FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

We know you will have a variety of questions from overall concept before you start to convert your van, what gear fits your needs, DIY installation inquiries and recommendations for upgrading your van around our kit. We encourage you to read through the FAQ below and if you are still have a specific questions, feel free to leave a message below or give us a call.  


What is an Adventure Wagon?

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van with unlimited configurations. Designed with an interior system that can be installed within 4 days as your own DIY project or bought as a fully converted van from a variety of installers.  

What does “modular” mean?

"Modular" means you do not have one specific use for the van but have the van flexible enough to do multiple things. You can pull accessories out and rearrange them according to your next adventure needs. Therefore our base kit allows your van to do multiple things.

What is an RUV? 

Recreation Utility Van… we came up with this term because we don’t build what is considered an RV. Our interior system is dirt-bag approved. Our mission is to get a versatile baseline kit into your van that you can build upon and upgrade whenever you are ready.

What comes in the RUV kit?

Behind your wall panels you will have:

Hush mat: dense, sound dampening “butle?” that sticks against the skin of the van and keeps it from sounding like a drum.

On top of the hush mat comes:

2 inches of thinsulate: hydrophobic insulated material that allows what to drain through, no mold, and it’s great for sound dampening for mid-high frequencies.

On top of the hush mat and thinsulate there is:

¼ inch foam with reflective material so moisture is not held within the walls and not trapped in one spot.

On top of your panels you will have:

Marine plywood with an ⅛ inch of foam and upholstery over the top that comes in a variety of colors.

The L-track is mounted into specific areas with structural integrity behind the L-track to hold the MOAB bed as it rises and lowers.

2 automatic Maxx Air fans with a remote control. You can have them set to a specific temperature and also have them automatically open and close.

The OEM headliner in the front of your vehicle can be upholstered for you if you have us or an installer put it in for you or if we’re sending you the Adventure Wagon kit, you can cut the pattern out and have it sewn or glued as a DIY or by a professional in your area.

Wiring harness: handmade in our shop to match the 6 outlets on the drivers side of the van and you get to chose between USB and 12V outlets. ***Special outlets of the National Luna cooler are available and require a smaller outlet.*** On the passenger side you get 2 more outlets which can be USB or 12V. The wiring harness also goes up into the ceiling connecting into the two fans and they run along the passenger side to connect to the lights.

Lights: 6 LED, warm lights that are intra-light and used within the marine industry meaning they are meant to take on water in all directions, even on a sailboat and still operate! No condensation will short them out!

 

What are the benefits of an L-track?

These tracks are aligned in the same place in every vehicle. And by doing so many different accessories can click in and out of this track.

What is the difference of V1 vs V2?

The difference only applies to the vertical wall bracing system. Our beds are compatible with both generations of the vertical wall bracers.

What vans do you make Modular Interior Systems for?

Our kits are specifically engineered for 2007 and newer Mercedes-Benz/Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter vans. This includes 144" and 170" wheelbase high-roof models. Crew, cargo, and passenger models all work with our kit. Ford Transits kits are almost here and Ram ProMaster will follow after. Many of our individual components are suitable for use in other vans. See product descriptions for more information.

Do you recommend a Crew, Cargo, or Passenger model?

There are pros and cons to each choice and ultimately it comes down to how you will use your adventure van and what's most important to you.

  Crew - Comes with a 2nd row of seats giving safe seating for 5 and factory mounts to relocate the seat if desired. Most of the interior trim must be removed (and scrapped/sold) when installing our interior system.    

  Cargo - Comes without interior panels which means less work installing your new interior. The cargo model does lack a B-pillar cover as it was built to accept a bulkhead/divider behind the front seats. The sliding door seal is also not as effective as the Crew or Passenger seal. Typically will not have a factory installed 2nd row of seating although some dealers or DIYers can add this fairly easily. Generally less expensive than the other options and more available used.

  Passenger - Usually built with more seats and windows than most Adventure Wagon customers prefer. Our rear-most MOAB wall bracers will be installed in front of the window limiting some visibility and leaving the brace exposed (not covered with a wall panel). If your van has the factory rear-passenger AC some modifications to you ceiling track bracers and ceiling panels will be necessary.

Do you have any recommendations on what else to order with a new Sprinter that has the Adventure Wagon Kit? For example, does it make sense to get the PSM module, additional battery, etc?

As long as you get the Sprinter Cargo or Crew model, you're pretty much good to go. Stay away from the passenger van if possible and also a crew van spec'd with the rooftop A/C. PSM and factory installed Auxiliary battery are definitely a good idea.

Does your system work with CR Lawrence rear windows or Flarespace bump-outs?

Yes, but with one important note. Our rear-most MOAB wall bracers will be installed in front of the window or flarespace opening, limiting some functionality and leaving the brace exposed (not covered with a wall panel). See above photos for fitment in passenger van.

Do you offer installation?

No, we only offer the components and do not install any product. If you need assistance with your installation consider contacting one of our Authorized Installers or attending one of our Builder's Workshops.

How long does it take to install the Modular Interior System?

Our system is designed to be installed in about 4 days using basic handtools without customizing or fabricating. Because skill level is difficult to quantify and varies widely from person to person, we can't guaranty a specific installation time. Our experience is that most people can install it in a few weekends with the help of a friend or two. A recent YouTube reviewer completed his install in 8 days with some help from his wife.

Are special tools needed for installation?

Most of the required tools are common to the average handyman. Notable exceptions are interior panel removal tools (readily available and inexpensive), a Rivnut installer, a rivet installer, and a compressor to operate these last two. See our video that explains these tools in more detail by clicking here.

Which van does the Adventure Wagon interior system work for?

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 144 & 170 high roof models produced from 2007 to the latest models

Ford Transit is almost here!

Ram ProMaster coming soon!

Are special tools needed for installation?

Most of the required tools are common to the average handyman. Notable exceptions are interior panel removal tools (readily available and inexpensive), a Rivnut installer, a rivet installer, and a compressor to operate these last two. See our video that explains these tools in more detail by clicking here.

I have a Sprinter 170 4x4 EXT. Do you have a Base Conversion Kit for this van?

Though we don't have an interior conversion package specifically meant for the EXT, we do offer an "adapted" regular 170 conversion kit. Basically, it's still a complete kit like the one's you'll see on our website for the 144 and 170, but some of the modular functionality is different due to where the L-Track and bracing ends up being mounted in the van.
 
For example, when you install this kit in the 170EXT, the vertical L-Track and bracing that is meant to mount our MOAB bed system is further from the rear doors than in the standard 170. So there ends up being about a 16" gap between the back of the bed system and the inside of the rear doors.

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 45 days of original purchase date. To request a return, please call or email Customer Service to get authorization and instructions. Full purchase price will be refunded if product is returned in original, unused, undamaged condition. Shipping will not be refunded.