The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van has carved a niche as the vehicle of choice for devotees of van life, a subculture — not unlike the tiny-homes craze — for people pursuing an active, mobile lifestyle of water and snow sports, among other outdoor activities.
Trucks.com met with the enthusiasts to learn how they have transformed what was originally designed as a cargo van into a customized vehicle for their maximum-adventure lifestyle.
In the stories below, Sprinter owners Kristen Bor, Eric Lizerbram and Jeff and Crystal Robertson outline the ways they’ve customized, explored and, in some cases, lived in their vans.
Kristen Bor left a Washington, D.C., office to explore the country in her custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and help others enjoy the outdoors.
When he’s not in scrubs, Eric Lizerbram lives an endless summer life in his custom 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4.
Business partners Jeff and Crystal Robertson travel the West Coast in a van that is equal parts adventure-seeker, mobile office and full-time home on wheels.