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    Default Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515.4x4 camper

    Hi,

    I'm not really familiair with the mercedes bus , but I can buy a
    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515.4x4 camper in Europe and want to travel with it overland from europe to southern africa.


    Now I'm looking for info if this is a good vehicle to travel with to africa and how it works when we want to visit a national park for example. Is it allowed as a normal car 3500t to enter parks?

    I don't know if the 515 is a good version, it's a version from 2009 150pk diesel and with a camper unit on it.
    It's a 4x4 but don't know what to exactly look for.

    Hope someone can give me some advice if this is a good fit or that there a lot of issues with these kind of busses or maybe not strong enough fro africa.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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    Default Re: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515.4x4 camper

    I have the non 4x4 version in SA. Dual rear wheels.

    Very capable and comfortable. Goes well on gravel roads and excellent on tar.

    If it is 4x4 I would still watch out for really undulating terrain. Long overhangs and lowish groung clearance might get it hung up easily.

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    Default Re: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515.4x4 camper

    Hi Rob,

    The first 5 in 515 is the gross laden weight which is 5 tons in this case. What is the gross weight of the vehicle at the monent? You might get into some of the reserves but I won't count on it. I have no experience with heavy vehicles in the northern parks though.

    What about something smaller but also capable? What else do you have available in the Netherlands? 315 maybe?
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    Default Re: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 515.4x4 camper

    Don't think you will have a problem in Game Reserves or on campsites. Will be more than enough for most National Parks in SA. In SA this mod is a good option if you have the money.

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