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Wheelchair Accessible Mercedes Sprinter Van Conversion. No Frills, 100% Practical.

Simon and Gemma run Creation Campers, a UK-based company that designs custom camper vans.

When a customer came to them and asked for a wheelchair-accessible conversion, Simon and Gemma set to work.

They designed and built a practical motorhome centered around the wheelchair.

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All of the cabinets and storage cubbies were designed with the wheelchair in mind, and all can be opened with the wheelchair inside the van.

Even the bench seats were made a bit higher than normal to make standing from a sitting position easier for the customer.

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A folding door separates the front cab area from the rear to provide privacy while using the onboard lavatory.

It’s got a diesel-powered heater for cold nights, a ktichen with a Smev sink, and a two burner cooktop.

Also included:

  • 12V electrical system
  • LED lighting
  • house battery
  • waste and potable water tanks

Take the quick photo tour below.

The conversion is based on a standard Mercedes Sprinter van.

Mercedes conversion for wheel chair access

The sofa folds down to make a double-bed.

Sleep area in a Mercedes wheel chair-accessible conversion

And folds up neatly out of the way.

Inside shelving

Fold down sofa

The tracks on the floor keep the wheelchair from moving while the van is in motion.

Looking into the Sprinter from the rear doors

All the doors and cubbies can be opened with the wheelchair inside the van.

Wheel chair in storage position

A privacy curtain will section off the cab area from the living space.

Another view from the rear with the bed folded down

There’s a wheelchair lift on the rear of the van.

The Sprinter has a rear loading dock

Once inside the van, the wheelchair can freely move all the way to the cab area.

The lift can be operated by a single person

There’s lots of elbow room to make the transition from the wheel chair to the driver’s seat easier.

Plenty of room for the wheel chair

Sleek, private, and super-useful.

Sleek and private

While Creation Campers focuses on the UK market, there’s a few design features that you could borrow for your own build.

Maybe you want to modify the height of your seating area, switch the hinges on a few doors, or take out a few overhead cabinets for increased elbow-room.

Source: Creation Campers




2 thoughts on “Wheelchair Accessible Mercedes Sprinter Van Conversion. No Frills, 100% Practical.”

  1. I am in a wheelchair & besides the lift in the back of the Van, Nothing is wheelchair accessible NOTHING.. Wheelchairs don’t have cupboard doors in front of them, we need access without doors, carpets or high cupboard s. How do you expect that person to sit at the table??? Back to the drawing board!

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