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Couple’s Gorgeous Adventure-Ready 2018 Mercedes Sprinter FOR SALE!

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Here’s an awesome 2018 Mercedes Sprinter that’s been home to the couple over @thedesertcruiser for the past couple years. They’re upgrading to a larger rig and hoping to find a new owner for this one.

Birch plywood makes up most of the interior of the van, which features bench seating, a fixed bed, and a kitchenette with a propane cook top. There’s a great pull-out shelf in the garage of the van and a large rooftop deck. What do you think?

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There’s seating for three on the benches.

Enjoy the views from this little perch.

There’s a mini-fridge under the countertop.

A stainless steel sink and two burner cook top.

Awesome pull-out shelf in the garage for bikes.

Amazing roof-top deck area.

Exterior gear storage.

The ladder takes you up to the roof.

Where would you take this van?

There’s an extra cage bumper on the front.

What a view!


  • $105,000
  • Van:
    2018 Mercedes Sprinter V6 5 Speed Diesel 170” 2×4 Sprinter
    Miles 58k
    A service done every 10k, B every 20k
    Tires have about 30k miles, rotated every 4k
    Truthfully, our average MPG this summer in Colorado this summer has been right around 16mpg, which is great considering the high altitude and mountain passes but in the flat lands we get 17-19 on the highway
  • Exterior:
    Aluminess Front Bumper, Rear Door Mounted Boxes, Side Ladder and Double Loop Perforated Roof Rack (all of these products are months out if ordering yourself)
    80” of open space on the roof rack behind the solar panels to put your chair up there, lay down and sleep under the stars etc.
    4×100 Renogy Compact Solar Panels bolted to roof rack
    Fiamma f45s awning, 7 Gallon Road Shower and WeBoost mounted to roof rack
    Line-X sprayed over plastic rocker panels and lower body
    BFG All Terrain ko2 265/75/16 with full size spare under the van (no tire rub at all)
  • Interior Construction and Materials
    The entire van is constructed with 3B Baltic Birch Plywood in varying thicknesses
    1/4” Cedar T&G Ceiling
    1/2” Pine ShipLap Walls
    All cabinetry and furniture was glued, nailed and screwed together
    Floor was raised onto 1x2s, with 1” Poly Iso Foam Board between the 1x2s, and 1/2” Ply laid on top with a Vinyl Sheet Flooring glued to the plywood
    Floor has never bubbled, come un-adhered and looks perfect through out the living space and garage
    The entire couch opens up to a massive amount of storage. We even have a safe secured into the floor of the couch that we will give you.
    Custom Made couch cushions in SunBrella fabric
  • Features:
    Passenger Swivel Seat
    Bug Wall Screen in slider door which is INCREDIBLE
    FULL XPLR Outfitters window covers for EVERY SINGLE WINDOW in the van, as well as the fan and comes with a carry bag which houses all the covers when not in use
    Overhead Shelf above driver and passenger seat
    110v and 12v charging ports at the front of the kitchen galley, as well as the front of the bed
    Dual Zone Light dimmer for 8 overhead lights, so the front 4 are on a dimmer and the back 4 are on a dimmer
    Heater Controller and Victron Inverter/Charger Switch reside on kitchen galley wire way
    Espar S2D2 Heater which has worked flawlessly all the way up to 11,500ft in elevation
    Isotherm Cruise 130 AC/DC Fridge
    2 Burner Propane Stove
    Six 5.3 Gallon Scepter Military Water Cans for the water system (comes with hose and filter stored in exterior boxes)
    5.3 Gallon Grey Water Jug under the sink
    Ruvati Bar Sink and Faucet
    CRL Awning Window on Driver Side, CRL Fixed Window on Passenger Slider, CRL Bunk Windows 10×33 along bed side
    Maxx Air Fan above Kitchen
    Natures Head Composting Toilet inside of couch (truly works well)
    Full XL Bed, so full width and queen length, with storage along the entire bed
    All Cabinets have Blum Hinges and leather latches with the overheads and couches also having Gas Struts to hold them open
  • Garage Features
    Fixed raised bed to fit bikes underneath the bed
    500IBS drawer slide platform that houses our 4 bikes two gravel and two mountain with Rocky Mount mounts that can lock your thru axle in place. The platform can be easily taken out or used for storage on top of the platform.
    Fixed shelves built over wheel well on Passenger side for gear that isn’t used daily
    The storage location for 5 of the Scepter Water Cans
    Hooks for hanging helmets, a basket for shower supplies and a horse tack bag mounted to the door for all your riding gear, tools etc.
  • Electrical System:
    3x100aH BattleBorn Lithium Batteries
    Victron 2,000w Inverter/Charger
    Victron MPPT Solar Controller 100/30
    Victron Orion DC-DC Charger 30a
    Victron BMV-712 for bluetooth monitoring of the system
    Blue Sea DC Fuse Pannel, AC Fuse Pannel
    Blue Sea Circuit breakers used before and after systems to act as a safety break as well as on/off switch for working on the system
    Have seen over 400w of solar being brought in which is super cool
    Have never had a blown fuse or tripped breaker in the near 3 years of the system turned on FULL TIME
    Shore power plug under van

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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