When looking into buying a luxury van, there are a plethora of options to choose from. Making the right choice is crucial. Two similar options are the Ultimate CamperVan (RAM ProMaster 3500) and the Ultimate RV (Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500). Both models have unique offerings, so here is a comparison between them to help you decide which fits your needs.
A 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque powers the Ultimate CamperVan. The engine averages around 14 mpg and is capable of towing 6,910 pounds.
On the flip side, the Ultimate RV is equipped with a 3.0 liter V6-turbo diesel engine that outputs 188 horsepower as well as 325 pounds of torque. The German engine averages about 14.5 mpg and can tow up to 7,500 pounds.
The most glaring difference between the two models is in fuel requirements. The Ultimate CamperVan runs on regular unleaded gasoline while the Ultimate RV requires diesel fuel. This is something to take into account when making your decision with rising gas prices. Because of its diesel engine and its higher pound-feet of torque, the Ultimate RV model is able to tow more. So if you plan on towing heavy weight, the RV may be the better option. With that being said, not having a diesel engine brings an upside, the CamperVan offers more horsepower and is the speedier option. Like everything else in life, there is a give-and-take dynamic with these models.
Here is where there are some larger differences between the two models. The Ultimate CamperVan has a 159” wheelbase that stretches the van a whole 20 feet and 11 inches. The van has a width of 8 feet and stands 9 feet and 10 inches tall.
The Ultimate RV is the larger option. Its wheelbase is 170” that spans the van 24 feet and 2 inches long. While it shares the same width as the Ultimate CamperVan at 8 feet, the RV stands slightly taller at 10 feet.
Length is where the two vans differ. The Ultimate RV will give you a significantly longer van simply due to the longer wheelbase. Since Ultimate CamperVan is either the same or smaller in every dimension, it will be easier to maneuver.
An amenity that consumers love and depend on is the onboard bathrooms in both of these luxurious models. Both offer ample bathrooms that do the trick, whether you’re on the road or parked at camp. The Ultimate CamperVan has a 52-inch bathroom enclosed by a curtain and a shower area with a removable showerhead, sink, and pedal flushing toilet. On the other hand, the larger vehicle, the Ultimate RV, is loaded with a slightly more spacious bathroom area. It has a 55-inch bathroom with a walk-in shower, a ceramic flushing toilet, and a sink station. It doesn’t end there. Not only does the Sprinter have an interior shower, but it also has an exterior shower as well for quick rinses after outdoor activities. So there are some slight differences, but in the end, it’s simply a difference in space and preference.
Something that comes standard on both these vans is an awning to cover the beating sun. This is a convenient feature to have when you may go camping in these vans. With the push of a button, the sun is gone, and the temperature drops significantly. Set up a picnic underneath the cover and enjoy the elements in either of these models.
The last notable amenity we will mention is the TVs. Both come standard with two HD TVs, one in the front and one in the rear. Having TVs inside the vans makes travel time breeze by and relaxing nights possible. The standard features on these vans are strikingly similar, it boils down to preference and what you plan on using the luxury travel vehicles for.
Luxury vans are all over the roads. We don’t blame you for wanting one. We just want to make sure that you get the model that suits your wants and needs as best as possible. Both of these vehicles are designed to fit a consumer’s specific needs, what are your needs?