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

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Kara and Nate
Kara and Nate

Sooo which van do y’all prefer? 🤔 🚐

Vor 8 Monate
_Crissy_xx
_Crissy_xx

@Gian Vlogz just anwser the question

Vor 23 Stunden
Galaxystar 509
Galaxystar 509

150k one because you couldn't even fit 3 people in your sprinter van

Vor 3 Tage
Alex
Alex

Yours without a doubt

Vor 5 Tage
Bugsy and Bella
Bugsy and Bella

Your van

Vor 6 Tage
L1amzii
L1amzii

150k

Vor 9 Tage
MIKEofALLtrades
MIKEofALLtrades

why the hell would you light a lighter on a propane regulator to check for a leak????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Vor 3 Stunden
Gav
Gav

Struggling to see why those vans are that price?! Must be a U.S thing at these prices? The UK has low mile 2015 motorhomes that are better speccd for around £30k. The $150k thing is just a removal van we use with a few standard and roped together things. I don't get it...I really cant see why this $150k van isnt actually £45k ?

Vor 5 Stunden
Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff

Basically you are paying for the Winnebago name, that’s the largest contributor to the price

Vor 3 Stunden
Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff

Gizmos*

Vor 3 Stunden
Deputy Sheriff
Deputy Sheriff

Mercedes Benz aren’t made in America, Winnebago most likely has to import the shell then add all the jizzmos and gizz

Vor 3 Stunden
Mike Mako
Mike Mako

Honestly some those features are great but also so obtainable still. 12k for a 4x4 conversion. Those bug screens are like 300 to 500. Latter not a lot of money. Power awning 2500, the rest of the small stuff that you like outside shower and control panel and the plumbing for tank fill up and disposal all can be a achieved probably another thousand or 2. So probably 20k more for a total of 60k overall you could have most of those super nice features.

Vor 8 Stunden
Eve Sinclair
Eve Sinclair

Get that van then ❤️

Vor 8 Stunden
jose ruess
jose ruess

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Vor 22 Stunden
Silas Dietrich
Silas Dietrich

The shower/toilet and bed are a no go for my 6+ foot brothers, what is the interior height?

Vor Tag
puzzlebox
puzzlebox

yah that drop down mattress bed is kinda overkill i dunno 😝

Vor Tag
Gulf breeze RV sustainable living
Gulf breeze RV sustainable living

You can buy a gently used 40' class A with low miles for around $45k-$50k

Vor Tag
Zach
Zach

So glad to see that you both also did not see the Mercedes being worth $150k. I did not see one thing, feature that I’d being willing to pay that price for. Y’all’s van is amazing. It’s yours. Love it. 😊

Vor Tag
NicksDrive
NicksDrive

So I can go buy a van just like yours all setup for $40k?

Vor Tag
Vieux Acadian
Vieux Acadian

The depreciation of a vehicle alone is reason enough to forgo the insanity .

Vor Tag
Audrey McInnes
Audrey McInnes

U guys are super good. Best video so far about van life. Good rhythm, fun, keep it up

Vor Tag
Trace Duane
Trace Duane

4x4

Vor Tag
RepeatYourself
RepeatYourself

For $150k they couldn’t be bothered to line up the “counter extension” to sit flush with the main counter? Pshhh

Vor 2 Tage
galen lyall
galen lyall

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Vor 2 Tage
Madeline Kovacs
Madeline Kovacs

Sooo that latter wasn’t hooked up properly. That’s just a holder for it. Glad nothing happened when you hopped on!

Vor 2 Tage
Galaxystar 509
Galaxystar 509

Yeah but where do you throw your business at why would you flush down the toilet wouldent it clog it and it dosent look like you could even fit a trash can in there there

Vor 3 Tage
Chris Bronson
Chris Bronson

Myself , I save room by illeminating the toilet , shitting in a bowel and Emptying it for the nosy Cops following me .

Vor 3 Tage
Chris Bronson
Chris Bronson

Seems like a great idea to stick yourself in a box , driving around with a girl friend . A tick8ng time bomb . Think your different. Wait and see .

Vor 3 Tage
Cleveland BCI
Cleveland BCI

I'll take one with no wheels as is long as it's down by the river.

