Rent And "Runway"! - Open space 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

58 reviews
Class BWilmington, NC
2 guests
Sleeps 2
13 ft. long
Pet friendly

Simplicity is the thing in this "Runaway"!
This van we named "Runaway" is a 13 feet in length (6' ceiling) cozy freedom nest that will take you places you can only imagine! Park anywhere your heart wishes to soak in the scenery.
The open floor plan makes the van incredibly comfortable when traveling as you can convert from a full bed at night to a wide open van during the day. Conversion of Runaway was completed in 2020.

Bring your furry copilot with you!

Two seat belts only allow two people riding. Sleeps two people.

The Van features a 12V power system with 220 AH of AGM storage. You can easily charge your phones, computers, plug in fans etc.

Heating / Cooling: When not running on the Van's Core AC, the van relies on a 7500K Maxxair Fan which pulls air in and pushes out (Remote Control Included). The van is insulated with 300 SqFt of Havelock Wool. Extra fan included.

Kitchenette: Butcher block counter top with tile backsplash and storage space in-between counter and cooler for camping stove. One burner butane stove included.

Plumbing / Water Supply: The sink in the kitchenette includes a 7 gallon fresh water tank and 4 gallon grey water tank, and a hand pump faucet.

Bathroom: No typical bathroom. We use designed toilet seat with biodegradable bags and that perfectly works for us. We use portable shower designed as a bag with a shower head attachment to be used outside.

Sleeping: Two leaves store under the driver side bench and unfold in-between both benches creating a full size bed. The cushions are a full size 6" memory foam mattress, super comfortable!

Living Space: Front passenger seat swivels and can be used for additional living space seating. Driver bench features a 12"x36" wood pull out on 500 lbs. rated slides that can be used as an outside table or cook top.

Outdoor Living Space: Rooftop patio! Our favorite. Features 5'x6' patio made of treated lumber.

What's included

Cooler, Yeti 45L, brand new, cutting board, storage for utensils, dishes, and pantry space.
Linens and towels (if requested).

Recommendations

Charlotte NC, Myrtle Beach NC, California, Wrightsville beach NC, Outer Banks NC, Charleston NC, Asheville NC, Blue Ridge Mountains, Black Mountain, Charlotte NC

Other things to note

DIESEL ONLY.
No smoking please. The fees will be charged to your account if this rule is not respected.
This is not a 4x4 vehicle and is not to be driven on sand and dirt roads.


Features

2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 7 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Automatic transmission
  • Gray water: 4 gal

Amenities

  • CD player
  • Radio
  • Kitchen sink
  • Stove
  • Ceiling fan
  • Backup camera
  • Inverter

Meet your host, Maria

Member since 2021

World traveler. Living a simple life.

Usually answers in less than 24 hours


Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 200 free miles / day

This is a non-smoking vehicle. The penalty for smoking will be $200, deducted from your security deposit.
This is not a 4x4 vehicle and is not to be driven on sand and dirt roads.

24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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There’s a 4 night minimum stay

Fees
  • Security deposit: $500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $25.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Rent And "Runway"! - Open space 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Dates



Reviews

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Cleanliness

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Maintenance

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Value

5

Listing Accuracy

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Guest photos

Brandon R.

September 20225

Even better than we expected! We had a wonderful time. No regrets. The van was perfect. Very fuel efficient and set up well. Bed is comfortable too. Maria has been great to work with.

4 Photos submitted by Brandon R B.

John W.

July 20225

Had a great time! Maria so so helpful and we appreciate her letting us use her awesome mb sprinter.

4 Photos submitted by John W.

Caleb M.

June 20225

Wow- This van was an absolute dream. We rented Runaway for a week & went to
Outer Banks. Maria was so sweet & kind, & most of all genuinely excited &
interested in our plans. She offered us tips & ideas for places to explore.
She was wonderful to work with. The van was easy to drive with all of the
safety features like blind spot warning lights, lane assist, & back up
camera. It was comfortable & cozy in all the right ways. It was equipped
with everything we needed & even some added touches like an extra fan & the
magnetic bug screen which allowed us to enjoy the ocean breeze & sounds at
night. We enjoyed sunsets & sunrises on the rooftop patio- my favorite
feature. What an amazing experience. We would recommend Runaway and renting
from Maria to anyone!

Maria’s answer

Ohhhh, thank you guys!! This warms my heart so much! It was such a pleasure meeting you two beautiful souls and to be a part of your journey to maybe getting your own van was my honor. Thank you for the great review and I hope to cross paths again some day! all love, maria

Tiffany T.

May 20225

Absolutely loved our time in the Runaway! We took her to the Outer Banks for a perfect long weekend. She was easy to drive and the bed was super comfortable! Maria was a pleasure to work with! Easy communication and she even let us move our dates at the last moment due to a storm on the coast. Now our pup is begging us to buy our own van!

Maria’s answer

Hey guys, what a pleasure to be able to share Runaway with you!
Thank you for the kind words, I hope that you decide to get one of your own vans and make your furry love happy!

5 Photos submitted by Tiffany T.

Gemma K.

March 20225

Renting this van was the best thing I have ever done since getting to the US! I loved driving this van and I am from the UK, so initially driving was a worry, but 'she' was so comfortable to drive and the safety features took all that worry away especially the blind spot warning lights. It has everything you need - all the basics plus some added extras. Maria is the nicest person and has made the van feel so cosy! She made sure I was comfortable with all the controls before I left and threw in alot of useful extras so I hardly needed anything. There is a battery under the front seat which is easily charged when driving and supplies lights and power to charge your phone etc at night. The bed was comfortable and easy to set up in the evening. I took it on a round trip from Wilmington NC up to VA and MD and then down the skyline drive and blueridge parkway and back to Wilmington. It was the best way to see as much as I could and I felt very safe on my own. Due to cold weather and no heating I would maybe recommend this van for warmer nights unless you plan taking one, but it was still a pleasant experience and I was aware of this before I rented. I would recommend this van to anyone wanting try out van life for the first time. It has certainly made me want to do it again soon! I am already missing life on the road so much and I can't thank Maria enough for being so helpful throughout the whole experience. I now have Runway to thank for some of my most treasured memories!! 10/10

Maria’s answer

Awww, just seeing this Gemma! I am so, so happy that you got to enjoy it and truly appreciate you for taking such good care of it! I hope to see you around and have you take the Runway out again! Above all, I am so grateful to have met you genuine, gorgeous soul!! Maria xoxo

8 Photos submitted by Gemma K.

John &.

October 20215

Hard to imagine how our trip could have been better. The wood-paneled interior created a cozy cabin experience, so we enjoyed just being inside it at our campsite. The powerful diesel engine performed well on mountain roads or through urban traffic. But be careful, the drive is basically that of a light truck or small bus, not a minivan. We climbed up top and watched the sunset from the roof--so well designed. It was definitely on my wife's bucket list. Don't forget to put diesel fuel in the tank, and we found the actual stove provided was not the propane two burner shown in the photo. But I was able to get a refund for the bottles I purchased and didn't need. This arrangement overall is put together with taste and sensitivity with few drawbacks, by someone who likes to make people happy. If you have no problem with the driving, you otherwise can't go wrong with this.

2 Photos submitted by John & Yeoun Soo G.



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Wilmington, North Carolina

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