eBay *The van is located in Andrews NC however if flying in to drive it home I can deliver it to Charlotte Douglas Airport for free. I will also deliver it in the US for expenses*
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Meet Ludwig, my 2007 Sprinter. I've owned this van for a little over 2 years and have had a lot of fun building and traveling in it. I purchased it from a office supply company who used it as a delivery van and since then it has gone through a few versions to get what you see here. Why am I selling? I have a lot of new ideas I'd like to try for full time living and instead of pulling all my hard work out of this one I plan to start fresh. There are so many things to list in describing the build and I'm sure Ill leave things out but Ill do my best.
It started out as a cargo van but factory glass and trim from a passenger van was added to the rear. Sound deadening was applied to the the interior metal and foam board insulation was added to the ceiling and roxul insulation to the walls. With the VVKB(Espar clone) diesel heater it stays warm in the van even in single digit temps. There is a MaxAir fan in the roof and dimmable LED lights in the ceiling. A 25 gallon fixed freshwater tank is in the rear as well as a 7 gallon portable tank with a valve to switch between the two water sources. Its nice to be able to fill the smaller tank when not in an area to fill the 25 gallon tank. The water pump is a Shurflo Revolution and the water system is currently winterized. The front cabinets are of plywood construction with birch butcher block countertops. There is a ton of storage available in them as well as some baskets above the sink to keep frequently used items.
The ceiling is cedar plank and the flooring is vinyl plank. The bed platform is high enough to clear a 29er mountain bike but can be lowered several inches if wanted and the mattress, though only 5 thick, is amazing. You won't believe how well you'll sleep on it. The fridge is a 12v 49 liter Indel B Truckfridge, plenty large for several days of fresh food, and under the sink is a 6 gallon grey water tank and a Thetford Curve porta potty toilet. Also included but not pictured is a Campchef Everest cookstove and portable shower setup. Both front seats are on swivels and the seats themselves are also new. They have the ability to be heated but I never got around to wiring them up.
The electrical system consists of 200w solar from Windy Nation along with their controller, two 100ah batteries under the passenger seat, Bluesea ACR to charge the batteries while driving off the alternator, and a 1000w inverter mounted behind the drivers seat. There are light switches in the front and rear of the van and two 12v receptacles on either side of the bed to charge things. All the wiring is properly fused and uses the correct gauge wiring throughout. The radio has a aux plug with bluetooth added and both front speakers were replaced as the originals sound terrible. There is also a Weathertech floor mat and a wireless rearview camera up front.
The outside of the van is in really nice condition with a few small dings but no rust anywhere. I rebadged it with a Mercedes grille and emblems as the Dodge grill is just plain ugly. The paint shines really well and there are no deep scratches. There is a trailer hitch installed but it was only used as a carrier and there is no trailer light wiring, though it could be added if you wanted to pull one. The tires were replaced less than 20k miles ago and still have a lot a life left in them.
I have done an excessive amount of maintenance on the van, not because it needed it, but to prevent anything from happening while on the road. Since I've owned it the following has been replaced with new: belts, tensioner, water pump, washer pump, battery cable, starter, alternator, turbo seal, all 6 glow plugs, glow plug module, resonator, transmission flush, coolant flush, diff flush, leak line, driveshaft, tire pressure sensors, and tie rods. One thing these vans suffer from is expensive emissions parts failing. As such I purchased a tune from Green Diesel Engineering which not only turns all the emissions equipment off but also increases fuel economy and allows you to travel into Mexico and use higher sulfur diesel fuel without harming anything. It also allows the van to be idled for longer periods of time without hurting the engine.
The van runs and drives perfectly and I've not had a single issue with it on the road. There are no engine or any other dash lights on and it is truly turn key, ready for you next adventure. It has been an amazing experience owning it and I am excited for the new owner to enjoy the fruits of all the labor. I've put many 100s of hours of work into it and I'm sure you wont be dissapointed when you see it. Feel free to ask any questions or for specific pictures of anything you don't see.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||WD0PE745375162711||Mileage:||237631|
|Body Type:||Van Camper||Make:||Dodge|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Model:||Sprinter|
|Options:||CD Player||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows|
|Exterior Color:||White||Fuel Type:||Diesel|
|Interior Color:||Black||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Number of Cylinders:||6||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|