“Look for the bare necessities of life”…his name is Baloo and he’s a gorgeous blue color Mercedes Metris professionally upfitted campervan that fits in your garage. He can function as a daily driver with outstanding gas mileage; a weekend warrior; or as an extended road trip adventurer. Baloo was built by the Oregon-based certified Mercedes-Benz Upfitter, Keystone Coachworks. If you happen to live in Oregon, the customer service at Keystone is outstanding! As you can see from the pictures and video, we have taken pristine care of Baloo and he has afforded us countless adventures and even contributed to maintaining our sanity during this COVID pandemic. As convenient, agile and efficient as he is we’re looking to purchase another RV that doesn’t require us to pop the top and make the bed every night. Interior structure: --SCA 152 elevating roof system with steel reinforcement frame; raiseable upper bed platform with soft touch springs and upholstered mattress. --Reimo bench seat that can be relocated in multiple locations throughout the van. Four locking positions for travel and converts into a bed for two adults. --Vinyl sheet flooring for easy clean up and 18mm thick X-treme Insulator used for sound deadening and insulation. --Cabinet faces, countertops, doors and drawer fronts finished off in Dupont Corian. CNC work is done on the back side to reduce weight while still retaining the benefits of Corian. --Seat Swivels for both driver and passenger seats make the van feel more open. Four adults can sit comfortably around the table for dinner or games. Kitchenette Design: --Dining table is stored behind the bench seat. There is a swivel mount attached to the seat face for the table leg to mount to. This allows the table to move along with the seat so that it is usable at any location. --European hinges for smooth operation along with push button latches that are flush when locked keep the cabinet lines very clean. --5-gallon Fresh water tank; On demand water pump with inline filter. Hinged glass cover that allows for more counter space when not in use. --6-gallon grey tank plumbed to exterior with valve --One burner induction cooktop with 110 volt receptacle --Dometic 12 volt refrigerator with 39 LTR capacity. It also incorporates a vent lock that can hold the door in an open position to allow fresh air in while not in use. Power and Electrical: --LiFe PO4 12 V 200 aH Lithium Battery --Deluxe digital PWM solar regulator upgrade for lithium battery --2000W Magnum Pure Sine Wave Inverter w/ remote panel, battery management, 300amp fuse and fuse block --30amp shore power connection --Hafele LED dimmable lighting with very low power draw. --Lighted rocker switches, 12 volt digital meter and 2-2.1 amp USB charging ports. --200 watts of solar panels on roof—The 200 aH lithium battery is charged through the solar but also through the vehicle alternator while driving. --120V GFCI and duplex receptacles Safety Features of cabin: --Atwood combination LP/CO detector, Smoke detector and 10-B:C Fire Extinguisher. --Crash tested pop top roof system which meets US FMVSS. Chassis Features: 2 liter, 4 cylinder, direct-injection turbocharged 208 hp/ 258 lb-ft of torque 7-Speed automatic Transmission 4 New Michelin Defender tires less than 1 year old Power steering, power windows, cruise control Tire pressure monitoring system Leatherette heated driver and passenger seats Backup camera ABS breaks Lane departure monitoring alert WeatherTech floor mats Crosswind assist. Hill start assist Spare wheel with jack and tool kit Blind spot monitoring Incredible all-around visibility Unbelievable turn radius Existing wear: 2 small holes in the SCA 150 canvas that have been repaired using the manufacturer suggested repair kit. This happened during Baloo’s maiden voyage indicating that the canvas needs to be protected from the metal latches. Since then, I make sure that I place rubber protectors between the metal pieces of the pop top and the canvas material. (see pictures) Small scratch on solar panel (see picture) that has been sealed and does not affect the functionality of the solar power system. This too happened early on when I inadvertently opened the garage door when the pop top was deployed.
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