Fixing the rust problem in our off grid sprinter van for just $8

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The sound deadening and insulation we went with so everyone knows we live in a van when you knock on it
Rust has taken its toll on this sprinter Mercedes Van but have no fear, we have the cure for just eight dollars #vanlife
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  • The guy with the red beard sounds like goddamn Kermit no wonder gingers have no souls .

    Phillip GoodwinPhillip Goodwin49 minuuttia sitten
  • RICH please see this... We would LOVE to see you build a TESLA VAN

    Charles WolfCharles Wolf53 minuuttia sitten
  • $8 cost in materials, $200 cost in labor

    h8GWBîh8GWBîTunti sitten
  • Your degrading asf bud. Loved your channel ubtill you started acting like a pos

    guitarlover1126guitarlover11262 tuntia sitten
  • Rich is a marketing genius.

    Dwayne StokesDwayne Stokes5 tuntia sitten
  • I am saddened beyond belief that not one joke about Leenda's "only fan" in the ceiling was cracked.

    smokie128smokie12815 tuntia sitten
  • "That's a lot of caulk" "Big drippy caulk"

    Jesse LauraJesse Laura16 tuntia sitten
  • That is why you put a made up solar technology company logo on the van. And a hi-viz vest to put on the back of one of the front seats.

    Duke00xDuke00x18 tuntia sitten
  • Simps.

    Brian ClarkeBrian Clarke18 tuntia sitten
  • That was Home Depot right? But Rich said Lowe's??

    Nathan SpainNathan Spain19 tuntia sitten
  • A 1 dollar acid brush and 2 dollars worth of seam sealer would have taken care of that rust a lot faster. But I like what you did for 8 more minutes of content.

    Ed KellyEd Kelly20 tuntia sitten
  • RIch is the only other person who I have heard mention Flight of the Navigator. I could not watch that enough as a kid. :)

    Mr.OMr.O21 tunti sitten
  • Hey...I did the roof! Awesome video, you guys are hilarious!

    Odyssey CamperOdyssey Camper23 tuntia sitten
  • If you mount a tv to the wall, it'd be cool to put a camera in and make it function as a tv and then a window.

    danieldanielPäivä sitten
  • It may be an 8 dollar part but his skill would imply that the labor still cost about the same. 🤔😉

    Curtis GregoryCurtis GregoryPäivä sitten
  • I hope you’re gonna turn off the MPH and the Rev Limiter. $65 for the cheapest obd connect 32

    DanomanDanomanPäivä sitten
  • Partition gives you privacy

    james Ejames EPäivä sitten
  • That’s your number 1 fan 🤣

    Rich WrightRich WrightPäivä sitten
  • Hey man can you help me to get tesla for cheaper price pleaseeeee

    Komronbek ZohidovKomronbek ZohidovPäivä sitten

    21boxhead21boxheadPäivä sitten
  • M.B. doesn't mean quality.

    Zerry LoZerry LoPäivä sitten
  • Wow! Nice sheet metal patch! Y'all made that look much too easy.

    Evan PimentalEvan PimentalPäivä sitten
  • Balls

    Ricer ActivitiesRicer ActivitiesPäivä sitten
  • at 7:50 the van is getting the last of its taste of having fedex drivers in it the way he's hucking the packages out lol

    Christian CorseChristian Corse2 päivää sitten
  • Am i the only 15 year old kid here watching bcs you like the vids for the vids and not linda

    marouan ibrahimimarouan ibrahimi2 päivää sitten
  • Gotta love rust repair! "Hey, it's a tiny hole. We'll be done by lunch time." Two days later you have chased that rust hole with the welder half way to the other side of the car and you're looking for two more panels to completely replace because you have discovered more rust under paint. Good job on that patch panel though. Wasn't expecting it to be contoured to match the floor, but makes sense with how large it ended up being. Looks good!

    Agent WestAgent West2 päivää sitten
  • Bro Ain't getting money from Home Depot....

    James SmithJames Smith2 päivää sitten
  • Everyone insulates for heat loss and sound deafens their floor, walls and doors.

    Pieter allen Master BluePieter allen Master Blue2 päivää sitten
  • *I F T H E V A N ' S A R O C K I N ' , D O N ' T C O M E K N O C K I N '*

    KrisKris2 päivää sitten
  • Why do you keep saying Leenda lives in the van? She took a roadtrip in it with a friend and then drove home to her apartment in LA...

