Sprinter Adventure Van Build – Kitchen

Built from a couple sheets of 1/2″ plywood, with some 1″x2″ firring strips as trim, our adventure van kitchen is highly functional if not the most pretty piece of furniture ever created. It features three main storage bays and counter top with sink extension. Highlights include the rolling storage compartment for our cooler / refrigerator, an electric pump for freshwater, and easy to manage contained gravity drain system.

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Vertical Ski (or snowboard) Carrying Hitch Rack

In short, the best ski/snowboard carrying solution I have come up with for a tall vehicle is to carry them vertically on a hitch rack. Simply attach clam shell style ski racks (roof racks) to the vertical post of a typical bike hitch rack using some steel angle iron and flat plate. Fasten everything together tightly with stainless steel bolts and lock-nuts.

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Sprinter Adventure Van Build – Bed Platform

We went very simple for our bed platform . That isn’t to say it isn’t highly comfortable and functional, but, like the rest of the van our focus was on utility rather than aesthetics. Keeping up with the “D” for Dynamic in DAPHNE we made sure that everything can still be removed from the van and go full ‘cargo mode’ in just a matter of minutes. The bed platform is simply 2×10 boards bolted with rivnuts (actually plusnuts) to the side of the van just below the rear windows spaces (where the rear windows would be if we had rear windows). We set the height of the bed platform to allow us to still be able to store bikes underneath the bed (on fork mounts, with the front wheel off). To bridge between the 2×10 “side rails” we built four 24″ x 72″ panels out of 1/2 plywood and 2×4’s. The panels are fairly lightweight and easy enough to install and remove. On top of the bed panels we went with very comfortable 6″ memory foam mattress. That’s pretty much

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