HAWTHORN: 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, 170WB

Hawthorn is a self-reliant backcountry rig for an active, Northwest family of five. In addition to hauling kids and grandparents locally, this van is designed for extended hunting, skiing, and biking adventures. The onboard systems were designed with ample electricity and water supply to support multiple weeks off grid. This includes sufficient heat for winter camping and hot water showers. This van needed to be extremely functional, with storage solutions for outdoor activities in every season, but also have the beauty and sophistication to transport business clients to and from outdoor adventures.



Flexible seating & bed configurations to accommodate multiple business, family, and personal needs

Individual seating for seven

Two sleeping platforms

Ample storage

Heat, refrigeration, hot water

Outdoor shower

Portable toilet

Self-sufficient electrical system

Configurable gear storage rack



Hardwood cabinetry throughout

Seven captains chairs; two are removable

Two removable sleeping platforms

450 amp hour house battery bank with solar charging, alternator charging, and shore power

Heated outdoor shower & galley sink

Customized roof rack, awning, ladder

Storage shelf above cab

Multiple lighting options for all occasions

Removable table

Working with Reed Building Co. is how every design and build process should be... Scott listened to our needs, gave pros and cons to our decisions, and showed unbelievable passion for his trade every step of the way.
— Patrick

Hawthorn in the shop