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Sprinter Side Steps (Explorer)

Regular price $1,999.98

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These are IN STOCK. Buy today, ships in less than a week. *(170 Early June)

Owl's Side Steps have quickly become one of the most popular upgrades on the market. Mandrel bent aluminum, laser cut treat plates and Owl industry-leading quality have made these steps the choice of top OEm manufacturers like Storyteller and Airstream. 

Design: The shape of our side steps was carefully considered to offer the optimal blend of function and protection. We went big with the front step as it is the most used. Then the side steps taper back toward the rear of the van. This tapered design allows the van to more easily navigate tight terrain and not get hung up on rocks, logs etc. Additionally, we extended the driver's side tube all the way down the van to help protect the rocker of the van.

Direct Bolt up for Revel: While these steps are easily installed on Sprinter 144" vans (170" coming soon), we also designed them to install easily to the existing brackets that come on Revel. This means you can upgrade your Revel without having to drop water tanks etc. When ordering simply select your model of van and we will include the appropriate brackets to bolt right to the factory brackets on your van. *Revel will require moving the front OEM brackets rearward slightly. This will require the rivnut tool from amazon at the bottom of the page. 

Size Matters - Vans are big vehicles, and if you're anything like us, you're always trying to squeeze your van down tight trails. Clearance is why we wanted a side step that was high and tight, as they say. We purposely build these side steps to be narrower than most on the market. You're much less likely to get your sidesteps hung up on a rock or other obstacle....but we also added an oversized treadplate as an option. See below.

Treat Plate - (New bigger Tread Plate included) Ease of getting in an out of your van is paramount. That's why we designed an optional oversized tread plate. Our tread plate adds an upturned lip and greater width right where you exit the van. This upturned lip catches and holds your shoe while entering and exiting. While this add confidence all the time, it is especially important in wet conditions. As a bonus, we even designed in a ridged boot cleaner to scrape off dirt, mud, and snow before entering the van. The folks here with test units have fallen in love with this design.

Mountability - Because vans are small and quality gear is expensive, we design multiple functions into almost every part we build. The side steps are laser cut with our signature "Sherpa" hole pattern to mount additional gear. Rotopax, Shovels, jacks, you get to choose your own adventure. 

Aesthetics - Side steps can change the look of a van in both a good and a bad way. We hope you love our new Sprinter Side Steps' clean industrial lines and modular look! We pushed our design teams to include all the above functional improvements while making a beautiful step. We understand this is all subjective, but the team accomplished their goal if the response so far is any indication.

Pet Friendly - This is one of those items that many people don't think of before purchasing side steps. Since so many of us travel with our beloved furry friends, we thought it only appropriate to keep them top of mind as we designed this product. Pets don't wear shoes, so the top of the step must be comfortable for the pet's paws. Our steps are flat and without any sharp points that pets would step on, making it comfortable for them to use. The most important aspect of pets using side steps is the gap between the step and the van. Pets can be very excited when returning from a big hike or leaving on that next big adventure. Unfortunately, the pet's legs can slide into the gap between the step and the van while entering. We have seen countless dogs break their legs in this scenario. It is hard to talk about but important to think about when purchasing steps. 


  • Available for 144" and 170" vans
  • Material: Tig Welded Aluminum (with a steel tread plate)
  • Tread Plate Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Works with Owl Side Ladder and Gray water drain on Revel
  • Color: Powder Coated Black
  • Mountable - Sherpa hole design allows cargo mounting (limit 20 lbs per side)
  • DIY friendly install
  • Mounting Options: Sprinter, Revel, and Storyteller
  • These are not intended as structural sliders and you cannot jack up the vehicle on them
  • Rivnut tool needed for DIY and Revel kits. Please see link below


  • Sprinters 2007-Present NCV3 & VS30 2500/3500 2WD/4x4/AWD
  • Revel 2021-Present (requires a rivet nut gun and moving the front bracket backward)
  • Storyteller - Order DIY kit. WIll require swapping mounting bracket

Installation additional (removal of any aftermarket equipment such as water tanks etc will be additional):

  • Stock Sprinter: $1200
  • 2020 Revel: $800
  • Revel 2021-Present: $600

    Important - If you're adding these to a finished custom-built van, installation may require dropping water tanks, etc. 

    *Some relocation of brackets may be necessary to install. 

    DIY - Professional install suggested. DIY is straightforward but can be time consuming

    Rivnut tool: 


    Canceled Orders

    We want all customers to be happy with their purchases but in the event of a canceled order, we cannot recoup the fees charged to us by the credit card companies. When an order is placed, the credit card company takes a percentage of the sale, typically 5%-6% This is money that DOES NOT go to us and we do not get this charge given back to us when we refund an order. Therefore, if someone buys a suspension and then cancels, we pay the credit card company several hundreds of dollars that we cannot get back. Although you may not have noticed, it is industry standard for larger dollar items to have a "restocking fee" of 15% or more. We do our best to charge exactly what we get charged by the credit card company when you cancel an order. In the event of a canceled order, the 5%-6% that the credit card company charges us cannot be refunded. Please make note of this before you order. 

    • All canceled orders over $1000 paid with a "Credit Card" will have a 5% credit card processing fee that cannot be returned.

    • All canceled orders over $1000 paid with a "Shop Pay Installments" will have a 6% credit card processing fee that cannot be returned.

    California Prop 65

    WARNING: Some of the products listed contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. None of our products are intended to be used in conjunction with clean drinking water unless stated otherwise. For more info please visit

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