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Why Rent A Campervan For Your Vacation

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May 14, 2019 Why Rent A Campervan For Your Vacation

Why rent a campervan on your vacation? Because:

  • A campervan vacation is like freedom with a steering wheel
  • A campervan lets you road trip on your own terms
  • A campervan lets you enjoy the best parts of camping without any of the hassle
  • An Escape campervan is the coolest way to travel

When many people write their bucket list, Take An Epic Road Trip Across America tends to be toward the top. That’s a lofty goal, especially as it takes roughly 2,650 miles of highway to travel coast to coast (and that’s without detours). In our opinion, it’s never too lofty if it means you’ll get to see the iconic waterfalls of Yellowstone, the vastness of the Grand Canyon, or the changing leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains, and check them off the list

So go ahead and start planning your Escape campervan vacation.

Rent A Campervan For A Personalized Road Trip

Campervan in redwood forest

Today the Redwood Forest. Next stop: the SoCal's Coronado Beach.

In a campervan, you can go almost anywhere that’s shown on the road map. Spend a few days hiking in the mountains then cruise over to the beach for some surfing, all without a care in the world. Every National Park can act as your personal bed and breakfast, every side trip and detour completely up to you. And don’t forget to get off the beaten path: Sometimes those few extra miles where you think you’re getting lost lead to the discovery of the best hidden coves, secret hikes, and hole-in-the-wall haunts you’ll never find in a guide book.

Rent A Campervan And Don’t Worry About Your Stuff

But doesn’t an epic road trip mean hauling around a bunch of stuff? After all, camping equipment and bags can take up a lot of space. In the family sedan, it’s usually a game of Tetris fitting everything in the car, to the point where someone in the backseat is left holding the cooler full of lunchmeat, sodas, and half-melted ice.

In a campervan, however, everything seems to find its place. Say goodbye to the bulky cooler and keep your food cold in the built-in refrigerator. Mountain bikes can ride on roof racks, leaving plenty of space to organize a duffle bags and gear inside. Most people find after a few days on the road that simplicity is the name of the game. You never need as many things as you think you do.

The campervan has everything you need and nothing you don’t. The van itself comes with a sink, stove, and refrigerator, and you can always add on other extras like the bedding kit, kitchen kit, electric kit, camp chairs, and propane. That way, you can pick up your campervan locally and save money by bringing your own camp gear; or, fly into your dream destination (round-trip or one-way) and have anything you may need available for rent.

Escape campervan kitchen

In a campervan, everything just seems to have a place.

RVs don’t have the same freedom to roam as a campervan, as they usually need to stick with the tried and true tourist destinations. For your non-interstate adventure, slimming down and zooming off in a campervan allows you to see the sites on your terms—unless you prefer to drive whale-sized RV’s down cramped, winding mountain roads.

Rent A Campervan To Keep On The Move

Hotels are nice, but they slow you down and anchor you to one place. In every hotel room, you have a bed, nite stand, TV, desk and Berber carpet. While hotels can be a nice and sensible way to sleep, they are not usually thought of as adventurous. It’s a road trip, and why sleep in the mundane when the rest of your days are filled with excitement.

A campervan is equipped with a comfortable bed, so you won’t have to take that intermission. Instead, sleeping becomes an exciting part of the travel experience. When you start to slow down, you can simply pull off the road and dispersed camp. Each campervan has curtains which can be pulled across your windows, so you can get some privacy from the outside world. In the morning, just start the engine and go wherever the day takes you.

Dispersed camping in a campervan with a campfire

Without the hassle of a hotel, you can just wake up in the morning and wake up with a view.

You still may have to make campsite reservations (especially at National Parks in the summer), but it’s usually exactly where you want to be anyway. You pretty much have the flexibility to go where you want when you want (as long as you don’t break any laws).

Rent A Campervan When You Don’t Want To Tent Camp

Let’s face it, sleeping in a tent on the ground can stink. There are bugs, rocks, and innocent looking sticks that secretly want to poke you in the spleen. Campfires are great for roasting weenies or making s’ mores, but not great for stir fry meals or a nice cup of hot cocoa. Not to mention weather problems like rain, snow, and wind.

Campervan in snowy mountains

In a campervan, you will never have to tent camp in the snow again.

But when you use a campervan, you can sleep comfortably without having to deal with the elements. You can fix gourmet meals in the built-in kitchen–one past renter even made lobster!. If the weather isn’t cooperating, just huddle up in the cozy campervan and play some cards. Best of all, there’s no need to pack up all your stuff in the morning. And if there’s bad weather for the foreseeable future, you can easily pack up and drive away to sunnier skies.

Rent An Escape Campervan When You Want To Look Good

Whether you’re looking for mountain peaks, flowing waterfalls, or beach sunsets (or all of the above), make sure your phone has enough free memory, because you’ll find photo op after photo op. You can access to many remote, picturesque places in your campervan that all your Instagram followers will be envious.

Escape campervan at night with popup

No way around it -- Escape campervans are just cool.

Every Escape campervan is individually hand-painted by street artists in LA. They are roaming works of art. Their uniqueness makes each vehicle stand out from those boring white vans or dusty, beige RVs that you see on the road.

Rent An Escape Campervan With Friends

Escape’s vans make them perfect for other campervan road trips besides camping. Some vans sleep up to 5 with the rooftop sleeper, so the whole squad can pile in for a budget-friendly adventure. Take our campervans to music festivals like Coachella or Bonnaroo and you will definitely attract new, lifelong buds. Tailgating with a campervan instantly makes your spot the place to be.

Friends gathered around a campervan

When you vacation with an Escape campervan, be prepared to make friends.

Just be forewarned that absolute strangers will immediately notice when you pull into the campground. Our vans literally turn heads, so don’t be surprised if other campers excitedly ask you if they can check out the van. Who knows, these chance encounters may lead to lifelong friendships- we have proof!

Book An Escape Campervan To Start Your Campervan Vacation

The first step in getting to your epic campervan vacation is to click here to book your Escape campervan. Just tell us when and where you want to go. With 12 locations across the US and Canada, you can start your road trip anywhere. Or you can call us at (877) 270-8267 if you want to book old-school style.


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