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Why Rent A Campervan For Your Vacation

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September 17, 2019 Why Rent A Campervan For Your Vacation

Why rent a campervan on your vacation? If you enjoy unparalleled freedom, road tripping on your own terms, camping without the hassle, and traveling in the best non-traditional way you can imagine, those are probably all pretty good reasons. So go ahead and start planning your Escape campervan vacation.

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Campervan in redwood forest

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

In a camper van, 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, complete with the comforts of home at every stop. Every National Park can act as your personal bed and breakfast. Every side trip and detour is 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.

Travel light

Road trips generally mean packing for anything that might come your way, but camping equipment and bags can take up a lot of space. Skip the game of Tetris while trying to fit everything in the car. In a campervan, 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 duffle bags and gear inside. After a few days on the road, most people find that simplicity is the name of the game. You’ll be shocked by how little you need when you rent a campervan.

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.

Also worth noting: RVs don’t have the same freedom to roam as a campervan. They usually need to stick with the tried and true tourist destinations. For your non-interstate adventure, slimming down to a campervan allows you to see the sites on your terms and feel more comfortable on tighter mountain roads.

Don’t let reservations hold you back

Hotels are nice, but they anchor you to one place. And they’re not the most adventurous way to travel. It’s a road trip, so why sleep in the mundane when the rest of your days are filled with excitement?

A campervan is equipped with a cozy bed, so you won’t have to sacrifice comfort. Now, sleeping becomes an exciting part of the travel experience. When you start to get sleepy, 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.

While it might be impossible to make zero campsite reservations (especially at National Parks in the summer), you pretty much have the flexibility to go where you want when you want (as long as you don’t break any laws).

Pass on the tent poles

More often than not, sleeping in a tent is less than ideal. There are bugs, rocks, various other uncomfortable possibilities. Not to mention weather problems like rain, snow, and wind. Campfires are also wonderful, but it’s great to retire for the night amidst the comforts of home.

Campervan in snowy mountains

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

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 head toward sunnier skies.

Every destination is picture-perfect

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 many remote, picturesque places in your campervan that you wouldn’t be able to on a traditional trip.

Escape campervan at night with popup

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

The vans themselves are also pretty great to look at. 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 traditional white vans or beige RVs that you see on the road.

Travel together

Escape’s vans make are perfect for other campervan road trips too. Some vans sleep up to 5 with the rooftop sleeper, so everyone can be a part of a budget-friendly adventure. Camper vans are perfect for music festivals like Coachella or Bonnaroo. And when it comes to tailgating, a campervan instantly makes your setup the place to be.

Friends gathered around a campervan

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

Ready to hit the road?

The first step toward your epic campervan vacation is to click here to book your Escape camper van. With 13 locations across the US and Canada, you can start your road trip anywhere. Feel free to call us at (877) 270-8267 if you have more questions.

4 thoughts on “Why Rent A Campervan For Your Vacation”

    1. No, there isn’t a toilet or shower in our campervans. Normally, our renters don’t have any issues finding public restrooms at campgrounds, trailheads, rest areas, etc.

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