Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van on the beach
Van Diesel: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Van Diesel: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz - Sprinter
San Francisco/Oakland, CA
Check Availability $125.00 per night

Van Diesel Can Do

Where do you want to go? Van Diesel can get you there in comfort and style. This van is equipped for your next camp outing or trip to the dunes. It has a few comfort amenities as well as plenty of secure storage space for food, clothes or even your dirtbike inside the van. You can also take advantage of Van Diesel’s towing ability and bring a trailer on your next adventure. You will have no problem finding your camp spot with the LED light bars. The van is also equipped with a solar heated outdoor shower!

Van Diesel is great for all times of the year. During winter months use the built in diesel space heater which will turn the van into a sauna within minutes.

Other features include:

  • Industrial style counter tops with built in Dometic Sink and Two Burner Gas Stove. Yeti cooler can be provided upon request.
  • Fold out bench seat, that turns into a comfortable double sized bed for the solo traveler or couple. Also provided is a 3″ memory foam topper for extra padding, down comforter, linens and two pillows.
  • Plenty of cabinet storage for all your clothes, food, and adventure gear. The van also has D-ring and tie down mounts in the rear space for securing a motorcycle/ dirtbike or multiple bicycles.
  • The van runs on solar and has shore power hook up for a generator or 110v outlets, which is only required for using the TV.
  • There is a large solar shower mounted on the roof with a hose that extends down.

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: 2
  • Sleeps: 2
  • 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
US and Canada

Key Features

  • Audio Inputs
  • 7 gallon Gray Water Tank
  • Heater
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Outside Shower
  • Radio
  • Solar
  • Stove / Range
  • Tow Hitch
  • TV/DVD
  • 14 gallon Water Tank

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.

Optional Add-ons

  • Half Day
    Want to pick up in the morning but drop off in the late afternoon? Need extra time? Add a half day to your reservation.
  • Pet Fee
    This van is pet friendly; bring your four-legged friend.
  • Delivery to Sports Basement
    We 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.)
  • Inflatable Paddle Boards
    We have two inflatable paddle boards to enhance your fun.

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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.



Insurance coverage includes $1 million in liability to the renter, $1 million in liability to the van owner, and comp and collision coverage up to $200,000. For most rentals, coverage costs $37.50/day. For our premium vans, coverage costs $47.50/day. In both instances, insurance is required as part of the rental.

Roadside Assistance

We make 24-hour roadside assistance available for $15 a day. Coverage includes unlimited: towing, flat tire assistance, emergency fluids delivery, battery boost, and a mobile mechanic. Many van owners require 24-hour roadside assistance as part of the rental. Where coverage is mandatory, you must either purchase our policy, or show proof of comparable coverage, including 1) RV towing and 2) towing distance of 100+ miles.


125 miles per day is included in every rental. Additional miles are charged 35 - 50 cents per mile depending on the vehicle. For example, on a four-night rental, you will have 500 free miles. If you traveled 600 miles, at 35 cents a mile you would pay an additional $35 at the end of your trip.

Security Deposit

You’ll pay a security deposit of $1,000 - $1500 (vehicle dependent) two days before your rental starts. The security deposit is returned, less any additional fees, usually no more than 7 days after you return.


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!

  • Cancellation Policy

    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.

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