Our MB Sprinter

Installation of the Thetford Service Door Model 3
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Installation of the Thetford Service Door Model 3

Our Campervan has a bathroom with a shower and toilet! To remove and clean the waste tank from the outside, let’s show the step-by-step installation of the Service Door. The Thetford ...
Wetroom with shower and toilet in our Camper Van
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Wetroom with shower and toilet in our Camper Van

If you need a „bathroom“ in a Camper or not is individually up to the builder of the Van. We want to add a shower & toilet so we build a wetroom in our Overland-Campervan! Never have ...
Campervan Toilet Options
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Campervan Toilet Options

Separation Toilet, Dry Toilet, Composting Toilet, Cassette Toilet, Porta Potti, Bucket Toilet, Urinella or just poo in the woods? There are lots of ways to go number one or number two while ...
The closet (Part 2/2) Upper cabinets and doors
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The closet (Part 2/2) Upper cabinets and doors

Furniture like a closet, drawer and storage room - all of this belongs in a Camper Van, just small and compact but still with lots of room! In Part 1/2 about the closet we already built ...
The closet (Part 1/2) Tall cabinet, lower cabinets & worktop
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The closet (Part 1/2) Tall cabinet, lower cabinets & worktop

In every house belongs a closet, a drawer as well as a storage room and a shelf, of course. All of this but much smaller will fit in our Campervan, too! Because of its compactness, ...
Installing a snorkel & second battery
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Installing a snorkel & second battery

A snorkel on a 4x4 offroad campervan does not only look good and increases the fording depth, it also prevents the intake of dust & dirt and therefore protects the engine from it. We ...
Sliding door paneling
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Sliding door paneling

The most underrated „wall“ in a campervan is probably the sliding door. To finalize the interior paneling we outfit our sliding door with poplar plywood and fabric covers as well as Tic Tac ...
The benches and seats with flaps
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The benches and seats with flaps

Our self-converted campervan will have a flexible solution of a steplessly adjustable lift table which can turn the sitting- and dining area into a flat bed surface - lots of storage room ...
Frame construction for benches and table
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Frame construction for benches and table

A full home needs a place to sit and a bed, of course. In our small house on wheels, the benches and table at daytime will be a flat bed surface by night! Campervans are as individual as ...
Back door paneling
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Back door paneling

Talking about a home’s walls you might think about side walls or maybe the ceiling but probably not doors. But in a campervan the doors are walls too, and the doors of the Sprinter also need ...
Platform and storageroom
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Platform and storageroom

The living area of our Sprinter amounts to a good 6 square meters. Which means that the whole room is about as big as half a room of an apartment. We want to get maximum storage out of ...
125 liter freshwater tank
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125 liter freshwater tank

Bring on the water! We want to be self-sufficient for a longer period of time with our van. So we especially need fresh and clean water. That is why we equip our Overland-Campervan with a ...
Wall panels
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Wall panels

We keep it simple with the interior paneling of our Sprinter! For the walls of the camper, just like for the ceiling, we use a classic of van building: poplar plywood. We already paneled ...
Ceiling panels
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Ceiling panels

Cabin style or plain and simple - our choice for the interior paneling is the latter. We install white HPL coated poplar plywood to the ceiling of our campervan! The interior paneling in ...
Floor covering: Click-vinyl and PVC
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Floor covering: Click-vinyl and PVC

When choosing a floor covering, everyone probably mostly cares about the look. But when it comes to a campervan, characteristics like functionality and weight should not be disregarded. So ...
Installation of the new OSB3-floor panel
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Installation of the new OSB3-floor panel

The new OSB3-panel is the base of the Sprinter-vanbuild, because all of the furniture will be built on top of it. It’s the base of the whole interior build and it’s now put into the ...
Types of wood for the new floor panel
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Types of wood for the new floor panel

The floor panel is the base of the interior build of the Sprinter, because all of the furniture will be fastened to the plate - that’s why the build depends on a decent and stable floor ...
Armaflex-AF in practice & alternatives
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Armaflex-AF in practice & alternatives

Thermal insulation for great room climate in the Sprinter Campervan no matter how hot or cold it is outside! We tell you about our practical experiences working with Armaflex and show you ...
Thermal insulation with Armaflex-AF
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Thermal insulation with Armaflex-AF

In the winter you want it nice and warm but in the summer refreshingly cool. For the best possible thermal insulation, low heat loss outwards and an always pleasant room climate, we insulate ...
Noise insulation with Alubutyl
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Noise insulation with Alubutyl

To minimize the general loud and rattling background noise of a cargo van, we will put up noise insulation in our Sprinter in the course of the van conversion. If you ever drove a cargo ...
Campervan insulation: Basics
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Campervan insulation: Basics

