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About Tawnia King

Hi all! Follow along with Big Frida's adVANtures - @BigFridatheVan on IG & FB. My love of the road started when I was kid traveling with my family along the PCH in the back of an old VW bus. Fast forward to 2009, when I sold all my belongings, bought a 15' 1967 Prowler travel trailer that I named Wanda, and hit the road to eventually land in Austin, TX. After a decade of sitting still, the #Vanlife bug bit me on the bum and Big Frida the Van was born. Big Frida is my way of being able to explore this wonderful country of ours. Hopefully she can help you do the same, and look great doing it!

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Memories made on trips with Tawnia King's RVs

Thuy T.

5October 2021

Big Frida is a great built. Super clean.She did not disappoint. We took her the wine trail, down by the river, to the antique show, and hung out with the cows on a farm.
Tawnia was a wonderful host,great communicator and was super thorough with everything. She thought about everything you would need.
I highly recommend. We shall rent her again!

Tawnia’s answer

Thank so much Thuy! I’m so glad you and your daughter had a fun trip and enjoyed Big Frida. Please reach out for a discount if you’d like to rent again ☺️

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Jason B.

5October 2021

where to begin: this was an incredible experience! our first rv rental. tawnia was very easy to communicate with - timely and thorough, flexible, and so patient with instructions. and big frida surpassed expectations - modern, safe, very clean, easy and smooth to drive, great gas mileage, very cold AC, and outfitted with so many extras (linens, kitchen items, cards, all required and just-in-case mechanical items, posted reminders) to make our stay comfortable and easy. our teens slept in her one night in our driveway, plugged into our house, and two nights at lake somerville outside austin, plugged into the campsite. tawnia is a true and experienced rv lover, and offers amazing customer service and insights. will most definitely rent again. THANK YOU!

Tawnia’s answer

I’m was thrilled to be apart of an intro to vanlife for a couple of adventurous young women! Please don’t hesitate to reach out w/any build or other vanlife related questions. Thank you for taking good care of Big Frida! Please reach out for a discount if you’d like to book again ☺️

1 Photo submitted by Jason B.

David W.

5October 2021

Freda,(The Camper Van) was the ticket to West Texas! We had a blast! Freda had everything we needed to travel west to Sonora and Lajitas Golf Resort on the border! Thanks for the great ride!!
David and Holly W.

Tawnia’s answer

Thanks so much David! I’d happily rent to y’all any time ☺️

Stacy H.

5June 2021

Tawnia was amazing! Excellent communication. As a first time outdoorsy user she gave me instructions at every step. She was very knowledgeable and made every effort to ensure we had a great trip. I highly recommend renting with Tawnia!

Tawnia’s answer

Thanks so much Stacy! I wish you well in your adventuring!

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Jeremy P.

5June 2021

Tawnia was great. Big Frida was super fun, comfortable and easy. Wonderful experience all around!

Tawnia’s answer

I’m so glad y’all had fun and hope she helps you decide what kind of a rig you’d like in the future. Thanks so much for taking great care of her!

Javier F.

5May 2021

We had the absolutely best time with Big Frida!! The van is impeccable and very nicely appointed. Super cute and very comfortable. And she drives like a dream! Tawnia was a great communicator and accommodating to our travel plans. She is highly organized and super professional— we felt very well taken care of and supported.

Tawnia’s answer

This review means so much, especially coming from a couple with a super sweet van of their own - Vandita! I’m so glad Big Frida and I could accommodate your needs while visiting your friends. Your communication was top notch and I’m so glad y’all enjoyed her. Come back and see us anytime!

Sharon S.

5February 2021

We had a great time renting Big Freda for a weekend camping trip to Inks Lake State Park. Big Freda is super cute and thoughtfully designed. Tawnia has it stocked with plenty of items needed and added a couple of camp chairs and a double burner camp stove for us to take along. Tawnia was very helpful in answering questions and was very easy to work with regarding pick up and drop off times. We already have Big Freda booked for another trip this Spring!

Tawnia’s answer

Thanks so much for the review Sharon, and for taking such great care of Big Frida! I'm happy to have y'all back to enjoy her again in March :)

2 Photos submitted by Sharon S.

Melissa T.

