OSV 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter Van Conversion | Outside Van

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OSV 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter Van Conversion | Outside Van
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  • We're in Portland Oregon we came down to check out Outside Van and we're gonna go
  • through one of their custom builds. Okay no we have not gotten a new van but I
  • somehow magically got into a new t-shirt that said we're in Portland Oregon we
  • came down to check out outside van I wanted to come down because they make
  • some really cool 4x4 conversions that I've seen online but I wanted to see one
  • in person this is a Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 on the 170 chassis they do a lot of
  • custom work let's go inside and see what this is all about
  • it felt great driving very well-put-together nice stout engine this
  • has the 6-cylinder turbo and got a lot of nice pickup but I liked being up a
  • bit higher because a four-wheel drive actually lifts the van and it's nice to
  • be up high and have a better view of the road without side van you can start with
  • a basic shell and insulation wallcoverings floors and just go up from
  • there this customer decided to go with a kitchenette up front there is a nice
  • isotherm frigerator a little bit of storage underneath the sink here does
  • have a Dometic sink there is an outlet here on the side and three nice sized
  • drawers and these are actually bamboo drawers alabaster diesel stove as well
  • as Webasto diesel heater the cool thing about these is they're very
  • efficient and they draw from the same fuel tank as the chassis
  • there is a straw that goes into the fuel tank to feed these things but it won't
  • let you go below a quarter of the tank so this won't empty your diesel tank and
  • leave you a quarter tank to get out to the next gas station the control panel
  • is up here this particular van has two AGM batteries
  • the 2000 watt Magnum pure sine inverter that control panel is up here there is a
  • light switch as well as an LED dimmer switch that's pretty cool
  • then webatsto diesel heater control panel is here and then there is zamp
  • solar on the roof that control panel is on this side there's a lot of storage up
  • above the kitchenette and I have to say one of the things I've noticed with
  • outside van this stuff is built to be very secure these are some of the most
  • solid cabinets I've seen they're made out of marine grade wood and these are
  • meant to take a beating when you're off-road and everything is moving around
  • those are solid they also have soft clothes locks the other thing I was
  • really impressed with when we were going through the factory is how much time and
  • effort they put into just covering the walls so there are a few different types
  • of insulation you can get again they're using that marine-grade plywood along
  • the side sound deadening material as well as up above it is very quiet in
  • here we've had a few instances as we've been filming where a helicopter has gone
  • over and you can barely hear it come through this customer opted to get 2 max
  • air fans one in the front one in the back they do have an option for a 12
  • volt AC system that will run off of your battery so you don't have to worry about
  • having a big inverter to feed your AC the 12 volt is very efficient
  • another interesting feature with outside van that I haven't seen elsewhere are
  • the shades they use on the windows these all are buttoned up and then they simply
  • fold down and they're class at the bottom all the way around when you're
  • done unclasp it fold it back up
  • and if these are really getting in your way just take them off completely I
  • really like the open floor plan of this van there's no bathroom they do have
  • options for showers porta-potties but this is just open very simple there is
  • the platform bed this I find very interesting because there are two rails
  • on either side you can take each one of the three sections out of the van or
  • just stow them away or put them all in together and you have a giant bed
  • each one of these platforms is rated to hold up to 500 pounds above it there is
  • the exoskeleton shelving unit this is also really stout it does have a way to
  • remove it so you can pull the whole thing out very modular design but this
  • is awesome you put some heavy stuff in here and you'd be fine
  • in this particular van they have the max tracks rail system on both sides of the
  • van as well as the floor in the rear these can be used for all sorts of
  • different modular type mounting systems this customer has gone with a couple
  • different bike holders
  • but you can do all sorts of things even string a hammock between both sides of
  • the van I think that would be awesome be out in a national park have the door
  • open gorgeous view breeze coming in sitting back in your hammock reading a
  • book that's what I call a nice day in the back there is an outdoor shower
  • since there's no shower inside you can open both backdoors
  • have a little magnet curtain going down take your shower back there for anyone
  • who likes to camp out in a cold they do have the freshwater tank inside with a
  • neat little feature they've cut a slit along the box so you can see the
  • freshwater tank and see what the level is at inside without having a meter one
  • less thing to go wrong there are LED lights along the ceiling
  • they have LED strips under the cabinets and down below in the back so you can
  • see your cargo at the back of the van there is an outdoor shower they've added
  • this aluminum bumper and the matched track rails are right under here these
  • doors also open all the way
  • you have a nice big open area in the back there are also max tracks rails
  • along both sides of the van there is a crank for the manual fiamma awning your
  • water tank is on this side batteries over there vinyl flooring and just a big
  • open space to do whatever you want with all the customization you can do on an
  • outside van Kate saw a version that was a shorty on the 144 wheel base I think
  • but it had dual sliding doors on the side I think she would love that because
  • you open both doors you get a breeze going through and then she would set up
  • her hammock their core van would actually be a very good option for
  • someone who's looking to build out their own there's a lot of thought and effort
  • that just go into their core van the wiring is there the flooring is done and
  • then you can up fit that however you want it now whatever works for you
  • people always ask me what type of van should I get my response is always the
  • type of end that works best for you so having the option to do whatever you
  • want or design it how you want usually works best for people because you're not
  • getting something right off the lot the great thing about a core van is you can
  • take some time to play around with it see how you're using the van and what
  • options you'll need down the road bring it back in have it up fitted to whatever
  • your desires are or budget overall this van it's simple very functional and very
  • well built and sturdy of course you can go and make these as complicated as you
  • want to but sometimes life is simple in a van and I think that really applies to
  • how we use ours and what we like to do so looking at this it really strikes a
  • chord with us and we like the simplicity of it
  • Thank you so much for watching. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a
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  • live out of a van check out our camper van series up here
  • see you next time bye

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