$150k vs. $40k SPRINTER VAN (full tour)

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Kara and Nate
Kara and Nate Сарын өмнө
Sooo which van do y’all prefer? 🤔 🚐
Buzzin Bee
Buzzin Bee Өдрийн өмнө
Yours with few modifications you'd like
Asher Harley
Asher Harley Өдрийн өмнө
@Damon Landen awesome! It took like 10 mins but it reallyworked!!
Damon Landen
Damon Landen Өдрийн өмнө
I dont know if anyone gives a shit but I just hacked my friends Instagram account using InstaPortal. Cant link here so search for it on google if you care
Travel Ryan
Travel Ryan 2 өдрийн өмнө
Your van
Jesmerlin Alvarez
Jesmerlin Alvarez 2 өдрийн өмнө
Alex Nguyen
Alex Nguyen 18 минутын өмнө
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David Ramos salsologo por exselencia
David Ramos salsologo por exselencia Цагийн өмнө
For $150,000 i built a van that no body never seen.. with full bath laundry kitchen. 3 tvs. Gaming consoles entertainment center And unbelievable solar power And more..ohoooo I forgot to add Sleep 4 ohoooo I forgot and the van is included ohoooo I forgot and if I take it easy on luxury with out sacrifice quality you probably get $20 to $30 thousand back From the $150,000
Ani garibian
Ani garibian Цагийн өмнө
Gold hunting in California. Or even metal detecting in a really old town. Civil war grounds? Mine exploring. Ghost, paranormal places. Mojave desert vortexes
ImWthStoopid Цагийн өмнө
Kara and Nate time designing and building RV’s: 62 years You guys did great! Winnebago should consult with you guys!
Narcíso Mendoza
Narcíso Mendoza 5 цагийн өмнө
Those things are ugly AS $#17
Heart Song
Heart Song 16 цагийн өмнө
Seems to me that the fancy, expensive vans tend to be less aesthetically pleasing than the custom made or owner-built vans. There's something about doing your conversion yourself that no amount of money can buy in a prebuilt
Dawson Dickenson
Dawson Dickenson 2 өдрийн өмнө
I think u should just get a big ass rv for just as much as the Mercedes
Lili Tincher
Lili Tincher 2 өдрийн өмнө
No, thank you!
Killersentra 3 өдрийн өмнө
Ahhh that why rich did it.
Wesley Dickey
Wesley Dickey 3 өдрийн өмнө
I live in Toyota land Cruz er and it doesn't take all that weight go Fla winter. Truck stops!!!
Loltigercute 3 өдрийн өмнө
Awww I miss your coffee intro with the planes that fly in
Shawne Anderson
Shawne Anderson 3 өдрийн өмнө
How in the world did you purchase a converted sprinter for 40K?! Every one I've priced has been in the 90-100K range. HOW?
Susan Trout
Susan Trout 3 өдрийн өмнө
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Kevin Thorpe
Kevin Thorpe 4 өдрийн өмнө
FFS. I have about £12k in my van and only because I didn't skimp. I could have easily avoided about £5k of that. I wouldn't swap my beastie for either or even both of these expensive vans.
Niks 4 өдрийн өмнө
Electric toilets are awesome!
rick robbins
rick robbins 4 өдрийн өмнө
did you say empty our taints? 💩
Deni JANDOVA 5 өдрийн өмнө
dont wanna instal the wine holder vertically? so no wine jump out during the drive?I love your van journeys, :)
Ryan Hannigan
Ryan Hannigan 5 өдрийн өмнө
The clammy land preclinically wink because pantry thirdly clean minus a learned trousers. idiotic, spiteful winter
ctfalci 5 өдрийн өмнө
Nice use the 150K as model to put the exact tailored mods to the 40k van for the 1/10th of the price
Maria Boutzoukas
Maria Boutzoukas 5 өдрийн өмнө
whats the link to the safe in your van?
Nathan Teutli
Nathan Teutli 5 өдрийн өмнө
It never, ever, ever feels like living in a house, like Living in a Van, RV or whatever yes, living in a house, not a chance. Is not to say that is not good, is just nothing like living in a house.
T. S.
T. S. 5 өдрийн өмнө
Add some Pinesol to the water that “flushes” the toilet and the smell goes away.
T. S.
T. S. 5 өдрийн өмнө
What is the brand and model of the rotating seat built in cartridge toilet?
Scott Rose
Scott Rose 6 өдрийн өмнө
You could build a bed like that in your van.
