The Ram ProMaster is quietly taking over the as go-to chassis for building out a custom camper van, it is the preferred van of many other builders like VanLife Outfitters. The wide interior allows for a bed to lay sidewise leaving more space for the rest of the build. Originally the Fiat Ducato with a long tradition in Europe, the ProMaster is front-wheel drive for better handling in snowy conditions, fits in a standard parking space, is easier to get parts and service at most local shops keeping the down the cost of ownership, for more time spent on the road.
Ready for anything, this build has rear bench seating for day mode that converts to queen size bed at night. Custom paint job, hardwood rooftop deck with shower, and, of course, the Mango Van inside hammock!
Our clients who have brought us their ProMaster 159s are mostly looking for a reasonably-priced van with low miles that is easy to drive and plenty of room for a nice, comfortable build out.
This is a good option for folks looking for a "stealth' setup, since a white ProMaster is such a common choice for commercial vans, it is very easy to blend in on any street.
In this video here, we repainted the plain white metal with a nice desert sand colored paint by Monstaliner than gives it a lot more durability, plus just looks very cool. We also built a roof deck of ipe, also sometimes called Brazilian Walnut, a hardwood that can be left outdoors in the elements untreated like teak, and is certified sustainably harvested.
RAM PROMASTER | 159" WHEELBASE