What you need to know about insulating a Campervan: useful and practical basics & facts Why should you insulate your Campervan? In cold areas (e.g. Alaska or Patagonia) the cold ...
Sub-construction of wooden slats
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Sub-construction of wooden slats

The sub-construction is important and fundamental to install the new floor plate as well as the future furniture and interior of the Sprintervan. Our basis are spruce slats glued to the ...
Removing the old floor panel
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Removing the old floor panel

It sure is a small surprise to find out what's beneath the original floor plate. Close your eyes and hope for the best? Rather not, because the floor is the base of the future interior build ...
How to readjust the back doors of the Sprinter 316 CDI in 7 steps
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How to readjust the back doors of the Sprinter 316 CDI in 7 steps

If the doors do not close correctly anymore, they have to be readjusted. We had to change the door hinges to install our spare wheel holder, so they are actually the reason we had to ...
Installing the spare wheel holder & changing the door hinges
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Installing the spare wheel holder & changing the door hinges

Before we could install our new spare wheel holder to the back door, we had to change the 270 degree door hinges of our Sprinter to 180 degree hinges. No sooner said than done! Regarding ...
Awning (Part 3) Accessory: LED lights
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Awning (Part 3) Accessory: LED lights

Fiamma offers a great range of accessories for campervan awnings, such as wind baffles, bars and hooks. We equipped our awning with LED lights on the awning arms. The LED light strips ...
Awning (Part 2) Installing the brackets of the Fiamma F65 S for the supporting legs
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Awning (Part 2) Installing the brackets of the Fiamma F65 S for the supporting legs

Because of the height of our 4WD Sprinter, the supporting legs of the awning Fiamma F65 S do not reach the ground! That’s why we installed the brackets to the wall of the vehicle. To ...
Awning (Part 1) Installation of the Fiamma F65 S
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Awning (Part 1) Installation of the Fiamma F65 S

We want to make our small living space as big as possible, that’s why we expand it by some outside space, like a patio. Therefore we equip our Sprinter with an awning: the Fiamma F65 ...
LED Light Bar
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LED Light Bar

May there be more light: Front and back headlights, working headlights and now a LED Light Bar mounted to the roof of our Sprinter! Big cities like our hometown Hamburg, Germany have ...
80 liter underfloor greywater tank
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80 liter underfloor greywater tank

A “dirty” thing – waste water. To be self-sufficient with the campervan you need electricity as well as fresh and clean water. But where to but the dirty water? In the greywater tank! Our ...
Shower tray made of stainless steel
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Shower tray made of stainless steel

When we chose our vehicle, it was pretty clear that to be autarkic we need a small bathroom or a wetroom in our campervan. This is our shower tray made of stainless steel! One of the main ...
Installing lashing tracks to our Camper
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Installing lashing tracks to our Camper

To expand storage and save room inside of the vehicle, we want to fasten equipment e.g. sand ladders and canisters on the outside. The required brackets are called lashing tracks which we ...
Installing new LED-working headlights after removing rust
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Installing new LED-working headlights after removing rust

We just wanted to maintain our working headlights because they were randomly screwed and glued to the roof. After removing the silicone we found a big, rusty hole! We had to find a solution ...
Our conversion plan of procedure – step by step
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Our conversion plan of procedure – step by step

We planned our layout and now we have to realize the build – but in what order? Here is our step-by-step plan. We have the vehicle and we have the windows - what’s next? Roughly speaking, ...
Installing Dometic Seitz S4 windows, Midi Heki roof window & Fan Tastic Vent 2250
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Installing Dometic Seitz S4 windows, Midi Heki roof window & Fan Tastic Vent 2250

But we did not quite dare to drill and cut holes in our Sprinter all by ourselves. When it comes to the conversion of the Sprinter, Jan is the expert. He already spent countless hours ...
Conversion plan and starting condition of our Sprinter
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Conversion plan and starting condition of our Sprinter

May we introduce – our travel companion, our new home, our Sprinter! At first sight, it is just a used cargo van, but to us it is the base for our overland camper. Let us show you the layout ...
Vehicle registration and insurance
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Vehicle registration and insurance

You know Murphy’s Law “Everything that can go wrong will go wrong” – at a short notice we had to manage quite some difficulties. Maybe you read about our first obstacle with the insurance ...
Our amateur tips on how to buy a used car
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Our amateur tips on how to buy a used car

…that worked well for us while buying our Sprinter. This is the result of our research about what to pay attention to when you want to buy a used car, but you are literally a ...
We got our Sprinter!!
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We got our Sprinter!!

After one year of planning, thinking and dreaming this one day pretty much changed our lives and paved the road to our future. We spontaneously drove to Bavaria to look at a Sprinter, and ...
Thoughts about possible vehicles
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Thoughts about possible vehicles

Thinking about making this trip on the Pan-American Highway and finally deciding to really go ahead and do it, took us quite some time. But as soon as the decision was made we had to ask ...