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

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Kara and Nate

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Kara and Nate
Kara and Nate Ամիս առաջ
Sooo which van do y’all prefer? 🤔 🚐
Human 4827
Human 4827 2 օր առաջ
Maybe buy yourself a Temperature Control Module and figure out how to hook it up to your van heater .
Southern Syn 13
Southern Syn 13 2 օր առաջ
@kara and Nate my thing is you said you paid $40k for your van. How much money did you spend on everything you put in your van? Cause the price comparison is pretty great. Except you never actually mentioned what you spent to get your van to the way it looks now. $150k for the revel. I can see where they actually put in all the cost. I can see that y’all also punt in a fair amount of work and equipment.
kara dizon
kara dizon 4 օր առաջ
Your van is more homey and customized. The $150k doesn’t have nice decor plus the price tag is not worth it.
Bob Marioni
Bob Marioni 4 օր առաջ
The $40k van could have all of those features, except 4 wheel drive, for less than $15,000.
Donald Oberloh
Donald Oberloh 6 օր առաջ
Go with yours,. get ideas from Sports Mobile and others then design your own interior and build it together. For les than 40k you can convert to 1-ton suspension 4wd, exterior roof and rear sparring /gas can racks, fully plumbed water and heater, propane or electric, solar panels under roof rack for protection too. Full kitchen, custom cabinets and a convertible bathroom with shower. That saves what? $70K as a travel. I get and a much more versatile van.
rick robbins
rick robbins Ժամ առաջ
did you say empty our taints? 💩
Deni JANDOVA 13 ժամ առաջ
dont wanna instal the wine holder vertically? so no wine jump out during the drive?I love your van journeys, :)
Ryan Hannigan
Ryan Hannigan 14 ժամ առաջ
The clammy land preclinically wink because pantry thirdly clean minus a learned trousers. idiotic, spiteful winter
ctfalci Օր առաջ
Nice use the 150K as model to put the exact tailored mods to the 40k van for the 1/10th of the price
Maria Boutzoukas
Maria Boutzoukas Օր առաջ
whats the link to the safe in your van?
Nathan Teutli
Nathan Teutli Օր առաջ
It never, ever, ever feels like living in a house, like Living in a Van, RV or whatever yes, living in a house, not a chance. Is not to say that is not good, is just nothing like living in a house.
O. S.
O. S. Օր առաջ
Add some Pinesol to the water that “flushes” the toilet and the smell goes away.
O. S.
O. S. Օր առաջ
What is the brand and model of the rotating seat built in cartridge toilet?
Scott Rose
Scott Rose Օր առաջ
You could build a bed like that in your van.
Nice,,,amazing,,,, sucess...
Edward mac
Edward mac Օր առաջ
Difficult decision...buy a home or a van for the same price....it is very cool though
senpai kun
senpai kun 2 օր առաջ
i saw one of these on the highway yesterday and funny enough i’m from vegas
Miss Madeline's adventures
Miss Madeline's adventures 2 օր առաջ
Got a 400$ van to show me. I can make payments;)
Jose aubeso sierra
Jose aubeso sierra 2 օր առաջ
Subtitulos es español. Gracias
Bart Stikkers
Bart Stikkers 2 օր առաջ
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 2 օր առաջ
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 2 օր առաջ
versus $4,000 minivan with none of those issues, lol
Oscar Blake
Oscar Blake 3 օր առաջ
this vid should be tittled we hate our cheap Van
Henry Garcia
Henry Garcia 3 օր առաջ
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 3 օր առաջ
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 4 օր առաջ
You could easily upgrade your own van for $40,000 maybe 35 thousand
Richard G
Richard G 4 օր առաջ
I hadn't watched any of your previous episodes . I'm hooked . My only quibble is that the comparison is between a older van vs a brand new one . How much would a new Sprinter start at ? Since I hadn't watched any of your previous videos I didn't realize your van though in good shape and well done , is an amateur reno . Still very interesting and well done comparison .
