with a Baby
02 Frieghtliner Sprinter 140'wb
140 WB 2500
Swivel passenger seat
Folding back seat with belt and storage space (F250 center console seat)
Custom steal roof rack and cedar deck mounted on aviation grade aluminium "L track"
Rack has removable attachment points
Main battery plus auxiliary battery
Air conditioning (cab)
Spare tire with back door tire carrier by Surco
Power locks (currently not working)
2 spare keys
No rust anywhere..... We looked during conversion and found nothing in the floor or doors..... cleaned up a little rusted metal chips before we repainted the floor.
Dually wheels which increases Gross weight to 10,000lbs
Weighs 7,000 lbs with full fuel
this Low miles t1n sprinter is a rare find
White wood cabinets
Tongue & groove cedar ceiling
Vinyl flooring (Water Proof)
Black hardware (fridge, handles, dc outlets, hinges)
White bead board walls
Full bed (54" by 70")
Bed extends and contracts to save space 54"x 54" living mode
54" x 70" sleeping mode
Stainless steal sink/shower pan
Tonge and Groove red cedar shower
200AH Battery - Renogy AGM Deep cycle
300W Solar panels
1000w Inverter/Charger Renogy
30 | 100 Solar Controller
30 amp Shore power
12 slot DC fuse Box
Novakool Fridge AC/ DC power 4.5 cubic feet ($1050 New)
25amp breaker between battery and solar controller
250amp fuse on battery
8 LED lights on 2 dimmers
4 DC outlets
3 AC outlets (indicator light when power is on)
1 voltmeter and USB outlet
Exhaust fan for hot water heater
Electric water pump(Shurflo 3.5 Gpm at 45 psi)
Propane on/off solenoid (Very safe and nice)
Maxxair Fan 5100k (10 speeds, auto hold mode, sucks in or blows out)
Side vent with high power fan (vents hot water heater and helps with draft )
6.9g Propane tank mounted underneath van
Propane level gauge
Camplux 1.32 gpm Water heater
2 burner stove top with flame out protection and AC powered igniter
On/off solenoid touch switch to easily turn off the propane
18gal fresh water tank mounted underneath van
7gal grey mounted underneath van - receives water from shower and sink
6gal gray jug under sink - receives water from sink if diverted
Under-mount stainless steal sink with black faucet and sprayer
Shower 24" x 17"x 9" stainless steel pan (its actually a sink but we stand in it and the baby takes baths)
Red cedar shower with on/off shower nozzle and water mixer
Shurflo 3.5 gpm at 45 psi water pump - automatic but also has manual on/off switch (Very handy)
On demand hot water heater sends water to sink and shower (gets hot)
Pex tubing no leaks
Outside shower option at back door
With a Baby
Custom made hanging crib for baby (1.5x3ft)
Made from fabric and oak dowels, crib hangs over the drivers seat (clips in quickly).
It has a 3" ish cushy mattress* on a firm base. (side note - our baby finally started sleeping through the night when we finished this crib.)
Back seat that fits almost any car seat
Very securely attached back seat that also has rooms for toys.
*This is a diy crib that we felt was safe once our baby was crawling. Due to the softer mattress, use for younger babies at your own discretion and liability
With help, I built this van in 37 days
It was an ambulance in May and by July it was our home.
Huge thanks to my dad and other family.
We built the van with the intention to do it right. Fix all issues, use quality material, build it to last.
I could say so much here but I'll try to keep it short.
We fixed tiny bits of rust and were careful to clean up any metal flakes that we made to prevent future rust.
Painted bare metal
Cleaned everything before construction
Used Havelock wool as roof and side insulation - this has amazing qualities like a high R value, sound deadening, and wicks water away
Sound deadening sheets were placed on every surface, this reduces noise considerably. (We often sleep near highways and hardly hear a thing)
We fixed holes from the ambulance lights with Bondo and sanded them smooth.
Avoided drilling holes in the floor..... BOOM we did it....there are NONE
(other than a few screw holes to hold the car seat down and the sub floor)
Getting painted October 26th
Power locks inop -
The clicker works but doesn't actuate the lockers in the doors. I can't figure out why but someone could I'm sure.
Body - very good condition... one tiny dint back left side.... we did it during the build
Mechanically great BUT there is one thing- we have had 3 mechanics look at the van when we felt something strange. None of them were able to diagnose an issue the van shows now codes...one mechanic said that's amazing and he had never seen a sprinter with no codes.
One mechanic said to change the fuel filter so we did... did not feel the strange issue for 2 thousand miles... and now it is rare but I still feel it some times.
WHAT IS THE ISSUE
Its like the throttle back off and the van slows down while you are driving... right when you change the position of the throttle it starts going again. Its clearly not a big issue but its annoying.
It could be-
-Throttle position sensor
- Fuel filter
- Bubble in fuel line
All mechanics said it NOT the transmission.
Paint - from 30 feet the van look amazing
from 10 you can see scratches and chips in the paint