With a new year rolling in, now’s the perfect time to realign your travel goals. Whether you’re bright-eyed and new to the camper van culture or a seasoned adventurer looking to upgrade your ride, 2022 has plenty to offer in way of sprinters. The Mercedes chassis has become renowned for good reason with all of the greatest cockpit features and 4×4 driveability needed to make for a memorable trek towards the most coveted destinations across the country.
From boondocking and overlanding to day tripping around town, there’s a Mercedes sprinter for every type of travel. If you’re looking to ring in the new year with the best of the best, read on to discover our list of top picks to keep your eye on.
Take next year’s travels to greater limits with Winnebago’s most popular camper van. Housed on a 4×4 Mercedes Benz sprinter chassis with an outstanding 8-inch clearance and traction control, there’s nowhere you can’t go in this ingeniously designed vehicle. It’s no wonder why the Revel is an off-roader’s instant must-have, satisfying boundless travel goals with the power of two LiFePO batteries, operatable via Bluetooth. This rec van also delivers all of the self-sustainability for an extended off-grid stay with the clean and renewable provided by solar panel add-ons. Whether you’re out overlanding for weeks on end or wish to unplug in the heart of nature, the Revel features all of the flexibility you’ll need for rest and activity. Kick back to an outstanding nature view with the one-of-a-kind power lift bed that conveniently converts into a workstation or gear garage for your intrepid excursions. Pack in your mountain bikes, ski gear, and picnic accessories without the worry of feeling cramped.
The Revel’s storage opportunity extends into the wet bath, easily transforming into a gear closet should you wish to bring along additional outdoor rec accessories. Treat yourself to any sort of mobile meal with the galley’s removable counter extension, storable induction cooktop, and a refrigerator that is accessible from both inside and outside the van. Prep and enjoy your meals beneath cool awning shade at your convenience with the thoughtful addition of exterior table space. These highlighted design details only mark the beginning of all the Revel has to offer. Looking for a rugged off-road-ready van that can easily adapt between your long-haul and weekend travel plans without compromise, this customer favorite won’t ever let you down.
- 3-liter Turbo Diesel Engine to power through rough terrain
- Hassle-free heavy-duty vinyl flooring for easy cleaning
- Removable pedestal dinette table for flexible seating arrangement
- Keep warm in peace and quiet with the Hydronic Heating System
- 21-gallon fresh water and holding tank capacities
- 5-gallon cassette toilet for easy pit stops wherever you are
- Removable roof ladder provides unique vista viewing and easy solar panel access
Who says you have to compromise creature comforts when you’re roughing it on rugged terrain? This luxury sprinter comes on a Mercedes 2500 4×4 chassis, making it a perfect fit for both off-road and in-town travel. Available in two floorplan options, the Tranquility will transform to you every need while you’re on the go. Take your remote work to any destination your heart desires with a convertible rear bench and king-size bedding (19P) or kick back with friends and family with spacious bench seating and rear bedding with an abundance of underneath storage (19L). The 190-watt solar paneling with charge control allows you to extend your unplugged travels. This sprinter also comes with a wet bath equipped with a cassette toilet that brings incredible convenience to boondockers and overlanders alike.
No matter which floorplan you choose, you’ll enjoy an array of distinguished details and conveniences. The living area includes a 24” TV and JBL Flip 5 portable waterproof speaker for entertaining guests and relaxing on your own. Whether you’re kicking back or getting productive with a work project, several USB ports throughout the sprinter will keep your devices charged at hand’s reach. A telescoping ladder is stored with easy access and the rear bike rack yields the strength and space to carry two full sized bicycles. Taking on the road is a treat in itself with operating controls thoughtfully placed right on the steering wheel. The Tranquility is fit to handle rough terrains, tights spaces, and frigid weather with safe driving features including on-demand 4WD, back up monitoring, and exterior mirror heating. Click here for a full spotlight feature on this incredible Mercedes rec van.
- Back alloy wheels and optional off-road tires
- Truma® Combi water heating system
- Easy-to-clean linoleum flooring
- Thule bike rack, LED lighted power awning, roof ladder, and roof rack
- Winegard ConnecT 2.0 all-in-one Wi-Fi extender, 4G hit spot, and TV antenna
- Store more battery charge while off-the-grid with the Re(Li)able® system (optional)
Treat yourself to a new age of adventure as you tour through the most coveted corners of nature with fuel-efficient reliability dressed in modern luxury. Integrated driving safety features include active break assist, blind-spot monitoring and a wiper activation rain sensor, granting you peace of mind as you chart new territory. No matter what you envision for your future travel plans, the Era is yours in several floorplan styles including a dual twin bed layout (70A), a rear lounge that converts into a queen-size bed (70B/70X), an expansive lounge space with a fourth removable companion seat (70X), or greater refrigeration space for your mobile meals (70B).
