DIY your campervan with this cheap guide

Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 parked on Highway 1 by Big Sur

Looking at Instagram, it’s easy to lust over all those gorgeous campervans. But you have NO IDEA how to get a Sprinter or Ford or Dodge to look that good.

Maybe you don’t have construction experience. Maybe you’ve never installed anything in your life.

You’re starting to think all hope is lost when it comes to building out a functional, beautiful campervan.

But not all is lost! 

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a crazy expensive custom conversion. You just have to go slowly and learn.

That’s why you should check out the Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook, which has all the info you need to DIY your van.

sprinter RV conversion sourcebook

Don’t worry that this book says “Sprinter” in the title. So much of this 378-page book can be used on any van conversion! Here’s some of what’s included in the book, which will save you thousands on a campervan conversion:

  • An RV plumbing chapter on pipes, fittings, tanks, pumps, water heaters, toilets, you name it
  • The five criteria to think about when insulating your camper van
  • Advice on choosing solar panels
  • How to install blackwater, greywater and freshwater tanks 
  • Fifty pages of information on designing an electrical system and wiring your campervan conversion
  • An 18-step checklist to building cabinets in your van
  • Specifics on the 34 models or RV inverters
  • Six things you may not have realized about 3-way refrigerators and why you might want a 12-volt refrigerator
  • And soooo much more!


The book’s author, Greg Keith, knew absolutely nothing about building out a van when he decided to go for a Sprinter. He painstakingly learned how to do flooring, walls and insulation. He studied the best equipment to put in his new camper, from fridges, to solar, to sinks, to lighting.

Now, Greg is on his THIRD Sprinter van conversion and wants to give you the knowledge he’s acquired over the years at a very affordable price. 

His very detailed, almost 400-page guide to a DIY Sprinter van conversion is called the Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook. You can see some of the pages here: (click to zoom in)

Click here to buy the book.

This book can be used on any campervan conversion

I’ll let you in on a secret: This book can be used as a guide on any campervan conversion, not just for Sprinter vans. You can take all the info in this book and apply it to any van build.

You’ll find photographs, diagrams, tables, pro and con equipment comparisons. It’s really all the information you’ll need to do your DIY camper van.

sprinter RV conversion sourcebook

Over and over, people have said that just having everything covered in one book as a starting place was one of the most useful things about the book. With this book, you won’t have to endlessly browse various forums and websites, looking for answers. 

Here’s what people are saying about the book:

“Your book has been invaluable to me! It’s saved me tons of time in research and steered me towards options I didn’t even know existed.”
Art H – Breckenridge, CO
“The Sourcebook is already giving me confidence, tons of details I haven’t seen anywhere else.”
Vanessa N – Boca Raton, FL“I have returned to the Sourcebook repeatedly, each time finding that information I was pursuing was summarized nicely. It is a good resource for a fairly daunting process.”
Dick K – Wichita, KS

“Nowhere else have I found such a convenient reference.”
Tony P – Washington, DC

“It is quite complete – everything from buying a Sprinter to all the steps in the conversion…I was really impressed that your book hit all the (Web) sites I’ve found – plus a lot more.”
John R – North Bay, ON

“Definitely a worthwhile read for anyone considering a Sprinter conversion. This pertains to anyone doing their own conversion or purchasing an existing unit. And if you’re a newbie looking for general Sprinter information, well worth it.”
John Bendit – Portland, OR


Check out the Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook and start working on your van right now.

Why a DIY Sprinter van over a custom build?

We all know that custom Sprinter van builds are gorgeous and also cost a pretty penny. Many of them are over $100,000!

Check out this van tour by Outside Van:

The way to make Mercedes Sprinter van campers more affordable is to build one out yourself. It’s a lot of work, but you’ll learn so much about building a campervan. 

Plus, you can build it out to have exactly what you need.

Building out your own van could save you upwards of $50,000!

If you really feel you aren’t handy, you can do what you can and hire out the big parts, like electrical and plumbing, to a professional.

I bought the book for my Chevy Astro van and found it has a wealth of knowledge that doesn’t only apply to Sprinter vans. 

Learn more about the Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook.

sprinter RV conversion sourcebook

Or, if you still aren’t sure which Mercedes Sprinter to buy, check out Greg’s Sprinter Van Buyer’s Guide.

Happy van building! 

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