The Wife and I have been talking about seeing more of the North Americas and have been talking and planning for some time, Our full size pickup is great for the two of us, but not practical for a combo utility rig with lots of capabilities and more room So, what to do?................................. The Answer.......... We just purchased a 3500 ( 1 ton/144) series standard wheel base Mercedes Benz Sprinter Diesel! I got a sweet deal on it, has average millage on it, but it's in exceptional condition and it has the ultra rare double sliding doors ( One on each side) and no windows. also has a tow hitch and will pull the boat and other needs just fine! So far it seems to get really good fuel millage, we drove it from north of Seattle to Salem and averaged 23 MPG, which is substantially better then the Dodge Cummins @17 MPG! No, this isn't a 4X4, but we have plenty of those, this is to replace the Dodge with something far more useful and more utility/space and be more secure while doing it! Bonus is it is the same foot print as a Full Size extra cab pickup, but has 10 feet of floor length inside the rear doors to the cargo guard behind the seats and is a full 6 feet high the whole length! It's a stripped cargo van, so no insulation of any of the interior in the cargo area, ( Which is absolutely perfect) so we are going to get started on insulating the snot out of is and also building a very strong floor with hidden storage under the floor! No, we're not building it as an R.V. but as a good all purpose rig that we can also camp in comfortably! Build photos to follow as we go! ! The Journey begins!