    A Baker 71A Baker 712 päivää sitten
  • so where Is the Hot girl at?

    Noel CabralNoel Cabral2 päivää sitten
  • I’m fully convinced rich is a virgin

    Unkownkille RUnkownkille R2 päivää sitten
  • Now, I can understand that your odds are lower in the NE, but did you try a local pick and pull for a similar van and cut a patch panel from it?

    Steven BauerSteven Bauer2 päivää sitten
  • Is this thing getting wrapped!? I don't know if the point is to keep it stealth but that would be so cool!

    Tripp55Tripp552 päivää sitten
  • Hi Rich, how can I reach u regarding a new tech idea?

    P CP C2 päivää sitten
  • $8 for single peice of steel but assuming everyone owns a welder, step bits, drill wire brush heads.....a couple hundred more than advertized really but that's ok. Still a good tut.

    coyotegene86coyotegene862 päivää sitten
  • "Well would ya look at that!" "Would you just look at it?" Ahaha awesome reference. 23:27

    Travis TerrellTravis Terrell3 päivää sitten
  • Lmao the perpetually missing 10mm. Usually it's a 10mm socket, but I suppose the issue afflicts wrenches too!

    Travis TerrellTravis Terrell3 päivää sitten
  • "Grinding and paint makes you the welder you ain't"

    Mark JonesMark Jones3 päivää sitten
  • 21:25 that filename tho

    PatrickPatrick3 päivää sitten
  • Corvette still parked? Lemme get that.

    fakeshemp44fakeshemp443 päivää sitten
  • Cool channel but SO. MUCH. ADVERTISMENT. on top of the actual adsense ads.

    MrBeatboxmastaMrBeatboxmasta3 päivää sitten
  • I think you should buy a DeLorean and turn it into a Tesla.

    lina hsuehlina hsueh3 päivää sitten
  • A white van with no windows on the side or back is a kidnapping van....aka night stalker mobile!😅✌🏾

    Josh T.Josh T.3 päivää sitten
  • Did anyone else notice his opened tabs when he was using the computer? Lmaoooo

    Waleed JWaleed J3 päivää sitten
  • Unnecessarily long runtime. Try to reduce it 👍

    Aryan GoyalAryan Goyal3 päivää sitten
  • Should have bought a used RV instead this seems like too much

    Al PaAl Pa3 päivää sitten
  • For whoever wasn’t using headphones at 12:53 by your parents you are probably dead by now.

    Dylan KniselyDylan Knisely3 päivää sitten
  • Just now realizing the consistency and depth of riches attitude by scrolling through his minicooper thumbnails...

    Alex WattsAlex Watts3 päivää sitten
  • @RichRebuilds please note that this silicone stuff you used for caulking the vent was technically the total wrong stuff. At home in your bathroom the temperature differences summer to winter are not big. But parking the van in the summer sun and driving through winter temeratures requires a stuff that is designed for that and will not crack and leaking. The internet is full of camper van owners crying over leaks because they made it wrong. Do not make the same mistake Leena will have to regretting, please. The right stuff for that is Sikaflex®-252 : is suitable for dynamic loading, structural bonding, Product advantages: 1 part, Elastic, Can be painted, Tolerance compensation, High dynamic load, Vibration-retardant, Non-corrosive, High electrical resistance, Wide range of adhesion, Silicone free Greetings from Germany! Love your channel

    Peter StumpePeter Stumpe3 päivää sitten
  • Hate to say it after the fact but you should have sprayed as much closed cell foam for the exterior walls, roof and doors as possible. That insulation you are using doesn't have much of an R factor regardless of how they advertise it. Also the metal framing that the walls will connect to will cause thermal bridging and bypass your insulation. Insulation is going to be the limiting factor of how comfortable the rig is and how much fuel she uses.

    GunTotn HippieGunTotn Hippie3 päivää sitten
  • Flight of the Navigator!? I was rolling on the floor at the RichHub underwear thing but you had me up and cheering when you mentioned that old movie. I had a big crush on Sarah Jessica Parker from that film. Thank you, good sir

    colormefuckedcolormefucked3 päivää sitten
  • They do all this work on the van, give it to her then she sells it and buys a cheap condo, lol.

    Lawrence BeganyLawrence Begany3 päivää sitten
  • Honestly brother i wouldn't mind to have the old van if you can send it to me in ghana. I wonder why aliens would complain someone living in a van. Please brother i need that old van ain't joking I could make a living out of it believe me.

