Sprinter vans

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I've thought about renting one and taking wifey on a road trip up through Banff and on to Jasper.
 
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Nobody gots nothin' on this guy.
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Don't know what some of you guys have against Sprinters and the like other than penis envy.
I'd take one of them in a heart beat for a great road trip.
Expensive AF though. I saw one down the street last year for sale (Mercedes Sprinter)
Deisel 4WD, lifted w/offroad tires, HD bumpers w/winch, solar, pimped out camper kit, awnings, the works.
All he was asking was a cool $225,000o_O
 
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santacruzin

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Nobody gots nothin' on this guy.
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BTW...
Don't know what some of you guys have against Sprinters and the like other than penis envy.
I'd take one of them in a heart beat for a great road trip.
Expensive AF though. I saw one down the street last year for sale (Mercedes Sprinter)
Deisel 4WD, lifted w/offroad tires, HD bumpers w/winch, solar, pimped out camper kit, awnings, the works.
All he was asking was a cool $225,000o_O
I think the vans are badass, I tend to not like the owners.
 

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We were getting close to pulling the trigger on one. But they just cost too much. We were going to get a crew van, low roof and just build a bed in the back for camping. We were going for the crew van because it avoids any insurance issues associated with DIYing passenger seats. The only mod I would have made would have been to change out the steel wheels (the one in this pic had Method alloys) but maybe not even that. Like this one.

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But they cost too damn much. Approx $65,000. Over $70,000 for AWD. Before any mods. And I don't know if the dealer would try to add extra costs.This is just msrp plus sales tax.

This is an interesting photo. The other day after surfing I found a Sprinter parked next to my VW. I got to talk to the guy. One thing I liked was 20 mpg around town, 25 on the highway. Looke at the size difference. Mind you , this is LOW roof. The high roof ones are a foot taller .My van had more than 2" more front ground clearance though.

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Firebird

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We were getting close to pulling the trigger on one. But they just cost too much. We were going to get a crew van, low roof and just build a bed in the back for camping. We were going for the crew van because it avoids any insurance issues associated with DIYing passenger seats. The only mod I would have made would have been to change out the steel wheels (the one in this pic had Method alloys) but maybe not even that. Like this one.

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But they cost too damn much. Approx $65,000. Over $70,000 for AWD. Before any mods. And I don't know if the dealer would try to add extra costs.This is just msrp plus sales tax.

This is an interesting photo. The other day after surfing I found a Sprinter parked next to my VW. I got to talk to the guy. One thing I liked was 20 mpg around town, 25 on the highway. Looke at the size difference. Mind you , this is LOW roof. The high roof ones are a foot taller .My van had more than 2" more front ground clearance though.

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Trust me, go with a van you can stand up in. It's a game changer.
I've been a Westfalia guy since my teens. I've had buses, vanagons, and eurovans. Tall Sprinter is better for road trips. Being hunched over trying to move around the VW sucks.