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Vintage Mercedes Van Motorhome Conversion

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This is a Vintage Mercedes Van that has been converted into a motorhome.

It was shared by one of our readers, Elie. You’ll get a full tour of the bus, see some of the adventures it has been on, and you’ll even get to see some construction photos too!

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Vintage Mercedes Van Motorhome Conversion

Images via duedo-mobil.blogspot.de

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  • Leslie
    April 8, 2017, 4:54 pm

    Very elegant makeover in keeping with its vintage vibe. Kudos on a job well done.

  • Shoshana
    April 10, 2017, 11:45 am

    Very nice and simply done? This is exactly what I would do. I didn’t notice any insulation or covering on the walls, except for the ceiling. Is that correct?

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 11, 2017, 7:27 am

      Hmm I’m not positive, Shoshana! The builder didn’t mention either way.

      • April 11, 2017, 11:19 pm

        Pictures of insulation are on page 2. It´s the black stuff you see on the wall. Took me 4 weeks or so to apply and it wa a very nasty job. Don´t know how it´s named in the US , here in Germany X-treme isolator. I mounted it to the floor,the sides and the roof . Cheers, Elie

  • Bigfoot
    April 10, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Great job! I like the clean, simple lines they used on the interior build. Very cool old ride.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      April 11, 2017, 7:14 am

      I loved the clean lines too, great work!

    April 11, 2017, 7:04 am

    I love this build, as I love the Mercedes at well… This model bus is very hard to find here n the USA…

  • Rebekah Brading
    June 21, 2017, 8:54 pm

    You have so much to envy! I’m 60 years young and I’m just waiting to find my jewel to convert. I wish that I had followed my dream back in the 70’s, I’ve always wanted to do just as you have done but was always told “it’s time to be a grown up” well this woman is going to do everything I can to live the rest of my life being happy and roaming the land. Thank you so much for sharing your success in doing what you have.

  • Ruth Ouellette
    June 21, 2017, 9:55 pm

    You did a wonderful job Elie.

  • keepyourpower
    June 22, 2017, 4:55 am

    Where do they use the facilities?

  • Penny
    June 22, 2017, 6:07 pm

    I too appreciated the clean lines. This doesn’t look cramped. Thanks for the info. on the insulation. Has to be very compact in something this small. What brand is the stove and model no.? Most don’t look that nice and practical as well. Thank you for replying, Penny

    • June 22, 2017, 8:31 pm

      its a boat stove, Penny. Runs on diesel,
      needs very little electricity and fuel.
      unfortunately not cheap:

      • Penny
        June 23, 2017, 2:59 pm

        Thank you. I looked at their website and they do have a dealer here in U.S. It can also be outfitted to use as a heater which is nice. I looked at the stove/oven-see what mean about not cheap. But does look safer for a small space. Looks to be two burner. Thanks again and enjoy your van!

  • Nerida
    November 18, 2017, 8:12 am

    And room for your best friend, cant get much better than that. Happy travels where ever you may roam.

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