A Guided Tour  of our  4×4  Sprinter Van Conversion

Today, Baloo is a fully converted 2 berth 4×4 Sprinter camper van and about to become our full-time home.

If you’ve been following along on Facebook, you’ll know we sold Mowgli the Unimog and bought Baloo, a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van in 2017.

When we bought the campervan, Baloo was an ex British military minibus, complete with 16 military issue vinyl covered seats, robust grab rails and dirty luggage racks.

A tour of Baloo, our Mercedes 4x4 Sprinter Campervan Conversion

We had a short list of priorities when designing the fit out. In our custom van we wanted.. - our home to feel as spacious as possible.

- a robust table we could work at together - an onboard toilet and - to live inside the van as comfortably as living beside the van.

Baloo, our 4×4 Sprinter van conversion – the guided tour

When we first spotted Baloo, she looked a little tired and unloved.

The Mercedes factory fitted 4×4, high and low gear box and diff locks were perfect and she only had 47k miles on the clock.

4×4 camper van – the base vehicle

Baloo is a Mercedes Sprinter 411 cdi. She has a long wheel base and high roof.

Sprinter camper van layout & framework

We built the framework from box aluminium. The cost is similar to the cost of a wooden frame but it’s about a third of the weight.

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