Many dream of traveling in their own van. Traveling in a van means freedom and flexibility. To always have everything you need. Just park your van at the most beautiful spot. Wake up in the morning at the place of your dreams. Open the doors, look at the ocean and watch the sunrise directly from your bed. In short, the opportunity to have the most incredible experiences in a mobile home. However, to ensure that the owner feels at home on the road, his personal requirements must be met. And these can be quite different depending on his needs.
Whether you are a professional photographer who needs a lot of space and electricity for his equipment, a sportsman who needs room for surfboards or mountain bikes, or you just want to make a home away from home – transforming a van according to your own needs, gives you the possibility to turn your van into an all-round talent. How conversions are designed depends entirely on the owner: Whether you are a DIY enthusiast, or if you would rather hire a conversion professional – the main thing is that the result is individual, and that no wishes remain unfulfilled.
Numerous conversions show that once started, they usually end in careful detail work: whether self-sewn curtains, rustic wooden paneling, the creative use of different materials for interior design or functionality by using special features, such as a rail for a motor cross bike. These are the things that are perfectly tailored to your needs. Planning takes a lot of time. According to Kyle Toth, a passionate wood craftsman, who turned a Sprinter into a real piece of art, the greatest challenge from a craftsman’s point of view is the balancing act between functionality and space saving. Every gap must be made useable. But the effort is always worth it, as our MYVAN stories show. And it is clear: no matter how many camper vans you encounter on the road – a converted Mercedes-Benz van is and remains an individual.
1. Number of seats
2. Number of beds
Good insulation keeps the van warm in winter and cool in summer. This saves a lot of energy.
4. Storage space
6. Power requirements
7. Water requirements
Consider fresh water and waste water tanks or canisters, pumps and hoses, water faucets or a shut-off connection.