Buying My First Van!

Hi Everyone! I’m Zane. Definitely new to the forum, but have been around friends doing vanlife for so many years. Happy to be part of such a great community.

Im about to purchase a 2022 Mercedes Sprinter 170" (NOT EXTENDED) in the Pebble Gray color and i’m stoked to start building it out, i’m also scared shitless since I dont really consider myself a builder. I’m living out in Lake Havasu City, AZ where the weather is supper hot, but I have one of those tall RV garages at my house so I’m planning on turning it into my build shop. Very excited about that too.

I was wondering about roof rails? The manufacturer said they can put them in themselves, but is it a good idea? I definitely want to have a rack up there and maybe a little wooden deck.