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About Zach Burns

Welcome to Northern Minnesota's Premier Adventure Van! Located in the Twin Ports region of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, we are the ideal launching point for exploration of the Great Lakes, Boundary Water region, and beyond. Our Duluth Adventure Van (and expeditions), affectionately called DAVe, is a one-of-a-kind 2021 Pleasureway Tofino. Built on a Dodge Ram chassis, this class B allows you to experience 'vanlife' differently than in a larger RV due to more accessibility to state and national park camping options. At just under 18 feet, DAVe's light-weight materials, clean appearance, and high-end features make for a fun, stress-free driving experience. DAVe allows for up to four people to safely travel, explore, and adventure with the ability to get up and go at anytime. This sporty rig is user-friendly when driving in both the city and backcountry, with its simple technology and design. With it's lithium batteries, solar panels, propane, and shore power amenities, you get to experience all the comforts of home while adventuring in style. Inside, this spacious pop-top camper van offers two different sleeping areas. The "pop-top" is a large upper bunk to allow for roof tenting, as well as a 2-person bed in the main cabin. A sink, induction cooktop, and refrigerator makes cooking, washing dishes, and storing drinks and snacks easy. You will love the extra 70 cubic feet of inside rear cargo storage to use as you travel to transport recreational, personal, and/or outdoor equipment. We also offer a number of add-on’s to support your ultimate adventure experience. Feel free to contact us for assistance in setting-up your very own customized 'van life' route. We have a passion for adventure and the outdoors, and are excited to share it with you with DAVe!

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Memories made on trips with Zach Burns's RVs

Sarah F.

5September 2022

DAVe was the perfect companion for a weekend adventure on the North Shore. We were crewing for the Superior 100 and it was great to have a place to relax between aid stations. The van was well stocked with the essentials, and we were given a thorough overview of all the mechanicals before departing. Zach and his family were kind and welcoming hosts. We’d definitely rent DAVe again.

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Veronika P.

5July 2022

Laura W.

5July 2022

Graham N.

5June 2022

We had a great time in the Northwoods in Dave. Zack was super helpful, and made the experience really hassle-free.

Megan B.

5October 2021

LOVED being able to use DAVe for the weekend! We used DAVe as our crew van for my husband’s Wild Duluth 100k foot race. DAVe helped us bring home a 6th finish. I found it very easy to drive. It felt just as easy to drive as my SUV. Maneuvers well, even down narrow dirt roads. The pop-up loft feature was easy to use and my kids loved playing up there. Zac and his wife are super helpful, easy to get a hold of, and just genuine nice people! Thank you!

Cody W.

5September 2021

Excellent experience! Hosts were great and friendly. DAVE was our support van for the Superior 100. A 100 mile foot-race on the Superior Trail. DAVE was important in helping us bring home a 2nd place finish.

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Hansi J.

5August 2021

Had a killer time using the Van. Worked awesome, easy to use. Owner was super helpful when we had questions. Super clean and well taken care of. Was also impressed by how fuel efficient this vehicle was. Fit my small family well (3 of us). Thanks to Zach for allowing us to rent this crazy cool machine!

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Megan B.

5July 2021

Van experience was amazing! Easy to drive, comfortable and super clean! Year round it be a great rental for anyone!

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Eric B.

5June 2021

DAVe was an excellent adventure partner. We had a blast and it was so easy! You will be amazed at how easy it is to spend time in this super van! The induction cooktop was very nice. Thank you Zach for being a great host and providing a great experience.

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