TouRig Ambassador Kevin Dietrich on Why He Chose TouRig

by | Mar 19, 2020

How did you choose TouRig for your van buildout?

Making the choice on a van was a long and windy road. I spent several years looking into all options for a van. The choices varied from small to massive and everything in between. The path to choosing a van can be overwhelming, confusing and exciting all at the same time. After visiting many builders and seeing dozens of vans the final decision came after seeing a friend’s TouRig. After seeing his van several times I chose to pursue a TouRig.

We were able to get a meeting with one of the owners and the dream was sketched on a whiteboard within an hour. As luck would have it, I was able to get an order in with Mercedes with a delivery date that worked into the only build spot left for the year on TouRig’s calendar. The rest is history…

Heading off on one of many adventures in our Sprinter van

What do you use your TouRig for?

My partner, Bevon, and I use it for a wide variety of activities. Initially, I thought we’d use the van for mainly camping but that didn’t last long. I quickly began to enjoy using the van for all types of adventures.

The first road trip in the van was to Mississippi to pick up my new hunting dog. The 2,500-mile round trip was made possible because of this rig. I spent a few nights on my way in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. After puppy pick up day, we headed back to Colorado in the comfort of the van. The next few days were filled with pit stops, dog swims and plenty of cool camping spots.

One of many cool camping spots. 

The van was really vital in loading my dog training items each morning all summer getting ready for the season. And being able to make hot coffee in a heated space after a cold morning training session made the early morning more bearable.

The van has also been a game changer for elk hunting. It almost feels like cheating when the rest of the crew is shivering in their tents after a long day chasing elk. Being able to shower, cook and sleep comfortably has allowed me to hunt longer and harder each season.

Hunting in comfort and style: the van has been a game changer for hunting season.

We love camping and the van makes all our adventures more exciting. The ability to go places tow behind trailers can’t really opens up the options to find the perfect, epic site.

We’ve put 15,000 miles on the van in two years and it has been parked in some beautiful areas!

What’s the best feature of your TouRig?

The garage!

What’s the best place you’ve ever parked and why?

One of our favorite places the van ha been parked is on the Salmon River in Sun Valley, Idaho. After a long drive, we found one of those spots that you couldn’t believe wasn’t occupied. The site sat just above the river and offered a wonderful view of the Sun Valley resort. Although it was a cold night we enjoyed the warmth of the van with the sounds of the river all night. 

Favorite feature: the garage, featuring  CargoGlide for conveniently stowing and accessing gear in tihe back of the storage garage

What’s the best place you’ve ever parked and why?

One of our favorite places the van ha been parked is on the Salmon River in Sun Valley, Idaho. After a long drive, we found one of those spots that you couldn’t believe wasn’t occupied. The site sat just above the river and offered a wonderful view of the Sun Valley resort. Although it was a cold night we enjoyed the warmth of the van with the sounds of the river all night. 

Any advice for people out there considering getting a TouRig?

Talk to as many TouRig owners as possible. Being able to speak to different owners will go a long way in designing your van. They can give you valuable input based on their own experiences. Reach out to me anytime! @lils_bulldog on IG

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