At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Here at The Dyrt, we think vanlife is a great way to explore the U.S. If you’re thinking about giving minimalism a try, renting a van is a great way to start. With just one stop you can have your lodging and transportation taken care of while enjoying a unique experience. Lots of van rental companies have popped up, and in most cases, an adventure vehicle can be found close by. Some companies own their vehicles and build them out with cool designs, and others help local van owners share their campers when not in use.

Because we’re such big fans of these great vans, we’re helping make the experience even better by giving partner van companies 14-day free trials for The Dyrt PRO to give to their customers. Now, you can use The Dyrt PRO for free for 14 days when renting with these companies so you’re fully equipped with the best camping tool for the best possible experience.

The Dyrt Makes your Next Vacation even Easier by Partnering with Local Van Rental Companies in Colorado, Oregon, and California

1. GoCamp – Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bend, Portland, Seattle

Looking to drive a rig with character on the west coast?  GoCamp curates their fleet by allowing individuals to rent out their personal vehicles when they’re not in use, almost like a van Airbnb. GoCamp is a women-owned business built on the idea that vacations should be personally designed, and Deborah there helped us get some these great companies together.  Find your perfect set up and check out their 6 different types of vans here!

“Our camper vans are as unique and fun as the memories you’ll make in them. From old school Volkswagen Vanagons and Eurovans to newer Mercedes-Benz or Dodge Sprinters, Ford Transits, Ram ProMasters, Sportsmobile and specialty conversion vans, Nissans, Delicas and rooftop tents, you have lots of great choices for your next road trip.” — GoCamp





 

 

 

2. Native Camper Vans – Denver, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas

At Native campervans, you can pick from four different custom van build-outs from a compact minivan to a sprinter with a pop-up tent that can sleep up to four people! Fully equipped with bedding, camp chairs, a table, and camp kitchens including a stove and cooler, Native sets you up for adventure.  Check out all 4 van sizes and find the best one for your next trip.

“Complete with kitchens and sleeping quarters, our campervans offer comfort and functionality without the headache and expense of driving an RV.  In a nimble and fun to drive adventure van, you can save money on fuel, park more easily, and access areas a traditional RV simply can’t go. ” — NativeCampervans.com

Women sitting in fron of fire pit and sprinter van rental.

Image from Wandervans.com

3. Wander Vans – Boise, Salt Lake City, Portland

Pack everything with Wander Vans’s accomodating sprinter van rentals based in Idaho, Portland and Salt Lake.  Wander Vans comes with all the basics for an awesome trip including a battery-powered Dometic refrigerator so you never have to stop for ice.  For $20 extra a day, you can even bring your adventure dog! Their add ons allow you to camp in comfort with additions like a shower tent, a portable toilet, a space heater, and a portable fire ring!.

“Wandervans campervans provides adventure specific boutique campervans for your next adventure. We began with a passion for helping to get people into the outdoors at reasonable rates. We want to help you get out of the city and wander in the outdoors. Wandervans started renting campervans in June of 2016 in Boise, ID. We opened in Salt Lake City in 2018 and opened in Portland 2020.” — Wandervans.com

 

 

 

4. Overland Discovery – Denver

Overland Discovery provides adventurers in Colorado with rigs of all sizes from Jeep Wranglers with rooftop tents to Class B+ RVs. This woman and veteran-owned business offers 10 different custom rigs to equip you on your ideal adventure.

“To us, an adventurous spirit means to never stop seeking. Exposing ourselves to new sights, new experiences, and new stories allows us to grow, learn, and live life to its fullest. 

Traveling in the great outdoors is the best way for your adventurous spirit to spread its wings. We believe forging a meaningful connection to travel and nature should be accessible, welcoming, and life-changing for everyone—no matter your experience level.” Overlanddiscovery.com

 

 

 

Orange camper van in a field of wildflowers.

Image fromm VWSurfari.com

5. VW Surfari

Looking to live out your seventies’ dreams by cruising down the 101 in a classic VW, perhaps with a single fin longboard on top to complete the vision? Look no further than VW Surfari, this SoCal van rental specializes in vintage beachy vibes whether you are looking to catch a few waves or a few rays. Choose from a multitude of picturesque worthy VW van rentals from the 1970s to the 2000s.  Ideal for coastal cruises or use The Dyrt PRO to head inland for an adventure at National Parks like Yosemite or Joshua Tree. Extras include a blue tooth speaker, Hibachi Grill, and of course, surfboard racks.

 

Looking to hit the road in the scenic American west this summer? Rent an experience with these adventure mobiles equipped for dirt roads, mountain passes, and coastal driving.  Plan your stops ahead of time with The Dyrt PRO’s trip planning features or be spontaneous and find last-minute camping no matter where you are with PRO’s offline maps.

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    Maggie Fisher

    Margaret Fisher is a photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and avid traveler. Raised in the North East and living in Northwest, you can usually find her day tripping to Mount Hood or the Oregon coast in her subaru forester. She dabbles in activities ranging from rollerblading, to climbing, to skiing, to surfing, to sailing, to petting every dog in sight. Check out more of her work at https://mjf.design/