Badass Adventure Van - Free Airport Delivery - Kayak and Bikes Available

52 reviews
Camper vanAnchorage, AK
2 guests
Sleeps 2
18 ft. long
Offers delivery

Van has ample storage and all the camping gear you need for an epic adventure. It can be equipped with kayak, bicycles, and fishing gear.When choosing your van, consider roof top storage. Tuck away your dirty laundry & muddy fishing gear upstairs in the "attic" instead of your tight-quarters living space. It makes a world of difference in reducing clutter. The roof storage box is included at no additional charge, and is secured via lock. A second storage box is also available as an add-on for even more storage capacity.Included: a comfortable full-sized memory foam mattress with bedding/pillows, a propane stove/oven, battery bank to charge your devices, outdoor camp shower, camp toilet, cooler with ice/freeze pak, cookware, towels, 5 gallon water jug, camping chairs, firewood, bear spray, roadside emergency kit, and more. See full list in section below. The portable camp toilet is self-contained and has a water flush system (see photos). The portable shower has a decent pressure powered via electric motor. It can be stored on roof to use sunlight to heat water.The van can be equipped for winter camping. Diesel heater add-on, and studded winter tires in the off-season. Plenty of room for snowboards/skis in the storage box on the roof.I drove this van to Florida this winter and lived in it for a 12k mile road trip. It is an ideal companion for adventurous souls on a budget who prefer practicality over looks (same thing I tell my girlfriend). The beauty of the van is not in its appearance, but it’s simplicity. It has everything you need IF you are wild enough at heart. Glamor is deadweight in the wild. What's includedIncluded with the van is:- Free airport delivery, before midnight. (Welcome to Alaska!)
- Unlimited mileage
- Full-size memory foam mattress.
- Sheets, pillows, comforter, sleeping bag(s).
- Propane oven & stove with 2 propane bottles
- Cookware: pots, pans, utensils, cups, filet knife, etc.
- Cooler stocked w/ ice + freeze pak
- 5 gallon water jug w/ spigot
- 3.5 gallon camp shower, bath towels, hand towels.
- Portable camp toilet, self-contained with fresh water flush system.
- Battery bank with outlets & solar panels. Charge w/ solar or outlet.
- Roof rack + lockable storage + ratchet straps (kayak add-on available)
- Hitch for light hauling/bicycle carrier (bikes add-on available)
- Portable camp table(s)
- Camping chairs (x2)
- Firewood
- Small shop vacuum
- Bristle boot cleaner
- Additional supplies **NOT** guaranteed, but provided as available: aluminum foil, zip-locs, trash bags, bug spray, cleaning wipes, etc.
Safety:
• Bear spray
• First aid kit
• Spare tire, jack, wrench, mallet
• Emergency roadside equipment:
- Tow strap
- Spare battery
- 10amp battery charger
- Jumper cables
- Tire patch kit + fix a flat
- Air compressor
- Shovel (off-season only)
- Head lamps
- Socket set
- Miscellaneous tools, tape
- Firewood
- Firestarter, fluid
**Outdoorsy does offer roadside assistance in their coverage plans. However, know that cell service is limited in remote parts of Alaska. Van equipped with roadside emergency equipment and spare tire. This van is intended to be self-sufficient, like a true Alaskan.
Recommendations• --- Dare to be Different ---The van with Alaskan plates and gas cans on the roof loomed over Maserati’s and Ferraris of Miami. I felt as out of place as Medusa walking into a Target for a routine grocery run. I suspect people expected the uncle from Christmas Vacation to pop out of the van, looking for a place to dump sewage.A look of bewilderment fell on people’s faces as I told them I lived in the van. They could not comprehend such a lifestyle choice.Perhaps their bewilderment stems from blindly following the social norms of a consumerist society filled with social constructs and white-picket fences. Had they ever paused to question what it meant to truly live? Despite their burning curiosities about Alaska, they had never been. I wondered how long that fire inside would dwindle before burning out entirely.“Most people exist, that is all.” - Oscar WildeI am not immune to the winds of society, but as my road trip drew toward a close, a word I had never once questioned before, felt foreign to me: “home”. A somberness overcame me as I thought about returning to a “life” of routine and paychecks.A naïve and stubborn heart of mine remained back somewhere in the misty mountains of the Yukon. I nearly turned around the way I came, leaving what I have always known.Enough about my adventure… Here are the keys, what will yours be?Other things to noteThis vehicle is 27 years old, it is functional, comfortable and safe, but it is no beauty queen. It has some quirks (don't we all). I use this van myself for my own adventures around Alaska.

Features

1997 Ford Econoline 150
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 5 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 35 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Outside Shower
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Bike Rack
  • Inverter

Rules and policies

  • Music festival friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • Not pet friendly
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
For travel on the following roads that are rough and not maintained all year, an additional $500 security deposit is necessary.
24/7 roadside assistance
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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

A. Free Airport Delivery
Welcome to Alaska friend
Free
B. Free Storage Box
Mounted on roof. Secured with a lock. Keep the inside clutter-free, haul your gear in the attic.
Free
C. Free Firewood and Ice
Ready to hit the road
Free

Availability and rates

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There’s a 3 night minimum stay

Fees
  • Security deposit: $820.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $164.00. Covers washing bedding, sanitizing & cleaning van and included items. Turn-key adventure. Ice in cooler, firewood in storage box.

Meet your host, Eric

Member since 2023

Born and raised Alaskan with an appetite for adventure.

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Summit B.

May 20245

Eric’s van is AWESOME! Cannot recommend enough. It has everything you need for a trip (stove, gas, snowshoes and hiking poles, cooler, cooking gear, comfy bed, diesel heater if you need it, binoculars, bear spray - you name it). Eric is very responsive and helpful, including accommodating our late-night landing and drop-off with airport delivery both ways. Very cozy van for a trip down to Kenai Fjords and up to Denali. Would definitely book again next time I’m in Alaska!

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Katie S.

September 20235

Eric is the best host and we highly recommend renting this camper van through him. We are beyond words with how perfect this trip has been all because of Eric and this perfect van. Absolutely no complaints here. We had a blast!! RENT THIS VAN… You won’t regret it :)

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Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.Is boondocking in Alaska possible, or do I have to stay at campgrounds?
A.
Boondocking in Alaska is possible, in a large part because of how remote most parts of Alaska is. You can find turnouts and creative camping spots when outside the city of Anchorage. While in Anchorage, Cabelas at 155 W 104th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99515 offers free overnight stays. There are many State campgrounds as well, most of which are $20 per night.

Q.Where can I shower?
A.
In Anchorage there are gyms, such as Planet Fitness. There are also campgrounds throughout Alaska with showers, listed on a website called "allstays" link below. When outside of Anchorage, it gets remote very quickly. The van is equipped with a camp shower with a motorized compressor and shower head that can be used for outdoor use as desired. Also great for rinsing shoes/gear. https://www.allstays.com/Campgrounds/Alaska-am-showers.htm

Q.Are there any restricted roads I can travel, such as gravel roads?
A.
Certain highways in Alaska that go to more remote communities are not regularly maintained by the State of Alaska and can be very rough. I do not restrict the use of any roads with the van, but if you plan to use these roads, an additional $500 security deposit is necessary. Dempster, Denali, Dalton, Elliot, Steese, Taylor, McCarthy

Location

Anchorage, Alaska

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