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Old 08-12-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Location: 8000ft, Twin Spruce Gap, Colorado
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Building an Adventure Van

Updated Photos: July 2013











Updated photos Mar 2013






Updated photos 1/20/12:







Updated photos 9/20/11:




The building of our Adventure Van

The Objective
An Adventure Van.
A van that is comfortable for two people when we pursue our outdoor pasttimes which include:
dirtbikes, mountain biking, snowboarding, fly fishing, hiking, camping, etc etc.

This means it needs to be comfortable, versatile, and "convertible".

The Foundation
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500.
144" wheel base, high ceiling.
3.0 Turbo Diesel V6.

The engine is Bluetec which means it is an ultra low emissions vehicle.

I bought the vehicle from Mercedes Benz of Henderson Nevada a couple of weeks ago.
800 miles away. I hopped on my 950 and rode out to the dealership in 111 degree heat.. loaded the bike in the back (with the help of 4 strong guys at the dealership ) and drove it home. 1640 miles in less than 2 days.



Photos from the drive home:







Pretty much a clean slate for us to build from

...let the games begin!

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