Hi, newbie here and first time Mercedes owner. I have a Marco Polo which is the V-Class based camper van converted for Mercedes by Westfalia in Germany. It’s sold through Mercedes dealers and is in direct competition with the VW California. My only other experience of a Mercedes vehicle was when I hired a Sprinter based camper for 4 weeks in New Zealand which I was very impressed with as my own camper in the UK was a Fiat Ducato based Westfalia. My Marco Polo replaces my Ducato based camper, and although a lot smaller, is a revelation to drive by comparison. Although we’ve only camped in it for 4 nights so far it is very impressive and very useable.