Storyteller Mode Vans

sikwan

06 T1N Can
Either the clientele is small (where threads can go into a General RV forum) or there was never a request for one. The latter depends on the former.
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
Either the clientele is small (where threads can go into a General RV forum) or there was never a request for one. The latter depends on the former.
How does one make that request and to who ? Yes theres a limited number of them but as time goes on there will be more.
 

sikwan

06 T1N Can
How does one make that request and to who ? Yes theres a limited number of them but as time goes on there will be more.
You made the request and it's noted.

I just removed a few RV specific forums because they only had four (5 year old) threads in them. Some threads should have been in Sprinter specific (T1N, NCV3, etc.) forums rather than its own RV specific forum.

I recommend that we wait for the "more" to appear before we create something. We can always move threads when they become categorically big.
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
Any Storyteller owners out there with any issues - or specific things they really like or dislike about thier van?
I’m eyeing them but not a fan of a few features and the very limited color choices (3?!)
 

psyco

New member
Any Storyteller owners out there with any issues - or specific things they really like or dislike about thier van?
I’m eyeing them but not a fan of a few features and the very limited color choices (3?!)
What would you like to know about them ? I have one
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
What would you like to know about them ? I have one
Thanks for responding.
What year and model do you have?
First line of my post... any issues, likes, dislikes?
Things I’d like to know:
How about winterizing, and sleeping in sub freezing temps ?
3 things you wish were done different or upgraded etc?.
Other than limited color choice, one thing I’m not excited about with them is no MB extended warranty available.
I get why... doesn’t mean I have to like it though.
Thanks
 

Onefin

Well-known member
Thanks for responding.
What year and model do you have?
First line of my post... any issues, likes, dislikes?
Things I’d like to know:
How about winterizing, and sleeping in sub freezing temps ?
3 things you wish were done different or upgraded etc?.
Other than limited color choice, one thing I’m not excited about with them is no MB extended warranty available.
I get why... doesn’t mean I have to like it though.
Thanks

There is a very active Facebook group of storyteller owners called: Storyteller Overland Insiders & MODElifers


Pros:
Build quality
Name brand components vs “house brand” that other RV makers use,
Massive Volta Power system
Rear seat safety and functionality as a bed vs. Revel
Open floorplan by eliminating the enclosed bathroom.

Cons:
CRL T-vent windows
18” wheels instead of 17”
Fantastic fan versus Maxxair
No XM radio

The cons are all relatively easy to change, if it bothers someone enough.

You should absolutely be able to buy an extended MB warranty from any Mercedes dealer as that warranty is for the MB chassis, not the STO aspect of it.
You can purchase an ELW from MB at any point prior to the expiration of the factory coverage.
I would suggest reaching out to Michael Smith at MB of Birmingham to discuss the extended length warranty. He is the only STO dealer that is also a MB dealer.


You can get the van wrapped if the colors bother you. I think they look best in white and pebble grey.

STO=great company, great vans
 

Rocksnsalt

There Can Be Only ONE
There is a very active Facebook group of storyteller owners called: Storyteller Overland Insiders & MODElifers


Pros:
Build quality
Name brand components vs “house brand” that other RV makers use,
Massive Volta Power system
Rear seat safety and functionality as a bed vs. Revel
Open floorplan by eliminating the enclosed bathroom.

Cons:
CRL T-vent windows
18” wheels instead of 17”
Fantastic fan versus Maxxair
No XM radio

The cons are all relatively easy to change, if it bothers someone enough.

You should absolutely be able to buy an extended MB warranty from any Mercedes dealer as that warranty is for the MB chassis, not the STO aspect of it.
You can purchase an ELW from MB at any point prior to the expiration of the factory coverage.
I would suggest reaching out to Michael Smith at MB of Birmingham to discuss the extended length warranty. He is the only STO dealer that is also a MB dealer.


You can get the van wrapped if the colors bother you. I think they look best in white and pebble grey.

STO=great company, great vans
Thanks for your time and info. I'm aware of the facebook group but I’m not on facebook.
That makes sense about the warranty, though counter to what I understood from 2 different salestools.
Yes the build quality looks superior to other vans and the Volta system appears to be quite a setup. the 18” wheels are a poor choice imho. I agree about the layout, rear seat functionality and shower setup, but can see the advantage of the revel shower/toilet setup as well (I’d wager most women I know would prefer the privacy of the revel bathroom if given the choice).
Paying what I consider big money for such a rig and not being able to get the color I want seems unreasonable. And paying several thousand more to have it wrapped is not a great choice to me. Like adding insult to fiscal injury. The inside would still be white or “pebble gray” (which to me -and everyone else I’ve asked - looks tan, sand, beige, khaki etc).

Nothing wrong with the colors, just not for me if I’m dropping 170-200k for a vehicle, then more $$$$ changing out wheels tires, suspension upgrade and trinkets etc. I’d really like to see them offer the mode with just the factory MB wheels and tires and let buyers get thier own upgrade, or let customers select from 4 or 5 choices. Not that complicated. Take the order then order through Tire rack, Discount tire, or a local tire shop in Alabama.

Re the mode lounge, it looks like an ingenious system.... but maybe a bit inconvenient if your friend or your kid is sleeping on it and you have to get up in the middle of the night to take a leak? Beers happen. 🍻 Though I’m more of a Mezcal man myself. 😬

I also wonder about the STO choice of insulation, long term.

Any experience sleeping in the thing in cold/freezing temps? Like 5 to 40f.


Thanks
 
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