An optional 4×4 upgrade is yours if you wish to wander further away from civilization into the heart of nature. Should you ever find yourself with the need to charge or fuel up, the Truma Combi Eco Plus heating system allows you to conveniently flex your travels between gas and electric power modes. Now that’s brilliant. Sink into sumptuous ultra-leather comfort whether at the cockpit for a long-distance drive or kicking back in your living area lounge. The galley and dining area deliver a full menu of fine dining details including Corian countertops, a two/three-burner cooktop with glass cover, microwave (or microwave-convection oven), stainless steel sink, and compressor refrigerator. However you wish to realign your adventure resolutions, Winnebago’s Era is certain to deliver a five-star experience tailored to you own travel tastes and goals.
- Eco-friendly 200-watt solar panel battery charge system for extended boondocking
- Monitor and control light, awning, generator, tank, and battery functions with Precision Plex app accessibility
- 10.25″ MBUX infotainment system and integrated voice interface
- Super-silent Coleman Mach 10 NDQ A/C system for keeping cool in the quiet of nature
- Powered patio awning with LED porch light and exterior speaker system for late-night campground kick-backs
- Mud-track step system keeps your interior space free from unwanted grime
- Side door screen included for fresh air and an open-view feel
- A 5,000 lb trailer hitch and 7-pin wiring connector for plentiful tow capacity
This adventure van is a dream come true for overlanders and off-grid wanderers. From expansive storage opportunity to intrepid 4×4 drivability, the all-new REKON is tailored to meet the unique needs of extended travelers. If you wish to take your van out for a commute or day trip, simply remove the flexible murphy bed to create more space. The rear of the coach is lined with expansive cargo netting to keep your camper accessories secure as you venture through any topography. A fold-down garage workstation is also included for your productivity and hands-on projects. Adjust your dimmable LED lighting to the perfect setting when you’re getting cozy with a book or prepping gear for tomorrow’s excursions. A 10-inch full color touchsreen panel brings modern efficiency to your battery and temperature controls while four 100AH Eco-Ion Earth Smart Lithium batteries power you through your journey. A 400-watt solar panel package is included to extend your off-grid stays.
Adapt your galley for the perfect meal whether you wish to enjoy a bite inside or outside with the top-loading Truma portable fridge/freezer. The induction cooktop is portable too, allowing you to unteather for a picnic beneath the power awning. Refresh after a long day in a private enclosed wet bath, complete with a shower curtain, handheld showerhead, and portable cassette toilet with a swiveling bowl. The bath area’s shelving is adjustable to neatly fit your toiletries and towels, with removable closet rods and shelves. Every inch of this incredible camper is covered in space conscious detail, making the next big deal for the most adventurous travel types in the the outdoor rec community.
- Travel year-round with four-season coach capability
- Toyo all-terrain tires and Black Rhino Havasu rims
- Enjoy a breezy view with the side and rear door roll-up screens
- Easy-to-clean premium vinyl flooring and marine-grade polymer surfaces
- LP BBQ quick connect
- Casette toilet for simplified and minimized pit stops
Go off the charts with Thor Motor Coach’s signature luxury and 4×4 mobility. A 2500 Mercedes sprinter chassis will whisk you away to your happy place with back alloy wheels (and optional off-road tires) to provide a smooth ride through any terrain. Top-of-the-line cockpit details including telescoping steering, leather seating, and hands-free mobile device control (Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™) make for easy and enjoyable navigation, no matter how far you wish to go. Feel free to tow along all of your adventure toys with a 3,500 pound trailer hitch capable of carrying your ATV, kayak set, or small boat! The Sanctuary lives up to its name with a 190-watt solar system powered to extend your nature stays while you use the Winegard ConnecT system to stay connected with work and friends.
Breath in the fresh air and take in stunning surrounding sights with screen door coverage at the rear and side doors. Enjoy natural surroundings as you take your meal prep outside, thanks to the fold-out exterior table. This model comes in two floorplans specialized for solo travelers, camper couples, and outdoorsy adventure hosts. Choose between spacious rear bedding rear bedding (19L) or ample bench seating (19P) to create the perfect space for your own travel goals. Both floorplan options feature a wet bath fully equipped with a boondocker-friendly cassette toilet, curtained shower, and sink. If you’re looking for a rec van that sets a remarkable standard for every aspect of travel, from work and play, the Sanctuary will undoubtedly fuel your passion to explore.
- Re(Li)able® lithium battery system rechargeable with 190-watt solar power
- Compact size provides easy navigation in city settings
- Cruise control for easy long-distance driving
- Enjoy warm showers with the Truma Combi water heating system
- Easy-to-clean linoleum flooring and TecnoForm cabinetry
- Winegard ConnecT 2.0 all-in-one WiFi extender, 4G hotspot, and TV antenna
- Travel to your favorite tunes with the JBL FLIP speaker and wall mount system
Bringing the best of both worlds of energy efficiency and tech innovation, the Boldt is a standalone masterpiece. Envision a future of solar ready travel thanks to an impressive lithium-based Pure3 Advanced Energy System, accessible and trackable through a unique myVolta smartphone app. Access charging status, estimated run time, pack temperature, and power usage from anywhere at your convenience while the Boldt runs on 12,800 watt-hours of eco-friendly power. Explore the finest moments of every season with the comfort of surrounding high-grade insulation and Truma Combi® Eco Plus heating. While the Mercedes sprinter chassis already brings the drivability for an easy ride, the Boldt can be upgraded with 4×4 and solar capabilities to take your journeys further. This wonder van will bring a whole new meaning to feeling one with nature with a quiet power system that seamlessly blends you into your current environment without need for a shoreline. No matter where your course takes you, surrounding safety sensors will keep you from collisions both on the road and in the thick of the wilderness. Simply pull up and park yourself in the destination of your dreams to make camp beneath the breezy shade of a powered roof awning.
