Frequently Asked Questions

The Skyloft Van is a turnkey vehicle at roughly $530,000. This includes the cost of the Mercedes-Benz 3500 XD AWD 170" high roof Sprinter van. 

In addition, we offer a few select upgrades based on personal prefence which include things like Starlink In-Motion satellite internet, a rear winch, dishes and dish storage, upgraded sofa leather, etc.

Every Skyloft Van is built on a brand-new Mercedes-Benz 3500 XD AWD 170" Sprinter High Roof cargo van, fully loaded with options.

We convert the dual rear wheels on the XD to singles for better travel down the trail.

We custom order a brand new van and do not build on used or customer-purchased vans. We do this to ensure the vehicle has the proper specs for our build and to ensure there are no pre-existing issues. 

 

 

Start the Conversation

Please start by reading through the FAQs page. If the Skyloft Van is the right fit for your needs, ideally we would hop on a phone call or emails to answer any additional questions you might have, discuss current lead time, etc. If you'd like to visit our shop in Boulder, Colorado, meet the team who will craft your Skyloft Van, and see any builds we have in progress, that's even better!

A couple things to note: 

1. The Skyloft rooftop camper is not sold separately. It is an exclusive feature of our complete Skyloft Van build.

2. We do not sell outside the US at this time.

What is the Price?

The Skyloft Van is a turnkey vehicle at roughly $530,000. This includes the many standard features and amenities you can read about on our Specs page, and the cost of the Mercedes-Benz 3500 XD AWD 170" high roof Sprinter van. 

In addition, we offer a few select upgrades based on your personal preference which include things like Starlink In-Motion satellite internet, a rear winch, dish storage, upgraded sofa leather, etc.

Payment Process

Order Deposit: $50,000 split into the following two payments:

  • Deposit A: $10,000, due at signing to reserve the next available production slot
  • Deposit B: $40,000, due six weeks before the start of the build. We also request 50% of the cost of any selected options at this time, as this is when we will begin ordering parts for your Skyloft Van.

The remainder of the total price is split across four payments invoiced over the course of the build. This is detailed in a Sales Agreement you will review and sign before moving forward.

Because we custom order the base vehicle, this is usually done soon after the reservation deposit is placed. Full payment for the base van is due when Mercedes' production of the van is complete and it is delivered to our facility.

Let's Go!

Please contact us to reserve your Skyloft Van!

Please note, the Skyloft rooftop camper is not sold separately. It is an exclusive feature of our complete Skyloft Van build.

We'd love to meet you! We are located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. However, our space is almost entirely active manufacturing and we do not have a traditional showroom. For safety reasons, shop visits are by appointment only. Please Contact Us to schedule a time.

Our Skyloft rooftop camper makes a 144" possible for a family of four and we think it would be a very cool platform. We have designs in mind for the 144" but we do not yet know when we will offer that platform. This will depend on demand and our available bandwidth and resources.

Please note, a 144" would not be significantly less expensive than the 170" as it is often more difficult to incorporate all the systems and behind the scenes components in a tighter space, adding to the overall labor and engineering costs. 

The Skyloft Van features a standard layout, as seen in the detailed walk-thru video on our homepage. This layout includes a large u-shaped booth, a wet bath, full galley, lots of interior storage, four secure automotive seats for safe travel down the road, a large garage storage space accessed from the rear doors of the van, and of course our climate-controlled Skyloft rooftop camper "upstairs."

We work with each customer to tailor the interior finishes to their liking where possible (things like sofa cushions, wall upholstery, counter top, flooring, etc.), but we do not offer customization of the layout. There are two main reasons for this:

One - the Skyloft Van has a lot going on behind the scenes in terms of systems and wiring. We are constrained in changing some of the layout based on where some of these systems need to go.

Two - we have extensive experience building luxury RVs, with years of use and feedback driving our design. We feel it is important to offer a standard layout which we know works well rather than offer various one-off custom options that haven't been proven and could lead to serviceability issues down the road. 

We realize our design won't be for everyone. Our focus is on creating a comfortable, spacious, thoughtfully designed interior to accomodate up to four people easily without the hassle of having to constantly convert spaces for different uses. While our rear booth-to-bed conversion is a nice feature for adults, if children are sleeping in that area, most kids will fit in the north/south position on either side of the booth without having to convert anything.

Interior Height: 6'3"

Exterior Height: 10'4" to the tallest point on the roof (the fan dome).

Length: 25'6" from front bumper to end of bike racks at the rear

Width: 8' wide

 

Our background is deeply rooted in the luxury overland space and every vehicle we build is going to be outfitted for adventure. We intentionally designed the Skyloft Van with an overland spin for better travel in the backcountry. This means things like larger, more rugged tires, custom offroad bumper, front winch, lightbars, skid plates and more.

We can discuss deleting some exterior accessories, but the wheels, tires, and bumpers are standard.

We only build on a brand-new Mercedes-Benz 3500 XD AWD 170" High Roof Sprinter Van and do not build on customer provided vehicles. This is to ensure the base vehicle has the proper specs for our build and to ensure there are no pre-existing issues. 

Currently, the Skyloft Rooftop Camper is only available as an exclusive feature of our complete Skyloft Van builds.

 

 

  • 14 KW - Volta Lithium Battery System
  • 7 KW - Dedicated Alternator
  • 330W - Solar (up to 660W depending on roof options)
  • 40 GAL - Fresh Water
  • 30 GAL - Grey Water
  • 45 GAL - Fuel Tank

Exterior Closed: 110" x 60" x 11"

Interior Open: 106" x 55" x 60" at highest point

Mattress Size: 78" x 55" x 3.5"

Currently, the Skyloft Rooftop Camper is only available as an exclusive feature of our complete Skyloft Van build. It is not sold separately.

To learn more about this change in production, please check out the "Our Story" page on our website: https://www.redtailoverland.com/pages/our-story

 

Currently, our front bumper is an exclusive feature of our van builds. This may change as we grow and with enough demand.

We provide a 2-year warranty on all components we manufacture, and on the installation of all components. During the 2-year warranty period, we will help facilitate any warranty issues on third party products which are covered under separate OEM warranties.

The base Mercedes-Benz 3500 XD van retains the OEM warranty. Customer may have options to extend this warranty through the dealer.

We do not offer in-house financing at this time. 

We do not ship overseas. We are a boutique shop in Boulder, Colorado producing only a small number of finely crafted products each year. We only sell direct from our shop in Colorado.

Not at this time.

Not at this time. Each Skyloft Van is built-to-order and we do not have available inventory to offer for partnerships.