FS: 2017 Sprinter Conversion Van


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Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Sep 13, 2018 - 09:24pm PT
Probably itís a labor of love for the DIYers, especially when you get into the $75K+ range! Thatís a far cry from the 2x4 frame bed in an econoline. Iím just a weekend guy these days so I have no need for a swank camper but if I did Iíd get an airstream trailer. Seems more comfy, better value and I wouldnít be driving with a stove and a toilet around town.

Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Sep 13, 2018 - 09:27pm PT
Definitely off a few thousand bucks. A Dodge or Ford maybe.

Well, I suppose he could be lying to me, but I don't know why he'd do that.
Mercedes Sprinter. White, 2017 completely stripped down base model (the shorter ones).
I thought it was pretty "cheap" too considering what I'd heard and read, but he seemed pretty happy with the deal.

Sorry if it doesn't match what you've seen.
As I mentioned I'll pass on the info of where he bought it when I get it.


Social climber
Sep 13, 2018 - 09:35pm PT



Social climber
The internet
Sep 14, 2018 - 05:50am PT
In 2009, after the 2008 crash and after MB took the brand back for the 2010 model year, there was a glut of Sprinters on dealer lots and deep factory incentives to get rid of them. A few guys I recall managed to get one for just under 30k for a 144 high top, but that was doing really well. Havenít heard much under high 30ís since. 25 seems unlikely, ever.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Sep 14, 2018 - 07:02am PT
I get JLP's point, but I think this is a pretty nice rig. It's basically new with only 9.5k miles on it and includes warranty, although I didn't read the fine print. I love the detailing. Someone with the right scratch will scoop this up.

Ney Grant

Trad climber
Pollock Pines
Sep 14, 2018 - 09:23am PT
Hey Aki,

Nice build - I like it. Great job on the drawer pulls!


Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
Sep 14, 2018 - 12:15pm PT
I get JLP's point too, but I just don't like the options available in a class B RV. I don't want a toilet and shower. I want a small, semi-steathly van. I want mountain bike storage under the bed. I don't want a bed that turns into a table and bench seats. I don't like the cheap plastic and particle board cabinets.

Perhaps there is a class B small van with those characteristics, but I've not seen one. I suppose I could buy one and customize it, but that seems like extra work and will end up being the same in cost.

Trad climber
Sep 14, 2018 - 02:41pm PT


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 14, 2018 - 03:24pm PT
No toilet? What, yer gonna wag bag it in the middle of the night
when itís pouring rain in the Yukon? Ewwww!

Social climber
The internet
Sep 14, 2018 - 04:37pm PT
No toilet?
Exactly. I didn't like the idea of hauling around poo until one day I realized it's cleaner, easier and smells better than using the pit toilets around the places I frequent. It's also really nice waking up in the morning when it's sub freezing out and others are camping nearby - and taking a private dump in front of a heater set to full blast.

vvvv Cleanwaste Go works well in a van, and the more expensive Restop bags hide the stench better in the heat than Cleanwaste's or WagBags, depends how long you plan to put up with it.

Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
Sep 14, 2018 - 04:42pm PT
Think rafting toilet. Pee outside, have a removable toilet or, yes, wag bag system like the cleanwaste go.

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Sep 14, 2018 - 05:00pm PT
Things have changed since the dirtbag days...how is it I see so many of these around? Have housing prices gotten so high that folks with decent jobs are living in these instead of houses? Otherwise I don't quite understand how there's so many folks that can afford $60000+ rigs?

Social climber
wherever you go, there you are
Sep 14, 2018 - 05:25pm PT
I guess, some of us are still "camping". Living OUT OF the van instead of living IN the van? Campers poo in pit toilets, so...

Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Sep 14, 2018 - 06:23pm PT
SteveP. Yes. Housing prices are ridiculous compared to my days of migrant resort worker. 40 years ago you could rent an apartment in Jackson Hole washing dishes and making sandwiches for Teton Village.

Nita and I live across the streets from Bidwell Park in Chico and our parking spots are often used by "stealthy" campers.
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