How it Works

All of our vans are customized and purpose-built.

Three levels of customization—for maximum freedom and joy


Our Core line is where freedom begins. We have set this van up with the essential features that will get you anywhere you want to go. With a bed, lighting, venting, flooring and a fully-insulated interior you’ll be ready for adventure. Want More? We can do that too in our Configurable or Custom vans.

Key Features

Premium Interior package
OSV 3-panel bed
OSV Pre runner bumper
Load lights – gear area
Window T-vent “Opposite Slider”
Window T-vent “Sliding door”

10 speed roof vents with remote
OSV Rear Step Bumper
OSV Sunshades – driver and passenger
OSV Rear Door Stuff Sacks – lower


General turnaround is 4 – 7 weeks


Are you dreaming of a heat or power in your van? You’re going Configurable. These features are game-changers. Getting warm after getting out of the ocean or making a dinner while watching the sunset are magical experiences you can have with a Configurable van.

Key Features & Packages available

Everything in a Core van plus you can add:
Power packages
Diesel Airtop Heat package
Solar package
Windows custom 10 x 33 ( set of 2 )
Auxiliary seating options
High output LED light bars
Cabinet packages – exo skeleton
Custom color options
Rear and Slider load light package
Retractable running boards
Mac Track package
Fork Mount package


General turnaround is 2 to 4 months


Looking for a Japanese studio on wheels (that stores your bikes under the bed)? A ski team-hauling van? An urban assault vehicle? Dreaming up something we haven’t yet? (right on!) Let’s talk, plan, and design.

Custom Features

Everything in a Core and  Configurable vans as  options


H20 Packages – both hot and cold options
Showers – internal and external options
Power Packages
Custom Galleys with Appliance options – induction stoves/microwaves
Heating Packages
Seating /Storage options including swivel Captains chairs
Sleeping options
Custom Upholstery
Air-conditioning Roof top 12v Aftermarket
Cabinetry – overhead
Audio Visual Packages
Plus lots more!


General turnaround is 6–12  months

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When You Can Expect

All Outside Vans start out in the Core line, and as more complex features are added, move up in conversion category and the amount of time and love we pour in. These are the average timelines for each level of conversion (to be used for general planning, not as guaranteed schedules).

4 – 7 weeks

for a Core Van Conversion

2 – 4 months

for a Configurable Conversion

6 – 12 months

for a Custom Conversion


The price of your van will vary based on the options you choose. You may opt for a Core van, or a Configurable van with heat and power, or a completely Custom van. These are ballpark conversion costs for each level of conversion. Note all prices exclude the chassis cost.

$48,000 – $53,000

for a Core Van Conversion ( Van not included )


for a Configurable Conversion ( Van not included)


for a Custom build-out ( Van not included )

The Process

The process is simple. Our design team works with you every step of the way on our Configurable and Custom Vans.  Our Core Vans are all set out and our sales team will work with you on the interior color choices available.

Core Van

  1. Contact us. To let us know you are interested in a Core van please put that in the subject line.
  2. If you would like to purchase a Van in addition to the Conversion, please mention this in the email, we may be able to assist depending on availability
  3. One of our Sales team will then be in touch and get the process underway with you

and Custom Process

  1. Fill out our online questionnaire.
  2. This includes an section on whether you have a van or would like assistance sourcing a van through us – depending on availability
  3. A member of our sales team will contact you and lead you through our process and introduce you to the designer you will be working with.


Note: Parts are only available as part of a full conversion at this time. We currently are not taking requests for stand-alone parts or partial customization.

We've Got You Covered

We've Been Building
Vans for Decades

Our vans have gone through countless evolutions, and we are constantly improving and innovating. We live in our vans, and the designs are efficient and made to stand the test of time. We design our vans to be off-grid, hosed out and really used.


We use real wood, powder-coated metals, lightweight fabric walls and custom-built aluminum bumpers and racks. The power, water and heating systems are current and well-balanced. We stand behind our materials and craftsmanship, and each Outside Van, from Core to Custom, comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile written warranty on our upgrades.

More About Outside Van


Our shop is located near the Columbia River Gorge, just a few miles east of Portland, Oregon. You are welcome to visit the shop with an appointment and feel the love that goes into the vans.

When you pick up your van, we’ll give you a full rundown of everything you need to know to get on the road. Let the adventures begin!

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