Jake Stucky Van Colorado Flarespace

WAMPA - Jake Stucky's 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter 144 Adventure Mobile

This upfitted high roof 4x4 sprinter van is ready for all sorts of Colorado adventures. Built by Alpine Mechanisms for Luftkraft Fabrication this van features the first ever Window Flares!l

As new owners of a Sprinter van, we prioritized the interior space and the eventual weight of the van as a whole as our top two building criteria. By using the Flarespace windowed flares, we were able to place our bed from side to side (perpendicular to the flared windows) and save around 18" in the living area. Alpine Mechanism built the panel bed with the top of the IKEA mattress just below the flare window, resulting in about 36" from the top of the mattress up to the ceiling and 36" from frame rail down to the floor (height underneath the bed). The difference from our homemade plywood-bed was amazing; not only is it more comfortable but it gives us a lot more storage space below. We have a livable space in the bed, tons of gear storage below and living space up to four people escaping a rain storm. The windows are located on the very top of the flare to maximize the height of the bed while still allowing lots of light and airflow across the sleeping area. We could not be happier with the decision to go with a dedicated sleeper set-up with Flarespace.  @syncro_sprinter
- Jake Stucky
WAMPA high in the mountains of Colorado.

WAMPA high in the mountains of Colorado.

Alpine Mechanisms knocked this bed design out of the park!

Alpine Mechanisms knocked this bed design out of the park!

Flares freshly painted

Flares freshly painted

In the shop after flawless installation

In the shop after flawless installation