Welcome Hanvey Sprinter Grooming Vans X3, grooming van built by Hanvey.  Hanvey Engineering founded by Curtis Hanvey..

Over 6 years of Sprinter Building Experience!


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How much interior standing room?

Hanvey X3 has    42! sq.ft.
The Hanvey X3 has almost double the standing room so you and two other people can work together with ease.

Look closely at the floor space in front of the table, tub and secondary table/counter.  Room for one, two or three groomers!

   Don't Buy That Huge Shuttle Bus
 until you read this page!





Think about this.
 20-22 MPG X3     
or     8 mpg Shuttle Bus Format?

No one offers more space in a HIGH mileage, easy to drive, easy to clean, non-bus grooming vehichle. If you are considering a large shuttle bus grooming van, keep in mind that the free floor space in the Hanvey X3 is comparable to most larger shuttle bus grooming vans. (Hanvey X3=42 sq.ft., their shuttle bus=45 sq.ft.)

14 Gauge Stainless Steel Custom Tub System (thicker than 16 gauge)

Removable Lexan side allows dog to walk directly into the tub
 from the grooming table! No ramp required!

A Hanvey Exclusive. A recessed drain basin eliminates the need for grating plus, the Bathing Beauty power bathing system always has enough water to operate properly but the dogs are never standing is water.



Little Dog Bathing Shelf Saves Your Back!

The easy stow away Little Dog Bathing Shelf eliminates bending over to bathe medium to small dogs. The Little Dog Bathing Shelf brings the dog to a comfortable height, removable and easy to store.



Engineer's Note
"We use 14 gauge stainless steel."

"Stainless steel thickness is measured by gauge.  Gauge can be confusing since a larger gauge number means a thinner metal.  Our X3's stainless steel tub is an institutional/restaurant grade 14 gauge 304 stainless steel.  Most tubs are made with thinner 16, 18 or even 20 gauge steel.  To help you understand the importance of gauge, 14 gauge stainless is 33% thicker than 16 gauge. We have learned over the many years of being in the grooming industry that 14 gauge is required if you do not want to develop small dents in the tub as you use your tub. We use 14 gauge stainless steel even though it makes our tub cost more than double that of other tubs. 14 gauge also assures the best welds that will hold for as long as you own the tub.  This means we do not have to caulk seal the corner seams like the 18 and 20 gauge tubs."  

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Sprinter x2 Standard Length Shown

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Length Comparison 2008 X3 to X2

(above)X3 = 23 feet long

X2 = 19 feet long


Engineer's Note

"Why is it that new mobile groomers want huge trucks while experienced mobile groomers want smaller?"


Over the years I have noticed a trend that is very predictable.

When I a groomer calls wanting the largest grooming van we build, I will ask them, "Have you ever groomed mobile before?"

In most cases, the groomer wanting the largest units have never been mobile.  On the other hand,  I have found that most experienced mobile groomers have little interest in larger mobiles.  Why?

"The inside may look and feel like a grooming salon but you have to keep in mind that you are going to be driving and parking these huge "RV's" in neighborhoods with narrow streets and cars parked along the side of these streets. Never mind the low hanging limbs that regularly hit the upper portions of these huge units.  You will face this challenge 6-10 time a day. Are you really up to that?"    If you are, we will gladly build you a Max 14 or Max 18.



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Ample Driver/Cab Office Storage!



The Perfect Drink Holders!

Perfectly placed and sized drink holders. One on the dash left of console. One at the left leg on door that can handle the "Super Sized" drinks without worry of spilling in the main cab flooring area.










Important Papers, Journals and Log Storage


A not so obvious storage compartment under the passenger side floor.








Notice the overhead / over visor storage areas.
A very nice standard feature in the Sprinter cab.










Sprinter x2 Standard Length Shown

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Super Clean, Super Quiet, Super Mileage Mercedes Diesel Engine




Smelly, soggy, rotting subfloors are history!

Your investment is protected from value robbing water damage.


Complete, sealed flooring system prevent water from getting behind the walls or under the floor.

he Complete Seal flooring system is installed throughout the grooming studio and rear compartment. This picture shows the attractive, highly durable floor and lower wall system.  Look carefully at the floor in other pictures found on this website.

(Sprinter X3 shown)





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Put colorful graphics on the inside to customize your interior.


