This immaculate 2004 Airstream Interstate camper van is built on the legendary Mercedes Sprinter 2500 “million mile” chassis. It has had only one owner, and is powered by the renowned 2.7-liter, inline-five Mercedes turbodiesel, often referred to as the “500,000 Mile Engine” with a five-speed automatic transmission. Finished in two-tone gray leather upholstery, the Interstate is the perfect two-person camper van. A pleasure to drive, it gets 20-22 MPG. Features include 16″ wheels, a tow-hitch receiver with a StowAway2 cargo carrier, an exterior awning, an Onan propane generator, front and rear air conditioning, a collapsible table, bench seats that fold into a king size bed, a toilet, a shower, and a kitchenette with a sink, cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator. Now showing 160,000 miles, this Class B motor home is offered with the original manufacturer’s literature, complete repair and service history, as well as manuals for all coach appliances, and a clean New York title.
The exterior is finished in silver with silvery-gray lower cladding, and no side graphics. Features include a passenger-side awning, a single sliding side door, barn-style rear doors, a utility shower, a rear tow-hitch receiver, running boards, tinted glass, and Freightliner as well as Airstream Interstate badging. The van has never been in an accident, but the exterior underwent restoration in 2011, 2015, 2020 and 2021 to fix dimples, dings, and corrosion. When not on the road, the van has been kept in a heated garage since its purchase.
Silver-painted 16″ steel wheels are mounted with Michelin LTX/MS – LT225/75 R16 tires, which were new in 2020 at 139,569 miles.
The front passenger area features bolstered bucket seats with two-tone gray leather upholstery. Amenities include a CD player, air conditioning, a dash-mounted storage bin
A four-spoke Freightliner steering wheel sits ahead of VDO instrumentation that includes a 110-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The digital odometer shows just short of 160k miles. The cab surface is covered in durable AquaTraction marine flooring.
The rear compartment features high six-foot ceilings and wood grain vinyl flooring and cherry wood veneer cabinetry. The bench seats fold into a king size bed, and the media console houses a JVC DVD and TV with provisions for additional equipment. A furnace and air conditioner heats and cools the rear, and the kitchenette is equipped with a sink, gas stovetop, microwave, and refrigerator. An enclosed room with a toilet and shower is located adjacent to the stovetop. The van also features a water heater as well as storage tanks for fresh, gray, and black water. An Onan GenSet counter shows just under 100 hours of use on the propane generator.
The turbodiesel 2.7-liter Mercedes OM647 inline-five was rated for 154 horsepower and 243 Lb—Ft of torque when new. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission with an overdrive gear.
Currently, the van door keyless remote does not work. It would requite a new “radio frequency locking control module and immobilizer (Part # 033-545-5932),” which has been discontinued. Also, the fog lamps were disconnected years ago because they never operated reliably.