Wild Camper Van is specially designed for hunters and big game
We’ve seen all kinds of custom motorhomes built by both ambitious DIY enthusiasts and dedicated companies with an eye for creativity. This particular van falls into the latter category as it is a product of Oregon-based Outside Van and it certainly doesn’t lack in features. It’s called the Launch Pad, and it has a specific mission in mind that we’ve never seen before.
Going on a hunting adventure is something that a lot of people do. When the different hunting seasons open up, it’s not uncommon for people to form an operations camp, and that’s basically what this decked out Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is. Outside Van describes the Launch Pad as functional and intelligent while also being a kind of transformer with its configurable interior.
save over $3,400 on average excluding MSRP * on a new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van
The rear living room offers three different layouts, from sofas to a double bed. Up front are captain’s chairs approved for four-person travel, or the second set can be removed for a party of two. The kitchen consists of a sink, a refrigerator and an induction hob. It carries up to 30 gallons of fresh water and is four seasons ready with heating and cooling. Power comes from a lithium battery with 630 ampere-hours and 8,064 watt-hours of juice. A 2,000 watt inverter and 135 watt solar power on the roof are part of the package, and you’ll also find a nifty hammock on the roof for a clear view of the surroundings.
These are all features for people looking for all kind of weekend getaway. For hunters, this van has rear storage for weapons and all kinds of racks on the rear doors for easily accessible equipment. On the outside, the van hauls more storage in a pivoting rear bumper, and it’s hard to miss the twin rear wheels of this decidedly off-road Sprinter. Its upgraded components include Fox shocks, plentiful exterior lighting, a Warn winch in a Backwoods bumper up front, meaty off-road tires, and a host of salvage tools in case the operator gets a little too much. aggressive while hunting.
Due to the personalized nature of its vans, Outside Van does not list prices for the launch pad or any of its various offerings. The company builds over 100 custom vans per year and judging from the website, just about each one has a specific theme. This one is aimed at hunters, but overlanding vans for family getaways, skiers, cyclists etc. are offered.