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

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  1. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate

    پیش ماه

    Sooo which van do y’all prefer? 🤔 🚐

    • kara dizon

      kara dizon

      پیش 10 ساعت

      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

      پیش 21 ساعت

      The $40k van could have all of those features, except 4 wheel drive, for less than $15,000.

    • Donald Oberloh

      Donald Oberloh

      پیش 2 روز

      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.

    • Shelby Lyons

      Shelby Lyons

      پیش 2 روز

      Your fan, it’s more cozy and Kate good job decorating❤️🥰

    • Its Ya Boi :p

      Its Ya Boi :p

      پیش 5 روز

      the van i paid 1000 bucks to steal kids with

  2. frank Mo

    frank Mo

    پیش 5 ساعت

    You could easily upgrade your own van for $40,000 maybe 35 thousand

  3. Richard G

    Richard G

    پیش 7 ساعت

    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 .

  4. Cartmemes


    پیش 8 ساعت

    honestly if you are living in a van full time i think it’s worth an extra 100k

  5. Black Yellow

    Black Yellow

    پیش 9 ساعت

    A small crap van 140.000$????? You find amazing super motorhomes with 60.000$... What a loosers....

  6. Cevin K

    Cevin K

    پیش 10 ساعت

    What is 5.5?

  7. GuyBroDudeTV


    پیش 13 ساعت

    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.

  8. Smooth Operator

    Smooth Operator

    پیش 18 ساعت

    Your van is WAYYYY better! 👌🏼

  9. Bob Marioni

    Bob Marioni

    پیش 21 ساعت

    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.

  10. ginkgo Torquemada

    ginkgo Torquemada

    پیش روز

    Why would you light a propane leak on fire.....

  11. stephen banaszak

    stephen banaszak

    پیش روز

    enjoyed the video thanks!

  12. Steven Zeletski

    Steven Zeletski

    پیش روز

    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?

  13. Matthew Blaine

    Matthew Blaine

    پیش روز

    So this means we can watch the office in the US now if we have the vpn? Thats worth the price of the van.

  14. larry robertson

    larry robertson

    پیش روز

    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.)

  15. Stephanie Gruenberg

    Stephanie Gruenberg

    پیش روز

    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.

  16. Millennial Patriot

    Millennial Patriot

    پیش 2 روز

    a lot of these features you can add to yours over time

  17. motorcycleguy73


    پیش 2 روز

    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.

  18. belsebub noncristen

    belsebub noncristen

    پیش 2 روز

    0:04 pucahontas trimbes inted to END and tax that to hell IT DONALDS FOULT

  19. shelia french

    shelia french

    پیش 3 روز

    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

  20. J K

    J K

    پیش 3 روز


  21. Andrew Grey

    Andrew Grey

    پیش 3 روز

    You dont number 2 in the van. All touring bands know that rule.

  22. Uber Adventure

    Uber Adventure

    پیش 3 روز

    They make AC swamp coolers that are super energy efficient and run on 12v so it's perfect for off-grid life

  23. C.S.Rodney


    پیش 3 روز

    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....



    پیش 3 روز

    This dude is prone to accidents

  25. Roo


    پیش 4 روز

    I love you guys..but things have gotten boring. Sorry❤️

  26. David Habart

    David Habart

    پیش 4 روز

    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

  27. Ardy Goudarzi

    Ardy Goudarzi

    پیش 4 روز

    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

      پیش 4 روز

      I am ready to DIY too.

  28. Guncho06


    پیش 4 روز

    What jacket are you wearing? It's cool.

  29. Cawayne Picton

    Cawayne Picton

    پیش 4 روز

    U should buy this van

  30. Suaosbfn Dsjtjwifn

    Suaosbfn Dsjtjwifn

    پیش 4 روز

    I love that I only spent 6k and I’m doing the exact same stuff

    • KorneliaTV


      پیش 17 ساعت

      Omg how? I need to know 😂

  31. Topwater Tony

    Topwater Tony

    پیش 4 روز

    Excellent !!!

  32. Deniera


    پیش 4 روز

    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.

  33. 67UR1


    پیش 4 روز

    08:38 ... 120k, and the builders not use spirit level? 😟

  34. Kristen Jones

    Kristen Jones

    پیش 4 روز

    When you screamed a bird made that sound too

  35. Matteo 70

    Matteo 70

    پیش 4 روز

    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...

