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Old 06-28-2018, 02:55 PM   #11
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Thank you all for your helpful responses to my question!
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:41 AM   #12
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I happened to checked with Advanced-RV to confirm the following:

Advanced-RV started building on the Sprinter 4x4 chassis as soon as they were available from Mercedes-Benz. Since then more than three quarters of Advanced-RV custom builds have been 4x4 models mostly on the 170 wheelbase but there are at least a half dozen unique, off the grid, lithium battery, high fluids capacity, rugged, 144 4x4 models in production. They are equipped with high capacity fresh, grey and black tanks but some are designed with combined grey/black tanks with macerator toilets and others are using composting toilets. Some have internal tanks to maximize ground clearance.

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I hope this gives you additional help in choosing which rv you need for your travels off road.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:50 AM   #13
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Sportsmobile of California. They still use Econoline e-350 chassis-which is still made- mated to a fiberglass shell to simulate the old e-350 ford van.

they have the tooling to make it 4x4 and it is the best for off road rocky territory

It is NOT cheap
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:58 AM   #14
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Winnebago Revel. 4x4 sprinter 144 chassis
In my opinion, The Revel is absurdly overpriced and under-equipped. You'd be far better off ordering a custom Sportsmobile, Advanced RV, etc. on the 4x4 Sprinter chassis. It might cost a bit more, but it'll be configured exactly as you want it.

The more I look into class B vans, the more I realized that buying a custom build is the way to go. Even if it costs a bit more, I think it's worth it because it's the only way to avoid compromising too much on the features you want. I haven't yet found an OEM van that has most of what I want, and doesn't include a bunch of what I don't want. And given what these things cost, it's just not worth compromising too much and being disappointed, not even to save a few bucks.
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You certainly couldn't have said it any better. Build how you want it, not accept what "they" have configured into their model. Personally, I like the available options Advanced RV has available and feel they go out of their way to make certain you are satisfied. Great post.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:49 AM   #16
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The Sprinter 144 4x4 is probably the most available platform at the moment.
but I don't like diesel, and I don't like the cost and difficulty of maintaining a Mercedes.

YMMV
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