The Perfect Small Foot Print Camper

A bit like your swiss army knife, this van packs a lot into a small package.  Comfortably sleeps 4.  A two burner stove, sink and fridge allow for camping and life comfort no matter where you are.  Enjoy the views from the pop top windows or snuggle in below and read a book.  All in a beautifully driving, completely modern Mercedes

Crash tested rear seat that also folds into perfectly flat bed.  Sleeps two.  Seats three with two ISOFIX car seat anchor points.  Seat also moves into 4 locations along rail system for different cargo configurations.

Simply put, this is the best small foot printer camper van in the US Market. We spent over 3 years researching, developing and refining the approach. With over 30 on the road and almost 500 rental nights, we know what we are doing. Peace Vans has a well deserved reputation in the VW Camper community of being the best craftspeople and professionals and we have extended that into this new modern business.

No compromises have been made on this build out. The cabinetry is 7 ply Italian plywood - for a warm feel and touch (the added weight of wood is negligible a non-issue in a van as capable as the Mercedes Metris). The hardware is all top notch. Every detail is well thought out - especially the ones you will never see, such as the wiring in the camper cabinet (professionally loomed, heavy gauge and tightly mounted) and the complete insulation and sound deadening throughout (every cavity and even extra added under the floor).

Our decision to use the OEM trim kit throughout the finished product is the final touch. We went back and forth on this - we experimented with carbon fiber, fiberglass, thermoformed plastics and even just building our own “boxes” around the awkward places and covering them with auto carpet (yuck, but it is what many others do - and we understand why; it’s cheap and easy). We simply could not reproduce the quality that Mercedes delivers and anything we put in the finished product detracted from the overall quality. It is an expensive feature (it adds about $4,500 to the finished cost), but it something we are proud of and we can sleep well at night knowing we have delivered the best.

NOTE: To build a Full Camper, you need to start with a Cargo Van. Prices for these can range from $33,000 to $45,000. Learn more about buying a Metris here. The total cost of a the full camper with the underlying van often ends up over $80,000.


Standard Features

  • Rear Folding Seat that seats 3, sleeps 2. 78 3/4" by 47.6"

  • Super comfy pop top bed sleeps 2. 78" by 45". Rear height of 18". 3 windows for stargazing and good times

  • Vehicle Height w/ Pop Top: 78”. The 1.5” Lift kits adds 2.5”. Typical roof racks and towers add 4”.

  • 49L AC/DC fridge, 2 burner propane stove, sink. Up to 20L fresh water storage

  • Storage space throughout with well constructed cabinets, high end hardware and professional finishes.

  • Shore Power (110V) connection and SAE (Solar) connections thoughtfully integrated into the rear of the van (no ugly and random holes on the side of your van!). For extended off the grid we can install rooftop solar or upgrade that system.

  • Operable Windows on both sides and fixed glass in rear quarters

  • OEM Trim kit throughout. This is a major advantage as the fit and finish is perfect and the quality is the best. This is often the price difference between us and others.


Base Cost Full Camper


  • Fiamma Awning 8': $2,695

  • Color Matching Top: $1,400

  • 1.5" Suspension Lift: $1,495

  • Swivel Seats: $1,275

  • Webasto Camping Heater: $2,800

  • OEM Trim Kit: $4,500. This is the only way to properly finish the van and strongly recommended.

Other Options, Pricing TBD:

  • Bike racks and roof racks

  • Additional auxiliary battery capacity

  • Delivery to you (although Seattle is the perfect place to start that first road trip)


Want to Rent First?  Visit our sister business Peace Vans Rentals