Take your Spirit to the Forest in Totoro
As a beloved character in the Japanese animated fantasy film My Neighbor Totoro, Totoro is a spirit of the forest. As a camper van, he’s a 2019 4 x 4 Mercedes-Benz Revel and your gateway to adventure. Please note that one of the owners of Totoro is a Japanese native and thus speaks fluent Japanese.
Here are just a few of the many features in this van.
Pick Up and Drop Off
Mountain View, CA. If you fly into the San Jose Airport you’ll be 20 minutes away, and if you fly into SFO you’ll be about 35 minutes away.
The kitchen includes a flameless induction cooktop, stainless steel sink and a refrigerator that actually stays cold! Side panels flip up for extra counter space both inside and outside the van so you can move the party out of the kitchen. There is even a pantry for food storage.
Toilet and Shower
The toilet actually swivels so that you can access it more comfortably and the shower has hot water. Don’t want to use these features? No problem. You can turn the toilet/shower closet into an actual closet with hangers and shelves to store your clothes or gear.
A/C, Exterior Shower and other Conveniences
Rinse off after a day of adventuring with the exterior shower. It has hot and cold water. Is it a super hot day? Plug in at the campsite and turn on the A/C. Would you rather sleep with the sliding doors open? Use the snap-in screens to let the breeze in while keeping the bugs out. Every little modern convenience is included in this van.
Heat for Chilly Nights
There is no on-board propane, instead the heat is diesel powered and will keep you cozy all night long even in the chilliest of climates.
There is a 200-watt solar system to keep everything powered and running smoothly. With a diesel heat system, a battery array and an AC/DC inverter, you’ll have plenty of power for camping off the grid. You’ve also got 21 gallons of fresh water storage.
The awning extends with a push of a button and has built-in LED lights for lighting up the campsite at night. No more stringing up twinkle lights or trying to find batteries for your lanterns. And the awning is smart! If the wind picks up it automatically retracts! How cool is that?
Tons of Storage
The “garage” in the back of the van provides ample storage (140 cubic feet) for your gear, bikes, skis, climbing equipment, etc. Not enough room for something tall or bulky? Push a button and the super comfy bed (48″ X 78″) will lift to the ceiling for even more room; bring it back down to sleep!
At a Glance
- Seats: 4
- Sleeps: 4
- Pet Friendly: No
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Automatic
- Length: 19 feet
- Drive: 4WD
- Fuel: Gas
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 3
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 3
- Air Conditioner
- Audio Inputs
- Backup Camera
- Ceiling Fan
- Dining Table
- Inside Shower
- Kitchen Sink
- Outside Shower
- Stove / Range
- Tow Hitch
- 21 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.
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
Portable camp tableSet up your lunch or dinner anywhere with this portable camp table.$35.00
Portable Pop up Dressing/Changing TentYou can stand up in this portable tent if you want extra privacy while changing clothes at the beach, by the lake, etc.$35.00
Driftsun coolerThe fridge in this van is great, but if you have lots of items to chill, consider adding this 75 qt Driftsun cooler.$50.00
Air mattress for front seatsAdd an air mattress for a small child to sleep over the front seats$45.00
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!
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.