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About New Native Camping

New Native Camping is an off-grid camper van rental company in Santa Cruz, CA. We are two Santa Cruz natives who built these campers to satisfy our cravings for getting lost outdoors. These vans are the ultimate weekender dispersed camping rigs. We hope you love your trip!

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Memories made on trips with New Native Camping's RVs

Chris Z.

5July 2022

We had a great trip and great experience renting this van from New Native. The listing is accurate so no surprises to be had, just a well equipped van and very responsive hosts. Couldn’t be happier.

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Amy F.

5July 2022

What a great experience renting from New Native. Not only was the van clean and beautiful, but we appreciate the owners being extremely flexible with us, and super responsive as well. Any thing that came up, they had a quick and easy response or solution. And lastly, the pick up and drop off were quick and easy. The entire experience was more than we could have expected!

Liza M.

5June 2022

This van rules. Brian was so helpful in giving the run-down, and nothing about the vehicle was complicated or confusing. It was pure comfort and style - great bed, memory foam mattress, got great sleep. The shower is an awesome component. Everything was super-clean, worked well, and the owner is so kind and quick to assist. I will one hundred percent rent this van again. My travel buddy and I just LOVED it. More New Native Camping glamping please!

Mitch B.

5May 2022

Great, well equipped vehicle. We will rent it again!

Nathan D.

5April 2022

We took this rig down to Monterey and Big Sur surrounding areas. We had an incredible time with the Van. The interior was beautifully renovated, while staying very functional. This vehicle has a solar setup made for boondocking, we never needed to plug in. Additionally, having propane to stovetop cook with was a game changer. We love to cook and were able to make all the meals we normally make at home from the Van.

New Native’s answer

Thanks for the review, Nathan! Glad you guys had a blast. Look forward to hosting you again!!

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Tom B.

5March 2022

First time out on a van like this -- wanted to try camping with a softer edge. Really enjoyed the experience and the van. Comfortable bed, good simple kitchen layout, and equipped for a nice outdoor eating/hangout area. Solar system was great -- no more worrying about ice in the fridge. The owner was really easy to work with.

New Native’s answer

Thanks for the review Tom! Glad you enjoyed the van hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Alex

Mara C.

5January 2022

My husband and I had the most wonderful experience with our van rental. The van is more beautiful in person, very thoughtfully and tastefully done. I was worried that it would be freezing at night, but was pleasantly surprised at how warm and well insulated the van is. It was super easy to drive and had all the amenities we needed. I can’t wait to rent one for our next adventure and highly recommend new natives rental

New Native’s answer

Thanks again for renting we appreciate it! Look forward to seeing you guys soon!

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Carol L.

5December 2021

The New Native Camping van had everything we needed for a complete trip, and more. We we very comfortable in the well layed-out and nicely appointed van. We are tall people, so we really appreciated the very comfortable bed which easily fit my 6'4" spouse. We were able to store our personal items in convenient and secure storage cabinets, and our 2 mountain bikes fit in the "garage" space under the bed. We did have to remove the wheels, but we felt that our belongings were safe and secure.
New Native Camping staff were very responsive and quickly answered all questions we had. This van is a gem and I would happily rent it again.

Cindy W.

5November 2021

Need a camper van that can do it all? Look no further. Seriously. We took the van to the Mojave and it towed our dirt bikes like a champ. A few things to consider when renting a van (and why you should rent this one if you can):
- This thing can tow. We hauled two dirt bikes to the Mojave and it felt like we weren't towing anything half the time.
- The folks who rent this van are super helpful, communicative, and friendly. I was stoked they'd do pick-up/drop off at my place and were mindful I was on an important business call when they dropped off the van. I still felt like I had all the info I needed and didn't have any issues with the rental.
- Unlimited miles seems great but it also means there's a high likelihood some jerk took the van on a road trip they'd never put on their car (e.g. driving to/from CA to KY in 6 days). If you see a mileage cap on a rental, you know you're getting a well cared for van

New Native’s answer

Thank you so much for the review Cindy! We appreciate the kind words and the rental! Hope to see you again soon!

Kyle B.

5October 2021

From pick up to drop off everything was effortless and smooth! The guys at New Native were on top of communication, answered any questions we had while on our journey. The van was fully equipped with everything you could imagine and more. I would absolutely rent with them again. 10/10 adventure van 🤙

New Native’s answer

Thanks Kyle! Look forward to hosting you again 🤙🏼

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Elena K.

5September 2021

Wonderful experience

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Ashley D.

5September 2021

My husband and I really enjoyed renting from new native. Super quick to respond to my questions even when our campsite fell through they offered an app that helped us find a new spot. I’m a newbie to camping so I loved how cozy the van felt from the bed to the kitchen. We had everything we needed in the van and was so easy to set up and use. Will definitely rent again!!

New Native’s answer

Thank you so much for renting from us! We hope to have you again soon!

2 Photos submitted by Ashley D.

Elizabeth L.

5August 2021

Traveling in Brian’s van was truly a wonderful experience. Very thoughtful touches and a great build-out with a very comfortable mattress / bedding! He was very easy to communicate with and gave great tips and advice throughout.

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Brock J.

5July 2021

Renting with New Native Camper vans was a great experience. We chose the delivery option, which made it very easy to get the trip started. The New Native team was accommodating and helpful. We found out that they do have safe parking at their Santa Cruz location so next time we may go that route if we're camping somewhere north of our home base.

New Native’s answer

Thank you so much for the thorough review!! It was a pleasure hosting you guys, hope to see you again!