Sunday, December 4, 2022


Incredible ambulance RV conversion has amazing features


By Cheri Sicard
Steven Stolp from Stolp Solutions, a custom RV and van builder, has designed an amazing ambulance RV conversion that has to be seen to be believed. You’ll never look at an ambulance the same way again.

Steven, a veteran on the GI bill, started his company by buying and converting his ambulance RV, but the response was so great, he turned it into a full-time business. He also helps others starting out in van life with shared building space.

Steven says the ambulance was a great choice for an RV because it is heavy-duty and has plenty of power to drive even at a heavy weight. It can even tow.

The ambulance-to-RV conversion was built upon a 2009 Kodiak with a 6.6 Durmax engine.

The tour starts on the outside, where there is a lot of extra storage along with a lot of the electrical, heating, air conditioning, propane, and plumbing components. The idea was to put anything that might potentially need repairs, maintenance, or upgrades on the outside where they were easy to access.

The electrical system is extensive both from what was originally in the ambulance and what Steve installed. You just have to see it to truly appreciate it.

Stolp is quite a character and, likewise, his RV conversion builds also have character and features as unique as he is.

For instance, inside a storage compartment on the ambulance-to-RV conversion, you can find a climbing wall that goes to the roof—where you will find an AstroTurf green and a golf tee! I have to confess that a climbing wall and a golf tee in an RV were firsts for me.

He also put jump seats on the doors for extra seating. And his RV roof ladder doubles as a bike rack that holds two bicycles.

There are so many smart ideas throughout. The old battery tray has been converted into a functional cooking grill. It can be cleaned from the shower inside the RV that you can also conveniently reach from outside.

The interior features a sleek contemporary design. Amenities include a full-size epoxy rainfall shower, a composting toilet, and copious bathroom cabinetry.

The kitchen offers lots of counter space, a pull-out pantry, and a built-in bar.

I was especially impressed by the kitchen cabinets that hang above the sink and feature slatted bottoms so you can wash dishes, put them away wet, and let them drip dry. How smart is that?

Four different refrigerator/freezer compartments hide underneath the seating that’s augmented by an innovative slide-out table.

Steven installed a whole lot of hidden and secure storage areas throughout his RV conversion. There is even a secret hidden safe.

Check it out and see what you think. I, for one, am super impressed.


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1 month ago

Nice job on the video Cheri! Although an ambulance conversion is not my cup of tea Steven Stlop did a fantastic job converting it. It’s always informative and interesting to see what people are doing.

Donald N Wright
1 month ago

Maybe a Firetruck RV next ?

1 month ago

I used to write a monthly newsletter and there were a couple of “nit-pickers” who made sure I was aware of my errors. Well, not really my errors. I added a statement at the end “Certain misquotes and typos have been included herein to amuse our nit-pickers”! Pretty much ended the negative readers!
Thank you Cheri for an interesting article and informative video. Amusing!

Cheri Sicard(@cheri)
1 month ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Thank you. I appreciate the kind words.

If I make a mistake, I truly do appreciate the readers pointing it out so I can correct it. But do you have to be a jerk about it? I know, I need thicker skin. 🙂 This started as a typo and since we know little about engines, it slipped by both Diane and I.

Thomas D
1 month ago

I for one do not want an rv that looks like an ambulance.
Often thought about getting one and remodeling it but i can tell you right now it’ll look more like an rv. Maybe a nice outdoorzy wrap. With a lake and boat , may be a moose in the water?

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

I went over to YouTube to watch the conversion video. The comments there totally reflect how I feel about this guy’s work. I’m not concerned about how professional the video was done. If I made a video it would be a total mess, but I would hope I got my point across and showed off whatever I was videoing.

Bob p
1 month ago

Video editor should be impressed, however it would be better if video editor got its facts straight before opening its virtual mouth. There is no such thing as a 660 Duramax engine, but more like. 6.6L Durmax diesel. As far as I’m concerned, Johnny Robot needs to be unplugged and forgotten, his writing is not even entertaining, much less accurate.

Cheri Sicard(@cheri)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

My apologies for the typo, thank you for pointing it out. I appreciate it. I have fixed it. Gee, I am not perfect. I am SO sorry. It must be nice to always be so. But even though I do occasionally make mistakes, I assure you I am NOT a robot. So sorry you were not entertained by the video. Perhaps in the future, you could just not read if you find my posts so offensive. Others do seem to find them entertaining.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cheri Sicard
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

Hi, Bob. Since you never make mistakes, e.g., typos, would you please tell us what a “6.6L Durmax diesel” is? 😆 Thank you very much. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

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