Podium 2.0

Customer Van

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston S. Churchill

We can’t describe how meaningful it feels to our entire company when van owners continue to work with us, build after build, refining their dream van conversion. We’re lucky to say that was the case for Podium! Having been part of the Outside Van family for years with their first van, Podium – Original, we’re excited to share Podium 2.0!

Built for a married couple, that run a speaking/consulting business, who wish to feel cozy and more at home as they travel on the road to their gigs across the country, they’ve taken their experiences with their first van and created upgrades to suit their lives where they are now. These new additions include lots of seating options for relaxing with family and friends. Opposing benches with custom upholstery line the driver side interior wall. In the seat closest to the driver door, we’ve installed an electronic backrest that quickly moves in or out a hidden compartment. A slide out seat is also creatively stowed within this compartment. The slider door is home to a custom cabinet discreetly stowing a porta potty. Starting to become more popular, a floor to ceiling cabinet features storage space for hanging apparel, folded clothes, and plenty of gear.

Podium 2.0’s opposing galley area feature a Vitrifigo DW180 RFX Stainless Steel Double Drawer, hidden induction stove, and a premium PaperStone countertop embedded with an Elkay Lustertone Classic Stainless Steel sink and Moen Essie Spot Resist Stainless One-Handle High Arc Pulldown Faucet. After a delicious dinner on the road, this family can rest and relax on a 3-panel bed with 3″ medium mattress and 1″ memory foam topper. Going beyond the cold and exposed moments of an exterior shower without taking up the space of a fully enclosed aluminum shower, a removable aluminum shower pan and curtain conveniently hide when not needed but create a welcome reprieve to refresh while off-grid. A 28-gallon freshwater tank delivers water to the galley sink and exterior shower. An Espar Hydronic Diesel Heating System heats cabin water while a Webasto Air Top EVO 40 Diesel Heating System keeps cabin air toasty.

With 630Ah of lithium-ion batteries, 2000W magnum inverter, and 280XP high amp alternator, Podium 2.0 energy supply is large and in charge.

Van Specs

  • Make & Model 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Wheelbase 170 Dually
  • Height High
  • Drive 4WD