This van is LEGIT turn key ready to go for any and all adventures you want to get yourself into. No expense spared on the highest quality in materials and products. My wife and I built and have lived in The Desert Cruiser (name of the van) for a little over 2 years full time. Never has it let us down, everything has worked flawlessly since the day we built and we are very sad to see it go! But we are upgrading to something bigger for future family travels and want to see our first home go to someone that will use it and love it like we do! You better stay in touch with us if you buy the van 😉
This rig is incredibly capable taking us to some of the most gorgeous places in the Western US, don’t think you need 4×4 as this thing can hit the trails hard! See our instagram @thedesertcruiser for some of the awesome places we have gone 🙂
I will happily FaceTime any serious buyers, answer all your questions etc.
DOES NOT COME WITH ANY DECORATIONS (mountain emblem, bull horn, antler etc)
2018 Mercedes Sprinter V6 5 Speed Diesel 170” 2×4 Sprinter
A service done every 10k, B every 20k
Tires have about 30k miles, rotated every 4k
Truthfully, our average MPG this summer in Colorado this summer has been right around 16mpg, which is great considering the high altitude and mountain passes but in the flat lands we get 17-19 on the highway
Aluminess Front Bumper, Rear Door Mounted Boxes, Side Ladder and Double Loop Perforated Roof Rack (all of these products are months out if ordering yourself)
80” of open space on the roof rack behind the solar panels to put your chair up there, lay down and sleep under the stars etc.
4×100 Renogy Compact Solar Panels bolted to roof rack
Fiamma f45s awning, 7 Gallon Road Shower and WeBoost mounted to roof rack
Line-X sprayed over plastic rocker panels and lower body
BFG All Terrain ko2 265/75/16 with full size spare under the van (no tire rub at all)
Interior Construction and Materials
The entire van is constructed with 3B Baltic Birch Plywood in varying thicknesses
1/4” Cedar T&G Ceiling
1/2” Pine ShipLap Walls
All cabinetry and furniture was glued, nailed and screwed together
Floor was raised onto 1x2s, with 1” Poly Iso Foam Board between the 1x2s, and 1/2” Ply laid on top with a Vinyl Sheet Flooring glued to the plywood
Floor has never bubbled, come un-adhered and looks perfect through out the living space and garage
The entire couch opens up to a massive amount of storage. We even have a safe secured into the floor of the couch that we will give you.
Custom Made couch cushions in SunBrella fabric
Passenger Swivel Seat
Bug Wall Screen in slider door which is INCREDIBLE
FULL XPLR Outfitters window covers for EVERY SINGLE WINDOW in the van, as well as the fan and comes with a carry bag which houses all the covers when not in use
Overhead Shelf above driver and passenger seat
110v and 12v charging ports at the front of the kitchen galley, as well as the front of the bed
Dual Zone Light dimmer for 8 overhead lights, so the front 4 are on a dimmer and the back 4 are on a dimmer
Heater Controller and Victron Inverter/Charger Switch reside on kitchen galley wire way
Espar S2D2 Heater which has worked flawlessly all the way up to 11,500ft in elevation
Isotherm Cruise 130 AC/DC Fridge
2 Burner Propane Stove
Six 5.3 Gallon Scepter Military Water Cans for the water system (comes with hose and filter stored in exterior boxes)
5.3 Gallon Grey Water Jug under the sink
Ruvati Bar Sink and Faucet
CRL Awning Window on Driver Side, CRL Fixed Window on Passenger Slider, CRL Bunk Windows 10×33 along bed side
Maxx Air Fan above Kitchen
Natures Head Composting Toilet inside of couch (truly works well)
Full XL Bed, so full width and queen length, with storage along the entire bed
All Cabinets have Blum Hinges and leather latches with the overheads and couches also having Gas Struts to hold them open
Fixed raised bed to fit bikes underneath the bed
500IBS drawer slide platform that houses our 4 bikes two gravel and two mountain with Rocky Mount mounts that can lock your thru axle in place. The platform can be easily taken out or used for storage on top of the platform.
Fixed shelves built over wheel well on Passenger side for gear that isn’t used daily
The storage location for 5 of the Scepter Water Cans
Hooks for hanging helmets, a basket for shower supplies and a horse tack bag mounted to the door for all your riding gear, tools etc.
3x100aH BattleBorn Lithium Batteries
Victron 2,000w Inverter/Charger
Victron MPPT Solar Controller 100/30
Victron Orion DC-DC Charger 30a
Victron BMV-712 for bluetooth monitoring of the system
Blue Sea DC Fuse Pannel, AC Fuse Pannel
Blue Sea Circuit breakers used before and after systems to act as a safety break as well as on/off switch for working on the system
Have seen over 400w of solar being brought in which is super cool
Have never had a blown fuse or tripped breaker in the near 3 years of the system turned on FULL TIME
Shore power plug under van
We cook primarily with a portable induction cooktop which our system easily runs, powers Starlink all day, chargers all of our camera gear, phones, laptops etc.
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