2013 MB Sprinter 2500 High Roof 144" WB fully equipped, 42k miles, 4-seater, $75,000, North Carolina
About the Conversion
Recently converted- almost all components are either new or less than 5k miles old.
The design principle of this adventure van is "lightweight, modular, and adaptable" to be used for an adventure van, house van, work van, or any combination!
This is the 144" short wheelbase 3.0L Turbo Diesel version, shorter and lighter of the two common Sprinter vans, with the best maneuverability, fuel efficiency, and great towing capacity to get you wherever the road takes you. And unlike motorhomes, campers, and permanent house-style vans, all cabinets, kitchenette, bench seat, awning, and adjustable height bed can be removed and/or repositioned either by hand or with a single wrench within minutes. There are also infinite attachment points for hooks, accessories, and tie-downs in the slotted aluminum and L-tracks throughout the adventure van.
All of the equipment is top-end and nearly new, including 300 Amps of lithium batteries, solar panels, Espar D2 cabin heater, Isotherm fridge/freezer, 2-burner induction cooktop, 30Amp hookup, and rotating seats. The van is equipped with everything needed for an adventure, including accessories such as snow chains, recovery boards, and bug screens.
The van is not registered as an RV and therefore falls under passenger vehicle regulations in most places. The blackout curtains and window coverings make "covert camping" easy. There are some dents and dings in the body but it is rust free- these imperfections don't impact the functionality.
The asking price is very competitive for a low-mileage Sprinter with top-end components (many are still going strong with 400k+ miles). But, we are willing to consider reasonable offers. We have a baby on the way so this baby has to go.
Don't sacrifice your potential adventures by limiting yourself to where a 5 ton RV can drive, park, or hook-up. This adventure van can make tailgating a piece of cake, enable convenient and cheap business travel, and create a simple and fun extra lodging space for family visitors in your driveway. You can utilize the 400Watts of solar panels for free electricity by running an extension cord to your house and even have an instantly available backup electric source in the case of power failure to your home. And most importantly, you can still explore the back roads, drive up the mountains or stroll along the oceanside, camp silently on the scenic roadside or comfortably within tent campgrounds, and with a portable shower and toilet, find your family in an off-the-grid retreat in even the remotest wilderness.
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Newer BFG K/O tires, wheels, and TPMS sensors (~8k miles)
Leather seats with high quality rotating seat bases
DVD double DIN touchscreen stereo with hands-free calling
Upgraded Performance front and rear Bilstein struts/shocks
Brush guard and accessory lights
K&N air filter
Reinforced turbo intercooler hoses
Two-person quick release bench seat
Aluminum running boards
Blind spot sensors
Rear window defrost
Heavy duty Rhino tow strap and shackles
Vented side windows
300 Amps Lithium deep cycle batteries (LiFePO4)
400 Watts Solar Panels with MPPT controller and Renogy battery monitor
1500 Watt efficient pure sine inverter with remote on/off
Ancor marine grade wiring, 12-16awg throughout
Rhino Rack roof rails
Maxxair electronic fan/vent
DC fans (3, movable)
Insulated blackout magnetic window coverings
Rear and side door velcro/magnetic bug screens
Espar diesel cabin heater with thermostat and digital controller
Partition blackout curtain
Grey wood paneling attached with rivnuts
Lightweight aluminum/wood cabinets with stay-closed latches (hand tightened attachments)
Full kitchenette (4 bolt adjustable mounting points)
Jerry can water with quick release fittings and storage/release option
2 burner induction cooktop
Isotherm Drawer style DR65 frost free refrigerator/freezer (DC efficiency)
Bench storage seat (converts from bed, adjustable position, removable)
LED lighting: reading lights, house lights, cooking lights, and accent lights controlled on separate switches
30 Amp shore power hookup and cable
Hardwired RV surge and electrical protector
Transfer switch automatically chooses battery bank/inverter or shore power
Electronic distribution box and easy on/off switches
Multiple GFI AC outlets, on circuit breakers (30Amp Main, 15-20Amp Branch)
Large (~ CA King) 3-panel bed, quick release, height adjustable
Fully insulated, batting and 1/4" closed cell foam on walls and ceiling, 1" foam and plywood floor
Sound dampening mats in ceiling, walls, and doors
Plastidip coating on rear doors to reduce thermal bridging
Simple, lightweight, durable, and easy setup awning
Coin grip rubber flooring in storage area
Cargo net 4.5' x 6' (1100 lbs) to divide front/back and secure loads
Sturdy wheel well shelves for batteries (passenger side) and additional heavy items (driver side) with lashing straps
Integrated L-track on floors and walls for additional tie down points, including 8 factory tie downs, and numerous extra high strength L-track fittings