Los Angeles, California 90047, United States
This custom built 2005 T1N Dodge Sprinter campervan mixes high utility with cozy comfort to deliver an amazing adventure-mobile. This van was built for ski and surf trips, so storage space was paramount. The high bed design allows for this, while the ample living space makes for an experience that isn’t crammed or full of compromise.
Kitchenette includes a highly efficient Dometic fridge, 2 burner propane stove, foot-pump operated sink, hanging hooks and lots of storage space for kitchen wares and food. Fresh water is sourced from a 7 gallon tank under the sink and the gray water from the sink feeds directly into another 7 gallon tank for easy dumping and filling capabilities.
High ventilation capacity with a fan and extra vent that allows for a breeze on hot days or the drying of wet towels/clothes. TONS of LED-lit storage space under the bed, accessed from the rear AND from the living space up front. You can fit 2 bikes plus multiple boards or skis, camping gear and whatever else you might want to bring along!
The vehicle was a FedEx van originally, and was under their standard fleet maintenance regime during operation. The T1N models from this year are known to commonly run for 600,000 miles, with many documented cases of them running for over 1,000,000 miles on their original engine. If you are unfamiliar with the T1N’s, you should do some research and you’ll see quickly why there is a dedicated cult following and why even high-mileage vans still retain their value. This is the reason I bought this model van. As with all Sprinters, regular maintenance is mandatory for a long lifespan, which is why I stayed up to date with oil, oil filter and air filter changes, all of which are documented.
The electrical system is fully autonomous and charges even in cloudy weather. All of the charging and charge status of the batteries is monitored through a Bluetooth connection with a charge controller that is intuitive and transparent. An overdraw fuse protects batteries from being overdrawn and damaging their lifespan, while a master switch allows re-wiring and safe electrical work to be executed.
It is probably also worth mentioning that this van can be an excellent income stream. Outdoorsy.com is the AirBnb of RV and campervan rentals, generating me ~$2500 in revenue over a 6 month rental period. Their 20% cut gives you a $1,000,000 insurance policy and they verify driving licenses for all renters before the pickup occurs. Properly managed, this van could produce a really healthy annual return without any advertising efforts on your part.
Why am I selling? I work 8 months a year as a tour guide in Europe and Latin America. I’ve lost my ability to properly manage and store the van while I am out of the country so unfortunately I’m needing to sell it. I’ve had an amazing run in it and am hoping to find an owner that will enjoy this van as much as I have.
Here are the details by category:
-2 x 100 Watt Renogy solar panels
-2 LifeProof Deep Cycle 12V batteries
-Victron 75/15 MPPT Charge controller
-12 circuit Fuse box
-Master on/off switch
-Low charge cutoff to protect battery integrity
-Fully Wired, highly efficient DC electrical system
-5 USB charging ports
-1 300W Auxiliary Inverter for AC Power
-1 12V auxiliary plug for the inverter or whatever else
-2 zones of dimmable, recessed LED ceiling lights
-Dimmer switch LED strip lighting for kitchen and bed space
-Dimmable night light over bed (w/ USB charging port)
-Dometic Fridge (mounted under counter on industrial sliders for easy access/stowing)
-2-burner propane stove
-Storage rack above kitchenette
Living Space Construction
-Sleeping space designed for a FULL mattress!
-Tongue and groove stained pine roof and siding
-Pull out dining table from under bed for working, eating, cooking etc.
-Dining table seats 3 easily, room for 4 with fold out chair at end
-Storage rack/closet above bed
-Hanging hooks throughout for organization and drying
-Storage space directly under kitchen table
-Access to rear storage from the interior
Heating & Ventilation
-1.5 inch Foam board insulation on the walls. 2 inch foam board insulation on the roof
-Spray foam insulation throughout nooks and crannies and over wheel-wells
-Mr. Buddy propane heater for cold nights and ski trips
-Fantastic fan with 10 ventilation settings; set over kitchen
-Auxiliary retractable vent over bed
-Diesel; 22 MPG
-Mechanical facelift with new cooling system, belts and pulleys
-Chains included for snowy weather
-Custom heating element for engine block with extension cord for winter climates
The van is currently in San Diego, and will be traveling north starting March 5th.
Please reach out with any questions or to set up a showing. Email at first, and then we can connect over the phone :)
Los Angeles, California 90047, United States