Want to add color to your new Hanvey X3's interior. Don't choose padded vinyl that will retain moisture and odor. Use exterior, waterproof graphics just like the graphics you put on the outside of your van.

The Hanvey Sprinter X3 interior has loads of white wall space that can have graphics applied just like you put on the outside of your van.

This is the only van designed that will allow significant graphics work inside the van too.


Easy, Full Access Rear Utilities Compartment



EZ-access and no vinyl covers to trap moisture or prevent heat circulation around plumbing during the winter months.

 Rear door access gives a wide open format equipment compartment with "next generation", fully integrated, modular, easy/quick change, low maintenance grooming equipment systems. Notice the wide open, easy access layout with everything within easy reach when you open the rear doors.

But, from the front of the van, none of the equipment is visible.


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Powerful high velocity drying system and Taxi Vac Clipper Vacuum System are STANDARD in all Sprinter X2 and X3 models.


The Hanvey Hi "V" dryer system is designed specifically to meet the challenges of mobile grooming. The Hanvey Hi"V" system can operate at 10 amps yet work like a 16 amp dryer or operate at 14.5 amps with the optional second booster motor module. At 14.5 amps, the Hanvey Hi"V" system gives you the power found on most 20 amp dryers and is not as likely to trip a power breaker if you ever need to "plug in" or "shoreline" for AC power.

To learn more about the Hanvey Hi "V" visit www.hairvac.com or click on the picture.

To learn more about our Taxi Vac Clipper Vacuum System click here or click on the picture to visit the Taxi Vac web pages at Hanvey Specialty Engineering web site.



Look at this door!  Easy access, full height studio entry. No more stooping!


We abandoned the short door a long time ago.  Have you ever noticed how short the bulkhead wall door is in the competition's Elite*? You have to crawl through their door. The Endurance* does not even have a door in the wall between the cab and grooming area.

Maybe you have seen the mobile builder located in Florida that uses a curtain between the cab and the grooming area? You have certainly seen vans with no safety partition at all.

The hardest thing to comprehend is the fact that apparently the importance of having a door access between the cab and work area has been lost by one of our competitors that finally decided to add sprinters to their line-up. What is this new trend being started by our friends over at Wagntails*? Where did their door go?   T
his door is very important. Could it be that they could not fit a door into their design?  

Also notice that we are the first to include a window in this door  to eliminate several driving blind spots. This door window allows you to look through the door and through the vans sliding door window to see cars in the lane beside you.

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Why is Hanvey the only builder willing to give you a professional grade clipper vacuum system as a standard?



Don't you hate it when you have a grooming van's price figured out but after you add on a few needed options, the cost of your dream in mobile increases by $3,000-$5000 over the advertised price? 

Hanvey made a decision to avoid this "price building" tactic.  If a groomer needs it, it is already a standard part of the design.

Hanvey was the first to make the electric table and clipper vacuum standard in our Hybrid Grooming Van (X3) line-up. 


Look at all of the natural light in our X3's.


It is not uncommon to find Hanvey mobile groomers working without their lights on because of our sky light vents and windows.

Most Hanvey Sprinter X3's are built on vans with windows in the passenger side door and the back doors. Couple this with the wonderful window we have designed into our bulkhead door and the overhead skylighting located directly above the cabinet, table and tub and you have one bright, comfortable work area.

You will not find this much natural lighting in any other mobile grooming van.

What about our lighting?

 X3's have 1 dual bulb 4' designer fluorescent light fixtures and 4 High intensity LED light fixtures that are used in ambulances due to their ability to generate enough light to satisfy lighting requirements for medical transport . Plenty of light on top of the natural light that comes from the sky light roof vents and windows if you choose a van with windows.  

Our Engineer loves to clearly see what he is working on in contrast against a somewhat darker background so he decided to carefully design a optional "directed" lighting system for the Hanvey X3's.  If you ever visit top rated production factories you will find highly ergonomic work stations that utilize variations of directed lighting systems. You have also seen directed lighting systems in  many of the new jewelry and clothing stores. Directed lighting and slightly darker walls or surroundings is why the rings, watches or "fab" clothes look so nice.

To accomplish his goal he selected full spectrum, halogen based ambulance ceiling lights.  EMT's require crisp, very clear, bright illumination of the patient in the ambulance while the old style fluorescent bulbs only give a dull subject illumination.  Test this out for yourself. Look at your hands under fluorescent lighting then step out into the sun or under a set of track lights and you will see and understand how directed lighting works.

