Back Road Explorer
Built in 2020, Skywalker is a custom made van. Designed for a family that camps in all seasons in the Pacific Northwest, the layout features seating and sleeping for four with two removable captains chairs and upper and lower sleeping platforms, finished with custom upholstery. The upper platform includes a hinging panel that drops down to make a backrest for the perfect space to relax. The lower platform can be partially removed in the garage for more storage space. In the garage, there’s plenty of room for both summer and winter gear.
The power system is made up of two lithium ion batteries totaling 600 amp hours, two 130 watt solar panels, as well as a secondary alternator. This provides virtually unlimited power to the aftermarket rooftop A/C, induction cooktop stove, fridge, roof fans, lights, and outlets. With a 25 gallon water tank and a hot water heater, warm water for the exterior shower and sink is available.
On the exterior, there’s a custom built safari roof rack which houses the solar panels, a 50″ lightbar, and two rear load lights. We’ve installed two 6″ lights in the front bumper area for visibility while driving off-road. And to help this rig on it’s back road adventures, Black Rhino Warlord 18″ wheels with BFGoodrich K02 tires have been added.
- Make & Model 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Wheelbase 170
- Roof Height High
- Drive 4WD
- Series Peak