JOKO ART SAMIGALUH 6 өдрийн өмнө
Nice,,,amazing,,,, sucess...
Edward mac
Edward mac 6 өдрийн өмнө
Difficult decision...buy a home or a van for the same price....it is very cool though
senpai kun
senpai kun 6 өдрийн өмнө
i saw one of these on the highway yesterday and funny enough i’m from vegas
Miss Madeline's adventures
Miss Madeline's adventures 6 өдрийн өмнө
Got a 400$ van to show me. I can make payments;)
Jose aubeso sierra
Jose aubeso sierra 6 өдрийн өмнө
Subtitulos es español. Gracias
Bart Stikkers
Bart Stikkers 7 өдрийн өмнө
Very interesting comparison. Will you be upgrading some of the stuff on your van now that you've seen how the pros handle it? Some of this stuff doesn't seem too difficult to implement, like the outside water access, having all the control systems easily accessible or the bed that comes down. That seems to me to really be the stuff you need to have used the van for a while for to appreciate. Outside access to the toilet tank seems harder to do on yours, but not impossible. Your sink is far superior though, I've never understood why round sinks exist.
Julie Melville
Julie Melville 7 өдрийн өмнө
Great Video - My daughter and her husband are building their Transit conversion, as we speak. I thought your "errors" were valuable to the story, and the idea that you still like your van best is fab! I like your van best, too.
TravlinFoo 7 өдрийн өмнө
versus $4,000 minivan with none of those issues, lol
Oscar Blake
Oscar Blake 7 өдрийн өмнө
this vid should be tittled we hate our cheap Van
Henry Garcia
Henry Garcia 8 өдрийн өмнө
If I had $150k I would buy me a brick house, 2 cars, and 2 tickets to paradise. 🙄 But nice van guys.
Mark Young
Mark Young 8 өдрийн өмнө
Fuck that I bought a used Quigley with 47k for 10k! Why pay for new modern bullshit that cant even go offroad?
frank Mo
frank Mo 8 өдрийн өмнө
You could easily upgrade your own van for $40,000 maybe 35 thousand
Richard G
Richard G 8 өдрийн өмнө
I hadn't watched any of your previous episodes . I'm hooked . My only quibble is that the comparison is between a older van vs a brand new one . How much would a new Sprinter start at ? Since I hadn't watched any of your previous videos I didn't realize your van though in good shape and well done , is an amateur reno . Still very interesting and well done comparison .
Cartmemes 8 өдрийн өмнө
honestly if you are living in a van full time i think it’s worth an extra 100k
Black Yellow
Black Yellow 8 өдрийн өмнө
A small crap van 140.000$????? You find amazing super motorhomes with 60.000$... What a loosers....
Cevin K
Cevin K 8 өдрийн өмнө
What is 5.5?
GuyBroDudeTV 9 өдрийн өмнө
The main issue I have with a "real" RV conversion van is that it doesn't feel like a home. No matter where you look, where you feel, what you use, it all feels like just cheap RV material. Where I would rather have a van (like yours) because it looks and feels like someone put a small home in a van with with the more standard style appliances and such.
Smooth Operator
Smooth Operator 9 өдрийн өмнө
Your van is WAYYYY better! 👌🏼
Bob Marioni
Bob Marioni 9 өдрийн өмнө
Every feature, except the 4 wheel drive could easily added to any DIY van. A poor design doesn't make the van any better. I prefer a lower cost, self built or designed van over a 6 figure vehicle that defeats the purpose of living in a van.
ginkgo Torquemada
ginkgo Torquemada 9 өдрийн өмнө
Why would you light a propane leak on fire.....
stephen banaszak
stephen banaszak 9 өдрийн өмнө
enjoyed the video thanks!
Steven Zeletski
Steven Zeletski 10 өдрийн өмнө
There is alot of those little things that I can over look between the 2 for a $100k savings. If you have a towing package in your fan couldn't you tow a little camper that does have conveniences like a/c and extra place for friend or two. Nobody ever mentions doing that. What y'all think about doing that?
Matthew Blaine
Matthew Blaine 10 өдрийн өмнө
So this means we can watch the office in the US now if we have the vpn? Thats worth the price of the van.
larry robertson
larry robertson 10 өдрийн өмнө
A drill and a jig saw with metal and wood blades will save $100,000. Being creative gives you the satisfaction of having your van being created with your specific likes and needs met and will be more reliable and durable as well. ( hire help if you need to or pay to have it done , but your input on how the build is designed and done will be crucial to you enjoying what you have.)
