Beautiful Homes, Built for Adventure.
Whether you are a climber, biker, festival-goer, road-tripper, weekender or lifer, we’ve got you covered. Our super comfortable, highly functional off-grid adventure vans are a perfect fit for just about any lifestyle.
Our love for building adventure homes started with a 38’ school bus we built for Burning Man. We did that—we loved it—and boy did we learn from it. It was an epic eight-month welding, grinding, decking, cabinet-making race to the finish. Big Larry Bus was an wildly ambitious project that pushed us well beyond our known limits, and gave us a love for the journey long before we drove a single mile.
These days, our journey is the art and craft of building highly capable and beautiful (van) homes for our adventure-seeking clients. We put our hearts and souls into every square inch of the vans we build, honored to create something so personal and meaningful for our clients.
Top Shelf Living, Standard.
We are artists, design addicts and sticklers for detail. We believe that whether we are inside or out, our environment has the power to feed and nourish our souls. That’s why we love the great outdoors, and that’s why we have the highest standards for every home we build.
Built on a foundation of Tesla battery modules, our electrical system sets us apart from any other van builder we know: Exceptional power for living off-grid in comfort for as long as you desire comes standard.
Our kitchens boast commercial-induction cooktops, 80L fridges and deep stainless sinks. Expect a flawless interior with lots of convenient storage and seating designed for comfort. In addition to our standard build configuration, many clients choose to add options like air conditioning, heating, awnings and roof racks. Indoor showers are available in two of our standard layouts.
Our Basecamper layout features a huge gear-storage garage below the bed. The standard configuration accommodates two downhill mountain bikes and a whole lot more. At R.S.V., we often put two bikes, two inflatable stand up paddle boards, two One Wheels (So much fun!) and a bunch of loose ends.
The garage also comes with AC outlets, 12v and USB charging so you can get your gear on. Also standard on Basecamper is an outdoor shower for rinsing off after doing something most likely awesome.
Ready.Set.Van. Electrical Specs
If you want to live the true #vanlife dream, you’re going to want an electrical system designed for true off-grid living. Since the electrical system is the most expensive part in any build, builders tend to skimp on capacity. Typically you get a 100 or 200 Amp Hour (AH) battery and a 1000 watt inverter. We consider that insufficient.
At Ready.Set.Van., we harness the incredible energy density of Tesla battery modules and high-output components so you have the power to go off-grid and never come back. Our 840 AH battery system takes up 57% less space and weighs 140 lbs less than an equally sized 12V lithium battery system. Sized at 420, 840 or 1260 AH, our system delivers many times more power than any other builder, standard.
Every R.S.V. van gets one or more Tesla battery modules, a 3000-watt inverter, alternator charging and solar panels. Starting with such a powerful system makes adding hot water, induction cooking, a toaster oven, air conditioner or anything else a simple matter. Just plug it in. Most importantly, you’ll be free to live off-grid without the nagging need to find an outlet for your van.
|RSV Standard||RSV Upgrade||RSV Maniac|
|Tesla Battery Modules||1||2||3|
|Amp/Hour Rating (@12v)||420||840||1260|
|Solar Charging||400 Watts||400 Watts||400 Watts|
|Shore Charging||600 Watts||1600 Watts||1600 Watts|
|Alternator Charging||400 Watts||1600 Watts||2400 Watts|
|Alternator||Standard||High Output Upgrade||Second Alternator
|Inverter||3000 Watt (9000 peak)||3000 Watt (9000 peak)||3000 Watt (9000 peak)|
|AC Run Time
|4-5 Hours||8-10 Hours||12-15 Hours|
Room for 2 full-size mountain bikes
Tons of storage options
Portable or composting toilets available
Platform: Ram Promaster 159"
If you want to pack all your favorite gear for the trip of a lifetime, we recommend the Basecamper build. The huge garage accommodates a TON of stuff while the living area is spacious enough for two-four people to chill in comfort. Basecamper is our most popular build and the van that R.S.V. crew members grab when headed out for an adventure.
Basecamper includes a 420 AH Tesla battery, 3000-watt inverter, 400 watts of solar, induction cooktop and other standard system components.
Base Price: $35,750
Build price as shown: $39,000
Platform: Ram Promaster 159"
Love the Basecamper layout but need an indoor shower? We’ve got you covered. You get the same deluxe kitchen, giant garage plus a deluxe shower and toilet with retractable shower door. The seating area moves forward and accommodates three people with swivel cockpit seats surrounding the dining table.
Includes a 420 AH Tesla battery, 3000 watt-inverter, 400 watts of solar, induction cooktop, hot water heater and other standard system components.
Base Price: $45,250
Platform: Ram Promaster 159"
A fold-up Murphy bed is the core of The Wanderer design. The layout is perfect for people looking to explore the world without bikes and other gear that need to be stored inside a dedicated garage. The Murphy bed folds up and out of the way in seconds, allowing you to transform half the van into a large dining area capable of seating four-six people. Awesome for festivals and events, meeting new people out on the road, or lounging in your own private living area.
Includes a 420 AH Tesla battery, 3000-watt inverter, 400 watts of solar, induction cooktop, hot water heater and other standard system components.
Base Price: $45,750
Platform: Sprinter, Transit or Promaster
Got plans for #vanlife that don't fit into one of our standard Layouts? Chat with us about doing a custom build. We're happy to create on any platform and the options are quite literally endless. After several consultations, we hone in on the final design and provide full CAD renderings for final review before we get to work.
Base Price: N/A
Reserve a Date
We begin by reserving a spot for you in our production schedule. After that, you can source a van (new or used) and deliver it to our shop. If you're out-of-state and are buying a new van from one of our local dealers we can arrange for them to deliver it for you.
A $5000 deposit is due at this time.
Finalize the Design
Our standard layouts have a TON of options, so each van ends up being customized to your specific needs and desires. We provide complete CAD renderings of the entire design, system specs and finishes for your final approval.
50% payment is due at this time.
It's happening. Your build team makes sure every detail is perfect and provides a constant stream of updates and photos on how your build is progressing. If you haven't already, you better start planning that first adventure!
Most builds take about 8 weeks.
We love delivery days. Smiles for miles. You'll get a complete walk-through of the van, its systems and answer any questions that you may have. We recommend that you plan to spend a night nearby while you get settled in your new dream machine.
Final payment is due at this time.