  36. FrancisSpeak Life

    FrancisSpeak Life

    پیش 4 روز

    whats annoying about videos like this? I pay monthly fee to IRmys so I don't have to watch adds yet I'm watching adds. fuck me.

  37. James Nohl

    James Nohl

    پیش 4 روز

    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

      پیش 3 روز

      Keep the sink or tub drizzling in the winter to prevent freezing.

  38. Legless LEGO Darth Maul

    Legless LEGO Darth Maul

    پیش 4 روز

    If the awning is not the SunSetter Retractable Awning, then I don’t want it.

  39. Live Differently

    Live Differently

    پیش 5 روز

    👀Rich Rebuild

  40. joanna harvey

    joanna harvey

    پیش 5 روز

    (her daughter) are those for sale?

  41. Sawyer Dieckman

    Sawyer Dieckman

    پیش 5 روز

    Or put 10k into a school bus

  42. James Faction

    James Faction

    پیش 5 روز

    Lots of food for thought for upgrades...

  43. JP3


    پیش 5 روز

    so you had a propane leak and you set the leak on fire? why am i not subscribed to this channel!?

  44. nbreretonb99


    پیش 5 روز

    new van new van new van new van

  45. nbreretonb99


    پیش 5 روز

    say it with me kids new van

  46. nbreretonb99


    پیش 5 روز

    new van

  47. Judd Film Productions

    Judd Film Productions

    پیش 5 روز

    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!

  48. Stephanie Vegter

    Stephanie Vegter

    پیش 5 روز


  49. Sailing Rona AKA Breezy Rider

    Sailing Rona AKA Breezy Rider

    پیش 5 روز

    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...

  50. Mr. Gigi

    Mr. Gigi

    پیش 5 روز

    You can buy a brend new van with less than that money.

  51. brrrlak


    پیش 6 روز

    0:19 did he use a lighter to check for a gas leak?

  52. Nigel Silva

    Nigel Silva

    پیش 6 روز

    9:05 I winced

  53. Gary Gallant

    Gary Gallant

    پیش 6 روز

    Fun if your 12 yrs old.

  54. ReaTexas


    پیش 6 روز

    Clutch LOLOL

  55. toneloak


    پیش 6 روز

    Those features are not worth an extra 100k I think but that van is not priced to be owned outright.

  56. Hunter Stansbury

    Hunter Stansbury

    پیش 6 روز

    I’ve been wondering why he don’t just pee outside instead of inside bc it would save more room in the pee bucket

  57. Phil Balogh

    Phil Balogh

    پیش 6 روز

    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.

  58. Ralph Buchwitz

    Ralph Buchwitz

    پیش 6 روز

    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...

  59. Fred


    پیش 6 روز

    There is no such thing as a perfectly built RV but in my opinion this van irmys.info/more/Z5ZkhHCqjbWiZoo/fy-lm-h-y.html comes close to perfect. I recommend anyone check this out, you won't be disappointed.

  60. MeesterDash


    پیش 6 روز

    "Gives you just enough room to mount the bed horizontally"... Yeah, I hate those vertical beds.

    • larry robertson

      larry robertson

      پیش روز


  61. xandersons


    پیش 6 روز

    nice guys, nice Vans. but honestly, I prefer yours and the Details, you can still fix if u want to.

  62. Duke of Prunes II

    Duke of Prunes II

    پیش 7 روز

    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.

  63. Kaisers Playlist

    Kaisers Playlist

    پیش 7 روز

    Why are you in the desert though ?

  64. Red


    پیش 7 روز

    how much would it cost to upgrade your van to a build similair to the revalate with only the features you want?

  65. Red


    پیش 7 روز

    12:00 shed probably never really lock herself in the bathroom LOL but I guess its peace of mind.

  66. Robert Sliwowski

    Robert Sliwowski

    پیش 7 روز

    Chłopie skąd żeś wziął tą egzaltowaną babę? Czy każda Amerykanka jest tak egzaltowana? Chłopie uciekaj chyba że sam jesteś taki. Współczuje ci bardzo!

