Head out on an Adventure in Gualala the EcoSprinter
Our EcoSprinter is unique! Live-edge walnut countertop? Check! Aromatic cedar paneling over wool insulation? Check! Cork flooring? Check! Solar-panels, Li-Ion battery with 12V and 110 V electrical system plus shore power? Check! Rent this great vehicle for these and so many more “pride of ownership” details.
Gualala (pronounced WAH-la-la), a small Northern California town, was named by the Native American Pomo tribe meaning “where the water flows down.” Our van was named Gualala the EcoSprinter after we had driven the van through this beautiful coastal town. The town’s free spirit, beautiful coast, and natural landscape are the inspiration behind Gualala the EcoSprinter!
Gualala the EcoSprinter has been lovingly built over two years. The owners made sure every little detail possible to ensure your comfort was included. And for those thinking about fuel efficiency on a long journey, the Mercedes-Benz Turbo diesel engine gets up to 22 miles per gallon!
This is a high roof van so you can stand upright (up to 6’1”) to cook dinner on the double-burner gas stove with built-in propane tank or the induction cook top. There’s a removable dinner table (walnut live-edge), a slide-out cooking platform for outdoors cooking, ample storage, lockable drawers, and even a bolted-down safe to store your valuables.
You’ll be able to enjoy a good night’s rest on the full-size futon bed. When the futon isn’t being used as a bed, use it as a couch for reading or lounging about. And to add to the fun factor, bring along your bikes (or rent them; we can make a bike rack available upon request).
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook up a feast. You’ll find knives, steak knives, forks, spoons, mugs, wine glasses, utensils, large, medium and small pots, large and medium skillets, salad bowl, colander, cutting board etc. There is also a high-efficiency Dometic fridge/freezer so that your perishables stay nice and cold.
The EcoSprinter has a 16 gallon water tank with electric pump that feeds the faucet (removable wash basin) as well as an outdoor, heated shower (good for about 9 minutes of showering..). Yes, there is a heated shower; these are rare in most camper vans. You’ll probably want to take lots of showers! Note that the water can be refilled by a regular water hose.
To keep you warm at night, a high-efficiency heater provides heat (running off the main diesel tank at ~0.1 gallons/hour). In the summer a fan and screened window keep you cool.
Safety features include a backup camera and a gas & carbon monoxide alarm.
This cozy van truly has it all; now it just needs you! 😉
At a Glance
- Seats: 2
- Sleeps: 2
- Pet Friendly: No
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 17 feet
- Drive: 2WD (rear)
- Fuel: Diesel
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 3
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 2
- Backup Camera
- Bike Rack
- Ceiling Fan
- Dining Table
- Kitchen Sink
- 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.
Additional DriversYour reservation includes costs to verify up to two drivers. Add additional driver verifications.$10.00
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.$120.00
Airport Pick UpPick up the van at Portland International Airport (PDX).$50.00
Airport Drop OffAt the end of your trip, drop off the van at Portland International Airport (PDX).$50.00
Van Delivery (pick up)Instead of picking up the van, we'll deliver to your home or hotel. Minimum charge $30 up to 5 mile radius; additional miles charged at $2 per mile. (Additional charges calculated and processed at end of your rental.)$30.00
Van Delivery (drop off)Instead of dropping off the van at our home, we'll collect the van at your home or hotel. Minimum charge $30 up to 5 mile radius; additional miles charged at $2 per mile. (Additional charges calculated and processed at end of your rental.)$30.00
Aquaforno StoveElevate your camp cooking game with the Aquaforno stove, the most versatile outdoor cooking stove there is. It is portable, collapsible, and can use multiple fuels (coal, wood, gas) for the BBQ Grill, a Pizza Oven, a Rotisserie, a Smoker and much more!$85.00
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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.