Q: What services does Vanspeed offer?
A: VanSpeedShop offers a range of van conversion services, including but not limited to custom interiors, sound system installation, vehicle insulation, solar panel installation, window installation, electrical system installation, plumbing, and exterior parts upfitting.
Q: Can I customize my van as per my needs?
A: A: Yes, you can! At Vanspeed, while we don't offer full custom builds, we certainly accommodate customization within our pre-determined layout builds for the 144 and 170 Sprinter van chassis. This means we provide a robust selection of materials, colors, and upgrade options for you to choose from, allowing you to personalize your van within the structure of our expertly designed layouts. Our team will work with you to ensure your Sprinter van matches your aesthetic preferences and functional needs.
Q: How long does a van conversion typically take?
A: The timeline for conversion can vary greatly depending on the extent of the project. On average, you can expect a complete conversion to take anywhere from 6-8 weeks.
Q: Does Vanspeed offer any warranties on their sprinter van builds?
Q: What types of vans can you convert?
A: At Vanspeed, our expertise focuses solely on the Sprinter van chassis. Over the years, we have refined our skills and knowledge to specialize in these specific models, offering the best services for Sprinter conversions. While we appreciate all types of vans, we exclusively work on Sprinter van chassis. If you're considering a Sprinter van for your conversion project, don't hesitate to contact us. We'd be more than happy to discuss the limitless possibilities with you.
Q: Can I provide the van, or can you source it for me?
A: Both options are available. You're welcome to bring your own van to us for conversion, or we can assist in sourcing a suitable van for you based on your budget and needs.
Q: Do you offer a warranty on your work?
A: Yes, we stand by the quality of our work. Our conversions come with a 3-year 36k mile warranty covering defects in workmanship or materials.
Q: What's included in the cost of conversion?
A: The cost of conversion includes all labor and materials used in the build, as well as the consultation and design process. Please note that the cost of the van itself and any additional appliances or upgrades you choose are not included.
Q: Where is VanSpeedShop located?
A: Our shop is located at 15192 Goldenwest Cir. Westminster, CA 92683. If you can't make it to us, we can offer remote consultation options depending on your location.
Q: How can I get a quote for my van conversion?
A: Please get in touch with us via email or phone, or use the quote request form on our website. We'll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your project and provide a detailed quote.
Q: How do I schedule my van for a conversion?
A: Once you've received and accepted your quote, we'll work with you to schedule a time that's convenient for you to bring in your van. Please note that there may be a waiting period before we can start your project due to high demand.
Q: Do you offer financing options for van conversions?
A: Yes, we do. As an RVIA-certified business, VanSpeedShop is proud to offer in-house financing options for our customers. This certification not only stands as a testament to our commitment to quality, safety, and professionalism but also enables us to provide flexible financing solutions. Whether you're just starting your van life journey or planning an upgrade to your current setup, we're here to make the financial aspect as smooth as possible. For more details about our financing terms and conditions, please contact us.
Q: Is VanSpeedShop a certified Mercedes-Benz ExepertUpfitter?
A: Indeed, we are! VanSpeedShop is proud to be a certified Mercedes-Benz ExpertUpfitter. This certification means we meet the high standards set by Mercedes-Benz in terms of quality, craftsmanship, and adherence to safety regulations. As an Expertupfitter, we can maintain the integrity of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis while providing you with a top-quality conversion that perfectly suits your needs. Our status as a ExpertUpfitter allows us to provide exceptional service while ensuring the longevity and performance of your van.
Q: Is all of the work done in-house at Vanspeed?
A: Absolutely! We take great pride in the fact that all our builds and Vanspeed-branded exterior parts are crafted right here in our own facility in the USA. This allows us to maintain stringent quality control and ensures that every aspect of your van conversion meets our high standards. We believe in the importance of local manufacturing, and we're committed to delivering superior craftsmanship with every project. From the initial design to the final touches, you can trust that your van is truly made in the USA at Vanspeed Shop.
Q: Do you provide warranty work for van conversions done by other upfitters?
A: We understand the need for reliable warranty work, but at Vanspeed, we only provide warranty services for conversions that our team has completed. Our focus is to ensure the highest quality and performance for all van conversions we personally undertake, and this dedication extends to our warranty services. If you have a Vanspeed conversion, rest assured that we stand behind our work and are here to assist with any warranty-related issues you might face.
Q: What kind of upgrades can I add to the predetermined layouts?
A: Within our predetermined layouts for the 144 and 170 Sprinter van chassis, you have a wide array of upgrade options. These could range from advanced solar power systems, high-quality sound systems, upgraded insulation, specialized storage solutions, and more. Reach out to us to discuss the full range of customization possibilities.
Q: I’m new to van life. Can you help guide me through the conversion process?
A: Absolutely! We're here to help you at every step. From choosing the right Sprinter chassis and layout to selecting your materials, colors, and upgrades, our team is committed to making your transition to van life as seamless as possible.
