Rent our Vanessa, a Mercedes Sprinter RV Sportsmobile

Vanessa is a well-equipped RV with full bath and kitchen and gets 18 mpg. Like most Class-Bs, Vanessa drives and parks like a car. Unlike most Class-Bs, however, Vanessa has a huge 70x82 bed, 6 seatbelts, a 40-gal freshwater tank, 400AH of battery power, a screen door, 6' 3" of headroom, and a diesel furnace and generator that draw from the van fuel tank. Vanessa is great for boondocking for a week, and for a short trip there is no need to hook up at a campground.

Other great features include huge storage cabinet in back, 4G cell antenna with booster, 7 cu ft fridge/freezer, plumbing freeze protection, lots of counter space, quick conversion from dinette to bed, convenient TV/radio, and we provide dishes, pots, bottom sheet, and more. Vanessa has a 2 inch receiver hitch that will take your bike rack.

Want to bring along your whole family? With 6 seatbelts you can do this safely and and there is plenty of room to carry tents, sleeping bags, and air mattresses in the back. And lots of room to pack food and beverages.

We have listed Vanessa on RVShare.

Driving Vanessa and setting up camp are pretty similar to other RVs with a few exceptions including the diesel furnace and changing from dinette to queen bed. When you come to pick up Vanessa, we will go over everything in detail and answer questions. If you want to be prepared, read the detailed operating instructions PDF files below. It would be good to download these to your mobile device.

Questions? I am the current owner of Vanessa in West Lafayette, Indiana. I will soon give Vanessaa to my son Andrew Elmore in Annapolis, Maryland. You can contact me directly by phone or email, or you can contact either of us through RVshare.

Important rental information

You can park your car on Andrew's property while renting Vanessa.

Vanessa operating instructions (printout to be provided). This covers all appliances and systems.

List of items provided and what you need to pack.

USA Today advice for your first time rental

How-to videos (more coming)

Setup the dinette and super-size bed

Details for major appliances

Sprinter brief operating instructions

Battery monitor operating instructions

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Furnace operating instructions

Vent fan operating instructions

Generator operating instructions

Audio visual electronics

Kenwood radio operating instructions

Jensen radio operating instructions

TV antenna operating instructions

TV signal amp operating instructions