Why are the walls not brightly illuminated with the optional directed lighting?

What they may see as low lighting on the wall is actually directed lighting in which we intentionally do not highly illuminate the walls which can make the interior look more softly lit. But wait, put a dog on the table or in the tub and the the dog glows with illumination many times brighter and more contrasting against the slightly darker walls.  This contrasting makes it very easy to see what you are doing and helps you see even the smallest hairs because they glow with crisp, full spectrum light. This hair "glow" is even visible in the photo below.

If you select the optional "Directed Lighting" system, you will love this carefully crafted lighting layout coupled with the wonderful sunlight from the sky lights.




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The X3 interior is designed for fast and easy clean-up and maximum protection against water damage.

The X3 interior is design to be simple and easy to maintain.  Our goal is to
design a "look" that is  "clean", easy to keep clean, "uncluttered", fresh smelling and "professional" while taking advantage of the latest technologies to prevent water damage and minimize odor problems.

No lights or camera flash were used to make the picture to the left! Look at how bright the natural lighting is in the Hanvey X3.  Plus, bright full spectrum, directed DC lights when you need them.

Both roof vents also serve as skylights.   Notice the bright vent at top center of  this picture.  One sky light vent is located over the grooming table area.   The second is located over the tub area.   The large standard side door entry window adds even more light.  X3 can be purchased with a third venting skylight.    Rear door windows are optional on some Sprinters. Optional Hanvey 700 Elevator table shown here.



 Open the back door and everything including the plumbing and equipment is easy to access.

In older Ford grooming van designs, plumbing was "built-in".  In fact, some plumbing could not be accessed without removing tanks and wall panels.  The X3 gives you easy access to all plumbing.  Easy, slide in, slide out water pumps change out in seconds and there are no hidden areas that can freeze in the middle of a cold winter night.

A Hanvey First!  Both water tanks can be easily removed in about two minutes!  If you need to clean the gray water tank, take it out, open its top cap and clean it out.  It simply can't get any easier than this!

A view port allows you to easily see the water level in the fresh water tank.

Here is another Hanvey Exclusive!

The Hanvey whole tank, warm water system means that you never run out of warm bathing water!

The entire fresh water tank is insulated and kept warm and ready for use throughout the day.   Eliminates the need for hot water heater electrical power usage during the work day (except as a backup water heating source) thus reducing power demands during the work day.   65 gallons of warm water without the worry of having a hot water heater trip a circuit breaker.
The simplicity is a welcomed change for those of you who have owned older propane and electric hot water tank mobile grooming vans.



The new Sprinter's front cab interior!
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All Hanvey Grooming Studios are insulated for maximum comfort!

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**Prices and product design subject to change without notice prior to "Purchase Contract".                     





Longer Freightliner/Dodge/Mercedes 2500 Sprinter 170" WB High Top Van (*typical cost, cost of van shell will vary. Sprinter standard length units can range from $43k to $47k)

Truck Body  $43,950*



X3 Sprinter Grooming Studio Conversion The Grooming Conversion


Full height walk through door in wall between cab and grooming area. No Stooping thru low doors. You need this door! (locking and has a window for eliminate blind spots)


 A Hanvey Exclusive
"Sure-Seal"  Wall/Flooring System (Gray Only)



700 Amp Hour 3000 Watt Inverter System-  Over half of the battery charging is done by the vans engine while you drive leaving only half to be charged in the evening. (expect power bill increase of $20-60/month. That's cheap power and is very green.) Included!  
Three drawer cabinet with locking drawers and high durability work surface. Included!  
Ascot  Electric Table Is Standard! (Edemco Option available) Included!  A Hanvey Exclusive
Custom stainless steel tub, 14 gauge thick (thickest steel on the market with recessed bay and side access from table with removable lexan partition/water shield. Included!  
Non-Electrical safety air bulb switching system for all devices around the tub. Included!  
65 gallon fresh water storage tank system with Hi Flow 4.0 GPM pump (warm water fill ready with insulated tank.) Included! -----
45 gallon dirty water storage tank system with HiFlow 4.0 GPM pump. (65 gallon dirty water tanks available in X3 mobile only)


Quick change, tool free, modular equipment installation design. Change water pumps, etc. with no tools required.


