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Santa Cruz, The Ultimate 2 Person Campervan

NEW! The most fuel- and space-efficient of all of our models, the Santa Cruz was designed with spontaneity, freedom, and ease in mind – allowing you to chase the surf breaks, take detours, and find hidden gems. This latest model is perfect for solo road trippers or couples who don’t need the extra space that the Big Sur or Mavericks offer. Get ready to zip around town, navigate tight turns, and get off the beaten track – without sacrificing any comforts or functionality.

Available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas for trips starting May 1, 2019.

All of our campervans for rent are fully-equipped, custom-built, and hand-painted. They’re perfect for long weekend getaways, cross country bucket-list road trips, and national park tours. When you compare campervans to RVs, our small campervans provide functional comforts and the flexibility and freedom to get off the beaten path.

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8.7/100km
(27) mpg
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Sleeps up to 2
Seats 2


Santa Cruz’s innovative layout makes it easy to plop into bed after a day of exploring. The full-time bed set up in the back is easy and functional. The space-saving kitchen in the back of the van includes a 1-burner pullout stove, 3.5-gallon sink & water tank, and dual-powered refrigerator. Store your clothes in the drawers, grab your groceries & hit the road!

Megan S.
Megan S.
16:49 29 Jan 23
Rented a Santa Cruz for two weeks which was a perfect size for one person with a lot of stuff. Process of getting and dropping off the van was easy!
Nick G.
Nick G.
21:09 17 Jan 23
Really enjoyed our time with the Santa Cruz. For 2 adults, it's perfect for getting in and getting out of where ever you want to go.Would be nice if they offered sleeping bag rental for the colder months on top of the bedding kit. We were forced to find our own.
Jérôme M.
Jérôme M.
13:58 23 Dec 22
We rented a Santa Cruz van this summer 2022, and the experience was amazing and absolutely stunning! We were kindly welcome, sent some emails at the beginnng to get more info about the van itself, and always get replies. We faced to a tire issue during our trip, but this was fully understood and well managed at the end, at the drop-off. Great moment, great experience, we loved our "mystery machine"!
Charlotte P.
Charlotte P.
19:57 09 Sep 22
We rented a Santa Cruz model for 2 people for 4 weeks across the west coast - pickup in San Francisco and drop off in LA. This was possibly the best 4 weeks of my life! Each campervan is hand painted with a unique design and given a name accordingly (ours was called Confetti). This is the smallest model that Escape rent out but it was plenty big enough for 2! Kitchen is equipped with a pump sink, one hob and a fridge (which actually worked incredibly well the entire time). We had 2800 miles included in our 4 weeks but we did go over and had to pay for an extra 548 miles at 30cents per mile on drop off. The van did really well with gas and we had zero issues other than having to pump up one tire (which in the space of 4 weeks is to be expected). It was heartbreaking to part with Confetti at the end of the trip and I would 100% do this again with Escape Campervans. They were so easy to communicate with and prices were much higher when we looked at other companies. Highly recommend!!

Santa Cruz Campervan Model Interior Diagram

Model Ford Transit Connect

Avg. Model Year 2016

Age of Interior 2019

Engine Size 2.5 L V4 Cylinder

Fuel Tank Size 16 Gallons

Fuel Type Regular Unleaded

Transmission Automatic

Drive System Front Wheel Drive

Seatbelts 2

Power Steering Yes

ABS Brakes Yes

Airbags Yes

Cruise Control Yes

Curtains Yes, cover all windows

Heating Yes

Air Conditioning Yes

Bed Size 119.38 cm (47 in) x 201.93 cm (79.5 in)

Storage Drawers 17.5H x 21.5W x 12.75D. 1 drawer on each side of van.

Freshwater 3.5 gallons

Greywater 3.5 gallons

Length 4.4 m (14.5 ft) - fits in most tent sites

Width 1.83 m (6 ft)

Height 1.85 m (6.07 ft)

Ground Clearance 16 cm (6.3 in)

Rooftop Sleeper Offered? No, this model does not accept rooftop sleepers


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