Is This Van the Ultimate Ride for Adrenaline Junkies, or Basic AF?

Depends. Do you judge a book by its cover, or its content?

August 2, 2016 9:00 am

There are only three reasons a man should ever own a van.

A) Brood. B) Band. Or C) He’s living in it.

If it’s C you seek, the place to start is Outside Van, an aftermarket Mercedes van retrofitting company for campers, adventurers and at-large adrenaline junkies.

Every OV steed is big enough — and ingenious enough — to stow mountain bikes safely inside and surfboards on the roof, all with enough room left over for you and your partner to sleep on a comfy mattress after a day on the trail/water.

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Each van comes with custom bamboo cabinets (eco-friendly) and a galley kitchen with induction oven and a built-in Vitamix for blending those much needed protein shakes. The exterior is thick-skinned, with an OSV three-panel bed, OSV runner bumper, LED Load lights, sunshades and off-road wheels.

You can configure it however you want, with add-ons like solar energy and water storage packages available. Fully custom packages take 6-12 months to complete, whereas simpler builds turn around in 3-4 months.

And if you plan on being outdoors 3-4 months from now, you’re gonna need better shelter than a tent.

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