King of the Sky
Zeus was designed and built by the team at Outside Van in 2020. It’s the ideal build for a family of four, with seating for four and modular sleeping areas for everyone.
Zeus features our proprietary Air Roof Extension, that not only allows you to sit up in the two panel bed with a vaulted, cathedral-like ceiling above, but a lightweight top bunk bed can be added for a child or to use as a storage area. The lower bunks are lightweight, easily removable, and can be used as sleeping areas as well.
Zeus features state of the art heat and water systems strategically installed so the weight is placed forward in the chassis and evenly distributed between the van’s axles.
The power system consists of four AGM batteries accompanied with a secondary alternator and rooftop solar. These help keep the system charged allowing for off-grid operation of the the aftermarket rooftop A/C, induction stove, lights, and outlets for days on end.
Outside Van’s hydronic heated floor system has been specially designed around the components in this specific build so that the heat channels only run in areas that see a lot of foot traffic. In order to reduce heat waste, they haven’t been placed under any boxing or the shower to reduce heat waste.
The heating system, which is not yet available to the public, produces heat in 3 different ways. By using the furnace, by plugging the van into shore power, and by using the van’s engine. As the van is driving and the engine’s running, a plate heat exchanger located under the hood heats up the van’s coolant lines. This will then, if desired, heat the van’s water, cabin, and heated floors while the van is in motion. Normally you can’t run a water boiler or any other type of furnace while driving due to safety issues, so this heating method is perfect for arriving at destinations in cold weather.
The exterior features several products that were designed and fabricated in-house at Outside Van, as well as the debut of the Outside Van Rear Step Bumper, which is not yet available to the public. The bumper relocates the 4 factory sensors to the rear-most part of the van so you don’t forfeit any of the factory features when in reverse and while the backup camera is in use.
There are a number of products featured in this van that are currently going through our rigorous R&D process and aren’t current available to the public.
- Make & Model 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Wheelbase 170 EXT
- Roof Height High
- Drive 4WD Dually