    Sam ASam A3 päivää sitten
  • The fine gearshift anecdotally scrape because professor uncommonly learn a a past war. ruddy, jumpy appeal

    Vritika BhatiaVritika Bhatia3 päivää sitten
  • Ok Rich, I am volunteering to be the voice of many a viewer. We want to see more of Leenda (and More, meaning her body). Also, I can't believe you are not getting donations or products in the sprinter build, this would be better than paying for a commercial for them!!

    Paul PricePaul Price3 päivää sitten
  • Rich, while the pornhub joke was good I would advise you to reconsider those types of jokes. Some people watch your channel with their kids. No hate or hard feelings. Take care and good luck!

    Winticket7Winticket73 päivää sitten
  • the fan looks like really good quality. you should post a link of for us Bro. warm and cool van with a good sound system too.....

    BlackIce504BlackIce5043 päivää sitten
  • 10mm is annoying

    Ultra JoeUltra Joe3 päivää sitten
  • It still woulda been cool to have a complete barrier between cockpit and rear area.

    Jimmy PageJimmy Page3 päivää sitten
  • Hey what's happening rich just wanted to let you know man your badass bro you build some cool shit. You seem like a cool dude so hell with all them haters out there man. All you haters need to get a life. You're doing some cool stuff bro I love your videos.

    David McGuinnessDavid McGuinness3 päivää sitten
  • I get a general feeling like this is a really half assed attempt at "helping" someone. Any good coming out of this is heavily overshadowed with the general IDGAF attitude, sexual innuendo toward the van or Leenda and general disrespect for the her. Regardless of the existing nature of the channel and the bros having rude banter, this series is all cringe and that lady regardless of her situation doesn't deserve to be treated or talked about like that

    chri5mcchri5mc3 päivää sitten
  • peep the tabs he has opened lmaoo

    BandzBandz3 päivää sitten
  • Grinder and paint makes me the welder I ain't

    Tom CalazTom Calaz3 päivää sitten
  • When it's complete, ask Stepmom to take a look at it to make sure there is no place someone could get stuck in there. I'm sure @Samcrac would appreciate that.

    John DoeJohn Doe3 päivää sitten
  • Everybody loses their 10mm wrenches and sockets. Go figure.

    Sgt AndersonSgt Anderson3 päivää sitten
  • Plz keep us udated with van. Amazing!!!

    Fire Wic GamingFire Wic Gaming3 päivää sitten
  • Rich bought her a Mercedes and a home..... S I M P

    DeadlyBreath9790DeadlyBreath97903 päivää sitten
  • ....the wall you removed was placed there by INTELLIGENT engineers for purposes of SECURITY.... as in.... youknow.... SECURING the Contents in the BACK of the Van....such as.... PEOPLE....

    Neal TaussNeal Tauss3 päivää sitten
  • I didn’t watch it, ofcourse, but I hit the like button. I like cars, not vans 😂😂🤘🏼🤘🏼

    Tiago ShadeTiago Shade3 päivää sitten
  • Great group of guys frfr! I knew he was gonna do this the moment he stepped foot in her camper, game recognize game.

    Lee CarswellLee Carswell3 päivää sitten
  • Almost woke my wife up from laughing. All the "White Knights".......... Like the 40 year olds living in their parents dark basement that are gonna "Take care" of her. They almost sound like the tuning experts that dont even own a car. Keyboard jockeys is the phrase Im looking for..........

    Ralph MentaRalph Menta3 päivää sitten
  • Yeah stealth vanning is very five years ago. No one cares you live in your van.

    The InquisitorThe Inquisitor3 päivää sitten
  • When is the next video coming out, wanne see the process of the van coming toggether ;)

    Fredrik KluwerFredrik Kluwer4 päivää sitten
    • Sunday

      Dennis ChantiloupeDennis Chantiloupe2 päivää sitten
  • Virgin OEM fan VS Chad aftermarket fan

    Aircraft Carrier JoAircraft Carrier Jo4 päivää sitten
  • Once this van build is done, they should call it “Jean Claude Van Daaaaamn”

    Brandon TerryBrandon Terry4 päivää sitten
  • Bryan looks like he loves muscular women :-p

    ShamblerDKShamblerDK4 päivää sitten
  • Rich, you are a certified crazy person! Lmao!

