Last minute, we rented Joe's van for a 7-day road trip Moab to Escalante and back. Unbeknownst to us, we arrived in Moab the night of a total lunar eclipse. Absolutely spectacular kickoff to the trip. See Jorge's photo of the van at that location.
8 Photos submitted by Wendy C D.
Amazing vanbuild! Had a lot of fun while in town with Joe's van. Drove great, nice amenities. Would definitely rent again!
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Van was very easy to drive. Bed was comfortable and having the solar panels was awesome. Overall wonderful experience!
Fantastic way to travel! Smooth to drive, convenient to park, easy for two to live in! Did two weeks of honeymooning and a few thousand miles and it held up well!
Everything worked. Drives nice. We had perfect weather so didn’t need the heater. Fridge kept drinks cold, tons of places to charge a phone and the bed was super comfortable….we brought pillows and sleeping bags with us. I would totally rent this van again!
The van worked perfectly for a road trip across the west! The owner was extremely accommodating and helped us sort out any questions before departing.
Van worked great , joe was very easy to work with . I would definitely do this again and again..
8 Photos submitted by Brandon D.
We had a great time with this rental. Very comfortable and our bulldog loved it!
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This would be our second time renting Bear's Van from Joe. We love the amenities and the layout of the van. Joe and his wife are very relaxed and easy to deal with. Although depending on what their activities and schedule, they may take some time to get back to you with questions you might have; but everything should be explained during the pick-up walk-through.
The only hiccup that we had was with the check engine light periodically going on an off throughout the trip. We did get it checked out and it turned out to be nothing to worry about (a persistent sensor fault related to a previous oil change). Again, nothing to worry about, but something to keep in mind in case it pops up on your trip. Overall a great trip!
We had an awesome trip! The outlets never worked in the van and the storage lights under the bed didn’t work but we managed.
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Joe was very responsive to our questions, and flexible regarding pick-up and drop-off. The van met all of our needs, was a lot of fun, and we would consider renting it again!
We loved Bear! Very easy to use, easy to drive and hard to return (bc we loved it so much)! The bed is very comfortable, the layout is efficient, tons of storage space. Window shields, curtains, even a screen for the passenger window. The garage is spacious! We had cross country skis, snow shoes and Mountain biking gear! Joe was very responsive and easy to work with. We will be back!
3 Photos submitted by Steve H.
Bear’s van was perfect for our trip! The solar panels provided plenty of electricity for us to have lights, fridge and water. The heater, which we were REALLY glad to have as we were in Texas at the beginning of the polar vortex, worked flawlessly! The van is maneuverable, comfortable and has loads of room for camp chairs, coolers, etc.
The only downside to the experience was trying to get “pre-authenticated” by Outdoorsy, which was not Joe’s fault and we got the idea that this didn’t happen often. But it was a 36 hour nightmare of sending, re-sending, scanning, uploading multiple forms of IDs with very little assistance from Outdoorsy. Joe finally intervened on our behalf and things fell into place.
We would wholeheartedly recommend Bear’s Van for those who want a step or two up from tent camping. Very comfortable and fun!
This van allowed is to travel all over the west during the holiday season. The heater worked very well and the van even made it through the rockies. The blackout curtains were essential. I can only imagine travels in this would be even more fun in the summer when you can utilize outdoor space too. 2 person max capacity, but a great adventure. Joe always texted back quickly and was very flexible with pickup and drop off times which made planning easier. Such a nice rig for the $$$. Plus it isn't wrapped with a giant rental company logo. Absolutely recommend.
4 Photos submitted by Kelly N.