The Foundation

The Foundation is a DIY conversion platform to build your dream Sprinter van. One kit at a time, on your budget and timeframe. With the Foundation build, we take care of the hard work to get you on the road with the essentials. Afterwards, and when you are ready, add a DIY kit to take your conversion to the next level!

STARTING AT: $14,000

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What's Included In The Foundation:

WALLS - Floor to ceiling walls (Fabric wrapped or tongue and groove)
CEILING - Cedar Ceiling
FLOORING - Sonic Grey Coindot by Lonseal
MOUNTING - Standard mounting locations behind the walls (upper cabinets, galley cabinets, wheel well cabinets) for future cabinets
ROUGH WIRING (to be discussed & locations may affect pricing)

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Available Options To Add:

Basic wiring package (option to add ceiling LED lighting, refrigerator, roof vent fan, heater, and others to be discussed)

Water System (30 Gallon Water System, no wheel well box)

Stand Alone Electrical System. Option for a high-end electrical system (Victron 200AH Lithium-Ion Battery with 3000W Inverter) -or- simple electrical system (Victron 240AH Lithium-Ion Battery Bank and 1200W Inverter)

Flares by Flarespace


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Why The Foundation

The foundation of any build is as important as the vehicle you select. We've got decades worth of experience building vans, so you knowing you've got a solid place to start. Think of it as a canvas - do what you want with it, but rest easy knowing your electrical is sound system and you've got a great place to start!

If you are doing any work on your van you need to talk with Aaron! Super knowledgeable and will not try to take advantage of you. If we have any work done on our van we take it to his shop!

~Laura Boenish

I had originally called in to see if they had a part I needed for the heater install on my van and ended up receiving a ton of great information and tips. Even though they didn't have the part, the guy on the phone told me exactly where I could purchase what I needed and went out of his way to let me know what to watch out for during the install. The people at Vansmith are obviously very knowledgeable and a pleasure to interact with.

~Carter Rhodes