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Sprinter fans, this one’s for you

The Franchot, a 2017 Mercedes Sprinter outfitted by Colorado-based Tourig.
All photos courtesy of Tourig

The world of high-end Class B camper vans gets more impressive each day thanks to innovative features and sleek design. The latest camper company to catch our eye is Colorado-based Tourig. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.

Located just outside of Denver, Tourig specializes in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Metris conversions with a focus on modular, versatile designs that let you get outside and explore. In the past, they’ve worked on everything from a wheelchair accessible rig to a full-time home for a firefighter, and for this story we’re focused on a van called the Franchot.

Starting with a 2017 4x4 Sprinter 170, Tourig created a modern interior with plenty of amenities for on-the-go living. The side door reveals the kitchen area, complete with white upper storage cabinets, a custom wood countertop, and a sink. A round stowable table provides room for eating or working, while a fridge and a propane cooktop make cooking easy.

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Birch-like flooring is easy to sweep out, and the swivel and bench seats are covered with a colorful custom upholstery. A bed that’s raised above a gear garage sleeps two comfortably, and black-out window covers provide privacy. On-demand hot water and a marine toilet give you the comforts of home, and LED lights keep things cheery.

Outside, an electric step lets you in the van easily, and the van boasts an awning and 160-watt solar panels by Zamp. The rear gear garage maximizes space with bike mounts that slide out for easy access, and convenient storage pouches are ideal for stashing gear.

The Franchot—which cost $80,000 for the custom work—is just one option available from Tourig, but the company can customize your Sprinter with just about anything. Conversion prices are on par with other custom van outfitters; base prices start around $50,000 and go up from there.

Photo courtesy of Tourig