The age of the modern-day sprinter van nomad is here.
With sales increasing 8% in the first quarter of 2022 for the popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, people really are trying to live “in a van down by the river,” as Chris Farley famously once said on SNL.
Not only are sprinter vans extremely spacious and relatively fuel efficient compared to similar-sized vehicles, but they are becoming both a popular mode of transportation AND mobile lodging.
As more people look to spend time living out of their new sprinter van, whether it be a few days or a few months, we know that key upgrades to your sprinter van are crucial for a comfortable and adventurous life on the road.
In today’s blog, CoachWest provides the ultimate guide for luxury sprinter van upgrades.
Interior Upgrades: Make Any Sprinter Van Feel Like Home
Making your luxury sprinter van feel like home is a necessity.
The budget you have to spend on your luxury sprinter van upgrades will make a difference in the amount and quality of your upgrades, so here are a few important ones to consider:
Being able to prepare your own meals in the comfort of your sprinter van is a great luxury and cost-saver. Adding a 12v fridge, small countertop, and cabinet space is a great place to start your upgrade project.
Comfortable Seating and Sleeping
Whether you invest in the coziest couch, a twin-sized bed, or only have enough space for a small cot, being able to sleep and relax in comfort makes your adventures on the road so much more enjoyable.
For the digital nomads in particular, this one is vital. Invest in access to secure Internet and even an antenna and small television, that way you can continue remote work and stay up-to-date on news and local information.
Exterior Upgrades: Equipment You Want and Need
For the exterior side of your luxury sprinter van, here are a few recommendations for upgrades that will make your ride and life much easier:
Exterior Ladder and Rack
Having an outside ladder and rack is a must when spending long periods of time out on the road. Being able to easily climb up and down from the top of your sprinter enables you to secure additional items you’re hauling with you, or simply relax and gain a higher vantage point for the view you’re soaking in.
For the adventurers out there, if you plan on driving your sprinter van on rough terrain, you’ll need to be sure and upgrade those tires. The Cooper Discoverer A/T All-Season tires are a highly rated, cost-effective, and widely available option found in any local Wal-Mart.
If you are planning to put a lot of miles on your luxury sprinter van, spanning the country both on and off paved roads, an upgrade in suspension is something to consider.
A suspension upgrade could easily be your most expensive, but after adding additional weight to your luxury sprinter in the form of kitchen and lodging upgrades, it’s likely necessary. Have a conversation with your auto mechanic or go-to body shop about it first.
Shop for Luxury Sprinter Vans with CoachWest
If you’re in the market for a luxury sprinter van, look no further than CoachWest. As southern California’s premium luxury & professional motorcar provider, we can help you find the perfect luxury sprinter van that fits your needs and budget.