Vor 3 Tage
DuckyRC
DuckyRC

ur van looks like home.. new van looks like hotel room

Vor 3 Tage
rrbarcarse
rrbarcarse

Revel was high on our list as well when we were shopping for our van until we saw 2021 Thor Tellaro 20AT with lithium and skybunk. Price, features, layout, sit and sleep 4 comfortably we found the van for us, checks a lot of what we're looking for. Also prefer the Promaster chassis due to price, reliability and parts availability. Also the 21 ft length is perfect, still not too long 24ft and not too short 19ft. Plus it beats the Revel on battery as the Tellaro comes with 11,000 W, 800Ah run AC for 10 hrs. 4x4 is nice but not high on our needs list. At low $100K I think the Tellaro or Sequence is a good compromise between a $40K van and $150K van.

Vor 3 Tage
britt mitton
britt mitton

Sounds like you guys should upgrade hee hee!

Vor 4 Tage
Lucy - Aka Olivia
Lucy - Aka Olivia

Thank you, this post was very informative. I’m on the cusp of choosing between a house or van life so knowing some of the pro’s and con’s before I start is a lifesaver. In the last few months I’ve watched hundreds of van conversion posts on YouTube and you guys are the first to mention having a safe for all the expensive electrics and valuables, it’s should’ve been obvious but as a pre-newbie it hadn’t crossed my mind!! Do you or have you thought of putting an Ebook on how to convert vans? Thank you and I’ve subscribed.x

Vor 4 Tage
wolfmooch
wolfmooch

other thing would be i would have a small generator.. having an ac but not being able to use it.. a no brainer (for places where you can use it etc)

Vor 5 Tage
wolfmooch
wolfmooch

comes down to live within your means..

Vor 5 Tage
thecommenter
thecommenter

more is more

Vor 5 Tage
gamma8gear
gamma8gear

the house next to me is an all stone 4 bedroom 2 full bathroom house on 1/4 acre and a super large patio... costs 150,000. I cant imagine spending more than like 10k for a van and internal diy setup.

Vor 6 Tage
The Dali Llama
The Dali Llama

$150,000? I've been quoted more than that for just the build. The stuff I read in print and watch in videos doesn't match my reality.

Vor 6 Tage
Allan
Allan

Or just buy a F250, Lance Truck bed camper and you'll be well under 150k. My house don't cost 150k, my Lance Truck bed camper does all of that, and costed less than $20k my F250 SD costed about 32k and is 4X4 better ground clearance, more room fridge, 2x propane tanks' that can run the generator. I think the only plus that van might have over my setup is fuel miles. My truck fully loaded gets a little more than 12mph, maybe 15mph on highway at speeds less than 70mph.

Vor 7 Tage
Michael Rosenfeld
Michael Rosenfeld

Here is a tip . Get a new Thor compass b plus, 4 wheel drive , with more space , creature comforts and discounted for around 75-80 k new

Vor 8 Tage
ANDREW PARKER
ANDREW PARKER

get the 150k one and gut your guys van and reuse some of the stuff

Vor 8 Tage
icegirl1755
icegirl1755

id prefer the cheaper one, yes the more expensive one has small perks, but not for 100k more.

Vor 8 Tage
Rich M
Rich M

Tough sell for me given I love tent camping. Hard to take that van on the Colorado Trail or White Rim Trail. I'm definitely not the demographic for one of these. I'll still give it a thumbs up though.

Vor 8 Tage
Gobear Gromit
Gobear Gromit

With four millions views …you probably have enough money to buy the nicer van, with the neat toilet emptying system

Vor 9 Tage
Lovis R
Lovis R

but uhm.. if i had 150k to spend on a mobile home, i would probably go for an AV.. why would you buy a sprinter van that wasnt purpose built for living in it?

Vor 9 Tage
Kyle Ruggles
Kyle Ruggles

150k! wow! But this is awesome! Find someone who does DIY vans which I've seen, and booyah! Great vid! Subscribed!

Vor 9 Tage
Nancy Barnett
Nancy Barnett

I love your van! It has so many more windows. I especially like how the bed/table area has windows all the ways around so you can really see the beauty around you. These van videos make me nostalgic for the days when I was growing up and our family had an RV.

Vor 9 Tage
Jake@4238
Jake@4238

Ps if you wanna look for a propane leak use soapy water not a lighter.

Vor 10 Tage
John Puccetti
John Puccetti

So a new Mercedes sprinter 170 is $52,000.00 plus your build. So what is the total cost?

Vor 11 Tage
Globetrotter 4FR
Globetrotter 4FR

$6000 Dollars for 10 days in October. Hahahaha. I almost peed my pants laughing!

Vor 11 Tage
Dusty Rarick
Dusty Rarick

You could have done all this to your van for well under $50,000 start to finish with your van if you know what you are doing.. lol 😆 nice try but you fell short

Vor 11 Tage
Susie Q
Susie Q

Agreed, your van looks nicer on the interior. The expensive one has ZERO character or style.

