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About Ryan Flanagan

We're a family of 5+ black cat living in Naperville, IL. A group of foodies who like the odd van trip, especially with friends.

Outdoorsy memberHost since June 2017


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Memories made on trips with Ryan Flanagan's RVs

Carmen S.

5September 2022

We rented Ryan's van for the second time and had another wonderful experience. The van
lives up to its billing, and Ryan is a great owner to rent from. He communicates very well and
wants to make certain that you have a good trip. I would rent for a third time!

Kimberly P.

5June 2022

We loved the van and all of its extras that it came with. Ryan was very communicative and worked around our schedule for pick up and drop off. He explained how to use.everything on the van and we had no issues. The van ran really well. Would definitely recommend to others and will be using again for future trips!

Laura J.

5May 2022

Erin L.

5January 2022

I had such a wonderful experience with my first Outdoorsy rental. Ryan was easy to work with and even took time out of his night to help me after the vehicle got towed. I didn't get to use any of the amazing features like the pop-up tent or dining table, but I'm looking forward to renting this van again just to do so. The van drove like a dream, and I didn't have any mechanical issues at all. I could tell the vehicle was well-maintained, and Ryan was very thorough during our walkthrough. I can't believe how much gear he fit into this minivan! Perfect for solo, couple, or small family adventures.

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Alison O.

5November 2021


Rae G.

5August 2021

Ryan was super helpful and responsive. Even took the van in for an extra check over and new tires before we took it out. Was available by text when we needed help figuring out how to use the spare battery, got it solved in just a couple minutes.
The van was fantastic. The Inside bed is kind of short, but it worked for us because we're kind of short. The rooftop bed was super comfortable , and it was easy to store bedding inside. It was very easy to set up and take down, which made it easy to switch campsites every night or two, as we traveled across the country.
The pullout kitchen was fabulously handy.

Barbara G.

4October 2020

This trip was an experiment in RV renting. Ryan was terrific. He addressed all of our need. He was helpful in my packing and what to expect. The van drove beautifully and was in excellent condition. We discovered that this is not the way we would travel again. We stayed in the same campsite for 5 days. When we wanted to go out we had to repack the car. Defeating the purpose of having an RV. This was not at all Ryan's fault! He was honest and has high integrity in what he is delivered. The only shock was the size of the refrigerator. so small we had to throw out much of our food. It was supposed to also be a freezer but never really froze anything. Ryan appreciated all of our feedback and is contemplating what he can do about the fridge. This is a great van for a short trip. Or for someone who doesn't need a lot of space or things with them. Don't forget to bring some CD's and Ryan reminded me to bring my tollway transponder. He was terrific!

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Morgan B.

5October 2020

Ryan's converted mini van had everything we needed for a short road trip + camping. We decided to sleep inside the vehicle because of the cold weather and used the top tent for storage while parked. The fold out bed inside was not completely stable but it worked out fine. The few flaws were made up for by the great price. Ryan was super nice and accommodating of our needs. He gave us a very thorough overview of the van upon pick up, and check out was easy (he even mailed us a few items we left behind)

Laura H.

5October 2020

This was our first time using a campervan and outdoorsy, but we were surprised at how easy it all was, and our dog loved the campervan. Great trip!

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Rick B.

4October 2020

Super reliable vehicle and Awesome customer service! Overall rating is 4.5.

Dina A.

5August 2020

Exquisite! Awesome! Cool! But most of all.... comfy! This camper is the best value when you factor in MPG, which is hands down the highest you will find. It allowed my son and I to literally go anywhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We never ran out of electricity for fans or fridge or for charging our devices. In the new era of social distancing, self contained vehicles are the future and this one has everything you need. Ryan and his assistant communicated quickly, openly and fast as a jack rabbit. We were even able add on a few extra days and have a late return. The feeling of not rushing home was priceless. Every where we went we were met with comments like “Cool! I want one!” And “wow! It’s got a whole kitchen!” I will definitely be renting from Ryan again because I simply had the time of my life!

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Alissa C.

5August 2020

We used Ryan's van for a 10-day cross country road trip to South Dakota and Wyoming. I would recommend Ryan's van to anyone. We were first time campers and absolutely loved it - we're hooked! Ryan's communication exceeded my expectations, before during and after the trip. The car was clean and had plenty of room for the two of us and our 1-year-old. Sleeping in the roof nest was a lot of fun, and something we will always remember. Don't let the year of the van or the mileage make you hesitate - Ryan takes impeccable care of this vehicle.

Hilary B.

5July 2020

My boyfriend and I took a month long road trip in Ryan’s van. We loved the van and had a great experience. Everyone who saw it always commented on how awesome it was and how lucky we were to have found it. The kitchenette was great and gave us a lot of flexibility for meals. The roofnest was spacious and the indoor bed was surprisingly comfortable. I highly recommend the camper van!

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Josh M.

5January 2020

Ryan was great and very good at communicating! We used the van to visit our family for X-mas. Worked well.

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Jeroen P.

5October 2019

We had Ryan’s van for two weeks in October, traveling south to Memphis and camping in Shawnee National Forest. The van is great, drives super and is easy to take into the city but also roomy enough for the two of us while camping. Setting up the roof tent is done in 30 seconds, and sleeping on the roof of the van in quiet spots was amazing! Also Ryan is great as a host, super easy/quick to communicate with and walked us through the whole van before we left. All in all we had a perfect trip! Cheers, Jeroen

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Amy M.

5October 2019

Ryan was great. VERY helpful and communicative. And the camper van was perfect! It had everything you could think of that you might need for camping. We are from out of town and rented it for a USC Notre Dame game and it worked out great!
Highly recommend!

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