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Old 04-10-2019, 08:51 AM   #1
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SOLD: 2016 4x4 Sprinter Sportsmobile with Penthouse Top

Now that our kids are becoming school age, we aren't going to have as much time for extended road trips, so we are sadly going to let Cliff (short for Clifford, the Big Red Van) go to a new home. Asking $95,000

Here is our Craigslist ad:

2016 4x4 Sprinter Sportsmobile with Penthouse Top (located in Steamboat Springs)
Sleeps 4 and sits 4 in factory seat belts
Selling because we're starting a new phase of life and won't have as much time for extended road trips

2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter
27,2xx miles
3.0L V6 turbo-diesel
4WD with low-range
144" Wheelbase, low-roof, crew van
Durable MB-Tex leatherette upholstery front and rear
Hitch w/ 2" receiver and wiring connector
Under full factory bumper-to-bumper warranty until April 2020 or 36,000 miles, plus extended engine warranty
Next scheduled service (oil change, etc) at 40,000 miles is free
BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 tires with ~20,000 miles from Discount Tire (265/75/16/E load rating)
Van purchased new in April 2017, conversion took place April-June 2017
Sportsmobile Austin, TX installed the manual penthouse top with roof rack, upper bed, LED lights, and awning
Colorado Camper Van in Loveland, CO did the rest of the build-out

-100 AH Lithium Ion house battery - very nice (and expensive) upgrade over the typical AGM car batteries most conversions use
-the battery is charged by the alternator when driving, by shore power when hooked up to an outlet, or by the solar panel
-exterior hook-ups for shore power and solar power
-Isotherm refrigerator, 4.6 CF (larger than most van fridges)
-Dometic electric sink with two 6-gallon fresh water tanks, which can be refilled at any grocery store.
-Dometic 2-burner propane cooktop. Compatible with both the big 20-lb exchangeable tanks or the small 1-pound bottles. Tanks store inside cabinet closest to sliding door.
-1800W inverter with two 110V outlets
-Renogy 20 Amp solar charge controller
-Brand new Renogy 100W solar panel with 12 foot extension cable (our old panel was beat up after 2 years of road trips)
-several 12V outlets throughout van
-usb outlets near lower bed for charging devices at night
-walls insulated with thermozite quiet ride
-LED puck lights with dimmer switch
-no grey water tank, the sink drains through a hose to the ground. If we're in a campground we place a 1 gallon jug under the hose then dump the jug when it gets full
-both front seats swivel to face the van living space
-the factory bench seat behind the driver seats two and can be rotated when camping to fit under the side window and face the van living space
-the lower bed is at the counter top level and is a little bigger than a queen. There is a platform that pulls out and bridges from counter to counter and a memory foam mattress
-two small slider windows with screens in the back of the van sides

Other Accessories:
-Prime Design aluminum rear ladder
-custom insulated window coverings for all rear windows
-aftermarket window coverings for front windows and windshield
-jumper cables (long enough to jump the engine battery using the house battery)
-tow strap
-screens that stretch over the front windows
-we used a portable cassette toilet for when we need to use the restroom while inside the van, but you will probably want to buy your own

Weights: important because many conversions exceed the weight rating!
Fully loaded weight: 7880 lbs (3640 front, 4240 rear) with 4 people, 4 bikes, full of water and fuel (have truck scale ticket)
GVWR: 8550 lbs
GAWR Front: 4101 lbs
GAWR Rear: 5360 lbs
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
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For those waiting for a Sprinter 4x4 to do a camper conversion, this is your chance to jump the line and get exploring.


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Old 04-10-2019, 09:44 AM   #3
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Nice rig, tastefully done
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:52 AM   #4
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If I were in the market to replace my van . . . this would be the one.

Edit: How involved is it to rotate those rear seats?
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:17 AM   #5
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It's pretty heavy, but not bad for two people, and now that I have the technique down I can do it myself without a problem. If we are just passing through a place (park, sleep, keep driving) we won't rotate it. The van just doesn't feel quite as open and roomy that way, but you can easily walk around the bench since it's a 2-seater and not 3.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:04 AM   #6
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What a GREAT looking rig! Hope it sells quickly...if not, try to remove the "boon docking" photos and replace with cleaned and waxed driveway photos...I am sure most rigs on here have been 4x4'ing or on back roads, but letting folks think it is a virgin/pristine rig, might help seller not think they are getting something that has been fully utilized? Not to be deceitful, just thinking...any thoughts?
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:14 AM   #7
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Awesome! Finally someone is selling something that is built for more than just 2 people. Good luck with the sale!
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:12 PM   #8
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this is absolutely gorgeous. Had this been posted 2 months ago (and had I been able to get a loan) this would have been a very serious consideration. As it is, I am happy with my van .... GLWS
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:07 AM   #9
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Thanks for the kind words everyone, we sold the van to a local family, so I hope to run into the van around town for years to come.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #10
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Although I am not a Sprinter fan this would convince me! Very nice! Where do you stow the counter bed supports?

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