Introducing The Vanspeed Capsules: Our Solution To Creating More Usable Sleeping Space
THE VANSPEED CAPSULE - AKA BUNK EXTENSION
The common road block for many people investing into the 'van life' idea is the lack of space a van actually offers. You can do your best to tidy up your van, keep things organized, have multiple storage attachments on the rear and roof of your van however when it comes to actually creating more square footage there is really only a few options. One is to use cubic space but that can run out quickly. Two is to upgrade from a 144 Sprinter Van to a 170 Sprinter Van (we all know, you will incur an additional cost for a 170) or there is a second option. Your third option is adding capsules to your rear cabin of your sprinter van. Below is what our Capsules look like:
WHAT IS A CAPSULE?
A capsule is an aftermarket bunk extension that adds width to both the passenger and driver side rear cabin. By adding more width to the rear of your cabin you open up space to be able to lay down horizontally. In a Sprinter or Transit van without a bunk extension you will most likely find yourself curled up in a ball while resting/sleeping. The capsules, as seen below, give you an extra 11+ inches. The addition of extra space gives you the ability to lay down flat and enjoy a good nights rest. Another great benefit is the extra space gives you room to use as a shelf. You can put plants, picture frames, speakers or whatever type of decor you prefer into the rear of your Van.
Exterior view w/ capsules
Interior view w/ capsules
THE CAPSULE WE RECOMMEND
There are different pop outs on the market but we found one to stand out more than the others. Here are five reasons why we recommend this bunker extension from VANSPEED:
1. EASY INSTALL
Below is an install video:
Vanspeed designed this capsule to match the aesthetic shape of your van. From the clean edges and precise fitment, this upgrade looks like it was meant to be on your Sprinter.
Not all pop outs have the same depth. These capsules from VANSPEED give you 11 more inches of rear depth which is more than the average of other pop outs on the market.
4. BUILT IN RAIN CHANNEL
These capsules have a channel that directs water off your van. Without a rain channel there is a greater possibility of water pooling or leaking into your van.
5. PREMIUM MATERIALS
This product is made from a lightweight fiberglass & made in the USA. It's comes primed and paint ready!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CAPSULES
"They fit great and even better, look great while allowing my wife and I to sleep perpendicular to the vehicle chassis in a homemade queen size bed. Thanks Van Mart!"
- Mike L.
A PERFECT FIT
"Having installed all the sideways sleeping options over the years on client vans I chose Vanspeed Capsules for my personal rig. The fit and finish is excellent, the look on the van perfect. My only dream is that the primer was a finish coat as I love the grey and would just leave them raw."
- Jacob G.
SO MUCH MORE ROOM
"The install is super straight forward and I like how bolts are used so you don't have to leave the van sitting overnight waiting for the urethane to cure. The fit is perfect and the design is beautiful. I'll definitely buy these capsules for my future builds."
CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL VIDEO
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LEARN MORE ABOUT SPRINTER CAPSULES:
Link to shop -> https://thevanmart.com/products/vanspeed-capsules
LEARN MORE ABOUT TRANSIT CAPSULES:
Link to shop -> https://thevanmart.com/products/ford-transit-capsule
If you have any other questions about our Capsules feel free to hit us up on the chat or give us a call at (657) 227-8433 we would love to connect!
Hope to see you out on the road!
Safe & Happy Travels