Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2024, 11:27 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2024
Posts: 2
2006 Sportsmoible Sprinter - Many Upgrades - Well Maintained - $47k San Diego

This maybe the nicest T1N Sportsmobile sprinter around. Everything has been serviced on or ahead of schedule. Most service was done at the Mercedes Sprinter service center or Kearney Mesa Dodge. The T1N is considered more reliable than the NVC3s and it has been very reliable for us. I bought it from the original owner with ~20k miles on it in Jan 2009. It has 127k miles on it.

Over $82k has been invested in this camper van. See the complete list of upgrades below but some of the highlights are:
- Projector headlights (the OEM headlights were never great)
- Lithium ion battery system w/ solar panel
- Koni shocks
- 6 speaker + subwoofer + Carplay/Android Auto stereo
- Plumbing upgrades (way better than original Sportsmobile plumbing)
- I redesigned the bed so I could load a dirtbike inside the vehicle and made the bed bigger in the process - its somewhere between a queen and king. If you ride, you’ll be stoked. If you don’t ride, you’ll still appreciate all the additional storage this design provides. If you would rather have the original sportsmoble “goucho” bed with troop seating, it can be re-done for this with some work. I saved all the bed rails. I removed the roof top AC and replaced it with a vent/sunroof. The original AC opening is unchanged and wiring is still in place should you wish to add AC. I never used it and made the van a bit top heavy.

While the T1N can take low quality (eg Mexican) diesel this camper van has never been south of the border. I believe it handles biodiesel better than newer diesels.

Standard Sportsmobile features
Propane furnace
Propane stove
Electric hot water heater
Full bathroom/shower
Second loveseat bed (good for someone 5’5” or so)
Fantastic Fan

Over $17,000 in Upgrades
Android Auto/Carplay Stereo $500 2022
Projector Headlights $900 2022
Aluminum turbo resonator $500 2022
Spare new halogen headlights, misc spares $700 2020
Mercedes Badging $800 2020
Improved MB wiring harness/elec parts $1500 2019
Memory foam bed – larger than a queen! $500 2019
Window covers $200 2019
Better shower head & sink faucet $300 2019
Loft-like bed w/ motorcycle storage $300 2019
Snow chains $150 2019
Sound deadening $1500 2018
Driving Lights $500 2018
Interior LED lighting & awning led $400 2018
Koni shocks $1000 2018
Lithium ion RV battery $2600 2017
Plumbing re-engineering $900 2011
180 amp alternator $300 2013
All tank level indicators $1600 2009
5 amp Solar panel $1250 2011
Space heater (for when docked) $50 2009
TV w/ media center $200 2009
Safe for laptops/cameras $200 2009
6 speakers + subwoofer upgrade $700 2009

Other important replacements
Windshield rust remedy $1500 2020
Front End suspension replacement $1500 2022

I wrote my own manual to help you understand all the upgrades (especially the lithium ion battery). I will provide a detailed spreadsheet of when all service items are due as well as any known issues.

I would say it "needs nothing" but the one thing it will need in the next few years (depending on how particular you are) is paint. The T1N sprinter's weak point. I don't think it looks bad at all, but its hard to clean and you have to be careful with the paint.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_7358.jpg   image003.jpg   image001.jpg   image0204.jpg   10.jpg  

image4001.jpg   image005.jpg   image4004.jpg   image002.jpg   1.jpg  

timmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2024, 09:46 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2024
Posts: 2
I have lowered the price to $42,000
timmer is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.