A Hanvey Exclusive
42,000 BTU A/C System! Non-roof top, factory spec. rear air conditioning system (almost 3 times the BTU of any competitor grooming van! w/ non-electric, non-propane, coolant based 20,000 BTU rear heater.


A Hanvey Exclusive

White high gloss walls
(ready for you to put graphics on if you want to add color to the interior)
1 Skylight/power roof vent, 3 Speed, reversible flow. Included!
2nd Skylight/roof vent, passive
(Most builders charge extra for this second vent)
Lighting, Two Dual 4' Bulb Designer Fluorescent Light Fixtures5 Halogen ambulance interior dome lights for directed light on the dogs during bathing and work at the table. Illuminates what you are working on many times brighter than fluorescent lights. Included!  
Shore line (plug in) powered 120 volt system back-up Included!  
Dedicated plug in port for air conditioner


Diamond plate, 1/8" thick, floor trim


1/2"  thick lower body walls. You can hang just about anything on the walls.


Passenger Side Sitting Bench For Easy Access To Large Dogs on the Floor (see options for optional Top Access Deep Storage Cabinet) Included!  
Taxi Vac Clipper Vacuum System with safe low voltage wired remote control above the grooming table is Standard!


A Hanvey Exclusive
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Integrated, Hanvey Hi "V" Dryer and Turbo Booster included!


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Turbo Booster dryer included with Hi "V" dryer noted above!
(For those who are addicted to super high air flow drying!)

Link Interval Positioning System, "LIPSystem SS TM" with table (no extra charge!) Included!

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Central housekeeping vacuum system.



A 14' vacuum hose that collapses down to 4' for easy storage.


 A Hanvey Exclusive
Ability to warm the entire fresh water tank. Never run out of warm water, Ever!


 A Hanvey Exclusive
Tankless, instant hot water system standard!
You never run out of hot water!


 A Hanvey Exclusive
Insulated fresh water tank
Allows you to "Warm Water Fill" if you want to.
Included!  A Hanvey Exclusive
Bathing Beauty Hydro Massage Bather System (Hanvey Exclusive!) Included!

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Options and Add-On Items

Custom Top Access Deep Storage Cabinet for those who love excessive amounts of  storage, replaces the passenger side sitting bench listed as included above. 


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Custom Bottle Storage Rack for extra storage of extra spray bottles and shampoo bottles.


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Second Cabinet Upgrade beside grooming table to make this work station a dual cabinet system. Second cabinet is a large swing open cabinet with one drawer at top of cabinet. $382  
65 gallon dirty water storage tank upgrade $246  
3rd skylight vent for sky lighting over the cabinet area near the door.


Cold Extreme Climate Insulation Package Upgrade For Extremely Cold Business Locations (standard insulation is in all Sprinter conversions at no extra charge.)


 A Hanvey Exclusive
Cold Climate Standing Area Floor Warming System (Eliminates the all to common "COLD FEET" in winter)


 A Hanvey Exclusive
Extreme Climate Insulation Package Upgrade For Extremely Hot Business Locations (standard insulation is in all Sprinter conversions at no extra charge.)


 Speakers in work area ear balanced, marine grade.



Ascot Low Boy, Electric 250 Elevator Table (Upgrade)


Electronic Reverse Camera w/ Monitor (bumper mount, View anytime format)


Additional Shampoo/Conditioner Pump Dispensing system with 1 gallon rack


Plexi-glass Mirror On Wall Behind Table (24"x30")


Detailed Maintenance Labeling for Manual Free Servicing


High Quality Exterior Graphics Designed Just For You!

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(Typical Full Scale Estimate $2100)
Spare water pump assembly including 1 water pump w/ mounting brackets (fits both gray and fresh water systems.)


Additional Towel Bar Located Beside Tub.


Premium Flush Mount Halogen Directed Light System (as found in 2008 and older mobiles)  6 Halogen ambulance interior dome lights for directed light on the dogs during bathing and work at the table. Illuminates what you are working on.


Additional Premium Flush Mount Halogen Directed Light System (as found in 2008 and older mobiles) 


 "Color Me Wild" and "Candy Stripe" custom color interior package (You pick the colors.  Includes paw prints and color stripes on white areas of the interior.)

Only $228

Ultra-Power Inverter System Upgrade
Increase power system to 1000 amp hours storage.


