2008 Sprinter 2500 For Sale

$52,000

 

The Mercedes-Benz Pre-DEF Sprinter Era

The NCV3 (2007-2009) was built in the “Golden Era” for Sprinters. No BlueTec DEF or emissions black magic required. Some say the 2007-09 Sprinters are pretty close to the perfect van.

This high-top Sprinter custom conversion, aka “Vinny” (short for Vincent Van Go), has been designed to provide maximum utility and comfort for van life off the grid. Craftsman touches include wormy maple countertops and drawer fronts. Vinny runs strong, no mechanical issues, and at 117k highway miles is still young for a diesel engine. When Amazon would use Sprinters as delivery vehicles they would get 500k+ miles with good maintenance. With low-sulfur diesel Vinny averages 18-20 mpg.

Features

  • Clean CARFAX
  • Electronic locking/remote key fobs
  • Strong AC/heater
  • Cruise control
  • Power mirrors

This van is a Dodge by title, but has been rebadged with a Mercedes grill and door emblem. All 2006-2008 Sprinters were built in Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Düsseldorf or Ludwigsfelde production plants. To avoid “chicken tax” import duties, cargo Sprinters were partially disassembled, shipped to the United States, and reassembled at a plant in Ladson, South Carolina (near North Charleston), in a process known as semi knock-down assembly (SKD). They were then badged as Mercedes, Dodge or Freightliner. Regardless of the brand, all 2008 Sprinters are German-made Daimlers.

Upgrades

  • $4,000 exterior rust-inhibitor, new paint, and truck bed liner applied over entire lower panel
  • Fully insulated interior & fabric paneling. Interior panels of the van have been noise dampened and insulated with Thinsulate throughout. This makes for a very quiet and warm camping experience.
  • New rear transaxle in 2021
  • Brand new (2023) Michelin tires LT245/75-R16
  • RACKattach swing-away 2” hitch receiver (for easy rear-door access while carrying a bike rack or cargo box)
  • Rear single-hung, screened window with privacy curtain

Electrical System

  • Solar system with a 160 watt solar panel and 210 amp-hours of house batteries (deep cycle AGMs) 
  • SolarSmart MPPT charge controller to trickle charge from the solar panel or switch to alternator when engine is running
  • Victron MPPT monitors panel power/voltage and battery current/voltage 
  • Three zones of dimmable low-voltage LED lights (kitchen, above upper cabinets & bed area)
  • 1000 watt pure sine wave Xantrex inverter with two 110v receptacles  
  • 8 USB charging ports. Four in the galley. Four above the sleeping area
  • Smoke/carbon monoxide detector
  • Propane detector
Top to bottom: Victron solar panel/battery monitor, furnace thermostat, inverter, USB and 110v plugs.
LED lighting, USB ports and phone shelf above bed

Kitchen/Galley

  • High-top roof allows headroom for a 6’2″ person
  • TF65 – TruckFridge 65 liter fridge with freezer (yes, makes ice cubes) running on 12v
  • Three-burner Suburban propane stove recessed under sliding wood countertop to provide more cooking prep area
  • Internal propane tank is easily accessed and removable to fuel an outdoor BBQ
  • 14 gallon internal, insulated water tank with switched 12v Flojet electric pump. Locking external fill port.
Wormy maple kitchen, fridge and lots of storage.
Spice racks, sink, and three-burner propane stove with sliding wood cover opened.
Rear-view of “suitcase” style water tank which resides inside the insulated van walls.
Galley drawers with lock handle (black knob) Propane monitor (white panel) at floor level.
Galley with sliding-door storage above, LED task lighting, spice racks, sink and stove lids closed for travel.

Heating/Cooling

  • Espar D2 Diesel Heater with digital thermostat/timer for toasty nights. Runs strong at any altitude.
  • Roof vent (Fan-tastic Vent: cranks open w/three speed 12v fan). Great flow-thru cooling with side window open.

Interior Features

  • Full-sized queen bed converts to a U-shaped seating area for up to six. Custom cordura upholstery encloses high-quality foam for sitting and sleeping.
  • Custom hardwood cabinets above and below bed platform. Huge amounts of storage.
  • Three locking galley drawers
  • Passenger seat swivels 180˚ to face the galley
  • Swiveling Lagun table for additional prep/dining area
  • Blackout curtains for total privacy
Capacious under-bed storage. Great for sleeping bags, clothing, etc.
Kitchen side under-bed storage. Forward-most hatch houses the propane tank.

Stereo/Entertainment

  • Pioneer AVX-200 DVD RDS CD Receiver with back-up camera screen. Bluetooth and iPhone compatible.

Reach out with any questions (435) 513-2384