The "shakedown" is a common occurrence among camper van owners. When people say they "took the van out for a shakedown last weekend" it's like saying they went out on a test camping trip to make sure the systems worked for all the real camping trips they intend to do.
Every van on GoCamp goes out for a shakedown before being made available to rent. Maupin went out with GoCamp friends John Fenger and Jessica Tomforde for his shakedown last weekend.
John and Jessica are avid mountain bike riders so they took Maupin to the Lower Lewis River Falls area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to hit the trails. Sounds like they covered lots of miles by bike and by van. The report? Shakedown success! Maupin heads out on his first rental next week and boy is he ready!