I have a confession. Occasionally I’ll spend an evening perusing Mercedes Sprinter 4x4s online—please forgive me. I’m sure the VW Syncro community and “One Less Sprinter” movement (yes, that’s a real thing) won’t approve, but many of these individuals don’t live in their 36-year-old vehicle year-round. The reality is that these rigs are pretty damn reliable and refined, and can be made very capable thanks to aftermarket parts from companies like ARB, Van Compass, and Agile Off-Road. It’s therefore no surprise that they’re so popular on our forum with recent examples including this 2021 4×4 2500, a 2016 Expedition Camper, and a 2018 170WB Sportsmobile with Alu-Cab Rooftop Tent. If you’d like a better idea of the Sprinter 4×4’s capability then check out Chad DeRosa’s video Desert Overlanding or read Chris Cordes’ excellent write-up on More.Van.Ever’s Off-Road DRW Sprinter. Alternatively, enjoy Matt Swartz’s full van tour of the stunning Zenvanz Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 Camper Conversion on the Expedition Portal Youtube channel. Today’s 2017 Sprinter showcases a desirable Whitefeather 4×4 conversion, premium modifications, and a well-equipped camper interior.
From the Seller:
“Up for sale is my 2017 Whitefeather converted 4×4 with locking hubs and a solid front axle. The vehicle currently has 66,000 miles on it and was outfitted by AT Overland with some interior furnishings from RB Components.”
2017 Mercedes Sprinter Whitefeather 4×4 conversion
The Sprinter 4×4 is fitted with a relatively economical 3.0-liter V6 motor that produces 188 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. A long-lived motor (many reports of 750,000 miles or more) is paired with excellent all-terrain performance thanks to a Whitefeather 4×4 conversion. This transforms the Sprinter’s capability with a 4.5-inch lift, Dana 60 super mono-beam front axle with an open differential, Fox shocks, front and rear sway bars, 2-speed NV271 manual shift transfer case, Alcan rear springs, and more. Inside driver comforts include:
- Air conditioning
- Cruise control
- Power steering, windows, locks, and mirrors
- Whitefeather front bumper with Warn winch and Aluminess rear bumper with spare tire carrier
- AGM deep cycle 105-amp-hour battery with two 160-watt solar panels
- Freshwater, 22-gallon
- Truma Combi D6 water and air heating
- Fiamma awning
- National Luna fridge/freezer, 60-liters
- Full-length roof rack
This 2017 Mercedes Sprinter Whitefeather 4×4 Conversion is listed for $125,000 and is currently located in Arcata, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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