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101,000 Miles
Last Modified January 10, 2024

Here’s your opportunity to own the original Mercedes Sprinter NCV3 2500 4×4 Van Compass test van. “The Hoff” was owned and built out by one of the owners of the company and has many one off custom upgrades crafted just for this van. You can see many photos and videos of the van and it does get recognized everywhere. Very well built and capable if not the most capable low top 4×4 Sprinter 2500 out there. It is a four season van my wife and I toured all last winter in with our Ikon passes. So FUN!!

The van now has 101k miles and has been dealer maintained with a few more upgrades. We have had it a bit over two years and loved it. You can fit two medium frame 29ers and and two snowboards in the garage easily with room for tons of other gear. Bright red with yellow powder coating. With the right offer it will come with the Trail Ready beadlock wheels.


-Espar high altitude diesel heater because the Snugger wasn’t quite enough.

-CRL opening side windows with vents

-5 Black Rhino wheels and KO2s 285s

-Fiamma 45s awning

-Custom CoCo floor mats

-Pendleton softwares

-Bug Wall side door screen

-Heated leather seats Prototype VC ..passenger swivel base

-6″ of foam queen mattress

-Tank heater pads and plumbing heaters

-Dealer maintained and paperwork to the beginning

Below is the advertisement from when we purchased it.

“2015 Mercedes Sprinter 4wd 2500 144” wheel base, low roof model. 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine, 5 spd
automatic transmission, 4wd with low range and under 57k original miles. I am the second owner of this
van and it has been used as the flagship development van for Van Compass where we specialize in
manufacturing high end suspension, exterior armor / accessories, and interior components for
Mercedes Sprinters, Ford Transits and Ram Promaster vans.

This Sprinter was used to develop the full line of Sprinter 4wd components offered by Van Compass.
Now that the development of the 2007-2018 Mercedes Sprinter platform is complete, it is with a heavy
heart that we need to sell our beloved development van and move onto the next platform for us as a
company. The list of upgrades on this van is long and you will not find a more capable 4wd Sprinter on
the market today. This is arguably the most capable factory based 4wd Sprinter van you will find in

Below is a list of the suspension and exterior upgrades installed on this van:

 Van Compass Stage 6.5 kit. Full 2.0” lift kit with electronically adjustable Falcon shocks featuring
“Auto” mode which puts the shocks in an active G-sensing mode.

 Full Van Compass skid plate package. Engine, Transmission, T-case, Fuel tank and rear
Differential guard.

 Van Compass Rocker Guards. True rocker guards with integrated high lift jacking points.

 Van Compass side ladder.

 Van Compass ultra slim prototype roof rack with single 190 watt solar panel.

 Van Compass driver and passenger rear door caddies. Passenger side equipped with Owl vans
large galley box.

 Van Compass rear tug step.

 Van Compass front hidden winch mount with Warn Zeon 12-S winch.

 Van Compass Floating light mount with Vision-X 8.7” CG2 Cannons

 Van Compass Hoodline LED pod mounts with Vision-X Cannons

 Bilstein B6 front struts with under 1k miles on them.

 Van Compass front sway bar disconnect.

 Van Compass Air System mount with Viar 450H compressor, 2.0 gallon air tank and front / rear
air chucks.

((Also done at Van Compass:
-Custom Aluminum roof set up with a platform to stand or mount more gear

-Van Compass rear storage trunk for the batteries and the Snugger. Drain plug

-Pedal commander

-Trailer controller

-Scan Gauge. ))

As for the interior on this van, it was built with to be simple, robust, light weight and comfortable. It is a true 4 seater van utilizing an OEM Ford
Transit 2 person bench seat that is securely bolted into the vehicle. The front passenger seat is on a
swivel and rotates around for lounging. The van is fully sound deadened and insulated including the
floor, walls and roof.

A complete set of insulated Strawfoot window covers are included. There is a
Maxx-fan Deluxe 5100K installed on the roof above the bed to help keep cool during the hotter months.

A Snugger diesel fired cabin heater which draws diesel fuel from the factory fuel tank keeps the van nice
and toasty inside during the winter. This is a true four season van and we’ve enjoyed it immensely in (espar added)

the 4 years we’ve owned it. Pretty much everything inside the van is made from aluminum and is thru
bolted through the floors / walls to ensure that nothing will come loose or rattle apart from extended
offroad excursions.

The van features a 16 gallon fresh water tank and a 7 gallon grey water tank with
the ability to switch the drain over so it just dumps on the ground easily.

The fridge in the van is a
Truckfridge 130L 12V fridge.

The cooktop is a simple propane unit from Amazon that runs off the small green Coleman propane

There is an on demand propane hot water heater mounted on the inside of the back door for a
hot shower. It pulls water from the 16 gallon tank on the van. Other than the cook top and external
shower, everything on the van is either 12V or diesel fired so it is very simple.

The 130 amp solar panel
on the roof helps keep the batteries topped off when the vehicle is parked.

The house batteries (Three
100Ah AGMs) are wired so that the alternator charges them when the vehicle is running as well.

Multiple touch face LED lights are wired about the interior. The factory headliner is still in place and
utilized with laminate wood flooring sides cleanly finishing off the rear cargo area walls. There are
aluminum fender well boxes in the “garage” area where mountain bikes are easily stored with the front
tire removed. Ski / snowboard rack along the driver side fits a pair of boards or 2 pairs of skis. The bed
is the original prototype for Van Compass’s Flip and fold; Load bed system which means you can easily flip the bed up and still be able to haul cargo or even a motorcycle.

This van has been meticulously maintained and modified correctly.

Malone tune, Rawtek exhaust,
Schaeffer’s oil and Mahle filters only. A large Derale Trans cooler, and Service B has just been completed. This vehicle routinely returns 18+ mpg. I cannot stress the quality of the construction on this van enough.

This is not your average #vanlife build with tons of heavy wood and self tapping screws into the van’s sheet metal. This is a robust, rock solid vehicle ready to use a simple weekender or ship it all over the world for true global expeditions. This van is extremely capable and reliable. This was a
German built crew van. Not a cargo van that was disassembled and re-assembled in the states. This is
truly one of the greats. We’ll miss it immensely but are excited to pass it along to the next owner and
hear about the new adventures.”

$89,900 obo We can deliver anywhere!

-Jeff and Laura

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