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Old 11-20-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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Sprinter with platform bed with storage underneath for bikes

Hello all.
I was wondering if any of you sprinter owners (or future sprinter owners) have built a platform bed set up and have used the "garage " area underneath for storing bikes.
We are going to want to store 4 bikes, any combination of road, mountain or fat bikes, plus all the related gear.
We are getting the 170 wb extended body (longest one they make) in the 4x4 chassis.
I would love to see pics or examples of what you have done for storage.
We were even thinking of doing a custom water tank that would go against the wall between the garage and the interior.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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I have a friend who has that exact set up in Colorado.

He's not a member here, I will ask him for a few pics and forward them on to you.


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Old 11-20-2015, 02:43 PM   #3
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Re: Sprinter with platform bed with storage underneath for b

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Old 11-21-2015, 08:27 AM   #4
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Have 2105 170"LB with platform bed and storage. It has slide out trays for 2 road and MTB and storage. Working on pictures and will get posted.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:41 AM   #5
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Re: Sprinter with platform bed with storage underneath for b

I heard REF calling!....
Thanks Rick

We have done exactly what you are contemplating. Our build was done precisely because we wanted to be able to carry our "carbon fiber children" inside the van and have them available wherever we travel. At over 50,000 miles to date this has worked very well for us. We are headed out this morning for a 2 week trip through southern Arizona so this post will be short. I can answer direct questions through a PM and can provide sources for fork mounts and wheel carriers. Some points that I can make now:

1. Our Sprinter is an EB, an LB would give you additional length but might not be necessary.
2. The "wheel well to wheel well width on a 3500 is not enough for 4 bikes, a 2500 works well.
3. We set the platform to give us 40 inch height in the garage. This results in a 26 inch height above the mattress in the bedroom, perfect for us.
4. Checkout my gallery for some photos. More can be found in the early posts of our blog:http://www.travelsofthemercury.blogspot.com

Good luck on your build and welcome to the spending club!

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Sorry it took so long, just posted pictures of B3. Hope this helps, let me know if you need any additional information or pictures.
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