The van

The van

I eventually bought a cargo van – a 2016 Mercedes Sprinter. This was not the obvious choice although early on it seemed right. However a lot of work went into getting the specs right given some unique requirements with a conversion. For example – this particular make and model van would benefit from features like high idle and an added alternator bracket – when there is an interest in relying on power from a battery array instead of a generator.

Given my preference to maximize space and engine power I went with a 170 inch wheelbase and 6 cylinders. I also wanted the high roof option which is standard with the 170″ WB. I chose silver exterior paint over the more common white and black exteriors. I wanted to no side windows because I did not want their large fixed plates of glass. I considered the 4×4 option but did not see much use for the way I would use the vehicle plus there was a 1 year lead time when ordering 4×4.

 


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