Mercedes Sprinter Conversions are perhaps the best campervan conversions on the road today, and it’s not hard to see why when you scroll through your Van Life Instagram accounts and see some of the incredible tiny homes and that have been created using a Mercedes Camper. They’re a great base vehicle, but also having the globally renowned name of Mercedes behind them gives you confidence that you’re getting a quality vehicle (with parts available pretty much all over the world!)
It seems that Mercedes has been bitten by the Van Life bug and have set their sights on taking down the kingpins of the luxury camping world – The EarthRoamer, and its smaller cousin, The Ford EarthRoamer. Their new Mercedes Camper is made from a disaster relief vehicle and has it’s own satellite communication…so I’d say they’re already doing pretty well!
Meet The Zetros – The Mercedes Camper For Giants and Zillionaires!
Behold the Zetros in all of its glory! When Mercedes announce that they’re making a new Mercedes Camper, you always know that it’s going to be one to watch, but in this case, you could hardly miss it! If you thought that the Monster Camper that we covered recently looked impressive then the Zetros will blow you away! But enough talking; let’s sink our teeth into this Mercedes Camper and find out just how insanely amazing it is!
What’s On The Outside
The Zetros doesn’t just start from any base vehicle; it’s built on a Mercedes-Benz vehicle model designed for saving the day in military operations and taking aid and disaster relief packages into war-torn countries. In short, it’s possibly the only off grid home that you would need if you were planning on taking a holiday when Zombies rule the earth. It’s 6-wheel drive for getting over any terrain imaginable (you could probably drive this on the moon…if you could get Elon Musk to get it up there for you), and with the 7.2 litre diesel engine and 900 pound-feet of torque dishing out 320 horsepower to all six wheels on this Mercedes Camper, you can be sure that no hill or mountain will stand in your way.
The outside paint job lends itself to bleak snowy scenes, making you blend in with the surroundings as though you were a gigantic polar bear on wheels. There’s roof racks for extra luggage and bulkier van life essentials, space for two spare tyres on the back, solar panels to keep you charged up on the go, and an air intake pipe for if you’re planning on heading through any ravines or raging rivers to get to your favourite park up spot (Mother Nature needs to know her place now that this Mercedes Camper is being let loose on the road!)
The Zetros also has enough lights to light up a small town, making it the perfect Mercedes Camper for living off the grid in remote areas. Sidelights, roof lights and a front mounter light bar make you look a little bit like rolling northern lights, and a couple of smaller coloured lights on the front grill make sure that your Mercedes-Benz logo is always highlighted for everyone to see. Oh, and it has also got room for a quad bike!
You might think that this is a little bit flash, but if you can afford to buy this insane vehicle then you probably already use a quad bike to get around your land or small country. Since travelling in a van, I’ve seen a lot of older couple’s towing around Smart Car’s on the back of their RV’s, so it makes more sense to house your smaller vehicle inside your camper. And besides, if the nearest shop is 30 miles away across snow and ice, I think I’d rather have a quad on board than rely on a tin-can on wheels.
What’s Inside This Mercedes Camper?
Prepare to be amazed, The interior elements of this Mercedes Camper were designed by Hartmann Spezialkarosserien, a company that creates luxury mobile homes. You won’t find any MDF or OSB in this Mercedes Camper; they only use the finest leathers and rarest woods from trees that you never even knew existed to make their interiors. I think that we can establish at this point that the price of this vehicle is going to be astronomical!
There’s a full functioning kitchen complete with a sink and running water, hobs, oven, coffee maker, fridge/freezer, and probably a whole heap of top cooking accessories included for all of your culinary needs. You’ll find ore overhead storage than an aeroplane, and there are bright LED spotlights everywhere to make sure that you don’t cut your expensive thumbs while chopping the carrots.
The Zetros Mercedes Camper also has a fully kitted out bathroom, so you don’t have to worry about walking out into the snow to get washed or do your business, and it’s all hidden away behind a door that blends seamlessly into the wall. The living space stands at 18’ x 7’ and has enough room to seat you and your entourage comfortably no matter what the elements throw at you.
Tell Me About The Tech!
You’ve probably already noticed the enormous Flat Screen TV on the picture above…well there’s two of those in this Mercedes Camper. You’ll also be able to take advantage of a BOSE surround sound system, a satellite communication system for contacting your rich space friends and built in wifi for heading over to the Van Clan Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
And what happens if there’s no sun to power the solar? This Mercedes Camper also has a diesel-powered generator to help pump juice into your gadgets, so you don’t have to worry about being offline when going off the grid. Two lithium-ion batteries that are about as big as football pitches (I’m exaggerating slightly) power the Zetros’s interior when you’re on the road, and there’s also the function to hook up to campsite electrics…if you find a big enough campsite that is.
With 600 litres of fuel and a 300-litre water tank on board, you’re not ever going to feel as though you are lost in the woods or fighting for your life in this Mercedes Camper. Living The Van Life can be tough if you don’t have the proper tools, but most of us vandwellers will never be able to afford something as monstrous as the Zetros. Having said that, I wouldn’t want to either.
Van Life is about fetching your water from local wells and emptying your toilet on hilltop disposal sites. It’s about meeting people and getting outdoors, not shutting yourself in with two flatscreen T.V’s while the world rolls by behind you. But, if you have more money than you can hold onto and don’t fancy scurrying around to find the nearest tap, then the Zetros Mercedes Camper could be your new home from home. If you need to ask how much it is, then you probably can’t afford it. Just throw your chequebook at the guy behind the counter and ask for the 6-wheel drive package – they’ll do the rest.