The Empanada - T1N Sprinter - Pet-friendly!

54 reviews
Camper vanColorado Springs, CO
3 guests
Sleeps 3
19 ft. long
Offers delivery

This custom camper is a great way to get out of town for a few days, or longer! It is RWD, and designed for pavement or mellow dirt roads. I have both summer and winter tires for it - the winter tires do pretty darn well in the snow - but again it is RWD.Van has solar power and enough battery bank for multi-day getaways, and more. 25gal onboard water tank with a 5 gal gray water tank underneath the sink. Must empty it if it fills up. There is also an option to hook up an outdoor shower out of the back of the van.There's a cassette toilet that's primarily for #1, but also contains #2 smell pretty well, and it's easy to empty.Dinette style seating converts into a bed with a few steps. Takes a few minutes to do, and I've got a how-to video with all of the instructions.The engine is a Turbodiesel, so diesel fuel only. This motor does quite well in the mountains, but it is from 2003, so please drive it with care and don't red-line the engine on steep mountain passes. It will easily do 65-70mph up most mountain passes like I-70 in Colorado.The van also handles quite well, but be mindful of how it can sway on windy days. Looking at you Wyoming.There's front and rear AC, but there's not a separate AC for when the vehicle is parked. There are 2 overhead fans that allow you to pull fresh air in one, and push air out the other, which allows for good circulation of air inside the van.In cold temps, the secondary diesel heater will keep you warm when parked. How-to video included.There is shore power (plug-in) capability if you are at a traditional campground, which allows you to run all of the van appliances comfortably. If you are out on BLM land with no hookups, or if it's cloudy for multiple days, be aware of your power consumption. There's a battery monitor on board that makes it easy to see charge levels.How-to videos for everything in the van will be sent via Google Drive upon booking. Reach out w/ any questions!*Also selling van for $50k*What's includedFresh linens, dishware, cutting boards, cook pans, Coleman stove with 1 propane canister, window covers, full water tank, awning, 2-person camping chair, 2-person bicycle rack with swing away capability (upon request), and battery charger in case you run the lithium house battery completely out of power. Air mattress for kid to sleep in cabin. RecommendationsGet out and explore! Other things to notePets welcome, and festival allowed, but please be respectful of my van. I built this myself and would like for others to be able to experience how fun vanlife can be. It can sleep 2 adults and 1 child in the front cabin air mattress - see pics.I am always available by phone if you have any issues with the van, and will go over how to work everything when you pick it up.I will also have how-to videos created that you can review for step-by-step demonstrations with things like the awning, lights, power inverter, fans, etc.


2003 Dodge Sprinter
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 20 gal
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 22 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Ceiling Fan

Meet your host, Jon

Member since 2023

Love to explore the US in my T1N Sprinter, and pass that joy along to others who rent it out!

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Rules and policies

  • Not pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 100 free miles / day
  • Unlimited generator hours
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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Availability and rates


There’s a 1 night minimum stay

  • Security deposit: $500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $100.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental. Clean sheets, clean van, full water tank, full fuel tank, all fluids topped off, bike rack installed (if preferred).
The Empanada - T1N Sprinter - Pet-friendly!



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Linda H.

December 20230

Jon Rodriguez canceled the booking 3 days before departure. This is an automated posting.

Shanna H.

October 20235

The owner did an incredible job of walking me through everything I needed to know about the features and operation of the van during the initial pick up. He even made video tutorials available if I forgot and needed to reference something. Owner was very responsive to any questions or concerns I had for the duration of the trip. I had an absolutely wonderful weekend in the mountains with this van and you will too!

Diane Z.

October 20235

Empanada was immaculate and fun to drive; Jon's detailed how to videos gave me confidence and made it easy to use the vehicle. This guy thinks of everything! Buster and Stuart Little want to go on another adventure...

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Hector B.

October 20235

Total gentlemen. Very thoughtful with his little notes all over the van. Easy pick up and drop off. Plus he has a handsome toddler

Chet H.

September 20235

Great trip in Jon’s van!! Very comfortable and had everything we needed.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Exact location provided after booking