NEW LISTING lots of available dates! Beautiful 2017 Mercedes ERA with amazing GAS MILEAGE 19 MPG Diesel! SEATING for 8 in seat belts, SLEEPING for 3-7 depending on ages and sizes of people (see how we sleep 7 below). Duelie back wheels for greater stability. Easy to drive and park. We can teach you how to drive and use it if you have never driven one before. Huge picture windows offer wonderful views. It is practically brand new with just over 9,000 miles on it. Integrated bathroom with shower as well as an outdoor hose to spray down your kids before they get back in! Kitchen has a 3 burner gas stove, sink, fridge with great storage, small freezer and convection microwave (you could even bake a cake if you really wanted to!). There are cubbies all around the cabin for everyone's gear (rent our hitch container for more storage). DVD player and TV in the back. Rear AC, heater, comfortable soft leather-like seats. Outdoor outlets for movies and music, automatic awning with lights. You can camp off the grid with the generator and solar. But, it is best to be plugged in when its an option so you don't eat up your generator gas.
Please become a VERIFIED DRIVER. This will make our process of booking much faster. We will only rent to verified drivers. Please read the rules at the bottom of the page and agree to them. I answer messages within a few hours. Communication through Outdoorsy has been a little spotty. Please include a phone number on your inquiries. If you do not hear from me within a few hours that means that your message probably did not go through. Please message again and/or call or text 650-315-8364. Please do NOT try to contact me through "Instant match" none of the messages seem to be going through. All transactions will go through Outdoorsy. Please line item in a message to me any add ons that you would like to use.
If you plan to tow- please read the bottom of this page and add towing on in the add ons.
More about our ERA:
Beautiful on the inside and out. (Not like the swirly "look we are tourist!" type RVs that are brand new, but look like the came straight out of the 80s!). Everyone wants to see our RV when we are out and says things like you are the "hip" "cool" parents. Ha Ha!
The ERA is marketed at sleeping 2-4 (if you sleep tent style on the back bench).
The back bench can easily fit 4 normal/small sized teenagers or kids OR 3 large adults comfortably to sit and sleep. It automatically reclines into any position while driving and down to a wide king sized bed at night. We have seat belts for 4 on the bench.
Front driver and passenger seats can recline completely and match up with the captain chairs in the main cabin to make 2 beds for children or youth smaller than 140 lbs and about 5'6 or shorter- they usually curl up when they sleep anyway! If you would like that option please select the "twin bed add on" so we can provide the leveling cushions and bedding.
How we fit 7 (2 adults plus 5 kids ranging in age from 5-15): We can fit my husband and I and 2 of our little kids in the king sized bed. 2 more kids on the combo front reclined & middle seats and our 5th child on the floor on a mat. OR we just throw the tent and hammocks outside the RV and let them fend for themselves while we sleep comfortably in the RV.
We bought this amazing RV to take our kids on a 5000 mile road trip to the East coast. We just hope that we all still like each other when we get back. We looked at lots of RVs that slept more people, but could not seat more than 4 in seat belts. Their seats were really uncomfortable and they usually faced each other through a table. That would cause more problems with our kids kicking each other all day. In the ERA everyone has lots of space! Having our own bathroom and kitchen while traveling is INCREDIBLE! Especially when before we bought it, the kids would have to stop at nearly every nasty gas station bathroom every half hour! Then, of course it takes at least 20 minutes to get them all back in the car! Not any more! YEAH! No more "I have to go to the bathroom" or "I'm starving" and dad saying "Too bad, we aren't stopping for 2 more hours"!
Extras available at additional costs:
***TOW capacity is ONLY 5000 lbs and permission to tow will be determined by us. Towing puts more strain and wear on our RV with much more potential for damage. Give us more info on what you are towing, how far and your towing capabilities. Tow fee is $30 a day please add it. Any Towing without permission will be charged and may loose entire deposit. Many owners will not allow towing.
Rent: Tents, sleeping bags, camping chairs, mats, extra coolers etc. We have a variety, so if you need some let us know and we can rent you some of ours.
Rent our Large hitch locking container. (you cannot put the hitch container and the bikes on at the same time)
Rent Hitch Bike rack- Yakima swing out away from the back doors- says it fits 6 bikes but its a bit tight with 6 road bikes. For Mt bikes it would only fit 4. (you cannot put the hitch container and the bikes on at the same time)
Rent a 6 man (fits in the overhead compartments inside the RV)
Rent 10 man instant tent too long for the overhead compartment. you will need to rent the hitch box as well OR put the tent at the feet of the middle captain chairs.
NO FESTIVALS (NO BURNING MAN- PLEASE DO NOT ASK)
NO COOKING FISH or CLEANING FISH (you can use the outdoor hose to clean fish and bring or rent an outdoor gas grill that you can hook straight into the back of the RV. We can rent you one if you don't have your own)
NO INCENSE or other smelly things that are hard remove out of the RV
NO OFF ROADING
NO TOWING without prior permission
Bring RV back with Full tank of DIESEL gas.
CLEANING: You are responsible to bring the RV back clean on the inside and out. This includes inside: vacuum and wipe down seats, vacuum and wipe floor, step etc, sweep, clean all surfaces in bathroom, all surfaces in kitchen, clean and wipe out fridge and freezer, wipe out microwave, wipe down sink, counter and stove area. Clean all dishes, take out all trash, Wipe down seats, clean insides of windows where needed. Outside- wash and dry outside. If you do not want to do all of that or do not have time, please choose the cleaning fee in the add ons. If it is left dirty, we will determine the cost of hiring someone to clean it that will be deducted from your deposit.