The Mercedes Sprinter is a very spacious vehicle. These vans have a huge back compartment that make it popular as a work vehicle and as a camper van for long trips and outdoor adventures. When you’re using your Sprinter for these kinds of activities, the existing space in the rear compartment might not feel like nearly enough for all of your gear and a space to sleep at night. If you need more storage on your van, consider these mods.
A roof rack is the go-to storage solution for many drivers looking to haul larger equipment around. A rack will allow you to securely tie down virtually anything you bring with you, from skis and snowboards to tents and coolers. It’s important that you invest in a quality roof rack that will keep your gear secure; the last thing you want is to get to your destination and find out you’ve lost some of your stuff on the side of the road. Even if your van comes off the line with a roof rack, you might be better off upgrading to an aftermarket model that will keep your possessions more secure during travel.
Rear Swing Out Bumper
While many people think of storing their gear on the roof, far fewer will think about storing any gear on their bumper. After all, how can you keep anything secure back there? The answer is an aftermarket rear swing out bumper. These bumpers can be outfitted with cabinets and/or toolboxes, so you can store items that you want to keep within easy reach. You can modify which accessories are fitted on the bumper to get the exact type of storage you need for your usage. Some cabinets even have a side panel that allows you to store a fuel tank, just in case you run out of gas before you get where you’re headed.
If your next trip involves biking of any kind, it should go without saying that you need a bike rack. You can find a rack that fits on the back of your Sprinter and will hold your bikes—whether they’re mountain bikes or road bikes—until you’re ready to switch from 4 wheels to 2. While it might be a very specific type of storage upgrade, it’s an essential one for biking enthusiasts.
Roof Rack Ladder
While this might not actually increase storage space on your Sprinter, it does make your storage space much more usable. A Mercedes Sprinter has a pretty high profile, so reaching the items stored on top is quite difficult if you don’t have something to climb on. If you’re storing gear up there, a ladder that fits with your roof rack system is an essential accessory.
Make sure you have these overland van mods before you take your Sprinter on another trip!