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Thread: Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 CrewCab Expedition Build in Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummelator View Post
    Where did you have the custom corner caps made? And were they the same profile as the other corner extrusion?
    The caps are custom. I put together a guide of how to make them yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20tN89z274
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victorian View Post
    Thank you Greg,

    Indeed we are pleased how everything turned out. Shopping for tires and bigger rims right now... vinyl wrap for the cab soon. Further down the list: rear spare tire carrier, awning, roof rack over the cab, stereo, upgraded seats..... you are right it looks like its never really done :-)
    Interested in the vinyl wrap idea. Really struggling with color selection for our truck/cabin.

    Will you do anything with the cabin also?

    Br

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    Update!

    I have been bogged down with work and didn't have much time working on the truck the last couple months. Signed up a couple of big commercial customers that will make our camper and truck bodies available through all of North America!
    Never the less, I managed to get the rear tire rack manufactured (in powdercoating right now), Stairs installed, leaf springs upgraded, the drivers cab got a vinyl wrap and in February I will be building a roof spoiler/ storage compartment above the cab.
    Bigger rims are also on the way and with a A/T tire upgrade it will look pretty sharp.
    Also replaced a couple of interior plastic trim pieces.
    Overall, we truely fell in love with this truck. It drives and handles very very nice. It's even more fuel efficient than our Subaru Outback! Did I tell you about the hydronic engine pre heater? No? OMG, a dream! Pre heating the diesel engine and the cab makes a hell of a difference on cold days.

    Another fun fact popped up the other day: The truck was in service within a fleet of other trucks in a City in Germany, with the task of maintaining hydrodams. Through the original vehicle papers and google, I found the department it was serving. I even talked with the guy that drove it for 10 years! He only had good things to say about the dependability and capabilities off road. He also told me that even though it was a hard working truck, it was babied and also serviced on time at the Mercedes dealership. Man that feels good to know!

    In any case, right now we are in deep rain/winter session and working outside isn't much fun.

    Please stay tuned for pictures of the finished project in March.

    Here is short video with all the specs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEm8ZMq-1cc

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    I am really interested to hear more about these commercial builders that might be getting involved. It seems like they could build a box pretty fast over a couple of days which might end up making the whole thing a little more affordable for those of us that can't afford a GXV or Earthroamer but want quality and are willing to pay more than the typical slide in truck camper. Will you be at Overland Expo West? I am hoping to make it this year and would love to chat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darwin View Post
    I am really interested to hear more about these commercial builders that might be getting involved. It seems like they could build a box pretty fast over a couple of days which might end up making the whole thing a little more affordable for those of us that can't afford a GXV or Earthroamer but want quality and are willing to pay more than the typical slide in truck camper. Will you be at Overland Expo West? I am hoping to make it this year and would love to chat!
    At this point it's all confidential. You are correct, we designed our system so that builders can have a faster turn around and therefore make more money. Our customers are all over the world, from India to China to Australia to North America. It's pretty amazing to see the business grow!

    As for the Expo:
    We will certainly be in Arizona, the North West Overland Rally and BC Overland Rally. Not sure if we will have a booth or attend as a regular visitor. I personally like the idea of walking around and attending classes, something that's impossible to do when you run a booth. It's actually very exhausting .... I would also like to leave the playingfield to our commercial builders and not take any business away from them.

    Cheers
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