  67. Dolin Ahongshangbam

    Dolin Ahongshangbam

    پیش 7 روز

    Is it me or does she sounds like dani daniels

  68. Breeze Mccaig

    Breeze Mccaig

    پیش 7 روز

    ::cries in 6'3":: ::Laughs in Sequoia::

  69. Christie Bronson

    Christie Bronson

    پیش 8 روز

    How did I miss the couple who has traveled the world is also now into the trend of van living?!!!

  70. Tomasz Surażyński

    Tomasz Surażyński

    پیش 8 روز

    Hallo! Very nice life IRmys got. I just wonder If You got any children...

  71. steven Moskalev

    steven Moskalev

    پیش 8 روز

    awesome video

  72. Rylan Harmon

    Rylan Harmon

    پیش 8 روز

    Just buy one

  73. koejoe


    پیش 8 روز

    Great video, thanks guys

  74. Shane Robinson

    Shane Robinson

    پیش 8 روز

    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!

  75. I love data

    I love data

    پیش 8 روز

    whats the model of you van?

  76. Tony Lee

    Tony Lee

    پیش 8 روز

    Rich people are sickening. However, I would not be able to live or sleep in a van.

  77. Conrad Shields

    Conrad Shields

    پیش 8 روز

    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).

  78. Conjoquanito


    پیش 8 روز

    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

  79. Florin O.

    Florin O.

    پیش 8 روز

    You were really lucky you escaped unharmed from that gas leak testing with a lighter. You never ever test gas leaks with fire.

  80. Mr. Clean

    Mr. Clean

    پیش 8 روز

    millennials... i hate 'em.

  81. RLT


    پیش 9 روز

    You can spend $10,000 on your van and have most of the same upgrades. You can also spend $50,000. It just depends on how selective you are. Either way, there is a lot you can do with $100,000 and fancy windows, urine removal and an outdoor table aren't the way I would go.

  82. shifty picle

    shifty picle

    پیش 9 روز

    For 150k you could by a 45 foot boat and sail the entire world. Why by a van

  83. NihatNL


    پیش 9 روز

    Nice video!

  84. Johnny Applesead

    Johnny Applesead

    پیش 9 روز

    Honda does make a very nice very quiet generator

  85. Andrei Bejan

    Andrei Bejan

    پیش 9 روز

    you should take a look at some romanian travel vloggers with their home made vans you have a lot to learn.

  86. Becoming CanNoy

    Becoming CanNoy

    پیش 9 روز

    This is very informative.it is good info to people planning a van life thank tou for sharing.enjoy your journey.

  87. Thomas Quattrocchi

    Thomas Quattrocchi

    پیش 9 روز

    you guys should get the 150k one, it looks so worth it

  88. CBR R****

    CBR R****

    پیش 9 روز

    Garbage. TOTAL GARBAGE.

  89. Peace Love

    Peace Love

    پیش 10 روز

    Beautiful Couple, Wonderful Life!

  90. Jon Moran

    Jon Moran

    پیش 10 روز

    Sorry, but Americans pay way too much for mass produced junk.

  91. Lead Sled

    Lead Sled

    پیش 10 روز

    Great way to see how a someone else built thier custom van.

  92. JAY LTC


    پیش 10 روز

    I swear people are crazy to buy something like this.. I can think of $150,000 more ways of putting that money to use than buying a luxury van..

  93. Marcel Straile

    Marcel Straile

    پیش 10 روز

    It’s good until you need to fix all of this stuff

  94. Rich Samuel

    Rich Samuel

    پیش 10 روز

    Guys it must be difficult to have to CONSTANTLY come up with content to keep us entertained. This was a great video.

  95. BigDannyK


    پیش 10 روز

    Montana plates

  96. Chester Divish

    Chester Divish

    پیش 10 روز

    I hope you guys total the 150k and owe it all and have to sell the other one just to pay for your medical bills and then you have to declare bankruptcy and start working a regular job

  97. adsfdfas adfsadfs

    adsfdfas adfsadfs

    پیش 10 روز

    Nice to always see Kara and Nate :D

  98. gotanygrapes831


    پیش 10 روز

    You guys are meant for each other lol

  99. Muhammad Siddiqui

    Muhammad Siddiqui

    پیش 10 روز

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  100. lanners86


    پیش 11 روز

    What a pair of drips