Cartmemes 4 օր առաջ
honestly if you are living in a van full time i think it’s worth an extra 100k
Black Yellow
Black Yellow 4 օր առաջ
A small crap van 140.000$????? You find amazing super motorhomes with 60.000$... What a loosers....
Cevin K
Cevin K 4 օր առաջ
What is 5.5?
GuyBroDudeTV 4 օր առաջ
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 4 օր առաջ
Your van is WAYYYY better! 👌🏼
Bob Marioni
Bob Marioni 4 օր առաջ
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 5 օր առաջ
Why would you light a propane leak on fire.....
stephen banaszak
stephen banaszak 5 օր առաջ
enjoyed the video thanks!
Steven Zeletski
Steven Zeletski 5 օր առաջ
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 5 օր առաջ
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 5 օր առաջ
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 5 օր առաջ
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 6 օր առաջ
a lot of these features you can add to yours over time
motorcycleguy73 6 օր առաջ
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 6 օր առաջ
0:04 pucahontas trimbes inted to END and tax that to hell IT DONALDS FOULT
shelia french
shelia french 6 օր առաջ
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 6 օր առաջ
Andrew Grey
Andrew Grey 7 օր առաջ
You dont number 2 in the van. All touring bands know that rule.
Uber Adventure
Uber Adventure 7 օր առաջ
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 7 օր առաջ
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....
This dude is prone to accidents
Roo 7 օր առաջ
I love you guys..but things have gotten boring. Sorry❤️
David Habart
David Habart 7 օր առաջ
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 7 օր առաջ
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 7 օր առաջ
I am ready to DIY too.
Guncho06 8 օր առաջ
What jacket are you wearing? It's cool.
Cawayne Picton
Cawayne Picton 8 օր առաջ
U should buy this van
Suaosbfn Dsjtjwifn
Suaosbfn Dsjtjwifn 8 օր առաջ
I love that I only spent 6k and I’m doing the exact same stuff
cayden 2 օր առաջ
@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 4 օր առաջ
Omg how? I need to know 😂
Topwater Tony
Topwater Tony 8 օր առաջ
Excellent !!!
Deniera 8 օր առաջ
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 8 օր առաջ
08:38 ... 120k, and the builders not use spirit level? 😟
Kristen Jones
Kristen Jones 8 օր առաջ
When you screamed a bird made that sound too
Matteo 70
Matteo 70 8 օր առաջ
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 8 օր առաջ
whats annoying about videos like this? I pay monthly fee to AM-posts so I don't have to watch adds yet I'm watching adds. fuck me.
James Nohl
James Nohl 8 օր առաջ
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 7 օր առաջ
Keep the sink or tub drizzling in the winter to prevent freezing.
Legless LEGO Darth Maul
Legless LEGO Darth Maul 8 օր առաջ
If the awning is not the SunSetter Retractable Awning, then I don’t want it.
Live Differently
Live Differently 9 օր առաջ
👀Rich Rebuild
joanna harvey
joanna harvey 9 օր առաջ
(her daughter) are those for sale?
Sawyer Dieckman
Sawyer Dieckman 9 օր առաջ
Or put 10k into a school bus
James Faction
James Faction 9 օր առաջ
Lots of food for thought for upgrades...
JP3 9 օր առաջ
so you had a propane leak and you set the leak on fire? why am i not subscribed to this channel!?
nbreretonb99 9 օր առաջ
new van new van new van new van
nbreretonb99 9 օր առաջ
say it with me kids new van
nbreretonb99 9 օր առաջ
new van
Judd Film Productions
Judd Film Productions 9 օր առաջ
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 9 օր առաջ
Sailing Rona AKA Breezy Rider
Sailing Rona AKA Breezy Rider 9 օր առաջ
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 9 օր առաջ
You can buy a brend new van with less than that money.
brrrlak 9 օր առաջ
0:19 did he use a lighter to check for a gas leak?
