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First Generation Sprinter Van turned Class-B Motorhome!


Listed 9 months ago
Redding, California

Seller's Description

Built-in business ready to roll! Vintage Sprinter great for your RV rental service or backyard Airbnb—this van conversion is now for sale! Truly one of a kind as this is all custom work. Coastal Redwood, Acacia wood, & Walnut were used to create this warm welcoming space. Fine craftsmanship inspired by mid-century modern minimalism and 1960’s Americana motor homes. The exterior paint is called “frost green” and together with the use of coastal redwood trees this rig has come to be known as “the frosty fern.” It is currently located in Northern California Designed and built by two full-time van dwellers that have lived in a 1979 Mercedes 608D self-built van conversion for the last 37 years and complete all of their own work. One is a trained carpenter, sculptor and mechanical engineer from Switzerland and the other is a trained interior designer from the Western United States. Thanks for looking! Here are the details: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo Van 2500 High-top Longest model! 22 feet Tow package 16” wheels Intentionally low-tech beginner friendly systems! VIN WD2YD742435492923 Title Clean, never wrecked Year 2003 Mileage 227, 288 miles (this engine is known for commonly exceeding 500,000 miles, which will provide at least another 20 years of enjoyment) Engine Mercedes-Benz 2.7 liter inline-5 cylinder diesel engine (OM612) with a new turbocharger 13,000 miles ago Approx 154-156 horsepower 243-283 lb-ft of torque made for hauling heavy loads (cargo van) Fuel Diesel at 20-24 MPG (miles per gallon) Fixed and modified any fuel line or filter issues this model once had, in concurrence with the MB dealership. *Rides comfortably at 70-80 mph while fully loaded! Transmission 5-speed automatic with overdrive New AMS-oil transmission fluid & pan seal were installed 2,000 miles ago. Running strong, never an issue! Drive 2WD New gear oil installed in the differential 2,000 miles ago AMS-oil *New brakes and rear shock absorbers! (2) Seats With Seatbelts —Sprinter driver’s seat —Comfort van passenger seat Inside standing height 5’11” in/180 cm Wheelbase 159” in/404 cm LOA (length overall) 22’ ft/670 cm Gross Vehicle Weight 9,000 lbs New power steering pump & EGR valve! Plastic fuel line caps modified by Mercedes-Benz master technician to avoid stereotypical breakage. *New paint job last year! Rust-free! Any rust was cut-out and rebuilt with metal and fiberglass before painting * New audio system installed with CarPlay & Android Auto, GPS downloadable maps, backup driving camera all on a 6-inch retractable monitor Conversion Status Complete build Most components are new, including the mattress and bedding All walls are covered in marine vinyl with a foam underlay to further soften the acoustics. It’s also really easy to clean and lasts for decades! Three way power system (solar/shore/engine alternator) —Off-grid solar (beginner-friendly!) —400 watt monocrystalline solar panels (most efficient solar cell) —100 Amp Hour Lithium battery by Renogy, with space to expand —Victron Energy electrical components —5,ooo watt power inverter —Diesel heater —Ventilated cassette toilet + separate urinal space —Hot water shower (propane) —4-burner propane gas cooktop — Large 12-volt refrigerator and strong freezer —Double sink —30-gallons of freshwater held in separate canisters to allow for both the hose filling method on board or convenient water fill stations such as grocery stores. —Shurflow water pump in the kitchen — Separate water storage and pump for rear shower. This lowers water leaks by removing the portion that tends to leak the most often: the multiple long water lines. When they are running throughout the van it increases the likelihood of a busted water line or connection point. —Max air fan above kitchen & smaller ventilation above bed —Lots of storage to maintain a minimalistic environment! Sleeps 2-4 people Queen size bed! under bed sleeping space Reclining bed slides back to make space for the dinette. It also folds into a smaller daybed to allow for a view out the back doors while seated at the dinette. More photos of the inner systems available to serious inquires only. Interested buyers will need to place a $1,000 refundable cash deposit on the motorhome in order to test drive or hold the vehicle. Thanks for reading!


  • make: Mercedes-Benz
  • model: Sprinter Cargo Van 2500 Turbo Charged
  • year: 2003
  • fuel: Diesel
  • odometer: 227,287 miles
  • sleeps: 4
  • seats: 2
  • type: Class B
  • roof: Hi Top

Video Tour


  • ac_unit
    Air conditioner
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar panels
  • electrical_services
    Power inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling fan
  • Backup camera
  • shower
  • Extra storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair accessible
  • AWD
  • 4WD
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow hitch
  • tv
  • Water tank
  • Leveling jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

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