If you belong to the 20% of the populace who suffer from seasickness, then we have found an innovative form of therapy. Simply take a holiday in a Tonke camper. You may even overcome the problem once you have fallen in love with the maritime ambience of the camper vans from Maarten van Soest. The high-quality surfaces made of teak and mahogany are a pleasure to see and touch. But the best thing is that you never have to feel the sea’s rolling motion in a Sprinter chassis. The wall cladding conceals other shipbuilding components such as batteries and locking mechanisms on the doors. For Maarten van Soest, this is a question of durability. In fine Mercedes-Benz tradition, the “land yachts” are named after his daughter, Tonke.
In Maarten van Soest’s workshop, the clocks tick to a different time. Every Tonke camper is the product of around 1,000 hours of work. The small company’s success is based on a simple yet convincing idea: mobility and flexibility without sacrificing comfort. You not simply purchase a camper van but rather a bed and breakfast, a workplace for the outdoors and a miniature hotel. The body can mechanically or hydraulically be detached from the Sprinter in only 10 minutes. Transferring an old gypsy vehicle to England in 2003 inspired Maarten with the idea of manufacturing vehicles like that himself. Building this on a modern Sprinter 4×4 chassis was part of the modernization which his concept is based on.
All of the Tonke campers share the same exceptional quality. In addition, every one of the vehicles made in the Netherlands is unique and is designed and manufactured in close coordination with the customer. Every single time, Maarten takes on the role of an interior architect once again and has a solution for every customer request. The Sprinter camper vans are available in two basic versions. The Classic Silver Line is reminiscent of the classic American Airstream while the Classic Wood Line features an exterior made of wood. Naturally, the camper vans have their price. Fortunately, anyone can enjoy the Tonke experience because Maarten van Soest also offers selected models as rental vehicles. But it is better not to hesitate, because the vans are often booked out weeks in advance. When you purchase a Tonke camper, you receive more than just a mobile residence, you also become the proud owner of a Sprinter. A solution where everyone benefits.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter camper van chassis
2,900 – 3,300 kg
from 160 Ah AGM
toilet, refrigerator, heating
140 – 280 l