Vor 12 Tage
Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards

Who did the conversion of your van?....did you do it yourself....or did you buy it that way?

Vor 12 Tage
Wacked
Wacked

Just lookin at this makes me wonder if there was any planning done on the first van or not. I'm not judging cause we've all been there once or twice with how things turned out. But a few pointers here could easily have been done to their own from start or upgraded easily for little cost.

Vor 12 Tage
Jmrr Roldan
Jmrr Roldan

Might as well buy an earth roamer lol

Vor 13 Tage
Vicos
Vicos

I would talk to every owner of that thing I could find before spending a dime on one. Mercedes cars are famous for becoming money pits not long after the warranty expires; not to mention resale values that drop off a cliff. But, I guess the vans could be different? The RV industry overall is famous for crappy build quality and horrific multi-month repairs---and it is only getting worst. No Lemon Law in the RV world! Buyer Beware is the smart advice when it comes to buying a RV. I'll take the 40K Sprinter, unless it is a short term rental.

Vor 13 Tage
Trevor Risley
Trevor Risley

High-five to Mr. Nate for having BY FAR the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen in Skoolie/VanLife history! And those calves, bruh! The calves.😳

Vor 13 Tage
RVing Live The Dream
RVing Live The Dream

I like your van much better as well. Love all the white in your van :-) Love the 4 wheel drive on the overpriced van. We have a 21’ RoadTrek with a King bed, just LOVE IT! Happy travels :-)

Vor 13 Tage
Judie Airington
Judie Airington

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Vor 14 Tage
B Kailua
B Kailua

One big plus with a DIY van is you can leave out things you will never use. For me I do not camp when it is cold enough to need a heater. But I do tend to camp when it is hot so AC is a plus. An advantage to commercial vans is they have fitted lightweight plastic liners that save a lot of weight over wood panels, saves a lot of fuel and improves handling. Commercial vans are turn key and go.

Vor 15 Tage
B Kailua
B Kailua

I had an awning on my RV but found because of wind I was rarely able to use it.

Vor 15 Tage
TheNotoriousNemo
TheNotoriousNemo

woah that van makes me want to quit my job and tour in a van, but holy shit 140k hell no

Vor 15 Tage
Just Joe
Just Joe

I’d go with your DIY build over the Mercedes in a heartbeat. Something you didn’t mention was the cost of maintenance…a simple oil change for one of those Mercedes costs an insane amount of money. 😱

Vor 16 Tage
Sincere Uniform
Sincere Uniform

That noise caught me off guard when she was showing the sink

Vor 16 Tage
Eddy Gass
Eddy Gass

I would prefer less electrically operated features...less to break.

Vor 16 Tage
Jack Foster
Jack Foster

Meanwhile in my $6000 1987 Winnebago LeSharo

Vor 17 Tage
Pokémon slayer
Pokémon slayer

The revel

Vor 17 Tage
Nicholas Jongeneel
Nicholas Jongeneel

That van cost as much as my house

Vor 17 Tage
Dallas Stuff
Dallas Stuff

This video is the best!

Vor 17 Tage
ALLEN McDANIEL
ALLEN McDANIEL

Love hearing your GF giggling in the background. So fun. (Plus she's a DOLL!)

Vor 18 Tage
Torfinn Nøsen
Torfinn Nøsen

.. NO!!! We have a an RV and the toilet and we also have that design with the lever! You dont shit on the lidd. Its there so when u drive, it wont spill out and if you do shit on the lid, when u take out the toilet tank there will be shit all over it and you have to clean that mess up. 1. you open the lidd up with the lever, then you do your buissnes. The poop is going directly down in to the tank... Then after you have renssed the toilet with the water you close the lidd... Great video tho:) keep it up:)

Vor 18 Tage
C P
C P

Thanks to technology, $ can always buy convenience. The unseen cost is that things are much more complex, more likely to break, and more expensive to maintain and fix. No thanks, I prefer to keep it simple, robust, and modestly priced.

Vor 18 Tage
pianopersonaltrainer
pianopersonaltrainer

You bought the Sprinter already converted for only 40K?

