"Short Bus" Vanguard MV 1800 , 20 ft.'s for four ? Easy Drive! Fun Fun Fun

56 reviews
CoachbuiltKamloops, BC
5 guests
Sleeps 4
20 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

A comment was posted that I cancelled a booking three days before departure...true... If you don't confirm who you are and register with Outdoorsy I will cancel the booking. TY.
Perfect for two couples and/or mom, dad and two kids... maybe three? Two beds, fold out and Queen.
This super clean well kept RV has been released to the public! I am second owner of this almost new 31 yr old, 80,000 original Kms.
Pets TO BE Discussed!
Its a happy place with 80 Ltr fuel tank and power steering.
Onto the ferry for a surf trip, Fishing? Similar cost as a family auto!
Chevy 30, 350 V8 engine will get you there. Plenty of opening vents to cool you off .
All the bells and whistles including propane heat (two bottles), large fridge, four burner gas stove with oven. Full bathroom with hot water shower and flush toilet
Bring your own tunes! Well behaved pets? We can talk.
This easy park, get in and go sleeps 4 comfortably, new deep cycles and starting battery power, 110 plug in. Pressure hot and cold water...
In preparation for rental season: All fuel lines new, Gas tanks cleaned and double filter's added, complete tune-up including new distributer, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel pump. Including new tires, tools and spare gas can.
Remember it is a V8 it uses as much gas as you give her.... you can go easy and spend little or burn lots speeding up mountain passes.
You will see NO Smoking meaning Cannabis's or Tobacco products. Strictly enforced!
Mileage and distance calculated in kilometers not miles as stated in some places on the USA site.
“Shorty” was amazing. Truly an old school motorhome. No complaints at all. Honestly it was a blast to drive. The host Jim was charming and charismatic. He needs a 5 plus star rating. If we had a question he was quick to respond. I truly felt he cared and I would highly recommend this rental and the host!!What's includedLinens are for you to bring as well as towels, I provide a protective bed cover. Two beds.
Utensils, cookware, kettle, toaster, pots and pans some cleaning products, are on the rig
Basically you will bring everything you need for daily living ( towels, bar soap etc.)
Full tank of gas, full propane, full water, full deep cycle batteries(charging when plugged to 110) included. Mileage is charged in kilometers . Extra mileage and distance measured in km.
Interior Cooled with three vents, which one is automatic rain detecting fan and awning for rain or hot sun days,
Curtains wrap around the front interior window for privacy...Blinds on all windows.
Storage in above cupboards and below fridge...
RecommendationsI believe this is a fantastic vehicle for BC, Vancouver Island , Western Canada and Alaska roads and HWYS. Whether North or South or local the rig is easy to drive, easy to park, bright and cheerful inside.
There is no cruise control or AC
Other things to noteNo off road, if you go there you pay tow out and any damage. It is fine to get into mapped camp sites but anything else is at your cost to get out if stuck.
Behaved pets welcome with pet damage deposit as part of your sign up. Meaning no dog or cat hair left behind.
No festivals unless specifically approved by me...
No Smoking in the rig and this means Ganga also! Pets negotiable on discussion , not until I approve, will include pet deposit.
“Shorty” was amazing. Truly an old school motorhome. No complaints at all. Honestly it was a blast to drive. The host Jim was charming and charismatic. He needs a 5 plus star rating. If we had a question he was quick to respond. I truly felt he cared and I would highly recommend this rental and the host!!


1981 Vanguard Industries MV 1800
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 100 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 100 gal
  • Automatic transmission


  • Toilet
  • Inside Shower
  • Water hookup
  • Electric hookup
  • Sewer hookup
  • Radio
  • Oven
  • Stove

Meet your host, James

Member since 2021

Hi folks! I'm a bit of an ocean traveler turned land crawler. This RV has done my sports coaching well on land with Adaptive Sports and kids.
This really cute four person ride is like driving a car….getting on the ferry? Same price as a car!
Perfect surf vehicle, fishing, camping!

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 175 free kilometers / day
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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

3000 KM Oil Change fee
Travelling more than 3000 Km, renter check oil 150.00 oil change fee
Bedding for both beds
Bottom and top sheet, pillows, comforter
/per day
Bike rack
Carries two
/per day

Availability and rates


There’s a 3 night minimum stay

  • Monthly (28+ nights): 0.3% off nightly rate
  • Security deposit: $1,230.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $98.40. Scrub inside/out including toilet, stove, fridge etc. Holding tanks empty/clean, batteries charged incl. emerg battery. Dishes,floors,tools checked, awning cleaned, windows washed, sanitize interior.
"Short Bus" Vanguard MV 1800 , 20 ft.'s for four ? Easy Drive! Fun Fun Fun



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Kevin A.

September 20235

Our recent RV rental experience was nothing short of exceptional. From the get-go, our host, James, went above and beyond with a thorough explanation of the RV's operation, making us feel confident and comfortable for our first RV adventure.

Kelly T.

July 20230

James Knowles canceled the booking 4 days before departure. This is an automated posting.

Jason B.

July 20235

This RV was great to drive and apparently great on gas as far as RVs go. Loved the small size and therefore lighter weight, which obviously helps!

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Dave O.

June 20235

The RV is a classic & very clean. It’s easy to drive, we’ll equipped & everything works well. James(host) is a pleasure to deal with & explains all the RV functions & the do’s & don’ts clearly. I would gladly rent this RV again .👍

Sheri N.

March 20235

Jessica A.

July 20225

Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
Pretty flexible if not rented nxt day

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
Not really, its a get in and drive... don't store heavy things above driver area, watch things on counter tops as may fall during driving,

Q.How do the electric, water and sewage hook up work while setting up at the campground?
Easy hook up to all... I will show you. You can go at least 7 days on your own (boondocking) without any hookups.

Q.Towing a trailer, boat etc?
Talk to Jim direct... towing charge will be in affect. To be discussed. Hitch is locked.


Kamloops, British Columbia

Exact location provided after booking