The Boldt’s interior is as stunning as it is easy to keep clean with vinyl flooring and the choice between high-gloss or walnut cabinetry. Storage and organization are yours to personalize with adjustable tough-track mounts and slidable baskets. This modern camper comes in two floorplan options, allowing the freedom for you to choose the location of your wet bath and lounge space. If your travel style leans towards contemporary tech and luxury, this boundless Class B was built for you.
- Upgrade your energy efficiency with two 115-watt solar panels
- In-coach water lines keep your water warm in frigid climates
- 10.25″ MBUX infotainment system with an interactive voice interface for effortless navigation
- Easy conversion between your bedroom (two twins or a single queen) into a benched living room space with the Flex Bed System
- LED headlights for optimum driving visibility in the dark
- Optional aluminum wheel, roof rack, and roof ladder upgrades are available
- Tow along your adventure gear with the 5,000 lb. hitch upgrade
Best known for their one-of-a-kind eye for eye for rugged adventure, Storyteller Overland has mastered the way of the Mercedes sprinter Spirit. It all started with the release of the Classic 4×4 MODE which paved the way for off-road travel. Today, you have three specialized modes of transportation to meet your specific recreation style and needs. Enjoy straightforward overlanding with the Classic, town to campground flexibility with the Stealth, or boundless off-road travel with the Beast.
Each of the three MODE styles run on a powerful 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine with 7-speed transmission and electronic traction. An outstanding towing capacity of 5,000 pounds allows you to gear up for any activity from boating and kayaking to jet skiing. Powerful 18” wheels set the standard of all-terrain travel while the two 45W solar panels are optionally expandable to up to 600 watts of energy. Store power while you’re on the go with the M-Power 12 kWH energy storage system powered by Volta. The MODE remains ever-flexible with manufacturer unique features including the Dreamweaver bed and convertible work surface, GrooveLounge adjustable seating and bedding, storable Halo shower system and portable toilet. Key exterior details include a power awning with dimmable LED lighting, a tubular side mount ladder, running boards, and a rugged roof rack with sonic wedge deflection. If you’re looking for an innovative adventure van that’s as unique as your travel plans, check out our full spotlight guide on everything we love about Storyteller Overland and the models this manufactur has to offer.
- 4×4 AWD, electronic rraction System and low range gear for the toughest terrains
- MBUX multimedia system with 10.25” touchscreen
- Diesel fired environment and water heating system
- Storyteller Updog rear step for quick and comfortable garage access
- Secure your gear with the interior I-Track locking system
- M-Power 12kWh energy storage system powered by Volta
- Power through your adventure with the 3600W power inverter
Midwest Automotive Designs brings one of the most versatile Mercedes campers in the market with three unique Passage layouts to choose from. The Lounge (170 EXT), Loft (170 STD), and the 144. Each style is finished with a touch of luxury while delivering a specialized camper space for both nature and everyday travel. Whether you choose the rear lounge layout for on and off road weekend trips or the spacious loft bedding for a comfortably cozy boondocking escape, the Passage provides ample overhead storage space in exquisite wood veneer cabinetry with a stunning polished finish. Both layouts include a removable dinette/table, creating the perfect area for working on the road, along with a 100-watt solar system to prolong your dry camping agenda. Before you refresh in the comfort in your rec van, you can always wash sand, dirt, and dust off with the handy exterior shower, making it even easier to keep both you and your Passage clean between excursions.
If your heart is set on off-road advanture, the 144 comes with bolder features including larger 18″ Barabus wheel and tire upgrades and easy-access black/grey tank gravity dump gates. Take all of your outdoor recreation hobbies with you and pack in all of your favorite adventure gear with a rear hitch and rooftop rack. Staying true to the standard of leisure, this model is complete with most features found in the original Passage model, along with two comparable layouts to choose from. Four-wheel drive can be added on to any of the three available floor plans. What does your dream Passage look like?
- Digital touchscreen Multiplex coach controls for navigation comfort and convenience
- 2000 watt inverter, charger, and transfer switch to power through any adventure
- Dual battery charging system with monitor control
- LP remote file 15.1 gal capacity for extended dry camping
- Power drop-down bed (optional)
- 600 Amp HR lithium eco-freedom package W/BMS & battery boost (optional)
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