Back Road Explorer
Built in 2020, Skywalker, a 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170, was designed for a science fiction and fantasy loving family that camps in all seasons in the Pacific Northwest. Skywalker’s interior layout features seating and sleeping for four with two removable captain’s chairs, upper and lower sleeping platforms, and finished with custom upholstery. The upper platform includes a hinging panel that drops down to make a backrest for relaxing. The lower platform can be partially removed in the garage for more storage space.
The power system is made up of two lithium-ion batteries totaling 600Ah, (2) 130 watt solar panels, as well as a secondary alternator. This provides virtually unlimited power to the aftermarket rooftop A/C, induction cooktop stove, fridge, roof fans, lights, and outlets. With a 25-gallon water tank and a hot water heater, warm water for the exterior shower and sink is available.
On the exterior, there’s a custom-built safari roof rack which houses the solar panels, a 50″ lightbar, and two rear load lights. We’ve installed two 6″ lights in the front bumper area for visibility while driving off-road. And to help this rig on its back road adventures, Black Rhino Warlord 18″ wheels with BFGoodrich K02 tires have been added
- Make & Model 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
- Wheelbase 170
- Roof Height High
- Drive 4WD
- Series Peak