This post may contain affiliate links or mention our own products, please check out our disclosure policy.

Watch This Sprinter Van Conversion Video Tour

sprinter van conversion

Watch This Sprinter Van Conversion Video Tour

Sprinter van conversions make a great choice for solo RVers or couples who want something smaller and easier to drive than a Class A motorhome, but don’t want to tow a trailer. Thanks to their small size, vans can also fit in more campsites than a big 40-foot coach, and they can be equipped to go off-the-grid away from the crowded campgrounds as well.

If you’d love to convert a van but you’re not very handy, there are several companies you can work with to build out your dream vehicle. Freedom Vans is a van conversion company based out of Bellingham, Washington that specializes in turning Mercedes Sprinter vans and Ford Transits into comfortable off-grid living spaces.

sprinter van conversion
Their “Joseph” sprinter van conversion. All photos courtesy of Freedom Vans

Freedom Vans – Joseph van conversion

Freedom Vans has completed several van conversions for clients with a wide variety of needs. As showcased in their online portfolio, they have built out vans for full-time RV living, weekend warriors, traveling families, and even bike enthusiasts.

Sign up for the newsletter today!

Please enter a valid email address.

An error occurred. Please try again later.

× logo

Thank you for subscribing to the Do It Yourself RV newsletter, keep your eye on your inbox for updates.

“Freedom Vans was founded on the f r e e d o m of the off grid lifestyle; and we are here to enable this lifestyle for our clients,” They share on their website. “We wish to give people the foundation for their adventures; an off grid home (permanent or secondary) that will allow you to comfortably relax after a day of skiing, a big bike ride, a challenging climb, or a stroll down the beach. A place to enjoy a snack or a nap in between.”

One of their most recent projects is the Joseph van, a 2019 Mercedes Sprinter 170″ extended. This lifted sprinter van conversion was fully equipped for boondocking trips with its own wet bath and solar power system.

The renovated interior

The sprinter van was beautifully renovated with painted shiplap walls and laminate plank flooring provided by their client. They also added wooden overhead cabinetry and shelves for ample storage space.

In the back of the van, they installed a king-size memory foam mattress on top of a removable 3-piece bed platform. Underneath, a small garage houses the water and power systems, an air compressor, and an outdoor shower. The van also got upgraded with a custom roof rack and a mounted Fiamma F80S awning.

The kitchen

Cooking in the van is made easy with the sink/stove combo, microwave, and Vitrifrigo fridge. The van was outfitted with a 48″ wide kitchen galley with shelves, as well as a walnut butcher block countertop and flip-up counter extension for more space.

Across from the galley, the dinette features a fold-up table and bench seats with cushions. For entertainment, they also installed a headliner cabinet with a dropdown 40″ TV, a sound system with 4 marine speakers and amplifier, and a WeBoost LTE cell booster.

A cozy place to dine or just relax

The wet bath

Like many small RV bathrooms, the van has a compact yet fully functional wet bath. It includes a composting toilet as well as an interior shower.

The sprinter van conversation has a small wet bath

Off-grid features

The van was fully equipped with everything needed for off-grid living. The water system includes a 40-gallon fresh water tank, 23-gallon gray tank, and 4-gallon electric water heater.

They also set it up with an extensive solar power system, including 400 watts of solar power, a 400 amp-hour lithium battery bank, and a 2000-watt inverter. The van can be plugged into shore power when available as well. The system powers the van’s interior lights, the AC unit, and Maxxair fan.

Watch the video tour

Freedom Vans shares the full tour of the Joseph van in their video below:

Find more sprinter van conversions

You can learn more about Freedom Vans and their conversions on their website, If you like this sprinter van conversion, check out this Converted 4×4 Van and join the discussion on Class B Forums.

Support Do It Yourself RV

Do It Yourself RV is run by RVers who share the most up-to-date and valuable content on camping and RVing every week. We couldn’t do it without the support of our readers just like you.

You can help support the efforts of Do It Yourself RV by becoming an RV LIFE Pro subscriber, which gives you access to:

  • RV LIFE App, an RV Safe GPS™ with voice- and lane guidance, even offline.
  • RV LIFE Trip Wizard, a visual RV trip planner with custom RV-safe routes and a comprehensive directory of RV parks, resorts, and campgrounds.
  • RV LIFE Maintenance, a cloud-based service that tracks your RV maintenance and provides reminders, reports, and related documentation.
  • RV LIFE Masterclass, an online educational platform where RV experts share tips and advice on everything you need to know about RVing.

If you value our site and want to see us continue to grow, please consider supporting us by becoming an RV LIFE Pro subscriber today.