Stephanie Gruenberg
Stephanie Gruenberg 10 өдрийн өмнө
You're van is a lot nicer looking. I think overall, I'd still take your van. More storage, nicer looking, and a lot of the "more convenient" aspects of the other van you could do if you decided you wanted to.
Millennial Patriot
Millennial Patriot 10 өдрийн өмнө
a lot of these features you can add to yours over time
motorcycleguy73 11 өдрийн өмнө
I'm in the market to buy a van I love the Revel the one reasons why I will not buy it is the price for what you get it just too small if it was the size of your van I would have one. Your van is a keeper throw maybe another 10-15 thousand in it and you'll have the king of campers. You are van is beautiful.
belsebub noncristen
belsebub noncristen 11 өдрийн өмнө
0:04 pucahontas trimbes inted to END and tax that to hell IT DONALDS FOULT
shelia french
shelia french 11 өдрийн өмнө
This is what happens with everything and idea starts out and it’s great like tiny living and then big companies jump on it and tiny living from building a really nice home for like three $5000 turns into 150,000 come on finding $150,000 I have me a nice little cottage forget about the van I would not spend that much money even if I won the lotto that’s crazy I know some people wouldn’t great but my goodness now tiny living is so expensive you can afford it and that’s why I got started because people couldn’t afford to live in apartments and houses or buy them now you can’t afford tiny living so sad
J K 11 өдрийн өмнө
Andrew Grey
Andrew Grey 11 өдрийн өмнө
You dont number 2 in the van. All touring bands know that rule.
Uber Adventure
Uber Adventure 11 өдрийн өмнө
They make AC swamp coolers that are super energy efficient and run on 12v so it's perfect for off-grid life
C.S.Rodney 11 өдрийн өмнө
Could you just imagine if you guys would install all those things that the Revel has that the Sprinter don't have, BUT WAIT you guys are too lazy to even imagine all those things and even more lazy to actually install them....
DAVID THOMPSON 12 өдрийн өмнө
This dude is prone to accidents
Roo 12 өдрийн өмнө
I love you guys..but things have gotten boring. Sorry❤️
David Habart
David Habart 12 өдрийн өмнө
Your not supposed climb the ladder on the back door you remove the ladder from the back door and pull on special mount point on the side
Ardy Goudarzi
Ardy Goudarzi 12 өдрийн өмнө
I am planning to start travelling all over the world with a small RV that i can use it as a car and park inside the cities. I know nothing about RVs and just start learning. Where should i start. Lots of info and different combination it is so confusing.
Ardy Goudarzi
Ardy Goudarzi 12 өдрийн өмнө
I am ready to DIY too.
Guncho06 12 өдрийн өмнө
What jacket are you wearing? It's cool.
Cawayne Picton
Cawayne Picton 12 өдрийн өмнө
U should buy this van
Suaosbfn Dsjtjwifn
Suaosbfn Dsjtjwifn 12 өдрийн өмнө
I love that I only spent 6k and I’m doing the exact same stuff
cayden 6 өдрийн өмнө
@KorneliaTV don’t get a big sprinter or transit, buy an older van that still runs well, sacrifice the head room and come to terms with having to stand on your knees when you’re in the van, don’t expect anything fancy like a composting toilet or shower, use as many salvaged materials as possible
KorneliaTV 9 өдрийн өмнө
Omg how? I need to know 😂
Topwater Tony
Topwater Tony 12 өдрийн өмнө
Excellent !!!
Deniera 12 өдрийн өмнө
Honestly I think a lot of the points for the expensive one come from the fact that it was engineered by professionals while you built yours yourselves with a rough idea of what you'd need (in terms of space and storage). Now you actually know exactly what you need and want... so I think if you could totally build your perfect van for a fraction of the cost. $150.000 for a car is just outrageous in my opinion.
67UR1 13 өдрийн өмнө
08:38 ... 120k, and the builders not use spirit level? 😟
Kristen Jones
Kristen Jones 13 өдрийн өмнө
When you screamed a bird made that sound too
Matteo 70
Matteo 70 13 өдрийн өмнө
The "sink drain pump" sounds like a tank climbing up a hill and the vertical pantry is no a slide out. For 150k is no good for they could surely find a less noisy pump and have done a tour in the neares IKEA store to find a slide out pantry. I don't argue the overall quality but honestly i saw much better at a fraction of the cost in DIY conversion - or lower budget as well. Just my two cents...
FrancisSpeak Life
FrancisSpeak Life 13 өдрийн өмнө
whats annoying about videos like this? I pay monthly fee to MNdown so I don't have to watch adds yet I'm watching adds. fuck me.
