First Chair

Customer Van

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir

First Chair is a fully loaded Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170 built for cold and snowy conditions but can adjust effortlessly during summer months spent near sandy beaches. First Chair was built for a family of four (and their husky) who love to be the first ones on the mountain during the early morning to carve lines in fresh powder.

Inside First Chair you’ll notice Sileather’s Pebble Morning Fog on the walls and Premiere Cloud covering the ceiling. This material is faux-leather made of silicone which makes it very easy to wipe down! Two captain’s chairs allow for comfortable family traveling, especially when used with a removable Lagun table. A medium galley kitchen holds a Vitrifigo DW180 RFX stainless steel double drawer refrigerator/freezer combo, overhead microwave, induction stove, deep sink with faucet, and a 30-gallon freshwater tank. A grey water tank with custom grey water heater blanket enable grey water use in below freezing temperatures. Hose off gear with the hot or cold exterior shower hose. First Chair is outfitted with our three-panel elevated bed and custom mattress. A lower level sleeping arrangement is achieved with modular bench seating.

Stealthy nights spent boondocking near ski resorts is a breeze with 300Ah of lithium batteries, a secondary alternator, and inverter. Cabin air stays toasty with help from a Webasto Air Top EVO 40 Diesel Heating System. Water warms quickly when using the Espar Hydronic Diesel Water Heating System. Rear door lower and upper stuff sacks keep gear out of the way and cabin space tidy. On the roof, First Chair holds cross bars, a 140W solar panel, and bright 50″ curved dual row light bar.

Van Specs

  • Make & Model 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Wheelbase 170
  • Height High
  • Drive 4WD