We bought our 1st House! Our Van Life Journey Begins
For Christmas this year, after about 6 months of talking about, planning for and researching everything there is about Van Life, my girlfriend Adriana and I bought a Sprinter Van!
What: 2005 Dodge Sprinter Van R1N Model
Engine: 2.7 Liter 5 cylinder Mercedes turbo diesel engine
Mileage: 240,000 (these engines run 500,000 regularly)
Wheelbase: 140″ (Fits in a standard parking space)
Updates: New Transmission 3 years ago, New tires, all new injectors, and brakes in 60% shape
Paid: $6,100 (Bought the van from this awesome Hungarian guy David!)
*When we took the van to a pre-sale inspection at a 3rd party dealership we learned the turbo would need to be replaced. The estimate for a rebuilt turbo with labor is $1,800. We asked David to split the difference with us so he came down in price from $6,900 to $6,100.)
Click here or the photo below to see the full van buildout process.
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