I’m writing this a little in the past, but i have started my conversion project of a 2008 315CDI Mercedes Sprinter from a standard panel van to a camper-van.
I started the planning stage with a good read of the Sprinter source forum a great resource for anyone considering a conversion of one of these vans. A great resource for anyone that even drives one of these vans.
I started to muck about in sketchup until i found a layout that roughly met my needs. My first wish was to have a permenantly set up bed, as i was going to be using the van for work, the last thing i needed after a days work was to have to make your sleeping area up. The second wish was for the exterior of the van to still look like a cargo van. The rest was fairly standard RV stuff. Fridge, water heater, air heater all would have to be installed.
I’ll get some posts made up with the specifics of the conversion process.