Doug VanDeCamp: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Always a Good Time with Doug
Meet Doug, full name, Doug VanDeCamp. 😎 Doug is that friend that allllllways wants to go camping, and lucky for you, he’s also the friend that’s always READY to go camping! Pick up Doug in the Bay Area and cruise all over the USA. Easy to drive, loads of room for toting toys, a queen size bed below and a pop-up penthouse up top … okay Doug, we get it we get it. LET’S GO CAMPING!
Doug VanDeCamp is perfect for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, yet wants to sleep comfortably. Set up camp, pop the top, and enjoy your spot in nature. After an evening around the campfire, retire to your comfy beds for a good night’s sleep. Sleeps four people: Two upstairs in the pop-top penthouse (full-size bed and windows w/curtains all around), and two more on the platform queen-size bed (70″ wide and 24″ headroom).
Doug VanDeCamp is a camper, not a glamper. The van has everything you need for a great camping experience without the trendy wallpaper and potted plants.
Included in your rental of Doug VanDeCamp:
– Two-burner Camp Chef Everest stove. 40,000 BTU. Rated best of 2020, with 5 lb or 20 lb propane tank (enough for duration of your trip)
– Doug’s Kitchen Box: a 3-layer expanding tool box equipped with all the essentials for cooking, eating, clean-up, and more. Wheels easily along side picnic table for convenient access to everything you need to craft your gourmet meals.
– Stanley 30 qt cooler (Want a second cooler? See add-ons.)
– Four Byer Maine Lounger camp chairs
– Outdoor rug
– USB rechargeable lantern
– Folding table 27×27″
– Bug screens for front windows
– Blackout window coverings
Doug fits in a regular size parking spot and is a breeze to drive so you can stop at wineries, breweries, oyster farms, cheese artisans, bakeries and more with this easy to park rig. Lots of room for toys so don’t forget your mountain bikes, surf boards & SUP boards.
PICK UP LOCATION
Castro Valley. (We can meet you at Castro Valley BART station, no extra charge!)
At a Glance
- Seats: 4
- Sleeps: 4
- Pet Friendly: No
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 19 feet
- Drive: 2WD (rear)
- Fuel: Diesel
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 3
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 2
- Air Conditioner
- CD Player
Hop in and Go
All vans are considered “road trip ready.” Whether you are flying in from out of town or looking to explore your own backyard, all you really need to do is stop for groceries before hitting the road. All cookware and tableware is included, as is bedding and a wide array of camping gear. You’ll be sent a detailed list of all the items included in the van before your trip so you can plan accordingly. Select any of the optional add-ons listed below when completing your reservation.
Half DayWant to pick up in the morning but drop off in the late afternoon? Need extra time? Add a half day to your reservation.$100.00
Stand Up Paddle BoardBe one with the water on this SUP.$30.00
Portable AwningPortable shelter shades the sun and provides rain protection.$35.00
Bike RackFits two bikes!$45.00
Solo Stove Ranger Fire PitHave a smoke-less fire just about anywhere with this portable fire pit.$40.00
Extra SpaceJust two of you and you'd like more room? We can give you extra space by removing the middle seats.$75.00
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Pick Up and Drop Off
Rentals are Calculated on a 24-hour Basis: The rental period is generally considered to be 24 hours. If you pick up the van at 10 am, you’ll be expected to return it around 10 am. Most van owners can accommodate requests for a few extra hours at $20/hour. Alternatively, if you want to pick up in the morning and drop off in the evening, simply select the optional half day add-on when completing your reservation.
Pick Up and Drop Off Time: There is no set pick up and drop off time. You’ll make arrangements suited to your needs and schedule with the van’s owner. You can indicate your preferred pick up and drop off time when completing your reservation; final arrangements will be confirmed with the van’s owner.
How to Have the Best Time Ever
Need inspiration on where to go? Or help in selecting a campground? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to visit our Insider Tips page for suggested routes and the inside skinny on how to have the most fun ever!
You can reschedule your reservation without penalty. You can cancel the vehicle for a full refund, less a 5% service fee, up to 14 days prior to the rental. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the rental, you will receive a refund for 50% of the rental fee. Cancellations must be made in writing.
We are unable to offer refunds for shortened trips if for some reason (e.g. weather, change in schedule) you return the vehicle early. See also our COVID-19 policies.