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The 13 Best Overland & Camper Van Rental Companies in USA

Whether looking for a hotel suite on wheels or just a rooftop tent, there's an adventure-ready rig out there for you

The 13 Best Overland & Camper Van Rental Companies in USA

Author

Geoff Nudelman

Photo courtesy Elliot Hawkley / Pacific Overlander
Geoff is a lifestyle journalist and copywriter chasing after great stories from his home base of Portland, OR.

If you’re a regular on Field Mag, you likely well aware of the ongoing camper van and overland trend. And with 2020 dragging on with no end in sight, road trip upgrades are very “of the moment”.

Long before #vanlife became a hashtag, there have been companies renting RVs, trailers, and vans of varying sizes and capabilities to anyone looking for a little (or a lot) more in their car camping experience. While the 13 options below are by no means an exhaustive list, they do represent a good mix of what’s out there and what you can likely find in a region near you.

Rental camper vans and overland rigs are an awesome way to see the country, but it’s also worth noting that these are atypical vehicle rentals and mandatory extra charges like insurance and service fees can add up fast. So, if you’re budget-minded, be sure to take a look at the whole package before signing on. Then do so and have a dang good time.

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Cascade Adventure Vans. Photo courtesy Reagan Aleea

Cascade Adventure Vans - Seattle, WA

Rent This: 2019 Sprinter Camper Van

If you’ve done any road tripping around the Pacific Northwest, you’ve likely seen one of Cascade’s custom Sprinter build-outs. The company has four options available with varying capacities for sleeping, outdoor cooking, and general gear carrying. Perhaps the coolest feature are the adjustable “elevator beds” that increase or decrease sleeping levels based on individual need.

Price: $615/3 nights (Oct-April)

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Texino

Texino - Los Angeles, CA

Rent this: 2019 Mercedes Metris

Texino is widely known for integrating slick, practical design into the basic Sprinter or Metris van, making it one of the most useful, camping-ready options out there. Pick from their custom-built rental fleet to reap all the rewards of van life without the regular maintenance.

Price: $215/night

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Bohemian Highway Travel Co.

Bohemian Highway Travel Co. - Sonoma, CA

Rent This: Land Rover Defender 110

You could do much, much worse than exploring wine country in either Land Rover Defender 110 from Bohemian Highway’s two-rig fleet. Our favorite model is built more to be enjoyed during the day with plenty of space to haul sleeping gear for a night under the stars (and that second bottle of Cabernet).

Price: $300/night

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Pacific Overlander. Photo courtesy Elliot Hawkley

Pacific Overlander - Las Vegas, NV & San Francisco, CA

Rent This: 4Runner TRD Offroad with XV-2 XVenture Trailer

When you think about that quintessential 4x4 camper experience, you’d probably come up with something close to Pacific Overlander. They have the slick, outdoors-inspired logo, the rugged reputation, and six vehicles of varying capabilities—plus an adventure trailer. They’ll even do one-way rentals, making most of the western U.S. your oyster.

Price: $195/night (4Runner), $100/night (trailer)

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Wandervans

Wandervans - Boise, SLC, PDX

Rent This: Ford Transit Van

For those looking for the no-frills approach, Wandervans has a done a nice job of outfitting Ford Transit vans with enough comfort to sleep inside the van while doing most of your living outside of it. The three western cities they operate out of offers a nice mix of locales to enjoy said basic comfort as well.

Price: $111/night

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Outdoorsy

Outdoorsy - Tempe, AZ

Rent this: 1999 Ford E350 High Top Super Duty XL

Without being too schmaltzy, Outdoorsy is “the AirBnB of the RV market,” offering a range of camper vans, fifth wheels, and even class A motorhomes that owners offer for rent with a few simple clicks. They have myriad options across the country and there’s likely one not too far from where you’re sitting right now.

Price: $149/night

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Reparadise

Reparadise - Salt Lake City, UT

Rent This: Mercedes 4x4 Camper

If you have a trailer, van, or truck, and are looking to let a pro handle the mechanics and dirty work of a conversion, take it to a shop like Reparadise. Their portfolio speaks for itself. Or just rent an example of their work, like this 4x4 Sprinter conversion.

Price: $225/night

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Overland Discovery

Overland Discovery - Denver, CO

Rent This: Explorer Plus Dodge Ram ProMaster

Overland Discovery carries three different types of camping vehicles—Jeeps, regular vans, and small RVs. Anything in their fleet would be a fine partner to explore Colorado with, but we especially like what they’ve done with their Dodge Ram ProMaster conversions.

Price: $166/night

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Titus Adventure Company

Titus Adventure Company - Denver, CO

Rent This: “Patsy” 2019 Toyota Tacoma

Perhaps you need something a little more rugged. Enter TAC, which offers a small and just plain awesome fleet of 4x4 Toyota off-roaders ready for your plans in the Rockies. Each model comes with a solid rooftop tent and the best part? Unlimited miles.

Price: $145/night Winter, $220/night Summer

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Hatch Adventures

Hatch Adventures - Bozeman, MT

Rent This: Jeep Wrangler

Hatch maintains a small fleet of Jeeps and Toyotas all outfitted with a host of basic camping supplies (like Yeti mugs and a Camp Chef stove) to make this one of the more turnkey options out there. Wherever you want to go in Big Sky country, their trucks can get you there.

Price: $225/night

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Scamper Van

Scamper Van - Atlanta, GA & Asheville, NC

Rent this: Scamper Van 7

With two locations in the lower fourth of the US, Scamper Van offers a more family-friendly approach with a buildout that feels more tiny home than van life. The finishes are clean, storage ample, and our feature model sleeps four. What more could you want? (Beside a lot less external branding...)

Price: $139/night

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Voyager Campervans. Photo courtesy Alek Vinokurov

Voyager Campervans - Midwest & The South

Rent This: Minny V2

With six locations across the US, Voyager makes it possible to rent one of their vans to drive to the Smoky Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and even the Grand Canyon. These vans tend to be on the more basic side, but they have some nifty integrated storage and are a smaller footprint for more novice drivers.

Price: $149/night

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Campanda

Campanda - Maui, HI

Rent This: Maui Wowie

Campanda is another ride share platform with more international options, offering vehicles in 42 countries. Among them is this Hymer Activ Class B, which looks and feels like that resort timeshare you were talked into renting, but were pleasantly surprised by when you arrived on the island.

Price: $279/night

Published 09-29-2020

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