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    I am looking for a MB Sprinter 319 or 315 Oberaigner CDI 4x4. I have seen some but then it is only AWD and does not have low range.
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    Default Re: Looking for a Sprinter

    To my knowledge you don't get what you're looking for in SA unless it was converted to proper 4x4 in SA.

    Check with Sportsvans in PTA North as they do these conversions. http://www.sportsvans.co.za/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey-D View Post
    To my knowledge you don't get what you're looking for in SA unless it was converted to proper 4x4 in SA.

    Check with Sportsvans in PTA North as they do these conversions. http://www.sportsvans.co.za/
    Sportsvans apparently stopped this conversion quite a few years ago....

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    Default Re: Looking for a Sprinter

    mercedes can bring in for you but you will cry when you see the price had a look last year More expensive than a 200 cruiser

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    Default Re: Looking for a Sprinter

    Thanks for all the comments. I decided to shelve this project. Just to expensive and difficult to get a 4x4 Sprinter. Might get the AWD Sprinter but not sure of its capabilities.
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    I started looking at the same a few months ago and also came to the same conclusion.

    Alternative option when thinking of NEW is VW Transporter, Seikel suspension lift and camper built on the back. Issue I found there was that you do not get 132kw, 4Motion and DSG/Auto combination as option in SA. This might have changed since I checked.
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    Default Re: Looking for a Sprinter

    Not sure exactly what you are looking at but what about iveco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    Not sure exactly what you are looking at but what about iveco?
    You need a code 10 drivers license to drive the Iveco. The panel van (Daily) is not 4x4. Thanks.
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    I have seen the Sprinter Iglhaut 4x4 coversion in SA on ambulances and rescue vehicles. Could maybe pick one up from an auction selling ex govvie equipment.

    Those have low range with 3 diff locks.

    Unless you are willing to rebuild totally anything coming from government will be worn or totally wrecked. Cool project if you can find the right Sprinter base.

    Iveco, isuzu or similar 4x4 truck base may be easier to source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBLife View Post
    I have seen the Sprinter Iglhaut 4x4 coversion in SA on ambulances and rescue vehicles. Could maybe pick one up from an auction selling ex govvie equipment.

    Those have low range with 3 diff locks.

    Unless you are willing to rebuild totally anything coming from government will be worn or totally wrecked. Cool project if you can find the right Sprinter base.

    Iveco, isuzu or similar 4x4 truck base may be easier to source.
    I will keep an eye on the auctions, thanks. Need a code 10 license to drive one of the trucks you mention above.
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    There is one german specialist, who let me start dreaming: Sprinter 4x4, 4low, lockers (electronic emulated).





    Shower, toilet, well isulated - the perfect vehicle to travel the world!

    Here you find a some more details: https://www.4x4tripping.com/2020/11/...nter-35to.html

    Even a Oven is possible - while keep the weight under 3.5to - that is so outstanding!

    Let me even consoidering to sell my landcruiser 200, who did carry my since 8 years through africa, europe and southamerica.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Sprinter

    Here's a great rebuild from a guy in Capetown - Ep 1: Iveco 4x4 camper build Rebuilding an old Iveco cargo van .Geat music and diy ideas - YouTube

    Could be a fun project if you're the DIY type and I'm sure the guy would be easy to track down for ideas and help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo View Post
    Here's a great rebuild from a guy in Capetown -(...)
    That is good work. Valuable for all who are able to work at their own.

    But if you compare in detail you did post nothing who would even comes near to this beast:


    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4tripping View Post
    There is one german specialist, who let me start dreaming: Sprinter 4x4, 4low, lockers (electronic emulated).



    Shower, toilet, well isulated - the perfect vehicle to travel the world!

    Here you find a some more details: https://www.4x4tripping.com/2020/11/...nter-35to.html

    Even a Oven is possible - while keep the weight under 3.5to - that is so outstanding!

    Have a deeper look, watch the video :-)

    Under 3.5to, enough height for Persons till 1.95m height, hot shower - a real shower, a real separete toilet - completely unique details, even more valuble for those who are building their own..

    Living space, comfy bed - that is a completely new way of live. Guess you didnt look detailed ;-) I dint see anything who comes near of that, below 6tons vehicles.

