Off-Grid, Sprinter RV - 8 mins from CLT Airport

Converted VanCharlotte, NC
4 guests
Sleeps 2
22 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

Gratitude is a completely off-grid, tiny home on wheels. I lived in this Sprinter Van for over a year traveling from Charlotte to Patagonia, Argentina. It comes fully equipped with a 400 watt solar power system, memory foam queen size bed, full bath (toilet and shower), gas stove, microwave, mini fridge, bike rack, and furnace. It has tons of cabinet space inside above the bed for clothes, in the kitchen for food and utensils, and a huge compartment below the bed for all your adventure gear.It also has a roof AC unit and water heater but these items cannot be used with the solar system because they demand too much power, so you need to be plugged into shore power or use the generator to operate them. I just put in new quartz countertops and I replaced the flooring with waterproof vinyl plank. There are also tinted windows and blinds throughout the van as well as a sunlight reflector for the windshield to give you complete privacy. I also upgraded the sound system and stereo receiver with new speakers, an amplifier/subwoofer, and the receiver has a retractable pop-out screen that you can use with Apple Carplay or Android Auto (see pics).The RV is located in a residential neighborhood Only 8 minutes from the airport (CLT) and 7 mins from downtown Charlotte. It usually costs between $10-$15 to get an Uber/Lyft to the house from the airport. It gets an average of 22 miles per gallon which is excellent for a bigger vehicle like an RV. Also, please note that I travel a lot and therefore have a business partner named Anthony who helps me with departures and returns when I am not in town.Please note the the entry step to get into the van is a big step up. I include a stool that can be used to make it easier to get in and out when you are parked. I have no issues with the step but some people may find it high. What's includedThe van will come with a bike rack (fits 3 bikes), generator, cell-phone range extender, portable car battery jump-starter, dashcam, backup camera, tire pressure monitor, camping chairs, camping table, fresh linens, blankets, cookware, utensils, shore power cord, hose, portable solar shower, broom, first aid kit, jack and miscellaneous tools.RecommendationsThe mountains and national parks around Asheville are a great spot year round. There are a number of campsites that accept RVs and there are various apps that let you find even more unique sites (Hipcamp, The Dyrt, etc.)Other things to noteThis van is my baby, so please treat it as if it were yours!You can check the solar battery percentage, solar power, tank levels, etc. via the Victron GX Touch display in the van. If the battery ever gets to 20% or lower it needs to be charged up using shore power, the generator, or alternator charging.Small pets are welcome!
No Festivals (exceptions can be made, contact me to provide more details)
No Smoking of any kind of substance inside the van.
No serious off-roading. The van has pretty good clearance but it is not meant to do a lot of off-roading.
No reckless driving, no drunk driving, no driving under the influence of drugs.

Features

2004 Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 27 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 25 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Inside Shower
  • Outside Shower
  • Generator
  • Solart
  • Satellite
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio

Meet your host, David

Member since 2019

I drove from Charlotte, NC to Patagonia, Argentina all along the PanAmerican Highway. I spent 1 year traveling with a few friends and it was the trip of a lifetime!

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 100 free miles / day
  • Unlimited generator hours
Propane/Gas (for the generator) will be charged after the trip is completed based off of how much is used. The charge will be taken out of the security deposit within 7 days of the return. Propane is used for the stove and the heater and the generator uses propane or gas.
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Coleman Camping Stove
Coleman Gas Camping Stove, Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, PROPANE NOT INCLUDED
$50.40
/each
DEEP Cleaning Fee
If a deep clean is needed
$336.00
/each
Dumping Fee
If I have to dump the black water tank after your trip
$168.00
/each

Availability and rates

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There’s a 5 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Weekly (7+ nights): 5% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 5% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $840.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $168.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Off-Grid, Sprinter RV - 8 mins from CLT Airport

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Reviews

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Communication

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Cleanliness

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Maintenance

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Value

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Listing Accuracy

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Guest photos

Lauren S.

April 20245

Laura S.

March 20245

Great trip in ‘Gratitude’! David provided a very thorough video with all of the information needed for a safe journey. Very clean and well maintained van, Highly recommend renting from David.

Krista D.

December 20235

Everything was awesome!!

Damien G.

November 20235

The van was amazing, the trip incredible and David has been very helpful and gave us great advice. When we'll come back to Charlotte, we'll rent his van again!

Bob E.

October 20235

David and his partner Anthony were great help. The van was perfect for what I needed it for. Everything was in good shape.

Jen C.

October 20235

Dave was a great host! Gratitude is a great van, can’t wait to take her on my next trip! From helping me figure out some legal questions before my booking to communicating before, during, and after my stay in Gratitude Dave went the extra mile to make sure my needs were met. He made sure to send me a video ahead of my trip with the vans features so that when I was there to pick up it was a quick and easy transition without eating into my travel time. The van was easy to drive and despite traveling almost 900 miles only had to fill up the gas once on the trip and once when I got back near Dave’s. The van had everything I needed but left me sufficient space for my belongings too. The bed is comfortable and the black out curtains in the back made it so easy to sleep soundly I was sleeping 10 hours a night. The fridge worked great and I had cold beer and sufficient space for a weeks food. Managing energy in a van is new for me and takes a little getting used to watching but Dave was able to give me instructions and I only had to run the generator once the whole week as the solar worked well and used shore power one night out of 9.

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Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
A.
I work from home so I am pretty flexible with pick up and drop off.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
A.
Before driving off always check the following: 1. Latch the silverware drawer 2. Turn off and close the lid of the ceiling fan 3. Latch the bathroom door 4. Make sure the blinds in the bedroom area are hoisted up. You need to press the button in the middle of the blinds to be able to lift them up.

Q.How do the electric, water and sewage hook up work while setting up at the campground?
A.
I provide a 40 ft shore power cord that can be connected at campsites that provide shore power connections. I provide a hose that can be connected to city water connections at campsites. I provide a black water tank hose that can be used to empty the black water tank.

Location

Charlotte, North Carolina

Exact location provided after booking