Upgraded 4x4 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Sportsmobile 18'

4 guests
Sleeps 4
18 ft. long
Pet friendly

Low mileage, well taken care of, fully loaded Diesel 4x4 2017 Mercedes Sprinter "TheRover or Rover" that had a complete build out done by the industry leader Sportsmobile. Rover can sleep 4 with the pop top Penthouse (2 up top and 2 on the convertible bed below) but 4 adults would be tight so better as 2 adults and 2 kids. Has all the amenities you need for on or off-road "glamping" exploration complete with Ralph Lauren Down pillows, cotton sheets, down comforter with duvet as a treat after a long day out exploring.It also includes an air compressor, upgraded sound system with seperate power switch, and two panel solar system to keep your batteries topped off for the ultimate in boondocking.Enjoy all that the Rover has to offer with its mini fridge, microwave, central air heater system, hot water, and coffee maker and grinder. Rental also includes 2 camp chairs, 2 tables, hammock, awning, and ground tarp along with 2 burner coleman stove & full cookware.It has ultra powerful off road light bars but not a high clearance 4WD vehicle that should be taken on 4WD trails designed for Jeeps and other off road vehicles. We can answer questions on any planning considerations as we are a tandem of a professional landscape photographer and travel writer so we have been around!Our sprinter van is cleaned between rentals to the strictest of Covid CDC guidelines to insure you and family's safety and we are both vaccinated.Pets welcome. But no smoking in the rig for you or your furry friend.Please message if you see a date blocked out as sometimes we can arrange for pickup or dropoff before or after those dates.There are 5 seatbelts in Rover so bring the entire family. The entire van has loads of safety features from blind spot detection, collision avoidance, and airbags.
What's includedWhat’s included?
• Freshly washed bedding including blankets and down comforter with duvet.
• Kitchen amenities including towels, washcloths, and tablecloth.
• 2 sets of glassware for champagne, beer glasses, and wine glasses.
• 2 down pillows and pillowcases (If you need more just ask)
• Towels for shower / beach towels
• 14 gallons of fresh water
• Pots, pans, 2 burner propane stove and fuel.
• Full kitchen setup with 4 sets of silverware, plates. Includes things like spatulas, knives, cutting boards, measuring cups, citrus squeezer, mixing bowls, Tupperware, kitchen tongs, etc.
• Stocked with cleaning essentials including bug spray, disinfectant spray, dish soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.
• 2 camp chairs, 2 camp tables along with camp box that includes hatchet and saw for fire making.
• Ground tarp specially designed to let sand and debris through the top but not the bottom.
• Full blind system for total privacy including drapes that snap across the front windows when parked.
For longer rentals (1 week or longer) we have a rocket box that can be put on top for you along with a hitch mounted bike rack and lock for 4 bikes. These are free for the 1 week or longer rentals and can be rented for a fee for the shorter trips.
RecommendationsRover has been all over the Western US and Canada. Check out https://www.paradoxtravels.com/camper-van-road-trip for some of our roadtrips. This rig is also great for trips to the national parks of California and is great for driving Highway 1. Key to note that it fits into a regular parking space and is as easy to drive as a surburban or full size truck.
Other things to noteYou can take Rover off road (Unlike most rentals) onto Forest Service Roads, BLM access roads, but special care needs to be shown to avoid more extreme 4WD roads or anything that is considered OHV or High Clearance 4WD If you want to do that kind of 4WD we can rent you our Jeep. You will find the vehicle has everything you need for longer duration trips or quick getaways.We charge a pet fee of $50 but this includes poop bags, dog bowls, and some other things plus a more throughout cleaning after its returned.If you use the porta pottie, please dump it (Can go into any toilet) or you will have to pay a $75 fee.We offer free parking in the safety in front of our house for your rig while you use Rover. If you fly into San Luis Obispo we can pick you up at the airport and drop you off at the end of the trip most likely. 3 night minimum currently with 10% discount for 7 day and 20% for monthly rentals. The 125 miles per day is an average. What we have found is most trips you will burn a-lot of miles getting to where you want to go, but few after. This seems to work for most people.There is a $1,000 security deposit and we kindly ask that you have seen 30 trips around the sun before renting with us (Minimum age for rental is 30). We will also run an MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) on your driver's license, so if you have a recent DUI or reckless driving we reserve the right to not rent to you.