James Nohl
James Nohl 13 өдрийн өмнө
Hey guys, I live in a 2019 backcountry Travel trailer. I’m looking at purchasing a class b . Any advice as far as which class b can handle our brutal - 40 winters?? Dealing with the cold is my #1 concern. Thanks for your time . Peace
Sheila Athay
Sheila Athay 12 өдрийн өмнө
Keep the sink or tub drizzling in the winter to prevent freezing.
Legless LEGO Darth Maul
Legless LEGO Darth Maul 13 өдрийн өмнө
If the awning is not the SunSetter Retractable Awning, then I don’t want it.
Live Differently
Live Differently 13 өдрийн өмнө
👀Rich Rebuild
joanna harvey
joanna harvey 13 өдрийн өмнө
(her daughter) are those for sale?
Sawyer Dieckman
Sawyer Dieckman 13 өдрийн өмнө
Or put 10k into a school bus
James Faction
James Faction 13 өдрийн өмнө
Lots of food for thought for upgrades...
JP3 14 өдрийн өмнө
so you had a propane leak and you set the leak on fire? why am i not subscribed to this channel!?
nbreretonb99 14 өдрийн өмнө
new van new van new van new van
nbreretonb99 14 өдрийн өмнө
say it with me kids new van
nbreretonb99 14 өдрийн өмнө
new van
Judd Film Productions
Judd Film Productions 14 өдрийн өмнө
You should look at afvbuilds.com they take everything that you want from the $175K van and sell the entire package Van and Upfits for just under $100K Its the best I have ever seen for that price!
Stephanie Vegter
Stephanie Vegter 14 өдрийн өмнө
Sailing Rona AKA Breezy Rider
Sailing Rona AKA Breezy Rider 14 өдрийн өмнө
The more complicated it is the more there is to go wrong and even if you can afford to pay somebody to fix it for you (which most van dwellers cannot) you still gotta find the person and bring the van to them, all of which takes time. Keep it simple...
Mr. Gigi
Mr. Gigi 14 өдрийн өмнө
You can buy a brend new van with less than that money.
brrrlak 14 өдрийн өмнө
0:19 did he use a lighter to check for a gas leak?
Nigel Silva
Nigel Silva 14 өдрийн өмнө
9:05 I winced
Gary Gallant
Gary Gallant 14 өдрийн өмнө
Fun if your 12 yrs old.
ReaTexas 14 өдрийн өмнө
Clutch LOLOL
toneloak 15 өдрийн өмнө
Those features are not worth an extra 100k I think but that van is not priced to be owned outright.
Hunter Stansbury
Hunter Stansbury 15 өдрийн өмнө
I’ve been wondering why he don’t just pee outside instead of inside bc it would save more room in the pee bucket
Phil Balogh
Phil Balogh 15 өдрийн өмнө
They put a lot of convenience in the Revel, but not more functionality for $100,000 more. Although the toilet set up in the Revel way better. And I love, love the roominess of your van verses the the revel, cause at 6’3” their bed and table size are deal killers. Fun comparison, great video.
Ralph Buchwitz
Ralph Buchwitz 15 өдрийн өмнө
A commercial done by the class clown. Go find a job! Did you not intend to do travel vlogs? All I've seen is you drive around and break things. Not worth watching anymore...
Fred 15 өдрийн өмнө
There is no such thing as a perfectly built RV but in my opinion this van mndown.info/fast/video/l5eVfWyttoqobYk comes close to perfect. I recommend anyone check this out, you won't be disappointed.
MeesterDash 15 өдрийн өмнө
"Gives you just enough room to mount the bed horizontally"... Yeah, I hate those vertical beds.
larry robertson
larry robertson 10 өдрийн өмнө
xandersons 15 өдрийн өмнө
nice guys, nice Vans. but honestly, I prefer yours and the Details, you can still fix if u want to.
Duke of Prunes II
Duke of Prunes II 15 өдрийн өмнө
Burning up $150K negates almost every benefit of camping in a van. Invest $145K of the money into an Edward Jones account, and use the remaining $5K to covert and old box van.
Kaisers Playlist
Kaisers Playlist 15 өдрийн өмнө
Why are you in the desert though ?
Red 16 өдрийн өмнө
how much would it cost to upgrade your van to a build similair to the revalate with only the features you want?
Red 16 өдрийн өмнө
12:00 shed probably never really lock herself in the bathroom LOL but I guess its peace of mind.
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