Q: Are your van conversions suitable for all seasons?
A: Yes, our conversions are designed with all-season living in mind. We use high-quality insulation materials and can install heating or cooling systems to ensure your comfort, no matter the weather.
Q: Can you work with used Sprinter vans?
A: Yes, we can work with both new and used Sprinter vans. However, used vans are assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they are suitable for conversion.
Q: Can I see examples of your past van conversions?
A: Of course! We have a gallery of our past projects on our website. Each project showcases our commitment to quality and our client's unique personalities and needs. If you need more detailed information about a particular conversion, please contact us.
Q: Are Vanspeed conversions eco-friendly?
A: We strive to make our conversions as eco-friendly as possible. This includes using sustainable materials when available, offering solar power options, and ensuring our vans are as fuel-efficient as possible. We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact and help our customers do the same.
Q: What’s the first step in getting a Vanspeed conversion?
A: The first step is to get in touch with us! We'd be happy to discuss your vision, budget, and timeline, and guide you through our process. You can contact us via email, phone, or through the contact form on our website.
Q: What happens if I want to make changes or additions after my van conversion is completed?
A: We understand that needs can evolve over time. While we encourage all clients to consider their requirements thoroughly before the build starts, we're open to discussing potential modifications or additions after the completion of your initial conversion, based on the feasibility of the changes.
Q: How is the resale value of a Sprinter van affected by a conversion?
A: A professionally converted Sprinter van can hold its value well and may even increase in value depending on the quality of the conversion, the upkeep of the vehicle, and market demand. As a certified Mercedes-Benz ExpertUpfitter, our conversions are high quality, which can positively influence resale value.
Q: How can I maintain my converted Sprinter van?
A: Maintaining your converted Sprinter van involves regular vehicle maintenance, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and regular inspections, as well as care for the interior components like cleaning and inspecting your appliances. We provide all our clients with a detailed maintenance guide upon completion of the conversion.
Q: Are your conversions pet-friendly?
A: Yes, we understand that many van lifers travel with their furry companions. We can suggest and incorporate features in our designs that help accommodate pets, such as durable upholstery, extra storage for pet supplies, or even a dedicated pet space.
Q: Can you install a bathroom in the van?
A: Yes, based on our predetermined layouts for the 144 and 170 Sprinter van chassis, we can include a compact, well-designed bathroom. The features and size of the bathroom will depend on the chosen layout and the space available.
Q: Do you offer consultations before I commit to a build?
A: Absolutely, we offer consultations to discuss your needs, the process, costs, and any other questions you might have. We want to ensure that you're fully informed and comfortable before committing to a build with us.
Q: How can I stay updated on my van's progress during the conversion process?
A: At VanSpeedShop, we believe in maintaining open lines of communication with our clients. We provide regular updates throughout the conversion process and are always available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you might have.
Q: What kind of fuel economy can I expect with a converted Sprinter van?
A: Fuel economy can vary depending on the model of your Sprinter van, the weight of the conversion, and your driving habits. On average, you can expect somewhere between 16 and 20 miles per gallon.
Q: What's the process for ordering a Vanspeed converted Sprinter van?
A: The process begins with a consultation where we discuss your needs, preferences, and budget. Next, you'll choose from our pre-determined layouts and select your customization options. Once we have agreed on the design and cost, we'll schedule your build. Throughout the process, we keep you updated on the progress and address any questions you might have.
Q: Can I live full-time in a Vanspeed converted Sprinter van?
A: Absolutely! Our converted Sprinter vans are designed with comfort, functionality, and durability in mind, making them perfectly suitable for full-time van living. The amenities and features will depend on the layout and customization options you choose, and can be tailored to support a full-time van life lifestyle.
Q: How does insurance work for a converted
A: Insuring a converted Sprinter van can be a bit more complex than insuring a regular vehicle, but as a RVIA-certified upfitter, insurance companies recognize our conversions as RVs, which can simplify the process. However, policies can vary, so we recommend contacting your insurance provider for detailed information.
Q: What are some of the key features I should consider when planning my Sprinter van conversion?
A: Key features to consider depend on your personal needs and lifestyle. You may want to consider your sleeping arrangement, kitchen necessities, storage needs, power requirements, and whether you'd want a bathroom. Additionally, think about insulation for all-season comfort, window placement for natural light and ventilation, and any specific upgrades you desire. During the consultation, we can help you prioritize based on your needs and budget.
Q: How can I offset the cost of my van conversion?
A: Many of our clients have found success in offsetting the cost of their van conversion by renting out their completed vehicles through platforms like Outdoorsy. On average, a Vanspeed converted Sprinter van can rent for around $400 per day. This is a great option if you're not using your van full-time and are comfortable with others enjoying your custom Sprinter. It not only helps recoup the conversion cost but can also become a lucrative income source over time. Please ensure you understand the terms and conditions of such platforms before deciding to rent out your van.