    It ares the details, build from a team of travellers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4tripping View Post
    That is good work. Valuable for all who are able to work at their own.

    But if you compare in detail you did post nothing who would even comes near to this beast:

    Have a deeper look, watch the video :-)

    Under 3.5to, enough height for Persons till 1.95m height, hot shower - a real shower, a real separete toilet - completely unique details, even more valuble for those who are building their own..

    Living space, comfy bed - that is a completely new way of live. Guess you didnt look detailed ;-) I dint see anything who comes near of that, below 6tons vehicles.

    It ares the details, build from a team of travellers.


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    Each to his own.

    The Iveco is a Campervan - the one you posted is a Bread Lorry. A very capable fancy Bread Lorry.
    But it is two different things altogether - and each has it's own set of followers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    Each to his own.

    The Iveco is a Campervan - the one you posted is a Bread Lorry. A very capable fancy Bread Lorry.
    But it is two different things altogether - and each has it's own set of followers.
    Please describe your opinion in detail. Both have their pro`s and con`s. Depends on what your plans are exactly.

    - The Iveco is a Campervan for a mainly a hot environment.
    - The Sprinter is a Campervan for all climatic conditions.

    For an Worldtrip you should use a Toyota because of the spare situation. But if not, Mercedes has in near any country. Specially the Sprinter is sold near everywhere. To replace the front window should be easier with the sprinter in an international comparison.

    So "bread lory" has maybe to eplained in detail, otherwise I`m a bit confused.

    Did you really read the Article in Detail? Do you know you are talking about? A usable shower for people at 194m height, a toilet who is usbable. This is a real mobile home and below 3.5to. Equipped to stay severall days in the wild, ok for wildcamping.

    The showed Iveco is more a weekender, more planned for staying at campsites.

    Too for travelling in SA, I would choose the sprinter. Reasons: driving confort, living comfort, self-sufficency (autarky), less heat because of better isulation. You would prefere the Iveco?

    For extreme Offroad purpose probably the Iveco looks better, what not means that there the sprinter is not an option. If we look at Iceland, Iveco dont seems to be an option. I would prefere the Casablanca L as is, lightweight and ok for most stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4tripping View Post
    Please describe your opinion in detail. Both have their pro`s and con`s. Depends on what your plans are exactly.

    - The Iveco is a Campervan for a mainly a hot environment.
    - The Sprinter is a Campervan for all climatic conditions.

    For an Worldtrip you should use a Toyota because of the spare situation. But if not, Mercedes has in near any country. Specially the Sprinter is sold near everywhere. To replace the front window should be easier with the sprinter in an international comparison.

    So "bread lory" has maybe to eplained in detail, otherwise I`m a bit confused.

    Did you really read the Article in Detail? Do you know you are talking about? A usable shower for people at 194m height, a toilet who is usbable. This is a real mobile home and below 3.5to. Equipped to stay severall days in the wild, ok for wildcamping.

    The showed Iveco is more a weekender, more planned for staying at campsites.

    Too for travelling in SA, I would choose the sprinter. Reasons: driving confort, living comfort, self-sufficency (autarky), less heat because of better isulation. You would prefere the Iveco?

    For extreme Offroad purpose probably the Iveco looks better, what not means that there the sprinter is not an option. If we look at Iceland, Iveco dont seems to be an option. I would prefere the Casablanca L as is, lightweight and ok for most stuff.

    Surfy
    My opinion remains they are two totally different concepts. A Van is a Van (single body) and a Motorhome is a Motorhome (cabin and separate body = bread lorry). There is no "better" one - they are just different. There is no "ultimate" - simply because conditions differ, situations differ - people differ, countries differ, preferences differ and budgets differ. And size matters. (Just because I call a motorhome a bread lorry - doesn't mean I don't like it.)

    My personal experience (and opinion) is that I would prefer not to drive a High top Sprinter or a Motorhome in one of our National Parks - specifically Kgalagadi. Too big, too high for photography - I like to photograph at a much lower angle. Can't park the damn thing under any tree, and not really great for daily driving either in the city. For the next guy - it could be totally different.

    And as you correctly said - every vehicle type has pros and cons. Often that comes down to budget.
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