Sprinter Van Conversion - Total Cost

How much does it cost to build out a Sprinter Van into a home? Well this page should serve as a one stop shop resource. On this page I include a spreadsheet you can view that will show you (almost) exactly what we spent on the process.

**DISCLAIMER** This is not how much you have to spend in order to build out a sprinter van. This is approximately how much we spent. I know people who have put waaaaay less into their vans and are just as happy, I also know people who put in waaaaaay more and are equally happy, it all depends on your budget (and timeline). I did my best to record every receipt, but I'm only human and sometimes I forgot or I lost the receipt or even just couldn't remember how we used the item. We returned some things for store credit and I wasn't able to add up and subtract all of those things. This is my best guess of how much we spent, and I think it pretty accurately reflects the van build out cost.  Enjoy!

Click here for the spread sheet I made while building out our Sprinter Van Lyra with total cost of items purchased.

Van Stats

2006 Dodge Sprinter

Bought with 179k miles


Van Cost: $11k

Materials: $5k

Electrical, Battery and Lights


Battery Meter - http://amzn.to/2afn5LS

12 Amp Circuit Breaker - http://amzn.to/2aBglrr

(x2) 20 Amp Circuit Breakers - http://amzn.to/2aVeeQp

30 Amp Circuit Breaker - http://amzn.to/2aVfsLa

40 Amp Circuit Breaker - http://amzn.to/2aHFJtp

100 Amp Circuit Breaker - http://amzn.to/2aM6OMc

125 Amp Circuit Breaker - http://amzn.to/2aoCDhT

Inverter - http://bit.ly/2atsZLL

Charge Controller - http://amzn.to/2a35UtP

Shore Power Battery Charger - http://amzn.to/2asbbyP

Breaker Box - http://amzn.to/2acadlV

2 120 Amp Hour AGM Batteries -  http://amzn.to/2av8aif also just found another battery. Yot sure if it's better, but it is cheaper! http://amzn.to/2c9asiX

Solar Panel - http://bit.ly/2avhxvR

The link above is the panel we got, but we purchased ours second hand from a friend. Here are a few links to similar panels.

Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar PanelRenogy 150 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel ,2 Piece, and ECO-WORTHY 300 Watt 2pcs 160w Monocrystalline Photovoltaic PV Solar Panel Module 12V Battery Charging. Good luck!

2 Junction Boxes - http://amzn.to/2av9pxZ

Led Lights - http://bit.ly/2atwOR7

Dimming Control - http://amzn.to/2atwlhN

2 GFCI Outlets - http://amzn.to/2a3a5pf

Cigarette Lighter Outlet - http://amzn.to/2a7WcI3



FanTastic Fan - http://amzn.to/2aIFbEp

Marine Adhesive Sealant - http://amzn.to/2avey9x

Butyl Tape - http://amzn.to/2ajRJoa

Self Tapping Screws - http://amzn.to/2b3IKWK



Laminate Flooring - http://amzn.to/2aCKHtF (Not the exact same)

We got our flooring at a discount flooring store, here is a sample of what it looks like http://amzn.to/2aC9dtR. I couldn't find an exact match online.

Frost King Vapor Barrier (Vinyl foam/ aluminum duct insulation) - http://amzn.to/2axGdDF

Underlayment - http://bit.ly/2aKtEUM

CEC flex Duct Tape - http://amzn.to/2amKUSR

Moisture Barrier - http://amzn.to/2a4Tcul

Spray Adhesive - http://amzn.to/2aeSBJC


Hey! So, Michael and I did not, but SHOULD HAVE used some kind of rubber undercoating to protect the inside of the van from rust. I'm quoting directly from the Sprinter Van Conversion sourcebook (which is 100% amazing, go check it out) and he has this to say about materials that will help prevent rust. 
"Rubberized undercoating (cheaper option) – Many types of spray-on and brush-on rubberized undercoatings available, including 3M Underseal (spray-on)(http://amzn.to/2jimPOT), Rusfre undercoating (brush-on)(http://amzn.to/2iFBNj6), Hippo Liner (brush-on) (http://amzn.to/2j2iC0C). Note: If you do use an undercoating, make sure that the entire surface is very clean and very dry, or else the undercoating will actually promote rust by trapping moisture." 
So! Make sure to put some of that on first to prevent rusting on the inside! Who knows.... Michael and I may have to go back and do it to our van too. For now, I'm keeping her well ventilated and taking advantage of my two dehumidifiers. Best of luck to you! 

Great Stuff Spray Foam - http://amzn.to/2adYcMW

Great Stuff Spray Foam (window & door) - http://amzn.to/2auBqEC

17.6 oz. High-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive - http://amzn.to/2abLLaH

Insulfoam 3/4 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. R-2.89 Insulating Sheathing - http://thd.co/2aQGW3r

Rmax Thermasheath-3 2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-13.1 Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foam Insulation Board - http://thd.co/1UCOA2x

Stereo Replacement


Radio used - http://amzn.to/2aOzdEu (close as I could find, I lost the packaging)

Wire Harness - http://amzn.to/2b0abCC

Antenna Adaptor Cable - http://amzn.to/2b9csc6

Soldering Iron - http://amzn.to/2aA7CCw


Wood Glue - http://amzn.to/29ZVP51

StrongStik Construction Adhesive - http://amzn.to/2axKO95

Cedar Planks - http://bit.ly/2ahGzwK

Self Tapping Screws - http://amzn.to/2aBJlw6

Polycrylic minwax Satin Stain - http://amzn.to/2a4YINx

Sink/Plumbing - (Video coming soon)

Silicone Caulking - http://amzn.to/2aeYTbZ

5 gallon Water Jug - http://bit.ly/2axOCqH

Pump/Faucet combo - http://amzn.to/2amSGw5

J trap - http://amzn.to/2b2zUvA

Hose Clamps - http://amzn.to/2aPFQn3

Hose (4ft) - http://amzn.to/2aqtjK1

Gasket material - http://amzn.to/2aCieRy

Bed, Cabinets and Countertop 


Corner brackets - http://amzn.to/2ak5YIX

Drawer Pulls - http://amzn.to/2ahF83x

Sash Locks Front Cabinets - http://amzn.to/2azx1lr

Sash Locks Back Cabinets - http://amzn.to/2ar2mpt

Drawer Tracks Front Cabinets - http://amzn.to/2azxRit

Drawer Tracks Back Cabinets - http://amzn.to/2a2PyFS

Plywood 3/4" - http://thd.co/1QfN5Ud

Plywood 1/2" - http://thd.co/2a7IgMM

Polycrylic minwax Satin Stain - http://amzn.to/2aNtdJA

Fin screws - http://amzn.to/2afqgpk

Finish Nails - http://amzn.to/2a2QOZz

Plywood 1/2" - http://thd.co/2a7IgMM

Deck Screws - http://amzn.to/2aexCod

Hinges for Bed to Couch system - http://amzn.to/2add6oX

Hinges for in Bed Storage - http://amzn.to/2au6GlY

2x4's - http://thd.co/2ar5BNv


Truck Fridge - http://amzn.to/2h4JeRE

Eva Dry - http://amzn.to/2axkgHU

Coleman Stove - http://amzn.to/29ZZgZw

Hand coffee grinder - http://amzn.to/2axPwnl

French Press - http://amzn.to/2axkL4Q