This Van Is For Sale, And It Comes With A Matching Sauna Trailer

We’ve seen a lot of crazy builds over the years, from Land Rover Discovery II’s turned into custom RVs to enormous 8×8 campers, but this Sportsmobile might take the cake. It’s not the van itself which is so unusual, but rather the fact that it comes with a matching trailer, and inside of that trailer is a sauna. Yes, you read that right, a sauna. Now I’m no expert on sauna trailers, and lord help me if I ever become one, but as far as I can tell this one seems to be pretty good. I mean, who doesn’t want to say their sauna is rolling on a bigger axle (Dana 60) than a Jeep Rubicon?

Inside you’ll find that the interior is fully insulated to keep the cabin warm on long snowy nights and that it’s covered in a custom white cedar paneling for that look and smell we all love. There’s a Dwarf 4KW wood stove for the perfect combination of heat and glamping atmosphere, a Fantastic Fan roof vent for when things get too hot, and a Camp Chef deluxe oven and two burner propane range in case you need to whip up a snack. Of course, it goes without saying that there’s an enormous dual zone fridge with a custom maple butcher block lid. I mean, could you really be expected to hang out in a sauna trailer without cold drinks or ice? That would be absurd.

Jokes aside, both the van and trailer look to be in great shape and well built. The mileage on the van is sort of high for the asking price, but if you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to take to the ski slopes, tailgates, or other events this may just be it. You can find out more below, or by following the link at the bottom of the page.

Specifications

  • 2000 Ford E350 7.3L RB50 Sportsmobile
  • $63,500, firm
  • Pre-purchase full maintenance inspection report completed and available
  • Entire drivetrain was freshly rebuilt in 2016

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN

  • 7.3L PowerStroke diesel
  • Quigley 4×4 Conversion
  • Cooper 265x75x16s (kept this size tire to have matching tire size as trailer to only need to carry 1 size spare tire)
  • Agile Off-Road RIP kit (new leaf springs, coil springs, and Fox 2.0 shocks)
  • Engine maintenance completed at 250K miles
  • New injectors
  • New glow plugs
  • New valve cover gaskets
  • New Garett turbo
  • New water pump
  • New serpentine belt actuated vacuum pump (braking system)
  • New camshaft position sensor
  • New exhaust back pressure tube
  • DP tuner custom programmer
  • Custom cold air intake
  • 4-inch turbo backflow through exhaust
  • Brand new transmission built by G-Force Transmission (Palmer, AK March 2019) with billet parts and HD billet torque converter
  • New rotors and complete front brakes (July 2018)
  • New wheel bearings and Warn manual lock hubs (July 2018)
  • New rear axle seals
  • 46-gallon transfer flow fuel tank (500+ mile range)
  • 1-year-old Interstate starting batteries
  • 1-year-old Interstate “House Battery”

VAN

  • Custom green paint job
  • Aluminess side ladders
  • Aluminess front bumper w/Hi-Lift jack
  • Aluminess rear bumper with spare tire swing arm and new bike rack swing arm
  • Aluminess deluxe box
  • Aluminess Nerf bars
  • Brand-new One-Up bike trays on swing arm w/fat bike spacer kit
  • Custom aluminum underbody storage box (factory spare tire location)
  • Fiamma 45 Awning
  • Yakima carbon ski box
  • Yakima cargo rack
  • Yakima bike loaders (2)
  • Rigid Industries 52-inch light bar
  • Rigid Industries R2-46 driving lights
  • Vantage Optics HID headlights
  • Limo Tinted Windows
  • Apline CD player with BT ability
  • Remote Start & Arctic package
  • RB50 Sportsmobile standard interior
  • Manual pop-top (with 4 oak dowel legs in corners to support load)
  • Planar diesel air heater (furnace)
  • 2-burner propane range
  • 12v/110v fridge
  • Aluminum cargo box (where spare tire used to be)

CUSTOM VAN-TRAILER (The Vauna i.e. Van-Sauna)

  • Green paint match
  • Custom-fabricated, heavy-duty tongue w/electric jack
  • Custom-framed front end wall enclosure
  • 6-foot “Buyers” front tool box
  • Matching Dana 60 rear axle with new 3/4 ton heavy-duty leaf springs
  • Axle stripped of ring/pinon/axle shafts, yoke, and fluid
  • Yoke and axle tubes welded shut
  • Axle hubs have grease zerk tapped and new wheel bearings
  • Undercarriage stripped of ALL excess weight
  • Yakima rain gutter towers (3) with (3) 78-inch round bars
  • James Baroud Explorer XL rooftop tent
  • Fantastic Fan rooftop vent/fan
  • 2-inch spray foam insulation
  • Custom white cedar interior
  • Custom mountain range wood-burnt scenes (2)
  • Custom power distribution center (PDC) over passenger side wheel
  • 6V deep cycle marine batteries (2)
  • Renolgy 100W solar panel and charge controller
  • Krieger 2000 12v power inverter
  • 12V marine LED Puck lights (8, on dimmer switch)
  • Marinco components
  • Marinco 110V shore power plug-in/Smart 12V battery charger
  • Whynter FM-62qt dual-zone fridge/freezer with custom maple butcher block retro-fit lid
  • Camp Chef Deluxe oven and 2-burner propane range
  • Dwarf 4KW wood stove (complete with through wall thimble, 90Deg tee/cleanout, (3) dual wall chimney pipe sections and rain cap
  • Custom slate woodstove hearth and tile fire wall backer
  • Pull-out storage drawers underneath oven/stove and woodstove

 

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.