Our 52nd year!
Page 6 Shows RB Gauchos, Front & Rear
DYO RB Example — Rear Gaucho
Roy Hybl's passion is fishing and exploring this beautiful country.
The Regular Body Sprinter is only 19' long with a wheel base of 144" and a turning radius of only 47'6". Will park in a full-size car space.
The long galley with a flush mount stove provides lots of countertop, drawers and storage compartments. A Porta Potti stows in the rear compartment. Open the Sprinter's large side and rear doors and the outside and inside become one. Bugs? Screens are available. Carpet floor runners (O).
For a 32"-wide single bed, the gaucho back cushion can be left in your garage for more floor space. A large closet is behind the driver's seat. Refrigerator, microwave and furnace are next, then a full-height slide-out pantry.
When the fishing bug bites, Roy is ready to go. He has a place for everything. His wet waders hang from the ceiling and drip into a plastic tray.
DYO RB Example — Front Gaucho • Rear Garage • Penthouse Top
This is Les Bibly, and his daughter Nicole, taking delivery of his new Sprinter. Les is an amateur astronomer. One use of the rear compartment will be transporting his large telescope to stargazing parties.
The Gaucho back cushion can be left at home for a single bed. The Penthouse expandable top will sleep two upstairs.
To clean the rear just hose it out. Various tie-down hardware is available for securing the cargo.
Recessed floor shower with cone-shaped curtain hooks to the ceiling. Curtain and shower hose stow in the pan that includes cover.
This is another van with garage that shows two vertical partitions. A rear door or accordion door could be added.
DYO RB Example — Rear Gaucho • Bath Compartment • Penthouse Top
"I plan to do a lot of traveling with my new Sprinter and Ducati motorcycle. It's something I have wanted to do do for a long time. The shorter Sprinter meets my space needs just fine. With the poptop my two grandkids will have a great place to sleep." — Steve Shelton
The gaucho will seat four. Seatbelts are standard. To convert the gaucho into a double bed, the seat cushion slides out on steel roller tracks, then the back cushion drops into place. For a single 30"-wide bed leave the back cushion at home.
For an upstairs bed, include the Penthouse Expandable Top. For more information see the Penthouse Top page.
The bath compartment with shower is located behind the driver's seat. The toilet can be a Porta Potti or built-in Marine toilet as shown. A sink can be included. Notice a refrigerator and microwave were also installed. The stove and propane system were deleted.
DYO RB Example — Rear Gaucho • More Floor Space
"My expectations were exceeded. Two thumbs up."
The gaucho/bed can be installed to the front, rear or either side. For a single bed, leave the backrest cushion at home. A combo bath compartment is up front.
A galley, full height slide pantry and closet is on the right side. There's space in the rear for bulky cargo, clothes hangers, etc.
Here's Scott's first campsite after taking delivery — with an odd
"I've been away from the internet for a few days. You're more than welcome to use the pictures. They're from the festival called 'Burning Man' (www.burningman.com). It's the flattest place in North America in the Nevada desert, called Black Rock Desert. It's not sandy but dusty, like baby powder. It's a crazy place. Lots of art and fire and extreme people and conditions."
DYO RB Example — Front Gaucho • Rear Bath Compartment
Martin Branson's first Sportsmobile was a '73 Ford van. Martin is a wildlife photographer and lives in Alaska's Denali National Park.
When one person is traveling the gaucho back cushion can be left at home. You will then have a single bed and more floor space.
The floor plan is similar to his first Sportsmobile. A shower compartment is in the rear.
The rear also has some open floor space for bulky cargo.
There's a lot of counter top and storage space. Most owners include a window above the galley.
The table can be any size or shape. When used with a gaucho it can be mounted on a moveable tripod.
DYO RB Example — Front Gaucho • Rear Dinette
"Thumbs up! Just what I wanted."
— Jeff Johnson
Gaucho bed leaves just enough room for passage. The overhead cab compartment was deleted.
The RB Sprinter is short on the outside but there's room for two beds and a galley inside.
Dinette W makes a 69" long bed. The width of this one is 36". Windows are available for the rear.
Easy access to the dinette storage. Fresh-water tank takes up some space under the right side.
DYO RB Example — Front Gaucho • Penthouse Top
It's only 19' long but look how much you can get inside.
The owner included optional Penthouse Top with his custom interior.
Bath is quite roomy for a Regular Body Sprinter. A clothes rod can be included. When not used as a bath, there's lots of cargo space.
When the Penthouse Top is up the ceiling is a spacious 8' high. Sleep four with two down and two up. The bed attaches to the ceiling when not in use (see top-right photo).
The top lowers for appearance and fuel economy.