Those adventuresome souls constantly looking over the horizon have embraced the Mercedes Sprinter van as the default mobility solution for their travels.
Undoubtedly this love affair is related to the legendary quality and efficiency of the vehicle. This strong consumer pull has lead RV builders to evolve this versatile vehicle in ways that continue to draw new customers into the mobile lifestyle. The nimbleness and aircraft like aerodynamics of the Sprinter produce miles-per-gallon scores that make fuel costs affordable for owners, and this efficiency carries through to the interior designs in unique ways to make the vehicle an ideal two-person travel solution.
At Let’s Go Aero, we make accessories for the Sprinter RV that improve the ownership experience by providing modular cargo systems and lifestyle enhancements. Our GearSpace 34 cargo carrier is not only one of the top choices by Sprinter owners wanting to take along lifestyle products like bicycles and golf clubs; adding a GearSpace to the hitch improves the Sprinters already great fuel economy…..who doesn't love having their cake and eating it too!
Let's Go Aero recently introduced a new addition to our Tentris family of modular shelters called the ArcRV Side Room, a product designed to provide expandable living space for Sprinter and other RV owners mobile lifestyles. Like its sibling the ArcHaus living and tailgating shelters for cars, the ArcRV provides a 10’x6’ footprint of fully enclosed and growable room in a 25 pound carry bag. Amazingly stable in wind and nasty weather, the Arc design features numerous design break-throughs that were recently awarded a second utility patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The ArcRV's height is designed specifically for the Sprinter RV at 8 feet 9 inches tall and made to buttress the RV side or rear doors. This, in actuality, is very tall. The tent's entry side for walk in, walk out, mirrors the dimension of its sibling, the ArcHaus shelter at 6 feet 6 inches tall.
ArcRV is “tweener” space; it is a transformational portal between being fully under the Big Blue or fully In-the-RV. ArcRV is a great place to Surf the ‘Web, string a fishing rod, house a pet, cook, share some cocktails with friends or simply take off your shoes, kick back and reflect on having it made in the shade. ArcRV is a shed, a house, a porch, a breezeway, a living room, a garage……it is just a great way to stretch the footprint limits of mobile living in efficient vehicles.
One person standing on the ground puts up and takes down the ArcRV quickly in 5 to 8 minutes. ArcRV's tie out cords can be attached to the Sprinter door hinges to secure the shelter to the vehicle. In addition, each ArcRV comes with eight stakes for anchoring the shelter to the ground. On hard surfaces a gallon jug of water sitting on top of the Arc's ground straps will keep the shelter in place in most conditions.
ArcRV's stretchy Connector panel will wrap either the Sprinters side or rear door opening in a weatherproof connection that is easily popped off when the time comes to close the vehicle up for the night. When assembled, the ArcRV “unit” is easy to move and can be repositioned, repurposed or reconnected without any hassle.
The ArcRV tent is offered in two models: with or without the RV Connector panel (if wanted later, the RV Connector is also sold as an accessory). The RV Connector is a clip-on panel accessory that has an elastic cord sewn into the fabric perimeter that stretches around and secures behind the rear and side door weatherstrip seal on the Sprinter van.
Each ArcRV Connector includes four small hand clamps and eight small but powerful Neodymium (knee-O-dee-um) rare earth magnets to allow custom installations of the Connector panel to door channels and steel surfaces. Shown here, the RV Connector panel is easily secured on the Winnebago RV's Dodge Travato van rear and side door using the hand clamps and magnets. It is a perfect fit on the Mercedes Sprinter that is offered by Airstream Interstate, Pleasure Way RV, Roadtrek RV, Leisure Travel RV, Winnebago ERA, Coach House RV, Great West Vans (now Sterline RV), among others.
The Tentris system is exceptionally modular to tame the interface between a vehicle and the outdoors in new ways. The Arc tents connect using a zip-on option called the Zipper Mate, which grow Arc space in 6 foot deep sections. Cars, SUV’s, RV’s, trailers and campers can all be connected in space with the Tentris system of Connective tissue.
ArcRV (RVs & Sprinters) - 10ft. L x 10ft. W x 6ft. 6in. (front, walk in side) - 8ft. 9in. (back, RV side) H
ArcHaus (Cars, SUVs, Trucks) - 10ft. L x 6ft. W x 6ft. 6in. H
The ArcRV and the entire Tentris Arc product line is deceptively simple and highly transformative: ArcRV connects to RV doors with the RV Connector; ArcHaus connects to ArcRV with the Zipper Mate, and the ArcHaus shelters connect to each other and to about any passenger vehicle or door opening with its own tailgate connector panel.
ArcRV and ArcHaus (pronounced ArcHouse): Take Control of your Space!