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San Diego
, California
15,000 Miles
Last Modified February 20, 2023

Campervan conversion on the highly desired T1N Sprinter. Please read the entire ad. I have answered a lot of potential questions in the description. Serious enquiries only please.

I originally bought this van from its previous owner in 2018. It was used by a roofing contractor before I bought it. Since then, I have done a comprehensive restoration of the “cargo area”, including lifting the factory floor and properly addressing any rust issues from the inside. On the mechanical side, there has also been comprehensive replace/restore/repair work done by professional sprinter specialists across the country as I have used the van to take me on some incredible trips.

It has now come time to sell it (as much as I will miss it), as I am going in a different direction and my needs have changed. I’ve listed all the work done below with full transparency. In its current state, I have just completed a cross-country journey from the east-coast to the west-coast and another one from California to South Dakota and back.

– 15k miles (on reman engine running solid and strong)
– 184k miles (on the body/chassis)
– Class III hitch receiver
– 7-pin factory towing harness (you can’t get these anymore)
– Trailer brake controller
– Aluminum turbo resonator
– Upgraded alternator
– Lots of parts have been replaced (see below)

Campervan build-out:
– MaxxFan to exhaust air out
– Vents in back to circulate fresh air in
– Stainless sink with foot-operated fresh water
– Fresh water cans and gray water container
– Fully insulated and sound deadened
– Laminate tongue-and-groove flooring and ceiling
– Interior standing height = 5′ 3.5″ (161 cm)
– Full bed (I’m 5′ 9″ tall and able to sleep diagonally stretched out or on my side with no issues)
– Camco Premium Travel Toilet with Detachable Tank (5.3 gal capacity)
– LED dimmable lights (2 separate zones)
– 400W solar (expandable to 900W)
– 300Ah Renogy deep cycle AGM battery
– Batteries can charge while driving, via solar, and/or via shore power
o Battery Doctor isolator (to charge off alternator while driving)
o 60A MPPT solar charge controller
o Samlex automatic battery charger SEC-1230UL (to charge from shore power)
– 12V Norcold fridge
– 12V outlets
– 2200W Giandel pure sine wave inverter
– All wiring/connectors protected by heat-shrink tubing
– Roof rack with room available for more solar or storage options
– Interior storage drawers, bins and cubbies
– Underbed storage with light

Remanufactured engine and other components (2021):
– Replaced original engine with a remanufactured engine at 170k chassis miles (professional install). Here is what was included:
o New pistons and rings
o Connecting rods rebuilt with new bushings (most overlooked process)
o Crankshaft turned next size with new oversized main & rod bearings
o New cylinder head and connecting rod bolts
o New timing & oil pump chains
o New guide rails, sprockets and tensioner
o Cylinder Head’s rebuild process include new guides, 3 angle valve job, pressure test and surface cleanup
o New exhaust and intake valves
o Brand new oil pump
o New OEM Victor Reinz seals and gaskets
o New oil filter
o Brand new valve lifters/ cam followers
– Replaced 4 out of 5 injectors (all tested and passed by a dedicated diesel engine test facility)
– New OEM Garrett turbo
– Reman 150A alternator (upgrade over stock 90A)
– New OEM Radiator – with Expansion Tank
– New OEM High Pressure Fuel Pump
– New OEM Fuel Pressure Regulator
– New OEM Mass Air Flow Sensor
– New OEM Water Pump
– Replaced most fuel system parts including fuel injector rail
– Stage 1.5 Malone tune (better horsepower and mpg)

Other maintenance items (since 2018):
– Rumble Strip Noise (RSN) addressed with transmission service/conductor plate (done by MMS)
– Front struts replaced (done by MMS)
– EGR Valve replaced (done by MMS)
– Cooling system maintenance (done by MMS)
– Steering rack and pump replaced (done by MMS)
– Parking brake (all components replaced)
– Replaced brake lines
– Regular oil and filter changes
– New Tires in January 2022

Items I would do next, but now don’t have the time:
– exterior rust treatment
– paint job
– exhaust pipe broken after muffler and cats (does not affect functionality)

– Pick up locally in San Diego. Shipping within a certain radius can be arranged based on schedule availability and transport costs will be added. Long-distance shipping to be arranged by the buyer.

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