Beethoven: The Camper Van with every amenity
Beethoven: The Camper Van with every amenity
I love to travel and enjoy discovering the National Parks and hidden corners of Arizona in my van.
Five stars. This was our second RV trip. I'll compare to Cruise America in case anyone is considering that option. Last year we rented a 21-foot Cruise America RV (slept 2 plus child) that was less expensive per day but the Cruise America RV got only 10 MPG (!), lots of wind noise while driving (music/radio not possible), drove like a small U-Haul truck (not that easy), and must go every couple of days to full-hookup campsites. Beethoven was so much better than the Cruise America RV. So much better! What we loved about Beethoven: 21 feet (good for length-restricted curvy roads); easy to drive and quieter inside; 18-20 MGP highway; extremely efficient with its solar panels and diesel-powered furnace for cold nights/mornings meant we did not need campground hookups (only water was needed); indoor hot shower & dry-flush toilet; driver's and passenger's chairs swiveled to face each other or the rear; refrigerator held a lot; plenty of storage space for clothes & personal items & food; can charge multiple electronic devices at the same time (outlets, USB-A, one USB-C). Windows on all sides for great views. Rooftop deck for 360 views. Bluetooth radio and backup camera. Furnace for cold nights and the two ceiling fans worked well (it was December & January, so we used the furnace almost every night and less used the ceiling fans). We drove over 1,500 miles with no engine or vehicle issues: Beethoven is well maintained.
The trip was 'too short' but otherwise great. We had just three days to visit Tucson & some of the nearby parks. Seeing the city, surrounding nature and warm weather were all wonderful. The van ran perfectly and all the stuff inside made for a very comfortable trip. Josh was very accommodating and helpful with everything. We would go again in a minute!!
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Josh was amazing, very prompt in responding, picked us up from our hotel, and made check out simple. He answered any questions we had, sent up coordinates to a free camping spot and set us up for the perfect adventure. Couldn’t have been happier with the van itself. It was everything and more we could ask for.
We had a wonderful time with Beethoven at the Grand Canyon. The two of us were very comfortable and Josh provided everything we needed.
As "advertised" by other reviewers, Josh's RV was terrific and we can't imagine a better RV owner to deal with than Josh. From picking us up at the airport to carefully and clearly helping us learn how to operate "Beethoven," to outfitting Beethoven with most everything we had thought of and many things we hadn't even thought of, it was all outstanding. Thanks very much, Josh!
From the first message to the last goodbye, Josh was incredibly helpful, responsive, and patient. As newbies to the van life, we had a lot of questions. Josh spent time with us explaining the van and reassuring us we should just focus on having fun. After two weeks of living the van life, my only words of wisdom are don’t debate it any longer, book this van and GO! The van ran like a top, the solar kept us powered, water refills were simple and we had enough refrigerator space to keep our bellies full. We did both dispersed camping and campgrounds traveling thru Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches, Moab, Monument Valley, Page, Lee’s Ferry, and both rims of the Grand Canyon. We traveled in comfort and loved the freedom of having our accommodations with us. I can assure you. From booking to travel, and a ride back to the airport from Josh, he is just as vested in your enjoyment as you are.
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I can’t say enough great things about our experience. We had such a great trip! The van was stocked with everything we needed for off grid camping. Josh is so accommodating. He was quick to respond to all messages and made our travel so easy. Definitely recommend!
The van was everything we had hoped it would be. Perfect for our trip! Thank you Josh!
Josh was fantastic to work with! We arrived in Phoenix from Canada and he had a ton of great tips for us new to Van Life! Beethoven was the best way to explore the Grand Canyon! It was clean and stocked with what you would need to tidy up, fix a meal and even a keurig for coffee in the morning! We loved stargazing off the top deck, being able to have a shower, and having a fully equip van waiting for us at the trailhead after a day hiking to the bottom of the canyon! Thanks Josh!
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Great vehicle for campsite or boon-docking. Josh (the owner) was also friendly, fantastic, easy to work with and a great help as we got started! We will rent this one again.
Josh was fantastic to work with and we had a great week exploring Arizona and Zion in Beethoven!
After spending more than a decade tent camping, we decided to try out a van to visit several of the southwest national parks. Beethoven had every thing we could think of stocked and made camping and traveling so much less stressful. The van itself it well designed with significant storage, high end finishes, and some serious luxuries (hot showers, a toilet, and a heater and fans). It was so comforting to pull to know we could simply pull over for the night and not have to set up a tent or drag our luggage into a hotel room. Beethoven was also easy to drive and park. The whole experience was extremely positive and Josh spent a lot of time orienting us to the van and responded within minutes whenever we had a question. We definitely recommend giving this a try if you’re interested in camping without all of the stress and grumpiness :) Thanks for letting us take Beethoven on an adventure!
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Had a wonderful time - the Beethoven was everything I had hoped for and more. Josh made sure our first time out in a camper van was perfect and super easy to navigate! I will be sure to rent again!