White 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Camper parked in the Painted Hills of Oregon
Tumalo: Vanagon Camper

Tumalo: Vanagon Camper

Volkswagen - Vanagon Camper
Portland, OR
Check Availability $150.00 per night

Take Off in Tumalo

Tumalo is a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Camper, one of the most iconic machines known to mankind. Tumalo gets its name from a beautiful waterfall near Mt Bachelor in central Oregon. It’s a place that holds many memories for the owners and Tumalo seems really happy when near its namesake.

Tumalo has had a busy winter of 2019 and has undergone a major upgrade to a 2012 Subaru 2.5 liter engine, beautiful brand new carpet, and an awning to keep you dry in the rain and take shade with you anywhere you go. Prior upgrades made will insure that Tumalo is a very comfy home on the road. Those include a brand new battery, which runs some key accessories, including the stereo, and a new propane furnace. It will keep the inside nice and comfortable when sleeping on cold nights. The furnace is also great as a way to quickly warm up after a snow shoe trip, skiing, playing in the surf at the coast or getting out of one of our many amazing fly fishing rivers after landing that big steelhead.

Tumalo also boasts a new refrigerator to keep those beers cold after your epic hike, mountain bike ride or rafting trip. No matter your activity of choice, Tumalo is ready to take you there. Tumalo is a very comfortable camper van to spend some time in. You will instantly feel like you’re on vacation when driving it. You’ll be taking a vacation from your boring automatic transmission at home too; Tumalo has a manual transmission so please be sure you are comfortable driving stick.

This is your van. There are newer vans, there are vans with shinier paint jobs, but there are no vans with more classic style and romance than Tumalo.

At a Glance

  • Seats: 4
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • One-Way: No
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Length: 15 feet
  • Drive: 2WD
  • Fuel: Gas
  • May-Sept Minimum Nights: 3
  • Oct-April Minimum Nights: 2
OR, WA, ID, MT, CA, NV + British Columbia

Key Features

  • Audio Inputs
  • Bike Rack
  • Dining Table
  • Heater
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Leveling Jacks
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove / Range
  • Tow Hitch
  • 13 gallon Water Tank

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.

Optional Add-ons

  • 2+ Drivers
    Your reservation already includes costs to verify up to two drivers. Will you have more than two drivers? Add additional driver verifications to your reservation.
  • Add a half day to your rental
    Rental 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.
  • Pet fee
    This vehicle is pet friendly. Bring Rover!
  • Bike rack
    Bike 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.)
  • Overflow tent
    Nice if someone is known to snore, when you are bringing extra passengers, or if the kids want to stretch their wings.
  • Portable shelter
    10 x 10 shelter shades the sun and provides rain protection.
  • Coleman stove and two tanks propane
    Add a Coleman stove if you'd like to cook outside the van.
  • Ice-powered cooler
    For keeping your perishables cold.

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.



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 $125,000. Coverage costs $32.50/day and is required as part of the rental.

Roadside Assistance

We make 24-hour roadside assistance available for $15 a day. Coverage includes unlimited: 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 (such as AAA PLUS or PREMIER).


125 miles per day is included in every rental. Additional miles are charged at 35 cents per mile. For example, on a four-night rental, you will have 500 free miles. If you traveled 600 miles, 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 Stories 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.

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