Customer Van

To distill: the extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something

Built for a couple and their adorable Border Collie, Tally, Distillation gets to the central reason they are embracing van life: freedom in the outdoors. This 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter left our shop in Portland, OR for on its first major trip into Washington’s Olympic National Park, headed east toward Northern Idaho, then got lost (metaphorically) deep in Montana’s Lolo National Forest.

Finding space to relax in Distillation is simple. Recovering from the steep Mount Storm King hike on a 3-panel stackable and removable bed system with a custom mattress will be as enjoyable as reaching the summit. Distillation’s galley includes a modular sofa bench and dinette for extra lounge space or when having another friend along for the ride. This duo can forage for their own huckleberries and then enjoy fresh huckleberry pancakes courtesy of Distillation’s kitchen space. A 42″ Medium Galley Cabinet is home to an upgraded round deep under mount sink and countertop mounted faucet with pull down sprayer, Isotherm refrigerator, induction stove, and storage drawers. Overhead, a microwave quickly heats up meals. An overhead cab shelf, enclosed overhead cabinetry, and exoskeleton shelves provide plenty of storage solutions for gear and apparel. A flip up table creates more prep space while a Lagun table is a perfect place for several rounds of cribbage.

Staying off-grid for extended periods of time in the Kaniksu National Forest is no problem for Distillation with 630Ah of lithium-ion batteries working with a 2000W inverter and 280XP secondary alternator. (3) 110V and (4) USB-C/USB outlets make sure electronics stay charged up. Heated cabin air comes from Webasto’s Air Top EVO 55 Diesel Heating System. With a 19-gallon freshwater system feeding to the exterior shower and interior sink, warm water comes quickly thank to an Espar Hydronic Diesel Heating System.

Van Specs

  • Make & Model 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Wheelbase 170
  • Height High
  • Drive Drive