Vor 18 Tage
fa1ry
fa1ry

i love vegas so much

Vor 18 Tage
Bud’s World
Bud’s World

I looked into the professional built vans …. I just can’t justify the cost . There beautiful don’t get me wrong , just not something I can afford . I’m happ with my simple van 😃

Vor 19 Tage
IthinkthereforeIam OrsoIthought
IthinkthereforeIam OrsoIthought

Yours

Vor 19 Tage
Danny Harding
Danny Harding

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Vor 20 Tage
JD SHL
JD SHL

I'd take the $40k van anytime. An extra $110k could get that $40k van outfitted with similar features and leave tons leftover in the bank.

Vor 21 Tag
David Golez
David Golez

my nephew is named nate

Vor 21 Tag
Richard
Richard

I was so impressed with the revel till I saw the control panel and they were uneven lol

Vor 22 Tage
Mike G
Mike G

that van is amazing and expensive too! well that's what they say, "you get what you pay for." lately I've been looking to camper vans and taking interest to them especially with the apartment rents is getting higher here in Las Vegas and its just a back up plan than becoming homeless. enough said! this a great video and thanks for sharing! keep safe

Vor 22 Tage
christoph !!
christoph !!

Kara nate on roof on van in cartoon on merch

Vor 22 Tage
christoph !!
christoph !!

Do merch clothes hate ect!! As your on the road get family or friends to sell it after making your orders online!!

Vor 22 Tage
Michael Wolfe
Michael Wolfe

Y'all buy a new van

Vor 22 Tage
rubber ducky
rubber ducky

To think a fully loaded Denali could reach 80 grand just to get point A to point B in style ,that revel would be my choice in a heartbeat if I had the cash to throw down,thanks for the review guys!

Vor 22 Tage
Antony O
Antony O

I choose cheap van and expensive mountain bikes, snowboards, base canopies, etc.

Vor 23 Tage
Ellie B
Ellie B

if i had to choose between the two, i'd pick yours!

Vor 25 Tage
BeginnersChannel
BeginnersChannel

LOL 100k for that bullshit. I guess you need to make a YouTube video about it, so you can earn some of your dumb spended money back. Congrats !

Vor 25 Tage
Clyde Pace
Clyde Pace

They're both to high priced for me!

Vor 26 Tage
Michał Włodarkiewicz
Michał Włodarkiewicz

Kara is a delight

Vor 26 Tage
Mat RAW
Mat RAW

cristiano ronaldo!!!!

Vor 27 Tage
Real Talk
Real Talk

Fuck relationship whete u cant shit or pee infront of eachother

Vor 27 Tage
Grichka Bogdanoff
Grichka Bogdanoff

For 150k just get a house…

Vor 28 Tage
WeirdCan
WeirdCan

I must admit that this quite a weird comparison. Most of the features you liked on the expensive van are really basic features found in most camper vans for a third of the price. It‘s like getting excited over the fact that a premium car comes with power windows and a central locking system.

Vor 28 Tage
leah smith
leah smith

Love you guys

Vor 28 Tage
Anthony Moser
Anthony Moser

30k more and you can add most of those features yourself.

Vor 29 Tage
BMWLane
BMWLane

Don't worry. When all the new rich folks that received PPP money for their businesses and didn't need it, and they got to buy boats, campers and dually's all this shit will be for sale in the next crunch. Mark my word. They'll be worse off....like a loto winner.

Vor 29 Tage
Rob
Rob

150k for a van? Makes no sense! You can buy an RV for the same price. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqYl0kNsQRg&ab_channel=LeisureTravelVans

Vor 29 Tage
CerealKiller
CerealKiller

Here in the UK we have the Ducato Auto Roller, for £55k on the road it has all your $150k van has inc the electronic drop down bed, except air con. Plus it’s 7.5 metres long.

Vor 29 Tage
jupiter
jupiter

would you prefer yours or the expensive one tho?

Vor 29 Tage
studiomiguel
studiomiguel

I prefer you setup... but I think after spending a few days in the Revel, I'd spend another 10k and make some mods.

Vor Monat
Gacek Nietoperz
Gacek Nietoperz

40k van HAHAHA moron van!!!!

Vor Monat
kart0ffel
kart0ffel

Totally overprized.

Vor Monat
Little Leo
Little Leo

150k van if I’m not paying for it

Vor Monat
lil oreo
lil oreo

Well buy a van that they have and upgrade everything to electronic for 30k max and spent 100k less

Vor Monat
Teddy corwin
Teddy corwin

You're can has a more homey cozy feeling I like yours better

Vor Monat
Chuck Duck
Chuck Duck

For 135k more… you can pay pimp my ride to update your sprinter van with way more than that rip off can has 😂

Vor Monat
Krishna incorporation
Krishna incorporation

150k is better but not 10000 dollars more worth than yours

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