Sprinter CamperVan with Solar-powered Kitchen/Shower; Sleeps and Seats 5

Camper vanSOUTH BEND, IN
5 guests
Sleeps 5
22 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

This custom-built, solar-powered 2020 Mercedes Sprinter camper van seats and sleeps up to 5 people with a second row of DOT-approved seats for 3 that fold up when not in use.Casper the Van comes with a complete kitchen with a big fridge/freezer, sink, hot water, induction stove, and InstantPot. A large table fits 5 people for eating and playing games inside the van on rainy days. An induction stove and extension cord let you cook outdoors on a picnic table. Casper comes with a complete set of dishes, tableware, cookware, and French Press coffee maker with a set of spices, tea, and coffee so you can make your morning coffee and spend more time relaxing!Casper has a compost toilet and hot shower for rinsing off and cleaning up.Instead of a propane tank or loud generator, Casper makes electricity with solar panels (525 watts) on the roof and a big bank of batteries as well as a 3000-watt inverter. This provides power for inside lighting, fans, USB ports, and refrigerator. The batteries store enough electricity to cook at least 3-4 meals for a family of 5 before recharging (by driving or via solar).Casper has a 25-gallon freshwater tank, a 4-gallon hot water heater, and a 10-gallon greywater tank with easy draining access under the van.Two roof fans and wool insulation keep the van cool in summer and an auxiliary cabin heater keeps the van warm for 4 season camping.Casper comes with a full set of insulated window shades for stealth camping and privacy. A Moonshade awning attaches to the van but is also portable for taking to the beach!Sleeping areas include a queen-sized bed at the top and an extra wide single on the bottom for one adult or 2 kids. There is also a "cab bunk" system for adding two kid-sized beds over the front seats.There is an internal bike rack large enough for up to 2 adult and 3 kid bikes.Save $ on hotels, restaurants, and rentals with this all-in-one adventure van with great fuel economy (between 20 and 26MPG). What's includedFresh linens, all cookware and eating ware, internal bike mounts, camping chairs, small camping table, induction stove with extension cord to use outside, Moonshade awning.RecommendationsWe used Casper the Van to camp all over North America, inluding a month-long camping trip in July 2023 to Alaska and the Yukon (phenomenal!). We have taken our kids on legendary family bonding trips through most of the National Parks in North America. In the summer we love going to Michigan state parks or over to Wisconsin or southern Indiana. We also love the Black Hills of South Dakota, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park. And in the winter, we head south to the Everglades, Big Bend National Park in Texas, or many of the parks in Utah or Arizona. Other things to notePets are welcome! Ask us for tips on traveling with your pet.We also rent out our tent, paddle board, cat backpack, or dog trailer for a bike for small fee.Rules:No smoking or illegal substances of any kind in van. ($500 fee for violating)
No off-road driving - this is not a 4x4 ($500 fee plus any damage to vehicle if violated).
Wear your seatbelt when driving. All passengers must be belted while van is moving. We are not responsible for any injuries from renter negligence.Follow road speed rules - no speeding. Renters are responsible for all tickets or citations.
Please cook all strong-smelling foods such as fish, curry, bacon, or messy foods outside of the van. Smells can linger a long time in the van.
Please handle Casper with care. This van is our home away from home. Please do your best to keep Casper the Van clean by wiping up your spills and cleaning up.


2020 Mercedes Sprinter
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 25 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 24.5 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Inside Shower
  • Outside Shower
  • Solart
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen Sink

Meet your host, Lisa

Member since 2023

Our family has camped all over North America. We work at the University of Notre Dame and we have two kids. We love camping in Michigan at the many state parks throughout the state. We've taken our kids on big camping trips to national parks and these have been the highlights of our family life... nothing compares to the sheer awe of climbing a mountain, kayaking in a pristine lake, or sitting on a lakeshore and reading with a glass of wine. For many years we camped with a car and tent. Now we really love the convenience and comfort of our camping van. We built our own Sprinter camping van because we couldn't find anything out on the market that had the solar power and design that we wanted.

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 120 free miles / day
Pets are welcome! No additional pet fee, but pet damage taken out of security deposit.
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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Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Airport pickup-dropoff
South Bend, Indiana airport only. Between hours of 6am and 10pm. Cost is each way.
Bike Carrier for Dog
Attach a carrier to your bike to let your dog join you on a bike path
Cabbunk Beds
This is a bunk bed that goes over the two front seats in the cab for children or short, light adults

Availability and rates


There’s a 1 night minimum stay

  • Security deposit: $1,500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $145.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Sprinter CamperVan with Solar-powered Kitchen/Shower; Sleeps and Seats 5


Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
We live near the South Bend airport and Amtrak station. Willing to meet renters at either of these locations for drop-off or pick-up.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
A complete manual of all features is above the passenger sun visor to answer any questions for the van that you can think of. (Really)

Q.How do the electric, water and sewage hook up work while setting up at the campground?
Casper is fully contained. With a 25 gallon tank that is easy to fill with the included garden hose, there is no need to be connected at an RV site for water. With 300ah of battery power, there is no need for an electrical hook-up, but if you are running low there is a plug attached to the inverter that can be plugged in at a 110 RV site. The composting toilet means not having to connect to sewage, but you will have to empty the pee bin occasionally.



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