La Strada Regent S 4×4

La Strada Regent S 4×4

La Strada Regent S

Take a look at our La Strada Regent S 4×4.

La Strada Regent S 4x4
Driving those mountain passes

F.A.Q’s

What’s The Base Vehicle?

A Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 – 316 Automatic.

Year 2015 EURO 6

Which is The Conversion Manufacturer?  

La Strada – A German Manufacturer

https://www.lastrada-mobile.de/en/

What’s The Base Specification

A Mercedes Sprinter 4×4

  • Length 5.93M
  • Height 2.83M
  • Width 2.04M
  • Wheelbase 3.66M
  • Total Mass Weight 3.500KG
  • Payload 550KG
La Strada Regent S
Relaxing at a French Aire

What’s The Interior Layout Specification?

  • Left hand drive with front swivel seats.
  • 2 forward facing passenger seats, factory fitted seatbelts and recliner seat option.
  • Cupboards & shelves above with reading lights and 12V sockets.
  • Removable and rotating dining area table.
  • Bi-Fold doors into shower room: Basin; Cassette toilet with SOG system; Shower tray and curtain; Opening Roof vent; Wall mounted cupboard and under sink cupboard.
  • Full width transverse fixed double bed with memory foam mattress and Froli springs bed system below.  
  • Enlarged custom made side panels allow extra width to obtain the bed length.
  • Reading lights; Wrap around storage cupboards; Large Heiki roof lights and rear door windows surround the bed area.
  • Under bed chest of drawers accessed from habitation area.
  • Compressor fridge above half-size wardrobe with Tambor sliding door.
  • 3-burner gas hob and combi-sink with glass lid.
  • 6 Kitchen drawers and cupboards above withTambor sliding cover.
  • 12V sockets.
  • Collapsable and extendable kitchen worktop.
  • Large lift down overcab storage shelf.
  • Internal Fresh water tank located under the seat.
  • External insulated Waste Tank.
  • Flyscreens and blinds, including Cab blinds & side door flyscreen.
  • Insulated wall, ceiling and door carpeting to eliminate condensation.
  • Insulated floor and hardwearing commercial type easy wipe flooring.
  • 4m Fiamma Awning.
La Strada Regent s 4x4
The compressor fridge in our Regent S
La Strada Regent S
Storage above the cab
top off grid vanlife essentials
A pull out hanging rail in the wardrobe
La Strada Regent S 4x4
Kitchen storage
La Strada Regent S
The garage area of the Regent S

The La Strada Regent S 4×4 – What’s The Rear Storage?

  1. 2x 11kg gas bottle locker.
  2. Small electrical cupboard with trip switches and consumer panel.
  3. Large 150ah gel battery cupboards and impressive Truma 6KW diesel heater.
  4. Water heater with additional electric option.
  5. 3000w inverter fitted to the side panel, which runs a 240v power point.
  6. 3 additional cupboards.
  7. Enough space for two Brompton folding bikes and two storage boxes.

 

Additional information on our La Strada Regent S 4×4

  • Ordered at the Stuttgart German motorhome show, in January 2015.  At the time just 3 German camper manufacturers, were building on the Sprinter 4×4 chassis, all were exhibiting at the show.
  • La Strada had the complete package for what we wanted. Incidentally La Strada, were the only manufacturer at the time, that had a UK dealer and Certificate of Conformity or COC.
  • The price and specification were finalised in Germany with La Strada. We had to complete the purchase through the UK dealer, who dealt with the import and DVLA. 
  • We opted for left hand drive. This kept the price down, as we drive mostly in Europe seemed a better option.

 

What’s The External Finish?

  • Exterior Colour – Kiesel Grau or Pebble Grey
  • Tyers – Chunky BFG Goodrich with black steel rims.

Which is The Interior Colour Scheme? 

  • Interior finish – Silver line with Burgundy Red furniture and drawer fronts.
  • Seating – Burgundy leather upholstery.

What 4×4 System is it?

The 4×4 system is part-time switchable so It’s more than capable of tackling some serious terrain.

Why The Sub-6M Length?

As the Sprinter is under 6m, it allows more flexibility for travel. It can fit into a standard size parking space too. It’s also easier for getting to those out of the way places, such as mountain tracks.

Is It An Off-Grid Campervan?

Yes. We don’t have to rely on an EHU connection. This enables us to be on the road for long periods of time without having to look for electric.

A fixed Solar Panel charges the habitation battery. A Compressor Fridge, Diesel Heating and Hot Water and 12V lighting and power points provide the necessities to ensure off-grid travel.

The longest period of time without using EHU is 4 months during Summer travel.

 

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Is This Our First Motorhome?

We’d always had touring caravans but had hired motorhome’s for trips to New Zealand. In 2004 we decided to change from tourer’s to a motorhome.

The La Strada is our 3rd motorhome, but have owned several other motorhome brands during the course of running a Motorhome Hire Business.

Our first motorhome was a Swift Bessacarr. This wasn’t sufficient for skiing trips, after frozen internal water tanks meant no water, we decided to change vans.

Our second motorhome was an A-Class Carthago Chic i47, which we had for 8 years. After which time we decided to downsize!

Why Change To a 4×4?

Whilst touring Austria in 2012, we were driving over a steep mountain pass with a serene valley and lake below. Stopping at viewpoint for photo opportunity changed our outlook on what we wanted from a van for ourselves.

As we scanned the lake through binoculars, two Land Rovers caught our attention. Laden up with rooftop tents, canoes and fishing lines floating out into the lake looked too tempting. The smokey remnants of the previous nights’ campfire smouldering on the pebble beach looked idyllic.

The idea was born and we decided that a 4×4 was going to be our next camper! A very long hunt then  began for that perfect campervan.  

Back at home we researched and absorbed as much information about 4×4 campervan’s as we could digest and our love with the “Overland” scene began.

Why a Mercedes Sprinter 4×4?

We’d had Fiat motorhomes and a few Ford Transits’ both privately and in the business and all were fine workhorses. There was only an odd occasional blip from both manufacturers.

However,  no mainstream camper manufacturer used the 4×4 systems available from these base vehicle manufacturers. So that’s where the Mercedes came into the scene.

Also, the Mercedes Sprinter longevity factor and renowned reliability appealed. Hopefully engines capable of 200,000 to 300,000 miles and chain-drive systems, as opposed to a belt on the other commercial vehicles will be an advantage over the years.

 

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