Nigel Silva
Nigel Silva 10 օր առաջ
9:05 I winced
Gary Gallant
Gary Gallant 10 օր առաջ
Fun if your 12 yrs old.
ReaTexas 10 օր առաջ
Clutch LOLOL
toneloak 10 օր առաջ
Those features are not worth an extra 100k I think but that van is not priced to be owned outright.
Hunter Stansbury
Hunter Stansbury 10 օր առաջ
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 10 օր առաջ
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 10 օր առաջ
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 10 օր առաջ
There is no such thing as a perfectly built RV but in my opinion this van am-posts.info/list/lcWYsGjct4fSb4I/video comes close to perfect. I recommend anyone check this out, you won't be disappointed.
MeesterDash 10 օր առաջ
"Gives you just enough room to mount the bed horizontally"... Yeah, I hate those vertical beds.
larry robertson
larry robertson 5 օր առաջ
xandersons 10 օր առաջ
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 11 օր առաջ
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 11 օր առաջ
Why are you in the desert though ?
Red 11 օր առաջ
how much would it cost to upgrade your van to a build similair to the revalate with only the features you want?
Red 11 օր առաջ
12:00 shed probably never really lock herself in the bathroom LOL but I guess its peace of mind.
Robert Sliwowski
Robert Sliwowski 11 օր առաջ
Chłopie skąd żeś wziął tą egzaltowaną babę? Czy każda Amerykanka jest tak egzaltowana? Chłopie uciekaj chyba że sam jesteś taki. Współczuje ci bardzo!
Dolin Ahongshangbam
Dolin Ahongshangbam 11 օր առաջ
Is it me or does she sounds like dani daniels
Breeze Mccaig
Breeze Mccaig 11 օր առաջ
::cries in 6'3":: ::Laughs in Sequoia::
Christie Bronson
Christie Bronson 11 օր առաջ
How did I miss the couple who has traveled the world is also now into the trend of van living?!!!
Tomasz Surażyński
Tomasz Surażyński 11 օր առաջ
Hallo! Very nice life AM-posts got. I just wonder If You got any children...
steven Moskalev
steven Moskalev 11 օր առաջ
awesome video
Rylan Harmon
Rylan Harmon 11 օր առաջ
Just buy one
koejoe 11 օր առաջ
Great video, thanks guys
Shane Robinson
Shane Robinson 11 օր առաջ
A/C is best, but if you can pickup ice every couple days, I had a great experience with a DIY A/C : Plastic ice chest / cooler with a drain to let water out - you could probably reuse it - as you add ice; bilge pump in the bottom to pump ice water up through a heater core (from any vehicle, mine was from a ford bronco I think) and then back down. Add two vents on top, one to let air in, one attach to an adjustable dryer vent elbow - and then a roadpro tornado fan - almost exactly the same size, runs on DC just like the bilge pump; or use a flexible pipe if preferred, and stick the end under your blanket. shivering cold on 100+ F nights. I went with this design because it isn't a swamp cooler, so it doesn't add significant humidity, and works in humid climates as well. Thanks!
I love data
I love data 12 օր առաջ
whats the model of you van?
Tony Lee
Tony Lee 12 օր առաջ
Rich people are sickening. However, I would not be able to live or sleep in a van.
Conrad Shields
Conrad Shields 12 օր առաջ
Would you consider taking some of those nifty features and incorporating them into your van through a refit. Bed design seems quite easy to incorporate to your existing setup (keeping the existing seats and have a slim piece drop down to fill the middle - design a foldaway table).
Conjoquanito 12 օր առաջ
Being a dutch european its so weird for me to see the prices in america like its crazy the differences in all kind of things
Florin O.
Florin O. 12 օր առաջ
You were really lucky you escaped unharmed from that gas leak testing with a lighter. You never ever test gas leaks with fire.
Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean 12 օր առաջ
millennials... i hate 'em.
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