The Nomad Bed System is currently available for 2007+ 144" wheelbase Sprinter vans with Flarespace Flares installed. We will be expanding to 170" wheelbase Sprinters as well as Transit vans.
Rigwell is proud to introduce our brand new Nomad Modular Murphy Bed System. The Nomad bed is a one-of-a-kind bed system that is patent pending. It has three distinct modes; Stow, Work, and Chill. You can choose to have the bed totally out of the way (Stow), use the bed as a desk/work surface (Work), or as a bed and hangout (Chill). In addition to having multiple configurations, we've developed the bed with lower cabinets providing room to hold all the essentials. You can easily fit a 20-gallon water tank, a complete power system, and there's room for all your gear. The best part is the Nomad Bed System can be built in just a few hours in your garage! The Nomad System is made from high-quality laser cut, and CNC-formed aluminum made right here in the US. We're bringing pro-grade quality to DIYers.
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"IT'S LIKE, HALF YOUR BUILD DONE WITH
by: Jackson Philby
The possibilities are endless in Stow Mode. The bed panels stow out of the way so you can store your bikes, motorcycles, skis, and climbing gear inside or use your van as a daily cargo hauler.
We all know counter space is hard to come by in a 144 van. Not anymore. Work Mode gives you a 5-foot long by 23-inch wide work surface. It's perfect for all you nomads working on the road.
Once you fold the bed down, you'll have a 78-inch wide by 60-inch long bed/chill area. Pair this with our Nomad Flare Mattress for the ultimate relaxation and comfort for all your horizontal endeavors.
SPACE FOR ALL THE GEAR
"More than a bed" is not just a saying we use. The top section uses slider doors to maximize efficiency in a tight space that you might not be able to access with standard flip-up style doors. The lower section uses compression latches on an aluminum door. Each side of the lower cabinets has about 120 gallons of storage capacity. For reference, that would be equivalent to holding 72-gallon jugs of milk on each side!
20 GALLON WATER TANK
The lower section of the driver and passenger cabinet can hold a 20-gallon water tank from Northwest Conversions. The shelf in the lower cabinet has precut holes to allow a passthrough for plumbing lines. Getting the correct side water tank is essential because they will only fit one way.
Driver side cabinet - Model Number SP-L-20
Passenger side cabinet - Model Number SP-R-20
GOAL ZERO / LITHIUM INTEGRATION
When designing the lower cabinets of the Nomad Bed, we knew we needed room for power systems. Thanks to the 13-inch deep x 16-inch high x 55-inch long shelf, there's plenty of room to build a traditional lithium-style power system. We've also designed a bracket to work directly with the Goal Zero X line (1500, 3000, 6000) of power systems that bolt directly to the cabinet shelf. More information on the bracket system is coming soon.
36" of clearance under bed panels
34" of clearance under crossbars
14" of clearance from the end of the cabinet to the van wall (handlebar room)
~36" galley/walkway between cabinets
When we first envisioned the Nomad Bed, we knew the bed had to allow us to store bikes inside the van. We ride expensive mountain bikes, and we prefer they are safe and out of the elements inside our vans. So we got to work developing our ideal step-up. We designed the cargo boxes to stop short of the back wall, so you have plenty of room for the handlebars to protrude into that space. We also made the bed high enough off the floor to fit an XL 29er mountain bike with its front wheel off.
The Nomad Bed has 3 feet of space between the cabinets. That means you can haul all types of motorcycles inside your van! We ride motocross bikes and always stop on the way home to get a bite to eat. It's nice to know they're safe inside the van instead of hanging off the back on a hitch carrier.
NOMAD BED +
The Nomad Bed and Stash Cab 24-inch Open Slim cabinets were designed specifically to pair together. When the bed is in stow mode, it has the perfect amount of clearance for the mattress and bed panels.
5 INCHES LUXURY
You don't have to sacrifice a good night's sleep while on the road. Our Nomad Flare Mattress combines 2 inches of cooling gel memory foam with 3 inches of contouring foam base, making it ideal for side and back sleepers. The two centerpieces of the mattress are hinged together for easy folding and a seamless feel.
We have used many different box/bed systems, and the Nomad is by far the best! It has tons of space for our electrical and water system.. The sliding doors makes it easy to access and monitor our systems with ease. The light weight aluminum is heavy duty enough, but not flimsy and rattly as you drive down the road. And overall it's rather easy to put together.
One of our favorite parts is the modular desk setup! As we all know a van has a very small footprint and having a bed that seconds as an office is pretty Rad.
Thanks Rigwell for bringing quality American made parts to the market!
