This van was built in Spring of 2018 & has been on the road traveling to 156 of the 423 National Parks since June of 2018.
When I purchased the converted van it had 40,000 miles on the odometer & was originally a locksmith van. Since June of 2018 I have driven the van 25,000 miles & have done countless upgrades and modifications. The van runs flawlessly & gets incredible mileage due to an ultralight build (I’ve spent less than $2500 on fuel in total), & will be an incredible adventure van for any full-time van lifer. The van is set up intentionally to live in full-time, as I have done with it.
With the 10 ply off-roading tires & the custom Fox shocks, the van performs insanely well off road. I’ve traveled with dozens of friends who have the stock setup, & they’ve all said that the ride quality in my van far outperforms theirs. We just did a 4.5 month trip through the entire Baja peninsula & the van performed incredibly well the entire way.
I am able to be in the wilderness for about 4-5 weeks at a time without need to return to civilization with this van (I usually run out of water after about 4-5 weeks if I don’t bring a backup supply). The 300 watt solar system generates unlimited power for me to work remotely on my MacBook, & charge all of my cameras, phone, iPad, flashlights, electric skateboard, etc. The propane tank lasts me 9-12 months at a time (but would be less if you cook more, or you shower using the shower in the van more often). If you replace the tank with a sideways 5 gallon tank (versus the vertical one that’s there now), you’d only have to fill it every 18-24 months.
As you can see from the extensive list of upgrades below, I had no intention of selling this van until I was done traveling to all 421 National Parks. I’ve been upgrading it all the way up to yesterday with new gear & maintenance; but I decided to sell the van now because of the pandemic. Travel is neither safe, or responsible, so until it is I will have to pause.
This is not a new camper van, you’re not buying this from a builder. It’s used. I’ve lived in it full time for 2 years; & it has taken me on the most gnarly National Forest & BLM roads in the country; so it has some tree branch scrapes & paint chips. I’m not one of those people that doesn’t go on crazy 4×4 roads for fear that it will affect my vehicle; I go down any road that takes me to places that most people never go, so please do not expect the paint to be flawless. See the listing photos for how it looks currently, as all photos in the gallery, and the video, were filmed this past weekend. When I buy a new van, I’ll drive it the exact same way; that’s what these vehicles are for 🙂
You can visit my Instagram to see photos & videos of my van in all of our adventures: https://www.instagram.com/joyryde/
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Camper Van Features:
- Reclaimed Douglas-Fir Cabinet doors & galley countertop
- Fully insulated + Reflextix
- 2 roof vent/fans – 1 Fantastic Fan, 1 Maxxair
- 300 Watt Renogy Solar power system – All interior lighting, outlets, & refrigerator powered by solar
- 2 VMAX AGM Sealed Deep Cycle 12V Batteries
- 1500 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
- 4 outlets with USB charging ports in both the living area & garage area.
- Battery isolator/charger charges the house batteries while driving using the engine alternator.
- Recessed LED lighting throughout the interior via 3 different switches
- All windows can open & vent, with screens (except the rear doors obviously).
- Espar Diesel heater with thermostat. Heater has its own auxiliary battery under the passenger seat which is bolted to the frame of the van for Baja roads.
- Full size bed with luxury Zinus 8 Inch Ultima Memory Foam Mattress
- Dual USB Charger Power Outlet 2.1A & 2.1A with Voltmeter for charging phones & iPads near the bed
- Engel 63 Quart Refrigerator/Freezer
- Thetford Porta Potti Toilet in a pullout cabinet (brand new & sealed).
- Deep stainless-steel kitchen sink with a Whale Pump Faucet
- 20 gallon water tank mounted under the van with a tank heater to prevent freezing. Heater switch is in the galley.
- Propane stove powered by a 2.5 gallon propane tank under the van (5 gallons but is mounted sideways).
- Tons of storage: overhead cabinets, under bed drawers, galley drawers, galley cabinets, garage cabinets
- Cabinets built from ultralight wood for weight savings, not marine-grade (can be replaced if you want)
- Pull-out trash or laundry bin
- Rear garage to store all your adventure gear
- Garage has an L-Track attachment system & a mountain bike fork mount system
- Hot water on demand shower in rear garage area (for outside showers)
- Insulated blackout curtains for the bed & kitchen windows
- Custom insulated waterproof ripstop UV resistant Polyester window shades with N52 Neodymium magnets for the sliding & rear doors
- Heavy duty trailer hitch
- Swivel passenger seat
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Fire extinguisher
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Camper Van Updates/Upgrades:
- New windows installed in the rear doors in June 2018
- UV & heat blocking tint added to front & rear windows in June 2018
- OEM front bumper with OEM fog lights & OEM Fog Light Switch added in June 2018
- Renogy Eclipse 100w Solar Panel added to the original 200W system in June 2018
- Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 Off-Road Tires 245/70R17 added in June 2018
- Black Rhino Overland 17” Wheels added in June 2018
- Agile Offroad Fox Shocks added in May 2018 (https://agileoffroad.com/product/agile-fox-shocks-sprinter-2500/)
- Go Rhino! RB620PC RB20 Hitch Step added in June 2018
- CURT 23518 Black Trailer Hitch Lock added in June 2018
- Aluminess side ladder & roof rail added in May 2018 (https://www.aluminess.com/mercedes/sprinter-2007-2013/ladders/)
- Custom-made snap-in privacy curtain that separates the cab from the living space added in August 2018
- Lagun table mount that turns the passenger seat into a dining table & desk added in August 2018 (https://www.lagunusa.com/)
- Engel 63 Quart Refrigerator/Freezer replaced in December 2018
- Mercedes Benz 2010-up Sprinter All Season Floor Mats added in August 2019
- Engine battery replaced August 2019
- Mercedes-Benz Rear Door Seals added August 2019
- Philips H7 Standard Halogen Headlight Bulbs added August 2019
- NAPA Daytime Running Light Bulbs added August 2019
- On-demand propane water heater installed in August 2019
- Sliding door screen added in August 2019
- Tires rotated by Les Schwab August 2019
- Marine-Grade bench seat & storage cabinet built by Mountain Modern Airstream in October 2019
- OEM brakes installed March 2020
- OEM MB1104108 driver side bumper added April 2020
- OEM MB1068125 Front License Plate Bracket added April 2020
- OEM A90688504119B51 front bumper step added April 2020
- Cabin air filter replaced October 2020
- Professionally detailed October 2020
- Synthetic oil change, oil filter, set tire pressures, checked & topped off all fluids, greased all fittings, October 2020
- European Eco-Leather front Seat Covers added in October 2020
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Camper Van Known Flaws:
- One of the fins on the dashboard air vents is disconnected (can be glued or removed)
- The Espar Diesel interior heater thermostat behaves oddly, can be serviced by my local shop if you want. I’ve just dealt with it for 3 years
- Whale Pump Faucet occasionally leaks water from the pump handle, this notoriously happens with this model. I’ve just dealt with it for 3 years
- One of the subway tiles is cracked. I stopped noticing it but you could replace it for $3
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 144″ 2500 RWD High Roof NCV3
7 speed automatic transmission 2.1L l4 Diesel turbo engine
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