For all of us that have dreamed about having the perfect bike transporter, the ultimate garage and house on wheels, it all has to start somewhere. Whether it's a big four wheel drive truck, a little Ford Transit van, a Tacoma, or a sprinter van, there are plenty of capable vehicles out there that can be outfitted to be your ideal bike transporter. Here we are going to take a look at Max Morgan's 2010 Freightliner Sprinter Van that he used to travel to mountain bike races venues and trailheads all over the United States. Max's van is a total DIY build where he has a system to carry bikes, a bed to sleep on, and plenty of storage all while staying relatively simple. This way Max is able to keep everything he needs at a bike race in one place, locked up and out of the weather. The beauty of the Sprinter van is that it's a blank canvas that can be molded and tweaked for so many different needs. There are so many different builds out there all setup a little differently.
The van is always evolving to be more efficient and so it won't be long until someone comes up with an even better way to outfit their van more efficiently and creatively for their needs. For Max, I think the next move is to get some kind of secondary power system, maybe with solar panels or an additional battery to run things like a heater, interior and exterior lights, and an air compressor.
While that is all going on, adding some more interior insulation may also be a good idea. We will have to wait and see! These vehicles are popular among so many different outdoor enthusiasts and are great no matter if you want a full on camper or just a garage on wheels.
Hopefully this gives you all some inspiration to go out and build your own setup that works great for exactly what you need. You don't have to go out and buy the most expensive aftermarket parts, all you need is some creativity and willingness to make something from nothing.