    Sony DroidSony Droid4 päivää sitten
  • if i ever picked up a woman for a date and saw she was living in an rv, i would insist that she stay at my place until she gets her own, id feel guilty and wouldnt sleep knowing that...

    Lou CipherLou Cipher4 päivää sitten
  • Rich, what do you think of the following Chinese EVs: Nio, Xpeng, Li Auto. Some of them are using Nvidia autonomous chip, they're approaching level 5 autonomous. Do you think they're getting close to Tesla?

    Pat londonPat london4 päivää sitten
  • Oh my god this will be the coolest thing ever if Rich found out a way to run the electricity off a Tesla battery pack

    EJ RosarioEJ Rosario4 päivää sitten
  • I'm subscribing just to hear them bullshit lmao 😂

    ClarissaClarissa4 päivää sitten
  • I swear homie with the red flannel sounds like Bert from Sesame Street.

    Robert HernandezRobert Hernandez4 päivää sitten
  • this channel is very important

    reaktor55reaktor554 päivää sitten
  • I watch a lot of car audio videos, and you know I'm actually really impressed by how you guys did the sound deadening along with also doing thermal Insulation at the same time. very cool guys and thanks for showing us that. I did have a question about the solar panels and I know the panels that you're putting on there are very efficient and probably last a long time, however I was wondering about the ones that you can physically attached to the body that are somewhat semi-flexible and wood mold to the surface of the slats up on top of the roof. I was thinking about making my own or at the very least getting the flexible style panels that roll or the ones where you were able to mold them at least closely to the shape of the ceiling of the van. I order myself some solar panels from eBay and was going to do the same thing but I realized that I can't use the regular polycrystalline style without them cracking so I was thinking about getting some small flexible panels that are thin enough to go in between the slats that way it looks like it was integrated within the body. there's a lot of surface area up there and sit sits on top of the roof more than likely it'll never be messed with so it's something I was thinking about doing this summer

    Mickey MishraMickey Mishra4 päivää sitten
  • Next up mod the McQueen !! Not like grind hard plumbing but rich style. New 3D printed gearboxes with bigger gears and plenty of lube!!

    Myself my kids And the vanMyself my kids And the van4 päivää sitten
  • Rich and a body of water are never in the same room. Suspicious.. (Showers aren't bodies of water, baths are though. Here's a cookie for the trouble 🍪)

    Alternate InfiniteAlternate Infinite4 päivää sitten
  • Rich: ..Very well known hardwood store.. Me being snarky: *Walmart*

    Alternate InfiniteAlternate Infinite4 päivää sitten
  • lol i like how you guys buy a van in usa and then that amount of rust is a broblem here u buy an old mercedes van and u can poke ur feet thru the floor of the car XD thats how rusty it would be here because they salt the freaking roads every winter

    AemamuAemamu4 päivää sitten
  • Laughing at Rich as I watch from the comfort of my van. 😆

    David CarterDavid Carter4 päivää sitten
  • Why do you have a head mounted tail light

    Roberto AcostaRoberto Acosta4 päivää sitten
  • Hope you sprayed the inside of the interior with rust inhibitors then a spray called lizard skin sound deadening and insulates

    Moon Rainbow14Moon Rainbow144 päivää sitten
  • Need more videos on the van build!

    Stephanie BaughcumStephanie Baughcum4 päivää sitten
  • In the U.K. 🇬🇧 these sprinters literally rust into the ground right in front of your eyes. If you want to get rid of the rust just get rid if the van.

    Antonio PalmeroAntonio Palmero4 päivää sitten
  • I enjoy that you build a fake loan website just for the meme. I applaud you sir

    Steven PreedySteven Preedy4 päivää sitten
  • Patch panel came out good.

    LodiGlassLodiGlass4 päivää sitten
  • Grinding and paint makes you the welder that you ain’t.

    Lettuce CarrotsLettuce Carrots4 päivää sitten
  • My new hobby is watching uncle rich's caulk harden.........

    maguilar496maguilar4964 päivää sitten
  • you guys need to watch a couple more van build videos! this is absolutely basic insulation. Under the sub floor you gave away a 1/2" of possible insulation, nothing in the walls, despite having those deep cavities. So stop bragging. But its hilarious to watch...

    kululvkululv4 päivää sitten
  • Leenda is going to be so happy!, dam solar and everything!

    DirectControlDirectControl4 päivää sitten