Vancamper logo

Sold - 2016 Mercedes Sprinter Van

$36,500

Listed a year ago
Portland, Maine

Seller's Description

This here Sprinter started out as a low mileage cargo van at the beginning of the pandemic. I moved out of Georgia and needed something to both take my mind off of things and take me to the mountains. I was also beginning the process of selling my home, so finding a high price apartment wasn't going to work, especially since I didn't know where I would end up. I went through many designs and finally arrived on one that made the most sense to me and my lifestyle. The build was centered around the "garage". I needed a space log enough for a snowboard or cross-country skis and tall enough for my mountain bike. First thing to do was to rip out the plywood subfloor and repair the light spots of rust on the floor. I wanted to make sure I wasn't covering a pig in lipstick. After the rust removal and rust inhibitor primer paint, I laid down some strips of wood with heavy duty epoxy and inlaid these strips with rigid insulation to keep the toes warm in cooler climates. The subfloor went back on and sound deadening mats were applied to the roof and walls according to the manufacturer's instructions. Next came the bedframe and back wall of the garage. After this the mattress went in and was ready enough to cruise the country in. (I was called back into the office in Georgia in May, but got a nice trip out to Colorado and New Mexico before having to make my way back). Over the course of the summer in Georgia, I placed the wiring for the house electrical system, overhead lights, roof vent (not installed but prewired), and switches with extra plugs. The system includes a 200 amp-hour agm battery, all the proper switches, breakers, sub panels, charge regulators, wiring, and all of the equipment for a roof mounted solar system, I just never got around to installing the solar panels (still in box) (wanted to do a proper roof rack system instead of drilling directly into the roof, that seemed sketchy). I installed an all cedar ceiling with inlaid lights that work extremely well. I have a charge monitor with Bluetooth connectivity for monitoring the state of charge from a distance. I also installed some extra conduit for running future electronics into the garage. Everything terminates in an electrical cabinet at the base of one of the cabinets. Oh, there is also a 1000W pure sine wave inverter and a battery charger that runs from the alternator to recharge the battery. The cool thing about this charger is that if your car battery goes flat, you can push a button on it and jump the car battery with the house battery and recharge that car battery when driving, saving a tow or AAA. I have installed some nice cabinets with a butcher block counter top on one side and another side that all of my excess stuff goes in and doesn't slide around. There are two deep, soft close cabinets on one side and three smaller ones on the other. I had to build a structural addition to the cabinet at the sliding door so that it could stick out and be very solid. It also has the bonus of storing shoes and my dog's food under the cabinets, accessed from the shoe rack area. I installed a pull-out side under the rear seat with a Yeti 45 cooler built in, and it also doubles as a locked storage area. Next to the electronics cabinet is an opening that I used for a laundry hamper, but could easily be built out with nicer slides. I just didnt have a need for them. The flooring is a nice bamboo laminate with a good thickness for durability. It does show some signs of wear but is super easy to work with as it is a floating system. Apart from these items, I have put on some more aggressive tires that are winter rated and all terrain. In the snow, she does great, getting through the thick stuff with ease. There are also some Black Rhino Warlord rims on her, for a more aggressive, but still stealthy look. I have recently put some more nice touches in but haven't put in all the little finish items that would turn this beauty into a real Instagram worthy ride. I figure the next owner will incorporate some of their own design ideas into her and make her even more beautiful and livable than it is today. I am finally settled in Portland, Maine and it makes me sad to see her sit. Tatanka, as I call her, wants to be out living her best life in the mountains somewhere and without all of the need to go on long trips anymore, I need to let her go and make someone else very happy. It has all the bells and whistles, navigation (ready, some Benz module needs to be plugged in or something, I never needed it), plaid seats, steering wheel controls, rear view camera, etc. The top of the passenger window button fell off but is still usable and the replacement part is like 7 bucks, I just never needed it, Hank (my pup) never learned to use it anyway. I am looking for someone who sees what I see in her and wants to go out and take trips, making the most out of what she was built for. Shes got 112000 miles on her now, but with the big V6 diesel, shes got another 400,000 plus to go, as these engines are absolute tanks and go for 300 to 500 thousand miles regularly. The undercarriage was "the best ive ever seen" said the guy who put on the undercarriage salt protection this past year. The mechanicals all work perfectly and so do the electronics.

About

  • make: Mercedes Benz
  • model: Sprinter 2500 144
  • year: 2016
  • fuel: Diesel
  • odometer: 113,000 miles
  • sleeps: 2
  • seats: 2
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Hi Top

Amenities

  • ac_unit
    Ac
  • health_and_safety
    Airbags
  • Solar
  • electrical_services
    Inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Backup Camera
  • shower
    Shower
  • Extra Storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • 4wd
  • electric_rickshaw
    Generator
  • Tow Hitch
  • tv
    Tv
  • Water Tank
  • Leveling Jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike Rack

Kitchen

  • kitchen
    Fridge
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
    Table
  • microwave
    Microwave
  • Oven

About The Seller

Patrick
event Joined January 2022
storefront Private Seller
email Confirmed Email
payment Payments Verified

Try the Vancamper app

  • Explore listings on a map view
  • Improved mobile messaging
  • Push notifications, dark theme and more!
Download Vancamper on the App Store Download Vancamper on Google Play