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Robert Ryan

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4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« on: August 03, 2013, 08:54:37 PM »
A few manufacturers are using these in Australia.
The 4 X4 is not a local modification it is done by Mercedes in Germany.

Video of a Family using one in the Outback of Australia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi3XAvRfc1w

workerdrone

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Re: 4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 08:00:10 AM »
Those are pretty neat, I've thought long and hard about doing a Sprinter conversion.  The RV versions here sell for an obscene amount of money, but with decent used Sprinters starting around $10k, I've thought a lot about building my own.

Having an RV that turns on a dime and gets over 20mpg is pretty attractive.
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Robert Ryan

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Re: 4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 04:32:01 AM »
There are several other 4 x4 available as well, but they do not sell them in the US One specialized one is te IVECO Daily 4 x4 . It is more like a Unimog having  a staggering number of Forward gears. Can pull 8000lb and have a payload of 5,200lb Off Road..
http://www.album-mmt.it/data/media/604/Iveco_Daily_4x4__DSCF2542.JPG
http://www.carsbase.com/photo/IVECO-Daily_4x4_mp165_pic_53978.jpg
http://www.allradmobile.de/Bilder/Argali%20Basecamp%2006.jpg

wannabfree

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Re: 4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 09:55:44 AM »
The Sprinter Store which is a division of Upscale Automotive has been converting these vans to 4X4's for some time here in the North West..
The link - http://sprinterstore.com/sprinter_4x4.htm
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Robert Ryan

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Re: 4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 02:43:37 PM »
I think the Sprinter Store gets a lot of its components for the 4 X4 from Mercedes.
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Why is the Sprinter 4x4 conversion kit so expensive? All the components in this conversion are OEM parts designed to fit your Sprinter vs. the standard default Ford parts that are made to fit in a generic type conversion. Part of the price you pay is for the Foreign exchange rates and the shipping costs from overseas

lisabrokenstone

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Re: 4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 04:58:14 AM »
Another dream of mine.
Maybe next upsizing.
I'm only on my second mini-rv, but they've both been 4wd.
Maybe I am deranged, but for me, there is no better time than a few hours spent in 4 wheel low.

Happy Trails,
Lisa

deminimis

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Re: 4 X4 Sprinter Class B's
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 04:18:13 PM »
Old post, but the clearance on those Sprinter based 4x4s appears a bit low.  Probably great for heading up the mountain to go skiing, but if really using it off road, I'd be concerned about high centering it and the resulting damage.  Now, if looking for a bit of overkill in a Class B 4x4, this is us in our former (yes, I miss it) Sportsmobile in Baja:  http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3358/3183943850_1798191c46_z.jpg?zz=1
« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 04:22:37 PM by deminimis »

 

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