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About Robert MacDonald

I purchased this amazing van about 2 years ago and it is an amazing tool to explore the vast public lands and free camping throughout the country. My weekends are usually either spent out in the van exploring or working on upgrading it and making sure all of the systems are in perfect working order. I have decided to offer this amazing van up for rent so that others may enjoy it when I am not able to do so...

Outdoorsy memberHost since October 2021


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Memories made on trips with Robert MacDonald's RVs

Bill T.

5February 2024

Great van with a great owner. Pleasure dealing with you Robert!

Nicolas M.

5January 2024

Maria K.

5January 2024

Great trip with the Revel! Robert was helpful orienting us to the van upon pick up, which was equipped with what we needed during our trip. Great experience, we'd rent it again.

Ivan Z.

5December 2023

Xiaolu H.

5November 2023

Robert is an extremely nice and considerate host. This was our first time renting an RV. Robert gave us a very detailed and clear introduction to his van and sent us some guide videos, as well. He responded very quickly and was always patient and helpful. He also offered to provide extra mattresses and bedding linens, when he noticed that I was very afraid of chilly weather.
Definitely recommended!

Peter Z.

5October 2023

Bob's van was great and exceeded our expectations. Everything functioned properly and Bob was great in explaining how to use the van. We rented the van to try it out before buying one and Bob was very helpful in explaining the pros/cons of all the modifications he's made to the van.

Jeff W.

5May 2023

We had a great time in Robert’s camper van. He was very helpful with the orientation and flexible with our return. The van is well upgraded/outfitted and super comfortable. Highly recommend!


5May 2023

Michael W.

5February 2023

Robert was a great host and his car was amazing!

Brian G.

5November 2022

This was our first trip in a Sprinter and it was awesome! It all started meeting Robert who was very good at previewing and instructing on “The Beast” (as it became affectionately known to us). The vehicle drove and handled very well and all systems functioned perfectly with one small exception that the fridge was intermittent but something that we knew before leaving and Robert was accommodating to make very reasonable financial adjustments. Highlights are the bed which is very comfortable and stows conveniently away at the top of the van with a push of a button, the furnace kept us warm and toasty, and the really cool window blackout screens that magnetically attach to the windows. Highly recommend The Beast to anyone. Thanks Robert!!

Ryan M.

5May 2022

Markus S.

5April 2022

Amazing trip through the most magical places in California in this fantastic vehicle!
We slept in it with our two children (9+4) and it was very spacious and comfortable.
It was our home for one one of the best weeks ever.

5 Photos submitted by Markus S.

Keith H.

5April 2022

First and foremost, Robert was extremely nice and helpful. He calmly but effectively instructed me on all the essential systems and processes for using the van. After that, as a complete newbie to driving longer than normal vehicles, I found the actual driving to be most nerve wracking. But Robert even went with me on a test drive and gave very good guidance on how to handle it. All in all, the van was very powerful, comfortable and sensibly equipped. We had a great time and would do it again for sure.

Laura O.

5December 2021

This van was a perfect set up and Robert was such a great help through the process. My husband and I took our two kids (1.5 and 4year old) out to the coast just after Christmas. The kids fit perfectly under the lowered bed (even in a small pack n play and foam mattress side by side). Tons of storage space, but as a parent there can never be enough. Cooking was easy with the induction stove top and outdoor camping stove Robert lent us.
This was our first time renting any camper van set up and I was so impressed by the how easy it was to set up camp and then drive around during the day. I also loved how smooth the sprinter drove. Overall it was a great trip. Thanks Robert!

Joy B.

5November 2021

If you are in the mood for a comfortable road trip adventure, don’t hesitate and book this lovely 2018 Mercedes Sprinter through Bob! This is our second rental on Outdoorsy and both experiences have been top notch. It is also our first Sprinter rental and it met all our expectations. Bob takes good care of this rig. We went across 108 through the Sierras to camp by June Lake. 108 is a very scenic route but requires a solid vehicle with plenty of power and this one has all the power you’ll need. The seats are comfortable and the driving is smooth. It’s big but navigable in tight spots due to its narrow profile. It has a great stereo and screen for navigating using your phone’s maps. It has 4 wheel drive and a winch just in case you get in a tight spot, but those weren’t needed. The gas mileage is good with the diesel power. It got very cold at night but the furnace and well designed power system kept us warm. Easy switch access to water pumps and lighting. Bathroom works well and modular waste container easy to clean and snap back in place. Love the induction stove for cooking! We had 2 adults, a child and a dog and there was ample space to sleep. The rear has a bed that lowers creating two levels for sleeping or sleep / storage combo. It even has an awning and an extended table for relaxing outside.

6 Photos submitted by Joy B.