ford transit. My friends below is a 148" medium roof ford transit.

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Less is more!

Mine's more of a tiny van life,camping trip kinda thing BUT it fits in the garage and averages close to 30 mpg! Nissan NV200

--- Ken Bennett

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I've been researching for years and I'm going to pull the trigger this Fall. Mid height Ford Transit passenger van with typical elevated bed with bikes below. Insulated, wood ceiling and walls. Ceiling fan, solar, 12v fridge. Metal cabinets similar to this one I saw a couple of years ago.

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Not a Sprinter

Not a DIY, and may be old school nowadays. This is my 2001 Ford Econoline E-250, with camper conversion by GTRV. Sleeps 4, hauls 4 bikes. Equipped with stove, fridge & sink. It's my adventuremobile.
 

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My 50 dolla 1996 Grand Voyager, works quite well after staying in it more nights than i can count. The brilliant part is how i can use the seatbelts to secure the bikes :).



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What a great thread. I love seeing these conversions and the creativity that goes into them. I'd love to get one myself some day.
 
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