At risk of being labeled "off-topic"
Anyone seen one of these Mercedes Metris pop-top conversions?
They're getting (well at least asking....) pretty crazy coin for 'em. $79k!
MSRP for these vans from Mercedes
(as completely original, non-converted) starts around $34k for the cargo version, $40k for the passenger version.
It looks like they start with the up-level passenger version, but then click an option box to delete the rear two rows of seats.
So.....$39k to add a pop-top and some cabinets
that likely contain all the very-basic RV-specific camping equipment (water/battery etc.)....
....the "premium camper van" business model is kind of amazing.
It looks like most of the Metris pop-top conversions in the USA (so far) are all being handled by GTRV in Sebastapol, CA.
I really kind of dig these vans....they're handsome and largely pretty honest in their appearance.....
especially when they're rolling on the no-nonsense base-model/cargo-version steel wheels.....
....but wow, for what appears to be modest builds (by SMB Forum standards), the pricing on these seems pretty darn stratospheric.
$79k would buy one heck of a lot of E-series-based SMB.
Apples and Oranges, however, I know.
And to each his own.
But.....still want to see one in person