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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Sprinter Adventure Van Build – Alarm System

We installed the Directed 3901T CANBUS OEM Upgrade Automotive Security System into our 2016 Sprinter 4×4. Overall installation was fairly straightforward in the van. Finding the right connectors for the CAN bus connection was difficult (read: never found ’em – created a ‘custom’ solution instead) and doing the initial programming of the 3901T unit was also a little more trouble than I expected (missing a cable) using the xkloader. But overall things came together nicely.

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