Make Tracks in Mt Hood
Mt Hood is the mountain visible from Portland, where Portlanders head for skiing, camping, hiking, biking and just about any recreational activity you can think of. Rent the camper van called Mt Hood for your next adventure. This van will completely alter your perception of what it means to have a good time while driving.
Mt Hood is a 1986 Vanagon Weekender with a 1994 Subaru engine. It has a 4 speed manual transmission and enough horsepower to take mountain passes with ease and keep pace with highway traffic. The wheels, brakes, tires and suspension have all been upgraded so this van handles more like a small car than big vehicle. (Please be sure you are comfortable driving stick shift if you rent this van.)
The Weekender model does not include the kitchen, instead the backseat and lower bed are extra large, a great trade off. The back seat folds into a bed for two and the pop-top sleeps two as well. A table swings up for dining and the rear facing seat lifts up to reveal storage for up to six bags of groceries! A roof box provides extra storage space for your stuff, and comes pre-packed with a 10 x 10 portable shelter.
Mt Hood has been described as “immaculate” by previous renters. Its owner, Dave, is a former home builder so the workmanship and attention to detail is top notch throughout. Mt Hood is mostly original but includes the following upgrades: new seat covers throughout, dimmer controlled LED lights in main cabin and the pop-top, LED reading lights for the back seat, hands-free Bluetooth stereo with all new speakers and subwoofer to crank tunes above the road noise, snap-on rain fly to keep the pop-top dry on those rainy nights, shoulder belts for the back seats, curtains all the way around for privacy and to keep out the morning sun, memory foam topper for bottom bed to maximize comfort, large skylight for stargazing, gas struts to make raising the pop-top easy and a 120 volt inverter with USB outlet to keep your electronics charged.
Simply put, your troubles will melt away when you get behind the wheel of this van. There aren’t many vehicles left that deliver this kind of freedom.
At a Glance
- Seats: 6
- Sleeps: 4
- Pet Friendly: Yes
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Manual
- Length: 15 feet
- Drive: 2WD
- Fuel: Gas
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 2
- Audio Inputs
- Bike Rack
- CD Player
- Dining Table
- Leveling Jacks
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.
2+ DriversYour reservation already includes costs to verify up to two drivers. Will you have more than two drivers? Add additional driver verifications to your reservation.$10.00
Add a half day to your rentalRental days are based on a 24-hour period. If you pick up at 10 am you are generally expected to return at 10 am. Want to pick up your van in the morning, but drop it off in the evening? Add a half day to your rental.$100.00
Pet feeThis vehicle is pet friendly. Bring Rover!$125.00
Bike rackBike rack holds up to 4 bikes. (Local renters are welcome to see if their own bike racks attach. Vans typically accommodate two by two hitches.)$45.00
Overflow tentNice if someone is known to snore, when you are bringing extra passengers, or if the kids want to stretch their wings.$35.00
Sleeping bagsSleep tight in a tent or under the stars.$20.00
Extra camp chairsVans come with four chairs. Add extras if you have additional passengers.$5.00
Book Your Trip
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 Stories page for suggested routes and the inside skinny on how to have the most fun ever!
Updated as of March 2020. In light of concerns related to traveling during the novel coronavirus outbreak, we are waiving all cancellation and change fees. Whether you can cancel or change your camper van trip if you need to is something you can take off your worry list. We hope this situation ends soon, and we also hope you are able to get a break from it all in a camper van.
We will revert to our standard cancellation policy at a later time.