2019+ Mercedes Sprinter Camper Converters
Since day one the current VS30, 3rd generation Mercedes Sprinter has been a popular choice for camper van converters. Known for it’s build quality and reliability, the Mercedes Sprinter with it’s OM series engines has long been touted as the million mile vehicle. If you want to get a family of four or more from A to B quickly and in reliable comfort then why look further?
Interested in a custom camper conversion on a Sprinter in the UK? Let me do some ground work for you…
Professional Mercedes Sprinter Camper Van Converters
- SC Sportshomes
- DJI Conversions
- Mclaren Sports Homes
- Devon Conversions
- Ape Adventure Vans
- Home From Home Conversions
- Jorvik Van Conversions
- Camper Kong
- RP Motorhomes
With perhaps the most distinctive styling of all SC Sportshomes have been converting Sprinters to campers for more than 20 years. If you like the low rider limousine style look you’ll love the look of a Sprinter from SC Sportshomes.
Perhaps well known for their LWB motocross van conversions DJI too have been around for a while. Lots of dark interiors here but a real passion for big Sprinter conversions.
Mclaren Sports Homes
Perhaps the UK’s leading Sprinter converter the classically named Mclaren Sports Homes are the 3rd big brand that have crafted their name as Sprinter converters here in the UK. They too are now working on the VS30 platform and looking good.
Devon are as old as camper vans themselves but they only have one Sprinter in their repertoire currently. However you can be assured that it will include their legacy in it’s build quality and hold it’s value as a result. Images on the website are of the NCV3 Sprinter. Speak to Danbury if you want the newer base vehicle.
Another legendary conversion company with a great reputation, and Autosleepers are about to launch their first and most premium camper on the Sprinter chassis. Sign up for more info on the launch at the link below.
As already featured in my recent pop-top camper run down perhaps the best known camper converter – certainly for quality – Westfalia are also dabbling in the world of the 3 pointed star with the classic James Cook which launched in 2020. Not a UK converter but available to order over here.
Ape Adventure Vans
Building quite a cult following thanks to social media and in particular Youtube thanks to staunch supporter and long time collaborator Urban Ark Overland Ape’s Mercedes Sprinter conversion styling and attention to detail is superb.
The Wildax Alara has been turning heads since 2019. With a properly luxurious interior it’s matched by the glamour of the LWB WC30 exterior.
Home From Home Conversions
Based on the legendary previous Sprinter platform – the NCV3 – this lovely independent converters design is very homely.
Jorvik Van Conversions
Relative newcomers Jorvik get a whole lot of social media love for their stunning, cool, modern interiors. Their Sandyman Mercedes Sprinter conversion is available for both LWB & MWB base vans.
A UK converter doing bespoke Mercedes Sprinter conversions on the 4×4 version of the WC30.
Now closed for orders until 2025 this award winning brand outputs some very classy Mercedes Sprinter conversions on the MWB, LWB or 4×4 chassis.
Long established UK brand Lunar sell a very reasonably priced LWB Sprinter model – the Landstar. Check out the full brochure here.
…and of course an honourable mention should go to…
Not a UK brand but again available to order direct to the UK from new, the £200k Venture S is now available. Quite a conversion… but is it classed as a campervan?!
What is the best Sprinter for conversion?
The best Mercedes Sprinter for conversion depends on your needs and budget. However, some of the most popular Sprinters for conversion include:
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500. This is the most popular Sprinter for conversion, and it offers a good balance of size, features, and price. It has a 3.0L V6 diesel engine that gets up to 22 mpg on the highway, and it can tow up to 7,500 lbs.
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4. This is a more rugged option that is perfect for off-road adventures. It has a 4.0L V6 diesel engine that gets up to 19 mpg on the highway, and it can tow up to 7,700 lbs.
- 2023 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger. This is a great option if you plan on converting your Sprinter into a camper van for families or groups. It has a long wheelbase that offers plenty of space for sleeping, dining, and lounging.
No matter which Sprinter you choose, you’re sure to end up with a reliable and versatile vehicle that can be converted into your dream camper van.
Here are some other factors to consider when choosing a Mercedes Sprinter for conversion:
- Wheelbase: The wheelbase of the Sprinter will affect the amount of interior space you have to work with. A longer wheelbase will give you more space, but it will also be more difficult to manoeuvre.
- Engine: The engine of the Sprinter will affect its fuel economy and towing capacity. If you plan on doing a lot of off-road driving, you’ll want to choose a Sprinter with a 4×4 drivetrain and a more powerful engine.
- Budget: The price of a Mercedes Sprinter can vary depending on the model, features, and mileage. If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider a used Sprinter.
Once you’ve chosen a Mercedes Sprinter for conversion, you can start planning your dream camper van. There are many different ways to convert a Sprinter, so you can customise it to fit your needs and budget. With a little planning, you can create a comfortable and stylish camper van that you’ll love to travel in.
How much does it cost to convert a Sprinter to a camper van?
The cost of converting a Sprinter to a camper van will vary depending on the features you want, the materials you use, and the amount of involvement you have yourself. However, a general rule of thumb is that it will cost between £5,000 and £20,000 to convert a Sprinter into a camper van. I recently publshed a rough guide on the cost of a DIY camper conversion here.
Here is a breakdown of some of the costs involved in converting a Sprinter to a camper van:
- Van: The cost of the van will vary depending on the model, year, and mileage. However, you can expect to pay between £10,000 and £20,000 for a used Sprinter that is in good condition.
- Materials: The cost of materials will vary depending on the features you want to include in your camper van. However, you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £5,000 for materials such as insulation, flooring, cabinets, and furniture.
- Labour: If you hire someone to convert your Sprinter, you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £10,000 for labour. However, if you do the conversion yourself, you can save a significant amount of money.
Here are some of the features that can affect the cost of converting a Sprinter to a camper van:
- Size: The size of your camper van will affect the amount of materials you need and the complexity of the build. A larger camper van will be more expensive to convert than a smaller camper van.
- Features: The features you want to include in your camper van will also affect the cost. For example, if you want a solar power system, a water heater, or a fridge, you will need to pay more for the conversion.
- Level of finish: The level of finish you want will also affect the cost. If you want a high-quality camper van with a polished finish, you will need to pay more for the conversion.
If you are on a budget, there are a few things you can do to save money on your Sprinter conversion:
- Buy a used Sprinter. Used Sprinters are often much cheaper than new Sprinters.
- Do the conversion yourself. If you are handy, you can save a significant amount of money by doing the conversion yourself.
- Choose simple features. If you choose simple features, you will save money on the conversion.
No matter how much you spend, converting a Sprinter to a camper van can be a rewarding experience. With a little planning and effort, you can create a comfortable and stylish camper van that you’ll love to travel in.