It is no surprise that between the size, ground clearance, and load distribution a camper van makes for a poor off road vehicle. And, after adding 4×4 capability to a cargo van, the center of gravity is raised, making it worse to drive in windy conditions. But, think about it. . .would you really want to drive down roads that risk getting your van stuck, damaged, or totaled, after all of the time and money you put into it? For this reason, we opted to save the money that a 4×4 cargo van would cost (+ $12,000) and use it towards travel expenses instead. Don’t get us wrong, the 4×4 Sprinters are quite sexy and can help when driving on snow or sand, but that’s about it. All of the other terrain that the 4×4 capability could help with, we wouldn’t want to drive our van on anyways. With the right tools, a two wheel drive van can get you everywhere that you want to go and are willing to drive your home.