5December 2020

Tawnia provided a very detailed walk through and obviously cares for Big Frida! It was a great weekend camping trip- very easy for this camping van novice and her pre-teen kid! We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, playing board games at the table, and enjoying the outdoors!!

1 Photo submitted by Melissa T.

Casey V.

5November 2020

If you're looking for an awesome, comfortable, practical and photogenic camper van to rent, look no further! Big Frida is awesome and can fulfill your camper van dreams even if their for a quick weekend getaway or a long camping/road trip. To start of, Tawnia, the owner is so nice and great at communicating. She responds to Outdoorsy messages within minutes and was so accommodating with pick up and drop off times. She was very kind and covid safe as she wore an N95 mask and gloves and kept her distance when we picked up and dropped off the van. She was great at explaining the ins and outs of the van and was available to answer any questions while we were on our trip. The van itself was awesome and has everything you could possibly need on your trip. The bed is so comfy, there is plenty of storage and the van has great mileage. Will definitely be renting Big Friday again soon! Thanks Tawnia!

Cindy T.

5October 2020

We took Big Frida on a 9-day road trip to Colorado. My experience with Tawnia and Big Frida was fantastic! First off, Tawnia was extremely professional and thorough in all processes and with providing all necessary information to make us feel confident in driving and working all the specifics of the van. She was always super responsive (within minutes at reasonable hours). We knew she was only a simple text away if we had any questions or if we ran into any issues, which gave us massive peace of mind given this was our first time taking this kind of trip in a custom built van. Big Frida herself was everything we hoped for! The bed was very comfortable. We had enough storage for double of what we brought. She drove great and felt reliable, from highways to mountain roads. If you’re at all on the fence, trust me! It’s worth it! Tawnia is extremely thoughtful and detail-oriented, so Big Frida was stocked with what we needed to live comfortably for over a week. I’m going to build my own van soon, so testing out Big Frida was a perfect experience for me to confirm some details of my own build - Tawnia was helpful in this regard as well!

Romeo J.

5October 2020

Tawnia was an absolute joy to meet and to have as a resource on hand during my trip. She took great care to make sure to convey information about her van clearly, concisely, and with plenty of posted instruction, as well as always being on hand and available if questions arose. And when they did arise, as when I had a question about a notification message on the remote key fob, Tawnia went to great lengths to get my question answered, even going so far as to contact the manufacturer. I knew I was in good hands after that exchange.

3 Photos submitted by Romeo J.

Michael M.

5September 2020

We're first time RVers and Big Frida was perfect for the introduction to this new world. Best of all, was how great Tawnia was throughout the entire process. She was very responsive and personable. If I ever need to rent again, I will definitely check to see if Big Frida is available before looking elsewhere.

2 Photos submitted by Michael M.

Jade W.

5September 2020

We had a great adventure in Big Frida! Tawnia set us up for success with a very thorough walk-through, so we had no issues during the trip. Big Frida was smooth to drive and appears just as in the photos. My favorite part was the versatility of staying at an RV park, or being able to boondock and be completely self-sufficient. The cuteness of Big Frida makes for some really cute photos as well :) Thank you Tawnia and Big Frida!

Kimmie G.

5August 2020

Tawnia made our experience of renting Big Frida for two weeks, flawless! The walkthrough, prior to starting our trip, was very informative. The van was comfortable, inviting, clean, and perfect for our trip’s purpose. Tawnia was very responsive, from the minute I messaged her, prior to purchasing, all the way up to us returning the van. I would recommend anyone to Tawnia / Big Frida!

3 Photos submitted by Kimmie G.

Laura D.

5July 2020

Big Frida and Tawnia were both enjoyable to work with. The van was perfect for my trip. I felt comfortable and well prepared by Tawnia. She does an excellent job communicating and sets guests up for a successful trip. The van has everything you could need on the road, is in great shape, and very comfortable.

2 Photos submitted by Laura D.

Brian D.

5July 2020

Tawnia was the ideal host for our first experience on this site (and our first cross-county road trip in a converted van/RV)! Frida drives great, has all the amenities you will need while "roughing it", and provides great shelter/sleeping arrangements after our daily 10+ mile hikes. My fiance and I slept comfortably every night in the provided bed. If you are 6' tall, you would probably want to sleep on the outside of the bed (to stretch your legs out).