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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sprinter Sold

2014 Pleasure-Way Plateau TS  (Sold) 

2014 Pleasure-Way Plateau TS


Posting this as an example of how to advertise a camper van for sale. This is not our current van and we are still enjoying exploring in the new van. 

~ 42,109 Miles

Balance of Cornerstone RV
7 year or 75,000 mile warranty on chassis and coach systems

Balance of 7 year NIU Tire & Wheel Road Hazard Protection Plan

All photos are of our actual van.

Copper Solid Maple Cabinetry

Cream Ultraleather Upholstery

Great light and views through the passenger side wall of windows.

40K routine services completed.

All Sprinter service and warranty work has be done by Daimler authorized Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner dealers.

Complete service records are available.

Upgraded to Duallyvalve stainless steel valve stems to allow easy access for dual wheels.

Optional Continental Tire Kit included.

Towing package included.

Manual Awning can be supported from the van or staked into the ground.

Upgraded to a Lifeline 125 amp hour AGM house battery. Unlike new models, the battery is under the hood, leaving lots of storage space under the couch that is accessible from the inside of the van.
Large Galley with view and lots of storage

Corian Countertops

Under sink cabinet with two doors

Under stove cabinet with two doors

Three drawers under the counter plus a locking lower cabinet that provides an extra layer of security for cameras and computer storage

One of the biggest refrigerators available in a Class B!

Even has separate freezer and refrigerator doors.

Automatically switches between DC, AC and Propane.

Convection/Microwave oven is mounted in the cabinet above the freezer

Hanging wardrobe cabinet has room for clothes, table, and bed board storage.

Stainless Steel Sink

Two burner propane stove

Pop-up counter extension

We added a versatile Lagun table mount. One of the bed boards serves dual-purpose as a table.

Lots of overhead storage in solid wood crafted overhead cabinets with quality hinges.

Full width cabinet across the back has plenty of room for bedding

Storage and a pair of seat belts are easily accessed under the couch or through the back doors.

Under couch storage is hidden by this hinged, solid wood door. It is not sealed-off by a battery compartment.

The original pedestal mount table works when you want a larger table surface

Rear sofa reclines and ottoman cushions fill-in to make a 70"x76" memory foam bed.

Curtains allow privacy

Upper cabinets provide lots of storage

LED lights provide illumination with minimal power usage

Television and DVD player work on AC or DC power thanks to the inverter. The television is on a swivel arm.

Upgraded the analog thermostat with a digital model.

We added a Smartgauge under the ottoman so you can monitor the house battery

Bathroom has lots of light

Opening medicine cabinet

Two cabinet doors under the sink

Hand-held shower

China bowl toilet with foot pedal

Exterior access to under the couch storage is made easy by doors that swing fully out of the way.

The spare tire can hinge down to allow opening both rear doors.

Long objects can be passed through under the couch.

The original owner purchased the RV in May of 2014. Note that the Sprinter chassis is a 2013, while the Pleasure-Way conversion is a 2014 model.

Onan propane generator will charge batteries and run the microwave or air conditioner for when you want to be off the grid

31.7 hours run time on the generator
Comfortable seats and a large window are great for touring

Driver seat swivels 90 degrees

Passenger seat swivels 180 degrees
Rear-view camera mounted on mirror can be turned on when desired

Includes Heatshields for front and rear windows to help keep the van cool and protected from UV rays

Start planning your adventures today!


Fuel TypeDiesel
25 US Gal / 94.6 L
Overall Height9′ 6″ / 289.6 cm
Bumper to Bumper
with Tire & Carrier
22′ 9″ / 693.5 cm

24' 1" / 734 cm
Fresh Water24 US Gal / 90.8 L
Grey Water35 US Gal / 132 L
Black Water12 US Gal / 45.4 L
LP Tank capacity
@ 80%
9.6 US Gal / 36.3 L


Fantastic Fan
Two Burner Propane Stove w/Glass Cover
Suburban Propane Furnace (16,000 BTU)
Norcold 3-Way 6.3 cubic foot Refrigerator
Rooftop Air Conditioner
Onan Propane Generator
Suburban Propane Water Heater (6 gallon)
Sure-flo Water Pump
Thetford Flush Toilet
30 Amp Power Cord (25 feet)
400 Watt Inverter
Vizio 22" TV
Panasonic Blu-ray DVD Player
Antenna Booster
CO Detector
Smoke Detector
Propane Gas Detector
Interior and Exterior Showers

Here's the NADA value report run in
February 2018.

At $84,900, our price is below average retail.

There are some dings on the fiberglass running boards and the tires, though they still have life left in them, are original. Everything works and it is ready for new adventures.

Passed NC State Inspection in February 2018.

We have clear title.

We are not looking for consignment or other help from dealers or brokers.

We purchased this in November of 2014 from North Trail RV with less than 4,000 miles on it.

Here are photos of the VIN Numbers so you can do a CarFax or other vehicle history search:

Sprinter Chassis VIN

Pleasure-Way VIN

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring Update: Robots, Birds, Deck, and Van Gone

It has been a while with no exploring, so thought we should post an update.

After retrieving the van from Florida, we turned it in to a dealer and ordered a new one. This will have a smaller footprint, solar panels and lithium ion batteries to facilitate off grid adventures in the future. They are popular right now, we ordered it in February and the factory said to expect a five month lead time.  We'll post all about it when it arrives. It will be based on a Dodge Ram Promaster, not another Sprinter Van, so we might need help coming up with a new name.

Here's what we've been up to in the meantime...

We helped out with a local high school robotics team for the sixth year in a row. Team 900, the Zebracorns, had another good season on the FIRST Robotics circuit. Beth put in six day weeks from January through May, insuring that students could get to the lab. Between bus runs, she worked on a haptic feedback system to help drivers understand time without having to take their eyes off the field. I was fortunate to accompany the team to all four competitions and help the students learn event photography. Noah even took time out from NC State to travel to all the in-state competitions as a volunteer, so it was fun to spend some time with him. The team made it to the State competition at Campbell University and won several awards including the District Chairman's Award.  The programming team pushed new boundaries being one of the first teams in the country to  implement ROS for control of the robot.

The great students and mentors posed for a picture during the Palmetto Regional in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
We, and our equipment, match the stripes on the team's zebracorn mascot.

Harmony was a big part of the spring as well. Heart of Carolina A Cappella is honored to be the NSC champion chorus for 2018. Delivering singing valentines was fun, as usual. We did a big concert with the amazing GQ and have done two fundraiser concerts for charities. The new moto is Harmony for All, and we have ladies singing with our, formerly all men, ensemble. Eight part harmony presents new challenges, but can be fun.
Back at home we've been fixing up the backyard. With holes in the liner patched, the waterfall is flowing and our little pond holds water again.

When Beth wasn't working in our yard, she was preparing publications for the Chapel Hill Garden Club Spring Garden Tour. They had a great weekend of tours and donated a big check to the North Carolina Botanical Gardens.

Decking that was rotting has been replaced and we cleaned, stained, and sealed the boards that still had some life left in them.

Found a screen room kit at Costco and can now enjoy the deck without become fodder for the local mosquito population. The 350 bolts went together faster than we expected. Kudos to the kit designers.

Having the deck cleaned up we've been watching the backyard wildlife. This tufted titmouse is a year-round resident.

Not sure of the name of this visiting songbird. Let us know in the comments, if you are familiar with it.
Foxes are living in the neighborhood! This is one of two viewed from our deck. They don't seem to mind us watching them as long as we stay still. The click of the camera shutter, caught this one's attention.

We hope you are all enjoying spring and are looking forward to new adventures this summer.

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