This is our second (and current) van. It is a 2005 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 158" 

Other than being a Freightliner instead of a Dodge (or Mercedes - they're all the same thing actually) the only differences between this current van and our first van, is this van is 2 years newer and we bought it with 140k miles instead of 329k!

We found this van on craigslist just before selling our first van. I flew up to Las Vegas (from Phoenix) to buy it and drive it back down to our relatives house to build it out while waiting for our baby to be born. It ended up taking 3 months for this build to be finished. about 3-4 weeks of that was waiting for our windows to arrive and for the paint shop to get our exterior painted (we had a lot of rust we fixed).

Most people would look at it and think, compared to our last, we just used different wood stain and paint. While the floorplan is very similar (and arguably identical to most people), much has changed in our eyes and it is much more comfortable and convenient to us.

Here are some key differences:

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