Our Medium Kitset layout is our most popular kitset, and we have one designed specifically for the following vans:

  • Toyota Hiace (4 th & 5 th Gen)
  • Nissan Caravan (E25)
  • Nissan NV350
  • Mazda Bongo, Nissan Vanette & Mitsubishi L300 (SWB)

The van deck length in our Medium Kits is between 2.4m and 2.9m, which opens up design options to create our unique horseshoe shaped kitchen area.  This design is optimized for the kiwi road trip with NZ’s most popular vans. The design has ample space for 2 travelers, super easy inside/outside use, self-containment, and a full-sized double bed!

Our Medium kitset layout was designed and proven with experience on the road. It includes a bunch of features to make this van super versatile; perfect for a weekend warrior to extended living! 

As with all VanLab kits, we have designed our Medium Kit for Inside/outside use. The kitchen cupboards in the center section of the rear horseshoe kitchen are designed to open both into the van and out from the van. Meaning you can access from both sides. We have found that two people can easily and comfortably use this space (1 sat inside, 1 stood outside) to prepare food, wash dishes, brush teeth, load/unload the van etc. without bumping into each other.

The bed is made from a the front and middle bench seats, with a folding table. The front living space provides a heap of storage in the bench seats, while converting the table to a bed takes only a few seconds. 

Kitchen Area: We feature a horseshoe shaped kitchen, designed to store single-burner camping stove (recommended for outdoor use only), a 21L thermoelectric cooler (electric chilly bin), 15L sink, 25L of fresh and grey water tanks and then space for cutlery, crockery, glasses and mugs, knives, utensils, and pans. We have a large storage section for dry food and a separate ‘utility’ cupboard at the back for your bin and less frequently used items (brush and dustpan, hiking boots, etc.). The kitchen height is set below the window line, providing both a comfortable worktop height and uninterrupted views!

Living/Sleeping Area: The bench seating and tables convert to a double bed (135cm x 185cm). Additional bed length can be achieved by moving the seat forward, or ‘hangin a leg’ into the horseshoe kitchen area. We have a bedside table storage area on each side of the bed, which is completed with USB chargers and the light switches. Perfect to storage your valuables (keys, phone, wallet) overnight and charging your phone while you sleep.  

Self containment: Like all VanLab kits, the Medium Kit can be certified self-contained for 2 people. There are 25 litre fresh and grey water tanks, a hand pump tap and small sink in the kitchen unit. The portable toilet is stored under the middle bench and can slide out into the kitchen for use, even when the bed is set-up.

Storage: The total storage is 1356L

Electrical: As with all VanLab kits, our medium van is compatible with our integrated wiring loom. You can fit either a 100Ah or 120Ah leisure battery, with Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) connection to the start battery. This mean 'charge while you drive' with auto-disconnect when you stop. Our loom comes with 3 x LED lights, 2 x voltmeters, 2 x double USB chargers, fridge power socket and additional fused outputs for auxiliary supply. We can also fit a range of 230V inverters for appliance charging.