El Dorado: Ford Transit

Ford - Transit
San Diego, CA
Check Availability $210.00 per night

Have a Golden Good Time in El Dorado

The El Dorado is a professionally built van by the fine folks at Vandoit. Known for creating modular vans, the El Dorado is a great example of Vandoit’s innovative t-track system which lines the interior of their vans and allows for on-the-go modularity and customization whenever you need it. As an example, El Dorado can be set up to sleep either two or four people depending on your needs.

The bed platform folds down from the wall, and is supported by straps from the ceiling’s t-track. The bed can be single to full-size, depending on the needs for each trip. The platform can be raised and lowered to a preferred height, and the platform can also double as a work table. A second level of bed platforms can also be installed to provide bunk beds.

This van is called the “El” because it’s an extended length van at 22 feet, so you’ll have lots of room for your toys and belongings. There is an Espar heater to keep you warm on chilly mornings, and in the summer time this van has a rooftop AC that runs when you are plugged into a camp site. When hanging out in camp you can create your own shade (or rain protection) by extending the awning.

Hopefully you won’t do too much work while adventuring in this van, but if you need to, the front seat swivels and there is an easily adjustable Lagun table from which you can send that email or enjoy coffee in the morning. As for the kitchen where you’ll prepare that cup of coffee, the kitchen pod has 6 gallons of water that is easy to remove and refill if necessary. The fridge will keep all your perishables nice and cold, and we provide all the cooking, camping and eating gear you need.

After a day of fun there is an extended hose to wash off bikes, or gear, and in addition you also have the option to shower outside. This van has it all, and is a great option for a solo adventure, a traveling duo, a friend trip or a family vacation. Now you just have to plan that road trip you’ve been dreaming of and hit the road in El Dorado.

At a Glance

  • Seats: 4
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • One-Way: Yes
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Length: 22 feet
  • Drive: 2WD (Rear)
  • Fuel: Gas
  • May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
  • Oct-April Minimum Nights: 3
United States and Canada

Key Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Outside Shower
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove / Range
  • Toilet
  • Tow Hitch

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.

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San Diego, CA - Sleeps 4

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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.



Insurance coverage includes $1 million in liability to the renter, $1 million in liability to the van owner, and comp and collision coverage up to $200,000. For most rentals, coverage costs $37.50/day. For our premium vans, coverage costs $47.50/day. In both instances, insurance is required as part of the rental.

Roadside Assistance

We make 24-hour roadside assistance available for $15 a day. Coverage includes: towing, flat tire assistance, emergency fluids delivery, battery boost, and a mobile mechanic. Many van owners require 24-hour roadside assistance as part of the rental. Where coverage is mandatory, you must either purchase our policy, or show proof of comparable coverage, including 1) RV towing and 2) towing distance of 100+ miles.


125 miles per day is included in every rental. Additional miles are charged 35 - 50 cents per mile depending on the vehicle. For example, on a four-night rental, you will have 500 free miles. If you traveled 600 miles, at 35 cents a mile you would pay an additional $35 at the end of your trip.

Security Deposit

You’ll pay a security deposit of $1,000 - $1500 (vehicle dependent) two days before your rental starts. The security deposit is returned, less any additional fees, usually no more than 7 days after you return.


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!

  • Cancellation Policy

    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.

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