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$47,500
Ludington
, Michigan
Paulie-at-sunrise
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2006
$47,500

Ludington
, Michigan
Diesel
53,000 Miles
Last Modified May 9, 2023

Priced to sell!

2WD
Dual sliding doors
300W Renogy solar
400Ah AGM batteries
MPP solar MPPT solar charge controller 1000W inverter combo
Renogy 40A DC-DC charger
Vintage Holiday 3 burner propane range (super clean, from the 60’s)
20lb propane tank in sealed and vented locker
15 gallon freshwater tank
12V Shurflo water pump
Outdoor shower
Maxxair overhead fan
Sliding 4 inch memory foam queen bed
Matching, custom built, solid walnut butcher block countertop and fold out table
Sink with custom walnut/maple inset cutting board
12V 48 quart Alpicool fridge/freezer combo
8 LED ceiling puck lights
Composting toilet (never been used, will include in purchase if you want)
Diesel heater with 10L fuel tank
Custom built overhead cabinets
Custom built headliner cabinets
Front bumper brush guard
New battery and fuel filter March 2023
New tires all around ~3k miles on them
As for the van and engine of the van, it was looked over by Zeke’s Autowerks in Hendersonville, NC, before the person who converted it went to Utah. Zeke did a full transmission service and RSN fix (a common T1N annoyance), swapped the transmission pan, changed the oil, checked the computer for possible stored codes, put in a new fuel filter, and changed the viscous fan clutch on the radiator fan. The radiator and the auxiliary AC fan were changed in summer 2021. The T1N engine is absolutely the dream to drive, and I consistently get around 25mpg driving this van on the highway. Rust is often a common problem with these vans, but this one is in great shape. The paint is in fantastic condition, as the previous owner put on a fresh coat shortly before it was converted.

Now for a bit of detail on a few aspects of the build.

First: the bed is a full sized queen bed. It slides to only take up half of a queen bed footprint when not in use, serving as a loft space. The bed uses an extremely sturdy slat system which is also easy to pull out. This design maximizes space in the back since the front cab is totally cut off. I loved this, because I felt more safe overnight in the back.

Second: the doors. If you’ve been looking at Sprinters for a while, you will know how rare it is to find dual sliding doors. The people who converted the van picked a layout to highlight this feature. Not only does it allow for excellent airflow in the van with the doors open, but it helps to maximize space in the back of the van. The booth seating at the table is can sit 2 people comfortably for a meal or card game at the table.

Both the kitchen countertop and the table were custom made by woodworker Emmett Kornfeld (@engineered_by_emmett), and they are beautiful pieces of woodwork. The counter is butcher block using the edge grain of solid walnut, and features a custom made end grain walnut cutting board that can be placed in the sink for extra counter space. It has been treated with mineral oil and beeswax, to ensure the finish is robust and food safe. The table is also made from solid walnut and was treated for over a month to stand up to even the reddest wine spills.

Third: the stove. This was a bit of an eclectic find, from an antique shop in Asheville, NC. The beautiful 2-tone paint is in near flawless condition, and the enamel on the inside shows almost no signs of use. Even the thermocouple to control the oven temperature works. It’s perfect for heating up a pizza or cooking eggs on the road!

Paulie was professionally redecorated by interior designer Tammy Gerber (@house_on_hansen) last winter. I am willing to discuss including design elements as you’d like.

I rented out the van this last summer and have one rental on the books already for this season. If you are in the Ludington, MI area and would like to continue renting it I am willing to sell the business (bookings, website, etc.) at a negotiated price.

Video walkthough here: https://youtu.be/BVlE1LVSZwM

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