Custom Vehicles for Work and Play

Welcome to Blue Ridge Adventure Vehicles (BRAV)! Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, we know all about adventuring.

What We Do At Blue Ridge Adventure Vehicles 

Full Custom Conversions - We are one of the only shops on the East Coast to offer full custom van conversions. Unlike others who will offer a variety of packages to choose from we build what you want. We specialize in Mercedes Sprinters, Dodge Promasters and Ford Transit conversions including interior, exteriors, electric, plumbing, upholstery and more. No job is too big or too small, if you can dream it we can build it. 
 
Weekenders & Camper Vans - We build vans specialized for simple weekend getaways all the way through full blown cross country adventure. Our vans feature single-source fuel solutions, complete solar electrical systems and on-board water/plumbing for complete off-the-grid freedom without the neccessity for campgrounds or motels.The Weekender is a toned down version, great for day-trips, tail-gating, camping weekends or trips to the beach. It can feature anything found in a true camper van but usually at a budget. The Camper Van is the high end version complete with dining area, full galley kitchen, indoor plumbing, solar electric, roof racks and more. 
 
Expediter Vans - Expediter vans are specialty custom conversions for use in the exedited shipping industry. Expedited shipping includes any form of rushed specialty shipping often handled by freelance and independent truckers. These vans usually have very specific requirements including height, cargo security and climate control that we can help you meet. If you are looking to get into the expedited shipping business or need a van custom fit to meet the needs of your employer we can help. 
 
  • BRAV - formerly MDL Morehead Design Labs - has been in business since 2007, providing unique customization on vehicles of every type for our adventure-loving friends. We’ve helped countless happy people maximize their outdoor experiences with custom-tailored upfits.
  • Anything is possible with your vehicle, from custom windows and vents, all the way to large-scale projects limited only by your unique vision. Imagine the comforts and freedom of a tiny home, but in your van.
  • Find out more about us and get inspiration from our gallery to see demonstrations of our handiwork - we’d love to hear how we can help you customize your adventures!
  • If you have questions you may find the answer here, in our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Click here to learn more about Our Process and how we build your van dreams.
  • Our Pricing Guide can give you an idea of costs associated with the different components and features of our vans. 

We’re BRAV. Your adventure begins with us!