2017 Sportsmobile 18'
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 14 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 17 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Outside shower
  • Solar
  • Audio inputs
  • Radio
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Microwave

Meet your host, Nic & Jen

Member since 2020

We love taking the Rover off the grid and exploring remote back roads and quiet places. Nothing like a good nap or a warm bed to come back to after a long day out exploring. Favorite trips so far are the Canadian Rockies but we love exploring the US Parks. We have all sorts of itineraries we can share with you.

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 125 free miles / day
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Availability and rates


There’s a 3 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $1,000.00 (refundable)
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Patti D.

September 20235

Nik an Jen were both great. Answered all questions promptely had a booklet with important info. explained. The rig looks better in person then the photos on Outdoorsy . It was clean with a comfy bed and fully stocked. We had a great time.

Andrea S.

June 20235

We loved our time with this van. The communication was timely and super helpful. The van was spotless, the bedding comfortable and it has everything you need for a wonderful glamming experience. We will be renting again!

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Denise C.

May 20235

Nic and Jen's Sprinter with pop top is AWESOME! Great for a family of 4 - the kiddos LOVED playing in the pop top, hours of fun! We also loved having the porta potty for nighttime bathroom needs for the kiddos when it was not convenient to walk all the way over to the camp ground bathrooms. It was also super easy to dump. The Sprinter drives like a truck / large SUV, very easy and fits anywhere. You can basically pull this puppy up to where you would normally pitch your tent and it fits right there as Nic and Jen state in their listing. My husband slept up top with our 5 year old daughter, and my son and I slept on the bed below. We also loved that everything comes with the van, coffee maker, grinder, dishware and cutlery for 4 people, all you really need. We tried to pack as light as a family with 2 small kids can, and we mostly succeeded! My husband and I are also tall people, so it was nice to have the pop top up when working in the galley prepping or using the sink. You will not need a generator with this rig, the batteries and solar power are all you need. We used the inverter for the coffee maker and some other plug in items, then would turn it off after use. Overall, such a great weekend with the Stover Rover! Thanks Nic and Jen!!

Mark S.

November 20225

Rover was my first camper van adventure. Rover is a fully pedigreed Sportsmobile camper van build, and with extra touches from the hosts, Rover strikes an unusual balance between offroad readiness and glamping amenities. Nic and Jen are excellent hosts, and they patiently answered all my newbie questions for my first van adventure. The hosts even offer a website to further educate individuals like me who are still on the steep end of the learning curve with all things related to camper vans.

Nic & Jen’s answer

We were so glad to have you Mark! Come back anytime.

Evan L.

September 20225

We had a great time renting from Nic & Jen…great communication, very helpful at both pickup and drop off, and their van was as advertised. No issues whatsoever on our trip up the coast and back. Thank you!

Nic & Jen’s answer

Hi Evan... it was so nice to have you and your family! We hope to see you again, but also look forward to you having a Sprinter of your own soon!

Barbara &.

July 20225

We rented this vehicle for an extended trip in 2022 from mid-April into
early summer throughout the American West. We had a wonderful trip; the
camper was very well equipped, and it fully met our expectations. The
owners had excellent communication with us throughout the experience and
provided a detailed manual for operating the vehicle and its amenities. We
did not encounter any mechanical problems or other issues during the trip.
With its 4-wheel drive capability we never got stranded. It was a
comfortable space for us to travel both in the arid, hot southwest and the
colder, rainy northwest. Its power system with solar panels is ample and
efficient. We travelled fully off-grid even through rainy and cloudy
periods; we never had to hook up to electric service anywhere. We would
gladly rent this camper again for another road trip through our beautiful

Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
We both work from home so it can be picked up almost anytime. As mentioned if you fly into San Luis Obispo we can pick you up or if you drive here, we are happy to let you leave your car in front of our home.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
Yes! We give you a very detailed reference manual for how to operate the RV complete with pictures and step by step instructions.

Q.How do the electric, water and sewage hook up work while setting up at the campground?
Most of the time with the 2 solar panels and the batteries means you won't need to hookup to power. It does not have a direct sewer hookup. No need to be held back by having to connect to utilities.


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