El Gordo: Storyteller Overland Classic MODE
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Vanlife just got an upgrade! El Gordo is a 2021 Storyteller Overland Classic MODE adventure van. This van will take you and your family or friends on the adventure of a lifetime. All you have to do is dream big and then set yourself on cruise control. El Gordo has got you covered, friend.
One of the hottest new vans to hit the market, Storyteller Overland’s approach throughout the entire process of designing, testing and manufacturing the MODE series has been to deliver an adventure ready vehicle that is… Safe, Simple, Fun, Flexible, Rugged, and Ready to Go at all times!
El Gordo is built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 144″ chassis. This van is perfect for long weekends or long road trips in any type of weather. You’ll have both air conditioning and heat in the main cab, depending on the season. The awning provides shade from the sun or cover from the rain, and the built in LED lights under the awning mean you can linger outside long after the sun has gone down.
The kitchen has all the modern conveniences of home, including a sink, fridge and stove. You even get a microwave (relatively rare in most camper vans). Automotive graded lithium batteries provide all the power you’ll need, without ever needing a noisy generator. The main bed sleeps two, and the back bench seat turns into a bed that can sleep one adult or two small kids.
A cassette toilet can be used inside the van or outside, and the same is true of the shower. You could opt to shower inside the van or outside after a long, hot hike. Hot water is yours on demand.
Want to really get away from it all? The automotive grade lithium power system can keep you off grid for longer than most vans without the noise and hassles of a generator. The rugged extruded aluminum roof rack and ladder system will be able to hold onto your gear while you make your way to your destination, or you can store things in the “garage” inside the van under the bed.
So, El Gordo wants to know: Where to?
This van lives in Mariposa, about 1.5 hours north of Fresno / Yosemite International Airport. You can pick it up in Mariposa for no charge (and leave your car!), or we’ll deliver to the Fresno airport (FAT) for a fee.
At a Glance
- Seats: 4
- Sleeps: 4
- Pet Friendly: No
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 19 feet
- Fuel: Diesel
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 3
- Air Conditioner
- Audio Inputs
- Backup Camera
- Ceiling Fan
- Dining Table
- Extra Storage
- Inside Shower
- Kitchen Sink
- Leveling Jacks
- Outside Shower
- Stove / Range
- 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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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.