“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels
Karlsbad-Van is a 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170 built for a busy family and their headstrong but well-intentioned dog. Their naming convention developed: “Karl, our dog, is often bad and was a rescue from Carlsbad, CA.” We love the lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek nature of this! Van life should be fun and playful.
Karlsbad-Van’s Lonseal Lonridge Moondust interior flooring ensures the two dinette seats covered with Sunbrella Piazza Ruby fabric pop nicely. In addition, these dinette benches include a hidden panel that can fold across the middle, perfect for extra sleeping space. Main sleeping is achieved on the raised, removable 3-panel bed and custom mattress. A 19-gallon freshwater tank supplies the interior sink and exterior shower. The kitchen also features an induction stove and overhead cabinetry with a microwave, refrigerator, and storage space.
With an upgraded power system featuring 630Ah of lithium batteries, a 2,000W inverter, a Wakespeed secondary alternator, and 140W rooftop solar panels, Karlsbad-Van will stay powered up while running off-grid for extended periods with no worries. Underneath all that power is an Agile Off-Road Ride Improvement Package, upgraded 17″ Black Rhino Warlord wheels, and premium BFGoodrich K02 tires.
- Make & Model 2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Wheelbase 170
- Height High
- Drive 4WD