Vanica Patrick: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Family-Friendly Vanica Patrick
Mercedes-Benz Sprinters that seat and sleep four are rare. Ones that have seating for five are even rarer still! But you found one in Vanica Patrick; there is a factory installed bench seat directly behind the cockpit with three seatbelts. This vehicle is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking to hit the open road and find adventure; it’s also great for those who want to sample #vanlife for extended periods of time.
If you are looking for something way more comfortable than camping, but don’t want the stress and cost of driving a big RV, Vanica Patrick is for you! This van parks in a regular parking spot and gets great gas mileage. She is very cozy and roomy, has plenty of height to stand up (no crouching) and lots of room for your four-legged friend as well.
The kitchen has a built in sink and removable propane camp stove so you can cook inside or outside. An electric Dometic fridge runs off solar and keeps all your perishables cold.
When it is time for bed, there are two queen sized beds set up like bunk beds. The bottom has a 6’’ memory foam queen mattress, and the top is a 3-panel platform that can be removed entirely or rearranged to make two twin sized decks with a space between.
For charging your devices and keeping things running, you’ll have two 110v AC outlets, dimmable overhead LED lights and a total of two, two-way vent fans in the rear cabin. Vanica Patrick also has solar panels and a Yeti 3000w lithium battery / inverter that can charge off of solar or shore power.
Location: This van is located in Petaluma, where we have secure parking onsite. We can also deliver a van for a fee to The Sports Basement locations in the Presidio San Francisco, Oakland, Novato or Santa Rosa. See add-ons for more details.
At a Glance
- Seats: 5
- Sleeps: 4
- Pet Friendly: Yes
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 22 feet
- Drive: 2WD (Rear)
- Fuel: Diesel
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 3
- Audio Inputs
- Backup Camera
- Festival Friendly
- Kitchen Sink
- Leveling Jacks
- Stove / Range
- Tow Hitch
Hop in and Go
All vans are considered “road trip ready.” Whether you are flying in from out of town or looking to explore your own backyard, all you really need to do is stop for groceries before hitting the road. All cookware and tableware is included, as is bedding and a wide array of camping gear. You’ll be sent a detailed list of all the items included in the van before your trip so you can plan accordingly. Select any of the optional add-ons listed below when completing your reservation.
Inflatable Paddle BoardsWe have two inflatable paddle boards to enhance your fun.
Half DayWant to pick up in the morning but drop off in the late afternoon? Need extra time? Add a half day to your reservation.$140.00
Delivery to Sports BasementWe offer free pick-ups and drop-offs from our HQ in Petaluma, where we have secure parking onsite. We can also deliver a van for a fee to The Sports Basement locations in the Presidio San Francisco ($150), Oakland ($175), Novato ($75) or Santa Rosa ($75). Choose this option and let us know where you want the van delivered; the amount will be manually adjusted accordingly. (At this time, we are not offering delivery to airports or personal residences.)$150.00
Pet FeeThis van is pet friendly.$125.00
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Pick Up and Drop Off
Rentals are Calculated on a 24-hour Basis: The rental period is generally considered to be 24 hours. If you pick up the van at 10 am, you’ll be expected to return it around 10 am. Most van owners can accommodate requests for a few extra hours at $20/hour. Alternatively, if you want to pick up in the morning and drop off in the evening, simply select the optional half day add-on when completing your reservation.
Pick Up and Drop Off Time: There is no set pick up and drop off time. You’ll make arrangements suited to your needs and schedule with the van’s owner. You can indicate your preferred pick up and drop off time when completing your reservation; final arrangements will be confirmed with the van’s owner.
How to Have the Best Time Ever
Need inspiration on where to go? Or help in selecting a campground? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to visit our Insider Tips page for suggested routes and the inside skinny on how to have the most fun ever!
You can reschedule your reservation without penalty. You can cancel the vehicle for a full refund, less a 5% service fee, up to 14 days prior to the rental. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the rental, you will receive a refund for 50% of the rental fee. Cancellations must be made in writing.
We are unable to offer refunds for shortened trips if for some reason (e.g. weather, change in schedule) you return the vehicle early. See also our COVID-19 policies.