Scott - Owner of Earth Ship Vans
First time DIYer, with a 2022 Sprinter 144. I have been planning this project for sometime, and had been looking at several solutions for cabinetry. I had been back and forth from making my own with the 80/20 route and custom made ones too. I was having a hard time finding something that really sparked my interest. Everything I had seen was less than optimal, and I just could not get into the unfinished look of the 80/20 stuff. One of my other concerns was making sure it was light weight as well. Designs I had seen were pretty basic and bland. I came across an ad for the stash cabinet on IG, and instantly had my intreats peaked. After checking out Rigwell’s website, I also came across the Nomad bed system. I had plans on other products for this, but definitely loved the idea that the Nomad bed system would match the cabinets. I was fortunate enough to live close by the shop and decided to stop by. After emailing Corey, I was really excited after our conversation. Corey said he had all the products I was looking at in his shop, in various stages of production and even had some installed on customers rides. When I showed up I was greeted by the whole shop including Ollie. After checking everything out, the products far exceeded my expectations, it really solidified my purchase. It was all top quality built in the USA! I loved the fit and finish and SUPER light! The Nomad system is amazing! Its well thought out, intuitive, and I love how multifunctional it is. Corey and his crew have have been amazing from a customer service stand point as well. He spent a lot of time answering questions, helping out, giving advise and experience. Ive put everything together in my garage and it assembled fast and easy. Just waiting on finishing up a few other things before the final install.
Having built out two Vans on my own and sold with profit, today I have a 2019 4x4 2500 Crew that I purchased new. After years of attending the AdventureVan Expos, and seeing all the different types of bed systems, I finally came upon Rigwell through their online post explaining their innovative Nomad Murphy Bed System. I was going to build my own bed system or use the commonly sold "Moab" or other built-in bed systems from lightweight steel metal, bamboo, or plywood. Most display the bed in place, but what about when you need to disassemble the bed panels and bedding, where do you store it??? They never show that part and that was my main concern because I need to be on the go-fast, mobile, and hate the tasks of taking van components apart and storing and strapping things down in my Van. My use-case is that I needed a bed system for my Sprinter so it was durable and easily removed in case I need to use my Van for cargo, too. But I needed a bed system, if installed, that could be retracted/disassembled easily with fewer loose parts to stow away when on the go, on a camping trip, or as my mobile office or hauling oversized stuff. The Nomad Murphy Bed is actually a utilitarian's dream, modular/convertible as a retractable Bed "one-piece" assembly, Mobile WorkDesk, and clever large storage, all-in-one! The bamboo end panels allow the owner to permanently attach, or in my case, I'm going to make door latches to access my storage from the rear doors while standing outside of my van. You can add water well fittings, electrical, etc. on the bamboo. The lightweight aluminum powder-coated (great high-quality powder coating) metal frame is durable, seriously, because I accidentally forgot to re-attach the frame to my side wall and turned the corner with my van in motion (25mph) and one of the bed base frames fell over and it didn't even scratch, dent or bent the frame! Rigwell's attention to detail, ergonomics, and mechanical engineering of the bed frame appear to have re-inforcement and maximum use of aluminum materials and space well engineered. I'm a tech-educated geek and worked in the Aerospace industry, so I really appreciate this. I'm planning to attach my bed base with L-Tracks so that I can remove my Nomad Murphy Bed System easily when I need the extra cargo room for errands to Home Depot or haul things with my Van. My van is not a one-trick pony, I need it to Live, Work, Sleep, Play, and Cargo. This Nomad Bed system is Solid, I don't even hear any squeaky noise that you normally get with other bed systems made of plywood or thin steel. I don't have the Flarespace or Capsules, so the Nomad Bed Feature to remove the base lip was brilliant! Seeing how durable and clever the Rigwell bed design was, I matched it with 2 Sets of Stash Cabs and a Slide Cabinet, and Shelf extensions. Now, I'm bugging them to invent and design a multipurpose seat and storage box for my Dometic fridge cooler to place by my sliding door where most people have a galley cabinet, with small step storage space for dirty shoes, etc. Overall, the design and quality were worth the wait to find Rigwell, and my best investment in building out my van. I'm not completely finished with my build-out, however, people are impressed to see the Rigwell products, has a "wow" effect...makes my van look expensive too...so if I decide to sell this one, it's another profit and my next van will be upfitted with Rigwell, again. I rarely write reviews, and if I do, it's only on products and people I believe in and who impress me. Rigwell solved my pain points with my van build and use, the quality made buying their products more of an investment decision for me, and these made me happy.
60 inches north to south
78 inches east to west w/ Flarespace
36 inches under bed height
Top of cabinet box Passenger 18"H x 53"L x 15"D
Bottom of cabinet box Passenger 16"H x 53"L x 15"D
Top of cabinet box Driver 18"H x 53"L x 14"D
Bottom of cabinet box Driver 16"H x 53"L x 14"D
Desk size: 60”L x 23”D
What vans does the Nomad Bed System work with?
Can I buy the bed without the lower boxes?
No. The bed is designed into the lower boxes and uses them as support for the bed panels.
We provide vertical and horizontal slots on the back of the lower boxes that will align with the main structural support rib in the Sprinter van. We recommend using 3-4 rivnuts mounted directly to the body of the van.
The Nomad Bed System is made right here in good old Colorado! We love supporting local craftsmen. Check out those welds when you get your bed!
The Nomade Flare Mattress is sold separately. Select this option above.
The whole bed system weighs 250 lbs.
You should not drive when the bed is in Work Mode. You can drive with the bed in Stow or Chill Mode.
Currently yes. Don’t have flares? Give us a call we can set you up.
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