SuperMax Inverter Power System Upgrade
Increase power system to 1300 amp hours storage.
(Available in X3 only)





Estimated Total Unit Cost (less Shipping/Tags/Title/Taxes/Fees)





"X3 Sprinter" Studio Conversion Includes:
e Factory installed high roof gives a 6'5" interior designed by Mercedes.
e Fully insulated walls and ceiling.
e Heating and air conditioning system is factory style engine assist heat and rear 40,000 BTU!! A/C system Eliminating 13-20amp of electrical demand. This feature is a Mercedes Freightliner Sprinter chassis exclusive!
e EZ Access, full height rear side entry to utility/equipment compartment. EZ access to all equipment.
e Complete seal spray urethane rubber flooring/lower wall covering system with sideboard kicks. You can pour buckets of water on the floor if needed for cleaning and it never needs waxing!
e  Revolutionary custom recessed basin grooming tub means no dogs standing in water. No grate needed. Replaces the traditional use of stock full size fiberglass "Human" shower/ tubs systems.
e 65 gallons fresh water, 40 gallons gray. Each with quick removal access. Fresh water tank is insulated to keep water warm all day even in single digit outdoor temperatures! Never run out of warm water if you choose to "warm water fill".
e All walls and roof safety beam and structural body steel unmodified. Retains original Mercedes safety engineering design.
e Plug-in port for overnight charge and back-up AC power support if needed.
e Dedicated cord plug-in port allows for dedicated overnight winter heating and give a second source for cord plug-in power if needed during grooming operation.
e  750 AH battery bank with commercial grade 3000 watt inverter system for Primary AC power supply for dryers, vac, bather, clippers and misc. AC powered tools.  Keep in mind that the air conditioner and heating comes from power generated by the vans engine system. Not the inverter system.
e110 volt battery charger/converter system built-in the inverter to assure batteries stay fully charged during plug ins.  The Sprinter's diesel engine assists in charging the batteries while you drive.
e High gloss, easy to clean, white formica walls, ceiling and solid safety bulkhead wall with full height door w/ window.
eCommercial grade stainless steel, 14 gauge custom tub.
e Low exterior roofline profile will allow an Sprinter to fit in a standard 9' garage door. 8'9" height.
e "Real Level" tank view water level indicator allows you to see the tanks and the level of water in it.
e110 volt electrical service with localized breakers where required.
e Solid Safety Bulkhead Wall W/ solid door to eliminate hair and condensate from building up on the front cab windows on colder days. Eliminates the hassle of wiping down cab windows and van front A/C failure due to hair accumulation in the cab A/C under dash system.
e Hot/cold fresh water control system with 4.0 Gallon per minute "SureFlow" pump(Not 2.8 GPM)
e Interior tank hose discharge format eliminates drain port damage and prevents drain freeze-ups in winter.
e Hanvey Taxi Vac Clipper Vacuum System included! Another Hanvey Exclusive!
e Hanvey Hi "V"elocity Water Stripping Dryer with second motor turbo booster included!
e LIPSystem (Linked Interval Positioning System) grooming pet support.(regular groom arms can not be used due to extreme low and high positions the Elevator table can reach.) Another Hanvey Exclusive!
e Full size "NO STOOPING/Head Banging" main entry door. EZ one step entry with assist hand rail for easy grooming studio entry.
e Two sky light style "FanTastic" roof vents. One powered 3 speed reversible. One passive. No extra charge for the second sky light vent system.
e Built-in Bathing Beauty Hydro Massage Bathing System w/8 to 16 Gallons per minute flow. No more going outside to service the filter or bather pump. Stay comfortable inside.
e Formica ceiling for easy cleaning and reduced moisture retention properties.
Quick change modular equipment installation design. Easy enough for most groomers to service. Another Hanvey Exclusive!
eOversize safety grab handle/rail at side entrance door.
eMirror finish luxury interior trim package including mirror finished aluminum crown molding wire chase panel cover.
e1/2" to 1" thick walls. Nothing under 1/2" which means you can hang just about anything on the walls.

X3 Sprinter... The next generation of mobile grooming is already here.

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X3   To   X2

Standing Room Interior Space
(Square Feet)



X3 =  42 sq.ft.

Their Sprinter = 24 sq.ft.

 Shuttle Bus =  45 sq.ft.

 Both Only 8'9" tall

Their Sprinter  ~  9'6" tall

Shuttle Bus ~11ft tall